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Dr. Paul Kim, MD

Neurological Spine Surgery*
4.9 (16)
Map Pin Small Encinitas, CA
Accepting new patients

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Paul Kim, MD

Dr. Paul Kim, MD is a Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Encinitas, CA. They graduated from Columbia university and is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. Dr. Kim, completed a residency at New York Orthopedic Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Kim an average 4.9 star rating.

Dr. Kim works at CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center in Encinitas, CA with other offices in Escondido, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Herniated Disc, Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield 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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Dr. Kim's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Scripps Mercy Physician Partners
    332 Santa Fe Dr Ste 110, Encinitas, CA 92024 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (619) 265-7912
  2. 2
    Office
    488 E Valley Pkwy Ste 111, Escondido, CA 92025 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (619) 265-7912

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido
  • Palomar Medical Center Poway

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Treatment frequency



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Herniated Disc
Degenerative Disc Disease
Sciatica
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Cervical Stenosis
Radiculopathy
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracolumbar Radiculopathy
Cervical Spinal Fusion
Herniated Disc Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminoforaminotomy
Lumbar Fusion with Robotic Assist
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Spinal Cord Decompression
Spinal Fusion
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ataxia
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Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Disorders
Bunion
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Bursitis
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Bursitis of Hip
Cancer
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Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Dural Tear
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Gait Abnormality
Gout
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Hip Tendinitis
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Limb Pain
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lupus
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Miner's Knee
Neck Muscle Strain
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Piriformis Syndrome
Polyneuropathy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Osteophyte
Spine Disorders
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Thoracic Compression Fracture
Thoracic Radiculopathy
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thoracic Stenosis
Upper Back Pain
Anterior Disc Decompression and Fusion
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Epidural Block
Excision of Femur or Knee
Facet Blocks
Kyphoplasty
Laminoplasty
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Neurostimulator Implantation
Percutaneous Kyphoplasty
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Periacetabular Osteotomy
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
Spinal Nerve Block
Spine Fracture Treatment
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
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    4.9
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    Based on 16 ratings
    Patient Ratings (16)
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    About Dr. Paul Kim, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurological Spine Surgery

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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1639336043
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • The Spine Institute At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • New York Orthopedic Hospital
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Columbia university
    Medical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Dr. Kim has seen patients for Herniated Disc, Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica, 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.

    16 patients have reviewed Dr. Kim. The overall rating for this provider is 4.9. 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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