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Alice Kim, MD
Internal Medicine
 
4.5 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
primary care and preventive medicine
Personal Information
Dr. Kim enjoys hiking, traveling and playing tennis.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Travel Health
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago, 2006
Residency
Internal Medicine, Olive View - UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, Calif., 2009
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
April 2018
patronizing and disregarding the patient´s explanation of what caused the injury. inquiry into further investigating the source of discomfort and further damage to the injured area was basically ignored, saying that it´s a natural progression of the bunion unrelated to the recent injury to the area.
April 2018
Dr. Kim was very thorough, and took time to make me feel like I was in good hands. She asked a lot of follow up questions, but more importantly, listened to all of my concerns and addressed all of them. She did not rush me and took her time with me. She did a thorough examination and was calm, confident, and made me feel like she really cared for my well-being. Something as routine as a physical examination with Dr. Kim gave me a sense of peace that nothing was being overlooked.
April 2018
dr kim was very thorough given the unknowns of the situation and patient
March 2018
this was my first visit with Dr. Kim. I will continue to see her. she is very smart, thorough and seems to genuinely care.
March 2018
This was my first visit to Dr. Kim. I liked her and appreciated the time she spent with me. She listened to my input and seemed to consider multiple different courses of treatment, with my input. I would recommend Dr. Kim to others looking for a new PCP.
March 2018
Dr. Kim is great!
February 2018
Enjoyed this doctor - first time seeing her.
January 2018
I had a lot of questions and was overwhelmed. Dr. Kim started with a general question about me and my story - before we launched into the medicine. She explained her thought process thoroughly, and then went one by one through each of my questions. I appreciated the time she took with me, and her thoughtfulness.
January 2018
very prompt & to the point
January 2018
Felt like the Doctor rushed through the appointment in comparison to past years. Also, a lot of medicines were recommended or prescribed without in-depth explanations or information about them.
December 2017
excellent service
December 2017
I generally see Dr. Kay in Issaquah, he was out of the office, so I saw Dr. Kim. she is outstanding.
December 2017
Dr Kim has excellent bedside manner. She actively listened to my concerns and is very knowledgeable
November 2017
Alice Kim made me feeling comfortable and like I wasn´t being rushed through.
November 2017
Dr. Kim is very thorough and explained in detail the possible cause of my issue. She mapped out a course of action to my satisfaction and provided me with a follow-up date to reconnect if I haven´t improved.
November 2017
good listener, easy to talk to, seems genuine, warm and friendly
November 2017
I am now referring to Dr. Kim as my fiendishly clever internist. I asked her to supervise my recovery from a urinary retention followed by a botched catheter placement followed by a week of misdiagnosis (until I ended up under Dr. Kim´s care). Her single recommendation for an immediate colonoscopy covered: clearing a month´s constipation; insight into my colon; getting me to finally get one; getting it before we return to Kauai so I have the resources of VM (and Swedish) to draw upon as needed. Couldn´t ask for a better suggestion!
November 2017
Dr. Kim is always friendly, helpful, and extremely thorough.
November 2017
She is a very good doctor.
October 2017
Great doctor! Very thorough.
September 2017
she never asked me what I thought I needed, and when I tried expressing it she mostly brushed it aside.
August 2017
Excellent!
August 2017
excellent
August 2017
Dr Kim is just AMAZING! She was very thorough, discussed options, FOLLOWED UP (not an experience I have had before in other physicians namely Dr Tipton). Just really impressed with her level of care and empathy. I have recommended her to all of my relatives. she is Stellar!
July 2017
Felt the appointment was a bit rushed and the care provider didnt really evaluate or diagnose thoroughly.
June 2017
Dr. Kim is very friendly and makes me comfortable. She is very thorough on every issue and explains to me so that I could understand easily.
June 2017
Dr Alice Kim extended my life and it´s quality by finding my PSA level and having me checked out downtown.
May 2017
I have recommend Dr. Kim to others. I am very pleased to have found her as my doctor. She appears to really care about her patients - does not rush through the exam or discussion and I appreciate her very much. She is the best Primary care provider (and third) that I have seen at the Virginia Mason clinic.
May 2017
dr Kim remains by far the best primary care doctor I´ve ever encountered. I trust her completely and would be keenly disappointed if she relocated or left VM. It´s true we occasionally miscommunicate, she often seems to think I´m requesting additional care for minor symptoms when I try to provide clear answers to her questions. think dealing with that giant fibroid for years proves I´m no hypochondriac, I just don´t have the language to express myself, I don´t pay attention to medical stuff the way many people do. but I love the way she listens, and hones in on root issues; that she is firm about what´s important for me to do, that she respects my wish to limit medications. I could go on and on.
May 2017
I already have recommended Dr. Kim to others.
May 2017
Alice is very thorough. She always spends time with me and answers all questions. She is knowledgeable and wants to be sure she has covered all details and possibilities.
March 2017
provide complete information and advise to her patient
March 2017
I was amazed at the effort Dr. Kim took to try to figure out what might have caused my strange symptoms. She asked a lot of questions, listened to my answers and explored all possible solutions. I recommended Dr. Kim to my daughter right away. I am delighted that I no longer have to see male doctors for female issues.
March 2017
Dr. Alice Kim is the Best!
March 2017
Alice was courteous and concerned about my back pain, she got me diagnosed and prescribed a regimine to recover and what to do if not. she was right on, rest ice Herat muscle relaxant Tylenol ES. pulled muscle and I was glad to hear she did not there I it was more serious disc issue requiring MRI
March 2017
really good doctor
March 2017
good experience
March 2017
She wrote down everything about the visit for me and contacted me quickly via email with test results
March 2017
Dr. Kim was top notch. She quickly looked everything over, had a great conversation with me asking what I was experiencing and what she was noticing. Put all of it together and offered recommendations that made me feel like I was part of the solution. Really good doctor, amazing bedside manner and would strongly recommend her to others. Her easy going style really was comforting.
March 2017
Dr. Kim is excellent. Really glad I chose her as my Doctor.
February 2017
I´m very satisfied with how thorough she was with my care
February 2017
I changed to Dr. Kim because my previous physician didn´t seem to be understanding and helping with my problems. Dr. Kim is a wonderful physician, taking her time with me, going over all my concerns, my medical issues and what steps will be taken to ensure I will be taken care of and doing her best to give me the proper treatment for my medical issues. She has never rushed me through and her follow up is to be commended. I´ve had two great physicians there, the other is Dr. Sandra DiAngi but I moved too far away to continue with her and consider myself lucky to find another one in Dr. Kim.
February 2017
Friendly knowledgeable personable.
January 2017
Provider is a fine human being, and this forms the foundation upon which she practices. Besides being personable, she´s well educated and highly qualified. She engenders confidence.
January 2017
So very impressed with Dr. Alice Kim. Down to earth, caring, intelligent (obviously - a dr. - but it shows), professional, thorough, sense of humor...I could go on and on! Just very pleased tat I am seeing her.
January 2017
Alice is an excellent provider, she does a great job of describing what the condition is and how to treat it. I have a lot of trust in her.
December 2016
Dr. Kim explains everything to you, the lab work, medicine your taking. When you leave you understand everything.
November 2016
Dr.Kim was fantastic! It was my first visit with her and I´m very impressed. She even called me at home a few days after my visit to check up on me.
November 2016
I don´t know how to describe that I felt that she felt confident about her care, yet still listened to my concerns.
November 2016
I was a patient of Dr. Kim while she was working at the Federal Way office two years ago. Unfortunately, she left for personal reasons. Since then, I haven´t been able to find a provider that I felt comfortable with. I was very relieved and happy to see that she was back practicing. I live in Federal Way and making the commute to Issaquah is a bit out of the way, however very rewarding knowing that she´s caring for me once again. Dr. Alice Kim is very compassionate and reliable and also extremely diligent when it comes to my well-being. I would highly recommend her!
November 2016
Very good!!! Dr. Kim is a true professional. She is thorough and informative. She inspires confidence.
October 2016
very good.
October 2016
Dr. Kim have been care about my health and explain the concern I raised.
September 2016
Dr. Kim called the next day to see how I was progressing. Excellent follow through.
September 2016
Dr Kim is one of the best Internal Dr.s around, and unfortunately I have seen quite a few with my health.She always has time to discuss whatever questions I have. If the question is out of her expertise, she will either look up the info to email to me or provide another physician in a specialized position that I can go see. She always makes you feel at ease even though not all info is pleasant to talk about. Virginia Mason is very lucky to have Dr Kim of their team and a few other physicians could take some lessons from her in how to treat patients with respect. Thank you for listening to my opinion, I hope the comments are passed on to her supervisor and to Dr Kim herself.
August 2016
I have already recommended Dr. Kim to several friends and co-workers.
August 2016
Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor! She really took the time to listen to me as we went discussed my symptoms and she was very thorough in her explanations of what my problem could be. She ordered tests immediately and found the problem and followed up with me to make sure I was on track for next steps. You can tell she really cares about her patients!
August 2016
She is excellent .
August 2016
Dr. Kim is an excellent Doctor. She is patient, but persists in making sure I receive the proper care.
August 2016
dr. Kim is great
July 2016
1st time seeing this doctor. She had familiarized herself with my medical history before the visit, which I really appreciated.
July 2016
Alice Kim is the best doctor my family has ever had.
July 2016
Dr. Kim is a wonderful doctor. She listens, is compassionate and very thorough. She is the best!!
June 2016
Dr. Kim is an excellent, caring, and very knowledgeable doctor.
June 2016
She was very kind but it seemed like she was in a hurry to leave and did not spend anytime with me. I had to ask her basic questions to get some more information about my illness and treatment, otherwise I would not have gotten any information. Even then, the answers were brief and not always helpful.
May 2016
Transferring my grown daughter from peds to Dr. Kim. That is an endorsement.
May 2016
I am very happy with Dr. Alice Kim
April 2016
She tends to rush a bit. But this last appt. she seemed relaxed and pleasant. I was surprised. Then I came home to this survey and had to wonder.
April 2016
Caring and professional, Dr. Kim definitely made me feel that she was present and happy to help me.
March 2016
Dr. Alice Kim was great. This was my first appointment with V/M as my primary and the visit with Dr. Kim made me glad I made the switch.
March 2016
I am so grateful to have such a thorough, caring doctor.
March 2016
She will now be my care provider for check-ups
March 2016
Dr. Kim has nice demeanor.
March 2016
Dr. Kim was new to me. My regular dr. was not immediately available. I am/was very pleased with Dr. Kim.
January 2016
I felt very fortunate that I was able to see Dr.. Kim on short notice. I felt very well taken care of. All issues were explained very well & follow up was fast!
January 2016
I find Dr. Kim to be an exceptional doctor.