Dr. PHILLIP KIM

Family Medicine
Parlier, CA
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

Parlier, CA

Address

United Health Centers, 650 Zediker Ave, Parlier, CA
Directions

About

Bio

I'm a big proponent for preventive medicine and patient education.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

281 Answers
119 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Different: Tineas are usually caused by dermatophytes or fungi while a granuloma is a inflammatory response.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Motion exercises: Strain and sprain are different. A strain is muscular in nature while a sprain is muscle to bone attached irritation. A sprain finger can take some ti... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not too long. : The purpose of tape therapy from an initial injury is to provide stabilization of a sprain. Although research has not proven complete efficacy in rec... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
TMJ syndrome? : The temporal mandubilar joint can be inflammed and irritated producing a sensation of what you are describing. Other potential causes can be an irrit... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: A glucose tolerance test is required during pregnancy. But if confirmed that u have pregnancy induced diabetes, treatment would vary dependent on the... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not really : A break in the foot bone does produce pain, swelling, and decreased ambulation. But so does a number of other conditions including foot sprain. So a... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Sports related asthma or better known as intermittent asthma is caused by overproduction inflammatory cells elicited by sports or intense activity. Y... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: Really depends on whether or not there is deficiency. As a supplement for osteoporosis prevention 800iu daily should be adequate. Otherwise any defi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
What kind?: Flagyl has dual properties as it is both antiparasitic and antibacterial. But parastic infxns are traditionally treated with antiparasitic agents.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not Really: Both environmental and genetics play a role in cancer. Stress is a +/-, but largely other factors as mentioned.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Various: There are a number of non-bc pills ranging from patches, 3months depos, iuds, dermal implants. Ask your gyn for guidance to various contraceptive opt... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: For uncontrolled blood glucose, albuminuria or mau is a marker for kidney damage. Really depends on the individual as frequency is based on blood glu... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Reduce stress: Ra is an autoimmune disease which has a prolonged and devastating disease course if untreated. Reducing stress to the body in addition to meds can hel... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Uncertain : Type 2 diabetes has some genetic component as well as environmental. Bad lifestyle habits can increase the risk if one is genetically predisposed. Rh... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe not: Viral URI will tend to present with high fevers but would subside with post viral bonchospasms or cough. A low grade fever maybe caused by 2nd source... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No quick weight loss: Develop your self esteem and lifestyle habits to lose weight as there is no quick fix. Weight watchers, exercise, portion control may be good startin... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Antihistamines : Hives can be treated with otc antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec. They tend to resolve once the trigger has abated. Anything prolo... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe or maybe not: Atypical presentations of group b strep without a fever can occur. But typically strep throat usually has fever, isolated sore throat and no congesti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Rest: Strain is basically a muscular inflammation due to injury or irritation. As per therapy, ice/heat, rest, and antinflammatories can help. Sometimes y... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Good question: Most drs either are not keen to think about 2ndary causes of antibiotic side effects to the gut flora or too involved in treating the infection. The ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Seek care : Hair falling has a number of causes from autoimmune processes to thyroid dysfunction. There are of course other symptoms associated however.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Shooting pain: Burning, electrical sensation radiating to shoulder/arms with movement are all pathological signs of a bulging disc. It can be debilitating. Check wi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Bronchial symptoms: Coughing can irritate the chest wall thus pain arises. Have your doc take a look to make sure it's not something serious such as pneumonia.
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A member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: If u had the chickenpox as a child you should be immune. You can ask your OB or primary to check your titer levels to be certain.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe : This is a chronic nonbacterial bladder inflammation which can produce components leading to darker than usual. But then again there are other causes i... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Just remember if you are diabetic, this may raise your blood glucose since it is a fruit.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Need to examined: If it was not traumatized by a razor, then number of things including localized cellulitis, folloculitis, contact dermatitis are possibilities. Hard ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Several: Optic nerve damage can range from trauma to chronic diseases such as diabetes and autoimmune processes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Need exam : Number of things could be due to physical irritation, infection to the urethra and or to the vulva. Seek professional help if it does not resolve.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Multiple causes : A range of causes including diseases such as lupus, medications, bone marrow failure, viral illness can cause low wbc. Needs repeat testing and f/u wi... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Underlying problem: There are many causes for pulmonary edema. For example cardiogenic pulm edema needs strict care to the function of the heart. Meds such as Lasix (fur... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Strain? : Proper sleep posture including pillows may be the culprit if no other strains involved prior to sleep. Consult ur primary is persistent over 2 weeks.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: In fact probiotics have been used to prevent colic symptoms in fants. Would recommend powder version for children at store such as whole foods. Lact... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
A number of things: Your symptoms are very general and a host of diagnosis can be possible including pregnancy, gi, endocrine disorders. If this is persistent from day t... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: Hot flashes or postmenual symptoms are vasomotor response by dysregulations of estrogen. Having diabetes or elevated blood glucose should not cause s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Probable: A high ferritin can be interpreted as an acute phase reactant or chronic inflammation, but if your iron level is low, this can suggest deficiency. Ha... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: There is no cure but it can be controlled and prevented with diet and meds. Gout level or aka uric acid needs monitoring to goal < 6.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Many ways: There are many therapies to migraines. If acute otc meds like Excedrin helps. Prescriptions such as triptans have been used to abate the migraine i... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Reflux? : Symptoms of reflux is pretty common during pregnancy as the enlarged uterus pushes up against your stomach. If this is so, small portions and food th... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Why?: Consult with your ob. Otherwise, liver is an organ that serves multiple purposes including drug metabolism as well as hepatic glucose production.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No : A vasectomy is a permanent cut to the tubes that supply the testes which produces sperm.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Questionable : Vaginal milky discharge can be caused by bacterial vaginosis or other known vaginitis. Not necessarily related with pregnancy.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Can: There are multiple sinus cavities including the ethmoid and paranasal which are in direct path with your eye orbit, so if there is severe congestion, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Something different: There are other types of anti-depressants that act differently. These may include snri which does the opposite of your energy status such as effexor, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: If you have been off of ocp for 1 month, this can be checked if needed. Otherwise hormonal levels can be affected by ocp once you are on them.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Time : A complete hysterectomy is a radical procedure, and with any surgeries it does require healing time. Some things to consider, no smoking, controlling... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Exam: Either it was not BV which usually has a fishy odor or something else. Also metro gel may not be effective vs pills. Get a followip appt.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Maybe : Generalized muscle aches without any overuse can be caused by pravastatin or statins in general. Consider discussing this symptom with your doc and f... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not really: Puts you at risk for increased xanax (alprazolam) level which can suppress your mental state since these meds all get metabolized by the liver. Do yo... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 17 years experience
FAT Transport: There's been many different theories to why cholesterol is related to coronary heart disease. Ldl in general is utilized in our body to transport fat... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. KIM is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. KIM is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. KIM is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower7
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I have a mirena iud that is about 3 years old and have had regular periods until this month. I had a ct scan done and it didn't show anything irregular. I've been spotting all week and have had this p...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have tried he took blood work normal, I take the meds Nd have more anxiety because I don't want to get addicted ! I don't know what to do
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

UCSF

Awards

UCSF Borba Housestaff
Top Doctor, Third Place, Fresno, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Fresno, CA - Winter
2013
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