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Dr. John Kim

Primary Care, Internal Medicine
Santa Clara, CA
18 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

Wednesday: 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 28-year-old male asked:
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Tylenol (acetaminophen): for headaches, a safe effective treatment is to take a tylenol (acetaminophen) tab. it can be obtain from a local pharmacy or supermarket.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Yes: At 49 years of age you may be in a peri-menopause with fluctuations in timing and amount of discharge.
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Yes: if the infection is spreading despite antibiotics please visit your primary care provider or urgent care.
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Likely normal: Vaginal discharge serves an important housekeeping function in the female reproductive system. Fluid made by glands inside the vagina and cervix carri... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Depends: Not sure what medication you are talking about. Probably will not make that much of a difference .. unless its something like Lasix (furosemide)?
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Urologist: may want to be rvaluated by urologist regarding best means of extraction.
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Several things: It usually looks fro signs of an infectious process or reasons for diarrhea.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Pregnancy test: urine pregnancy test are available over the counter. May want to test for pregnancy - follow directions on box.
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: May need to have you seen by urologist. If unable to urinate need to go to emergency department.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Normal: normal non pregnant levels is between 2 - 29 ng/ml Hope this helps.
A 31-year-old male asked:
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See a urologist: May have an issue with erectile dysfunction that could mean vascular or nerve pathologies. May want to visit urologist for further evaluation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Depends: If your not a transplant candidate and depending on what other ailments they have the person may be on dialysis for the rest of their lives.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Visit a clinic: There could be several reasons for a discharge but if its associated with crampy abdominal pain i would seek your obstetrician for further evaluation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Rest / fluids / rest: Best remedy for a head cold is to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Despite years of extensive research the most effective medicine is rest and fluids.... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
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Exercise: Exercising will do wonders to speed up your metabolism. Exercise 20 minutes to 40 minutes daily and you will notice your metabolism will increase 20 -... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Could be a keloid: Could be a fibrotic scar left over from surgery, a keloid.
A 63-year-old male asked:
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Sciatica: Sounds like this could be a sign of sciatica. Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve which branches from your lowe... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Syringe: they have curved syringes at the pharmacy you might be able to use to push the food out using water.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Probably: If he has no other neurologic issue a bump could develop from a scar / keloid / fibrosis/ lipoma from a injury 20 years ago.
A 47-year-old female asked:
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Xray: Would get an imaging study ( plain film / MRI) and referral for physical therapy and then orthopedics if symptoms do not change with conservative man... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
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Orthostatic: I think you are referring to orthostatic hypotension. it is defined as a fall in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mm Hg or diastolic blood press... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
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Tooth vs bone: Do you have a broekn bone or tooth? Need to clarify question
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Strep?: Would schedule a Healthtap Consult for further evaluation
A 20-year-old male asked:
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No: Would not recommend to return drinking as it can damage your pancreas further
A 18-year-old female asked:
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5 days or less: Usually you don't want to use ketorolac for longer than 5 days as it can hurt the kidneys and increase the risk for bleeding and long term use of nsai... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Inflammation: You may have an infection or an allergic reaction. May want to have your physician take a look at it.
A 29-year-old female asked:
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4grm max: Try to limit maximum daily dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) to 4 grams daily to prevent liver toxicities.
A 32-year-old female asked:
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See a physician: Would recommend to be seen by a physician for evaluation / physical and possible chest xray.
A 16-year-old male asked:
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Cavity: might be a cavity or some gingival issues. Would check with a dentist asap.
A 63-year-old female asked:
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Stool clx: may want to have your stool sent to lab for culture, cdiff and ova and parasite evaluation esp if you have been traveling. may not be from the dog.
A male asked:
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Seek a therapist: Unwarranted fear may be a sign of a personality or behavioral issue that may be best addressed with a therapist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Vitiligo: You may have vitiligo and depigmentation. Would suggest visiting a dermatologist about treatment and possible clinical trials that are available.
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Blood labs: regular screening at your age will require evaluation of lipids and sugar levels.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Constipation: May need to eat more fiber and fluids. If doesnt help may need to visit a physician for a physical.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Possibly infected: If it is swelling. It may be infected. Would recommend visiting an urgent care.
A 34-year-old male asked:
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Visit Gi doc: May want to see a Gi doc for further evaluation. Possible EGD may be required.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: May be normal delayed symptoms. But could also be some other abdominal issue.
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.
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.
A 32-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Would recommend some blood labs and possibly an ultrasound of neck.
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
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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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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Seek medical attenti: May be an abscess from surgical site. Would seek additional medical evaluation.
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Would get it looked: Possible abscess from canine bite. Should have tetanus shot updated.
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.
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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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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