Dr. John Kim

Internal Medicine
Santa Clara, CA
19 years experience male

Locations

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Santa Clara, CA

Address

751 B, Santa Clara, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 6:00pm - 11pm
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About

Bio

Originally from Minnesota and Upstate New York, I migrated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004 to follow my dreams of becoming a tech entrepreneur after completing my medical training and MBA at Fuqua and Duke University School of Medicine. But alas medicine has been my calling and now I am board certified in Internal Medicine ready to diagnose and treat all sorts of non-surgical ailments. Having completed residency at Stanford, I currently practice in Santa Clara and in Palo Alto, California and volunteer at several non-profit clinics in San Jose and help orphaned pets at the local humane society. I love to hike around the Stanford DISH, pet random pets and agonize over my fantasy football team. Hope you find my assessments and recommendations useful.

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Internal Medicine

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Licenses

United States: California

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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Wait.: Periods can be off by a few days month to month due to environmental or medications. Would wait for it to return.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Would get it looked: Possible abscess from canine bite. Should have tetanus shot updated.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Would recommend some blood labs and possibly an ultrasound of neck.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Not sure: Have not heard of problems taking them together. Would discuss with your prescriber
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Emergency Room: Leaking fluids in a pregnancy is not a healthy sign along with back pain. Would visit an emergency room for further evaluation.
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Possibly: May want to have that ckecked out by a dermatoligist / to make sure its not an oral malignancy.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Could be: Would recommend a urine based pregnancy test.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Thanks!: Hope you are doing well.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Please f.u with Gyn: Depends on what type of hpv you are infected. Certain types are more likely to cause cervical cancer than others. Cin 1 may be just followed for 2 -3 ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Exercise improves the efficiency of your heart, mind and body. Get a move on!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Take test again: Would take a pregnancy test again. If still unsure may want to go to your physician and request a serum based pregnancy test.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Depends on type: Would have to have more info on type of cancer and location. Typically stage 4 suggests the cancer has spread beyond its initial location.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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Sleep study: May be a sign of sleep apnea. Would get a sleep study referral.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Maalox: May try 2 tablespoon of maalox. If no relief may want to discuss visiting your physician.
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Gum disease: May want to visit a dentist and make sure you are eating enough fruits and vegetables. Gum disease may be a reflection of vitamin deficiency
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Rib injury?: possibly rib injury or muscle strain along ribs.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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2 days: is usually the most fertile apparently from studies. .. it is when your core body temperature dips slightly before the large increase in temp 2 days l... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Xray: Would get an xray to take a look at it. May have had a small contusion vs a fracture
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Could definitely be strep throat. Would get a culture and possibly antibiotics.
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Keep area clean: The boil on the leg should be kep clean and washed daily. The are is not contagious if it is covered and washed appropriately. If the area grows incre... Read More
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Possibly: Although anyone can form a keloid scar some ethnic groups are at more risk of developing them.You are 16% more susceptable if you are African-American... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Weight train daily for 30 minutes a day. Use different muscle groups to bring variety avoid boredom.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: May be normal delayed symptoms. But could also be some other abdominal issue.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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See a doc: If youre not sure and you are feeling worse would see your physician but wash your hands.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Check your nose: blood tinged sputum may be a sign you are having a nose bleed especially if the air is dry.
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Seek imaging: May have orthopedic issues with the hip. Would seek a medical exam and possible imaging.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Neurologist: would recommend seeing a neuroologist if symptoms have been present for signficiant period of time. Need to rule out benign vertigo vs central causes ... Read More
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Seek medical attenti: May be an abscess from surgical site. Would seek additional medical evaluation.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Could be something e: There are lots of possible reasons for rashes. ie drug reactions, insect bites, lotions, soaps. ..
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A 51-year-old female asked:
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Urgent care: Would advise having a physician reeval the cellulitis and assess whether penicillin is appropriate or may need intravenous antibiotics.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Sometimes it hurts: Typically lipomas do not hurt. But if it is near a nerve and it is irritating a nerve following manipulation it could create unpleasant sensations.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Yes.: Condoms usually provide adequate protection if not damaged. Please have a urine based pregnancy test in the morning.
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A male asked:
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Prophylaxis: May want to consider prophylaxis if symptoms recur frequently.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Sciatica: Sounds like sciatica. May want to get an xray and likely will need some physical therapy.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Product of greens: Chlorophyll is what gives plants the green pigment. As for health benefits I don't see any harm in taking it up as green leafy vegetables are high in ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Not recommended: Would recommends working with your doc to make sure your symptoms are well controlled.
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Please visit ER: Please visit an emergency department. That is a lot of naproxen ingested in 1 sitting.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Call for consult: Please call for a consult - may only need some antibiotic if symptoms suggest strep throat vs viral pharyngitis.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Paternity test: Too difficult to determine. I would say it is a coin flip on who the father is.. Would get a paternity test to make sure. ... this is July so you're p... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Change: 1) back pain is difficult to assess and definitively treat 2) might want to try different firmness of mattresses to assess pain levels. 3) visit a ph... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
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Mole: Nevus are moles that are typically benign. They can develop into dysplastic nevus wich have a higher chance of / risk of deeloping melanomas.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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May take a while: Unclear if increased hunger is due to cymbalta (duloxetine). Usually not advised to discontinue meds without consent and plan for decrease with your p... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Acs vs PE vs bronch: Would see an urgent care as it could be a sign you have a pulmonary emboli or an acute cardiac event or may be related to bronchitis or muscular skele... Read More
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Ear infection?: Boyfriend may have otitis media / externa. Would have him visit his primary care provider or urgent care.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
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Sounds healthy: Sounds healthy heart rate while walking
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Visit opthomologist: Would recommend visiting an opthomologist to have your eyes checked again.
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Yes: She is likely dehydrated and should be seen in an emergency department.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: Would recommend a pregnancy test if you are concerned.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
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See a physician: Have the area examined and cultured. You might want to stick around to hear the results.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Ultrasound required: may want to get have your primary care provider request an ultrasound of your thyroid.
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Jan 29, 2015
Dr John Kim is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of CA, and to the family of health tap
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Nov 13, 2014
Dr. Kim was very helpful and worked with me on a time frame for my re-fills that would work for me. And he gave me encouraging and proper advice to continue tracking my blood pressure and pre-diabetes
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Nov 15, 2014
Helped talk to through some processes. Was helpful in lending some guidance and advice. Nice guy.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I just came back from my gyn's office. She recommends histerectomy based on HPV risk, symptoms, and my personal cancer history.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for the advise, I'll make an effort to try harder at playing better and more efficiently during my soccer games
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This made me feel good. Thanks! that's what i hear. people need to hear more this often from their Drs. thanks Dr. Kim!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL
Completed 2009

Awards

Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for research
Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Galen Medical Group
Department Of Veterans Affairs
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