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About Dr. Helen H Kim

Dr. Helen H Kim, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Longview, WA, with another office in Longview, WA. She has 36 years of experience. Her specialties include Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Pathology and Nuclear Medicine. She speaks English.

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Lower Columbia Pathologists

720 14th Ave
Longview, WA 98632
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Laila A Naqib-Osman Md

1615 Delaware St
Longview, WA 98632
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Specialties

Dr. Helen H Kim has the following 3 specialties

  • Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • Pathology

    A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
    Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
    In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.

  • Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear medicine specialists are doctors who have extensive training in the use of nuclear substances, like radiation, to diagnose and treat certain illnesses.
    These specialists perform diagnostic tests in which a small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into a vein, inhaled or taken orally by the patient. The radioactive substance then enables the nuclear medicine specialist to use a scanner to detect the radiation level in the part of the body being examined in order to create an image of it with a computer. The images tell the physician whether there are abnormal changes in metabolism which indicate whether a disease or injury is present. These tests are often used to detect cancer.
    In addition to detecting cancer, substances like radioactive iodine can be either injected into the blood stream or taken orally to fight cancer and other diseases. After being ingested, the substance is absorbed by the thyroid gland and abnormal thyroid tissues are destroyed.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Fluid Testing
  • Tissue Biopsy
  • Blood Testing

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  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Uc Davis Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Helen H Kim accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • ODS
    • Moda Health Connexus
    • Moda Health First Choice Network
    • Moda Health Synergy Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Options PPO
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