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Dr. Esther Kim, MD

Family Medicine*
2.6 (11)
Map Pin Small San Diego, CA
Accepting new patients
26 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Esther Kim, MD

Dr. Esther Kim, MD is a Family Medicine Physician in San Diego, CA. They specialize in Family Medicine, has 26 years of experience, and is board certified in Family Practice. They graduated from University of California at Berkeley and is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Green Hospital and Sharp Coronado Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Kim an average 2.6 star rating.

Dr. Kim works at Practice in San Diego, CA with other offices in La Jolla, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Limb Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Conditions Treated and Procedures Performed

Dr. Kim's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Scripps Clinic Medical Laboratories
    15004 Innovation Dr, San Diego, CA 92128 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 605-7912
  2. 2
    Office
    10010 CAMPUS POINT DR, San Diego, CA 92121 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 605-7912
  3. 3
    Scripps Clinic John R Anderson V Medical Pavillion
    9898 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 824-5335
  4. 4
    Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center
    3811 Valley Centre Dr, San Diego, CA 92130 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (858) 764-9089

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
  • Scripps Green Hospital
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Treatment frequency



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Limb Pain
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Constipation
Joint Pain
Pharyngitis
Urinary Incontinence
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Immunization Administration
Wellness Examination
Abdominal Pain
Abnormal Thyroid
Acne
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Acute Bronchitis
Acute Laryngitis
Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Sinusitis
Acute Tonsillitis
ADHD and-or ADD
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Administrative Physical
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
All Types of Food Poisoning
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anaphylactic Food Allergies
Anaphylaxis
Anemia
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Animal Allergies
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anxiety
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Arthritis
Asthma
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Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
Atherosclerosis
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Atrophic Vaginitis
Back Pain
Balanitis
Balanoposthitis
Bladder Infection
Blepharitis
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Breast Pain
Bronchitis
Bronchospasm
Bursitis
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Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Canker Sore
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Celiac Disease
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Prostatitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Coccygeal Pain
Cold Sore
Common Cold
Contact Dermatitis
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
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Dehydration
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Diarrhea
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Difficulty With Walking
Dizziness
Dry Eyes
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Dyslipidemia
Ear Ache
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Earwax Buildup
Eczema and Contact Dermatitis
Elbow Sprain
Emphysema
Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Enteritis
Esophagitis
Essential Tremor
Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
Fever
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Fibromyalgia
Food Poisoning
Foot Infection
Foot Sprain
Fungal Nail Infection
Gait Abnormality
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Genital Herpes
Genital Warts
Gout
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Hair Loss
Hammer Toe
Headache
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Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
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Herpes Simplex Infection
Herpes Zoster Without Complication
Hives
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Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypogonadism
Hypotension
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Hypothyroidism
Impetigo
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Influenza (Flu)
Ingrown Nail
Insomnia
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Iron Metabolism Disorders
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Itchy Skin
Knee Sprain
Lactose Intolerance
Laryngitis
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lipid Disorders
Low Back Pain
Malaise and Fatigue
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
Menstrual Disorders
Menstrual Migraine
Migraine
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Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Muscle Cramping
Muscle Spasm
Muscle Weakness
Nail and Nail Bed Infection
Nail Infection
Nasopharyngitis
Nausea
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Neck Muscle Strain
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Nosebleed
Obesity
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Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Overactive Bladder
Overweight
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Pap Smear Abnormalities
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Peptic Ulcer
Perimenopause
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Plantar Fasciitis
Pneumonia
Poison Ivy
Pollen Allergy
Polyneuropathy
Polyuria
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Postnasal Drip
Potassium Deficiency
Prostatitis
Proteinuria
Radiculopathy
Rash
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Reflux Esophagitis
Restless Leg Syndrome
Ringworm
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Rosacea
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Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sebaceous Cysts
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Shingles
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Shortness of Breath
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Sinusitis
Sleep Apnea
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Strep Throat
Stye
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Swine Flu
Symptomatic Menopause
Tension Headache
Testicular Dysfunction
Thrush
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Thyroid Goiter
Tinea Versicolor
Tinnitus
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Tobacco Use Disorder
Tonsillitis
Torticollis
Tremor
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Urinary Stones
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaginitis or Vaginosis
Vertigo
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Viral Enteritis
Viral Hepatitis
Viral Infection
Vitamin B Deficiency
Vitamin D Deficiency
Warts
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Wheezing
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Yeast Infections
ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Arrhythmia Screening
Bacteriuria Screening
Blood Allergy Testing
Bone Density Scan
Breast Cancer Screening
Cancer Screening
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Chest Pain Evaluation
Chlamydia Infection Screening
Cholesterol Screening
Dementia Evaluation
Dementia or Depression Screening
Detoxification Evaluation
Diabetes Screening
Diabetic Evaluation
Dipstick Urinalysis
Disability Evaluation
Drug Allergy Testing
Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
Dyslexia Assessment
Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Fetal Cardiac Screening
Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
Geriatric Assessment
Gonorrhea Screening
Health Screening
HeartAware Online Risk Screening
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Herpes Simplex Screening
HIV Screening
Home Sleep Study
Impairment Rating Evaluation
Independent Educational Evaluation
Joint Fluid Test
Lyme Disease Evaluation
Mammography
McMurray's Test
Melanoma Screening
Memory Evaluation
Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
Mole Evaluation
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
Osteoporosis Screening
Ovarian Cancer Screening
Pap Smear
Patch Testing
Pre-Operative Evaluation
Pregnancy Test
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
Psychiatric Evaluation
Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
Psychological Evaluation
Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
Rapid Flu Test
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Skin Screenings
Skin Testing and Screening
Spinal and Postural Screening
STD Screening
Strep Test
Syphilis Screening
Thyroid Screening
Trichomoniasis Screening
Tuberculosis Screening
Urine Pregnancy Test
Vaccination
Vaginosis Screening
VAP Lipid Testing
Wheelchair Evaluation
Worker's Compensation Evaluations
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    2.6
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    Based on 11 ratings
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    Specialties*
    • Family Medicine

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    Years of Experience
    • 26 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Korean
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    NPI Number
    • 1538265327
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • University of California at Berkeley
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Family Practice
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Esther Kim, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Kim is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Kim accepts Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Kim has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Kim has seen patients for Limb Pain, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Kim on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    11 patients have reviewed Dr. Kim. The overall rating for this provider is 2.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Kim.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Kim, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Kim appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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