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About Dr. James Kim

Dr. James Kim, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA, with another office in Harbor City, CA. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Child Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics and Neurology. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Harbor City (South Bay Medical Center), Good Samaritan Hospital-Los Angeles and Good Samaritan Hospital-LA. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Kim is Poor. Dr. James Kim has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James Kim is 2.2 of 5.0 stars.

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520 S Virgil Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
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25825 Vermont Ave
Harbor City, CA 90710
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Dr. James Kim has the following 4 specialties

  • Child Neurology

    Pediatric neurologists diagnose neurological conditions in children as young as newborn, all the way up to adolescence. They can recommend treatment for sleep disorders, head injuries and headaches, but they also specialize in issues such as epilepsy, seizures and brain tumors.
    Their expertise in childhood development and the nervous system make them an excellent resource for parents of children with autism, cerebral palsy, mental development issues or learning disabilities. You can consult with a pediatric neurologist before, during and after diagnosis depending on your child's specific condition and needs.

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. James Kim has the following 1 expertise

  • Epilepsy

Dr. James Kim has 6 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. James Kim is Board Certified in 6 specialties

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Bewared of This Doctor He is Horrible

DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THIS DOCTOR. (My wife took our grandson who has cerebral palsy and seizures to this doctor and he was horrible. He didnt care, rushed us out, he was very very rude, he is just concerned with money. (THIS IS THE TYPE OF DOCTOR THAT DOESNT CARE ABOUT PATIENTS AND CARES ONLY FOR MONEY) HE'S HORRIBLE! He should not be practicing medicine specially when he mistreates a child with a disability in such an uncaring, rude way.

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concern mom

I too had a bad experience with this doctor . He was rude and hard to understand , when I asked him questions he seem anoyed and in a rush to get my daughter, husband and I out of his office. I took my daughter to him because she had her first seizure at the age of eleven after explaining to him how her first seizure was and him doing the regular test he made it seem like my daughter was faking her seizures when my daughter had never ever seen anyone go thru one. After returning back for the results of the EEG he rushed thru the results gave me the paper with the results and while I was reading it he said rapidly her test came back normal . As I looked at him cause the paper indicated something else that they where abnormal he said oh no there abnormal... I am going to change to a Doctor who actually cares about my child and my concerns. ..

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Excellent experience. He paid much attention to my childs needs. Seemed very nice and courteous. Im in love with the staff, especially Evie. she was very helpful throught my experience there.

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Do yourself and your child a favor and never go see Dr. James Kim. His office staff is rude and never follows up with phone calls. We had to make several calls to Dr. Kim's office before any one step would be done. It took over 3 months to set up an appointment with Dr. Kim. The staff would say they did not get the proper documents even though the items were faxed over several times. We even had our primary Dr. call the office. When we finally got an appointment to see Dr. James Kim they sure were quick to collect our payment. The visit with the Dr. was short and non-informative. We had a few tests taken that also took over a month to schedule because Dr. Kim's incompetent staff would say they needed to get an authorization from our insurance(dual-coverage PPO). After the tests were done, we had to call the Dr's office to obtain the results. We asked to speak with Dr. Kim and the staff said he does not speak on the phone. We then asked if we needed to make a follow up visit to go over the results of the test and they said no. We are still left with a sick child and no information. Onto CHOC hospital.

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As I walked in, I walked in on time the staff was very nice and helpful. Once being roomed I was told that the doctor was finishing up with a patient and would come in shortly. Once the Doctor came in he was very nice and asked me what was the reason I was there, to see if I had an idea of why I was being referred to see him. I was pleased with my experience in the office. Besides the Doctor having a nice office, he had very nice and helpful staff. I was very please with the experience.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Kim is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Good Samaritan Hospital-Los Angeles
  • Good Samaritan Hospital-LA
  • Los Alamitos Medical Center
  • Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center
  • Pacific Alliance Medical Center
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
  • Anaheim Memorial Medical Center
  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • Yonsei University
  • St Elizabeths Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James Kim accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA Southern CA Value
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • LA Care Health
    • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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