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Dr. PHILLIP KIM

Family Medicine
Parlier, CA
15 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

362 Answers
151 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: Drink plenty of fluids. But there's no prescription to enhance milk production that is indicated for breast feeding.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Urinalysis: Any urgent or a primary care office should carry out a quick urine dip to determine an uti. An official test would be a urine culture which takes long... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Not too long: The active ingredient can be Diphenhydramine which is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that causes the drowsy effect or any other similar antihistamines. Us... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: No evidence to support this.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
See your doc: I have a hunch you may have anorexia if you are forcing yourself to purge. This will have severe consequences to your electrolytes, teeth, and overal... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Uncertain: Please have the medical provider that told you this to clarify what this means. Otherwise it sounds to me that its in the earlier stage for new vascu... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Moderation : Any consumption of food in excessive amounts including fruits can be be bad, particularly if you have diabetes as blood sugars can be affected. Hope ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Why 2 abx?: I'm curious to know why you have been given 2 antibiotics. More likely you are having a reaction from either one. But you need to ask the medical pr... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No worries: You have excellent cholesterol levels. The ratio does not make a huge difference. Sometimes cholesterol levels can be over interpreted. We are now fin... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Rest: Micro tears for muscle building can cause soreness. You can do this simple test; lie down on flat surface, raise both legs straight up, then have so... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Wt loss? : Pcos unfortunately can be exacerbated with increased weight as this triggers imbalance in hormonal production. There's no cure to pcos, but weight lo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Chronic or acute? : Sometime utis can be attributed to his urge due to irritation. But like you said if u/s and urine test was all normal, this could be a chronic issue w... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Scar: It will heal by secondary intention and will have a scar even if there was a stitch.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
What blood tests? : Blood tests can vary depending on what you may be looking for. So if it was something basic, it may not give you too much answers. Based on your symp... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Difficult: Abdominal fat following birth takes a while to decrease but the tone of the skin has also been changed as a consequence, meaning overstretched. The v... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Meth?: I am assuming MAP refers to methamphetamines. If so, the longer term consequences of its usage leads to addiction, multi-organ damages, and legal tro... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Viral : Sounds like a viral cause to your symptoms such as viral pharyngitis or uri. Symptomatic support using otc meds such as sudafed, cepacol, and Ibuprofe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Small airway disease or reactive airways basically means your aveoli air sac or known as your small airways are affected either inflammed or damaged f... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
May: Any penetrating trauma to the cervical os can potentially bleed.
A member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: Androgen deficiency such from pituitary failure would need replacement therapy. So foremost finding the diagnosis or the cause for low testosterone b... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Don't smoke: i think it's best that you consider quitting instead.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
4 weeks or so: since you are young, your fracture should heal by then. f/u with your ortho as scheduled otherwise.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Neurotoxic effects?: meth does have a wide effects to the body including neurotoxicitiy to the gonadal system. after chronic usage it may have damaged his sexual function... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: please seek a gastroenterologist as to determine the cause for your chronic pancreatitis. there are known complications which can arise due to your c... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Unlikely: Pineal cysts grow or progress over time. Your symptoms however is worrisome since it may be interfering with your sensory. I would strongly follow up ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Possible: Herbals that mimic benzo related compounds can give false elevated levels. Which can be be interpreted incorrectly. But then again, i would come clea... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Would not : Positive pressure following your injury may cause further issues with the ear drum. I would have it take a further look with a clinician whether it ha... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Seek help: It's best that you seek a pediatrician for further evaluation.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Why plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?: Bentyl used for irritable bowel syndrome i assuming and you have a rheumatoid condition for plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)? Otherwise, sounds like RUQ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Anytime: Once you are off of birth control, you resume your cycle with ovulation even as early as 1st month.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Asymptomatic herniated spine can be exacerbated over time with signs ands symptoms of radiculopathy such as a tingling, numbness, and shooting pain. S... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No evidence: There's no solid scientific studies to support its use.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Stop the bad habits: there's no magic bullet to detox a liver. but you can consider reducing any insults to it e.g. alcohol, otc meds.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Don't know: There are hereditary forms of rare cystic disease called polycystic kidneys then there are incidental simple cysts that we don't know exact root cause... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Tingling and numbness to the thigh muscle particularly when you are sitting can be contributed by irritation to the sciatic nerve. If this is a local... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Potential: Nafld is one of the most common liver issues largely due to obesity. It is however reversible if one is to take measures in wt loss and healthy habit... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Need an exam: Rash would need an exam. But can be viral if red small dot on the palms or soles, but hard to tell from your description. Have a doc take a look.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 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
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 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.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 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
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Mild: Hdl known to protect arteries though yours is moderately can be raised via Niacin therapy. You can ask your primary if you have risk factors which ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Just remember if you are diabetic, this may raise your blood glucose since it is a fruit.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Several: Optic nerve damage can range from trauma to chronic diseases such as diabetes and autoimmune processes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Lots: Start out with the basics like nsaids such as advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, motrim as these have more of anti inflammatory components. Prescription narc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 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.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: Gardasil is a vaccine. There are many subtypes of hpv which Gardasil does not cover. So yes you can still have an hpv test that can be positive. Ple... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Impingement: Your symptoms are typical of nerve impingement either bony misalignment, disc herniation or degeneration. If it persistently continues with pain, see... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine 15 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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Dr. KIM is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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 #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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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank well they put a tube threw his nose draining out some green liquid with dark green particles kind of like algae or mold in fish tanks

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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