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Judy Kim


Family physician
Medical Director, Primary Care, San Mateo

Dr. Judy Kim is a family medicine doctor who cares for patients of all ages. She values developing long-term relationships with her patients and their families, as they enhance her ability to personalize care through shared decision-making. A proponent of preventive medicine, she seeks to address root causes of disease in addition to treating symptoms.

Kim performs minor procedures, including cryotherapy (using extreme cold to treat abnormal tissues) for precancerous lesions, skin tags and warts; steroid injections for joint pain; and women's health services, such as Pap tests and implanting contraceptive devices. As medical director of the UCSF San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care Clinic, she also leads team initiatives related to quality improvement.

After earning a bachelor's degree in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley, Kim earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in family medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Originally from Los Angeles, Kim comes from a family of restaurateurs. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and being with her family.

  • Education

    Georgetown University, MD, 2011

  • Residencies

    UCLA, Family Medicine, 2014

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    341 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    Continuing problems with inadequate billing codes for Medicare coverage.
    Nov 21, 2023
    Dr Judy Kim is my most favorite US physician in the entire country. She's always patient engaging and concern for my well being and overall herh each time we meet.
    Nov 17, 2023
    Love love love Dr. Kim. She is fantastic and really cares about her patients
    Nov 17, 2023
    As always Dr Kim is empathetic kind and attentive to my needs and concern.s
    Nov 15, 2023
    I have already recommended her to others.
    Oct 26, 2023
    I enjoyed the care of my Dr. it was a new patient visit.
    Oct 10, 2023
    I was very impressed by Dr. Kim. She was caring professional and has a wonderful amount of expertise. Coming from Kaiser I was very impressed and appreciative.
    Sep 30, 2023
    Excellent service all around!
    Sep 26, 2023
    Dr. Kim was fantastic. She arranged for all I needed. I'm coming from Kaiser and am so pleasantly surprised how wonderful medical care is with Dr. Kim. I did try another doctor but she and her office group lacked kindness. So happy I got a referral and was able to become one of Dr. Kim's patients.
    Sep 20, 2023
    Dr. Kim is the BEST!!!
    Sep 19, 2023
    Dr. Kim is an exceedingly kind caring and empathetic practitioner who always treats her patients as equals.
    Sep 07, 2023
    Dr Kim really listened to my problems and proposed solutions to help identify my problems
    Sep 06, 2023
    Dr. Judy Kim is hands down the best PCP I've ever had!! Medicare has a different way of dealing with patients and Dr. Kim is an extremely patient competent and caring doctor!
    Aug 29, 2023
    Dr Kim is an absolutely wonderful physician - knowledgeable caring and thoughtful. I cannot praise her highly enough.
    Aug 25, 2023
    I was pleased with how quickly I was able to schedule an appointment. The only thing missing was any mention of follow up care.
    Aug 22, 2023
    Attitude is always to think about only 1 thing and not the entire story of the patient holistically. Not a thorough exam or questioning method.
    Aug 18, 2023
    Dr is ALWAYS PRESENT and responsive at every turn!
    Aug 16, 2023
    We feel very fortunate to have Dr. KIM as our physician delightful sense of humor
    Aug 10, 2023
    My appointment with Dr. Kim was excellent. She was caring thoughtful knowledgeable practical and took her time to ensure quality care. Our health plan felt meaningful and I appreciate her recommendation to follow up and ensure our health plan stays on track.
    Aug 01, 2023
    Dr Kim is a great physician who makes the effort to understand my needs and prioritizes making decisions together for my health
    Jul 29, 2023
    We love Dr. Kim!!
    Jul 25, 2023
    Very much appreciate all the time spent and given.
    Jul 19, 2023
    Dr. Kim is a kind and compassionate physician who treats her patients as equals. She listens carefully to her patients and never rushes the appointment.
    Jul 11, 2023
    So happy Dr Judy Kim is my doctor
    Jun 30, 2023
    The provider is slow to respond to information and the explanation of the lab results is not clear. It is helpless for patient
    Jun 28, 2023
    Very Knowledgeable kind and encouraging.
    Jun 18, 2023
    Dr Kim was great- appreciate her openness and honesty and knowledge
    Jun 16, 2023
    I am a somewhat difficult patient and Dr. Kim exercised a lot of patience with me!
    Jun 15, 2023
    This was my first visit and I am from out of town. The Dr stated she preferred to keep it local meaning that her patients were local. This was not at all welcoming and I really felt pressed to continue addressing the reason for my choice rather than focus on health care.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Due to vacations my provider was not available. The clinic physician manager was wonderful. She understood the problem I was having and took the necessary steps to help me treat a nasty wound infection.. When I used the medication I had my first localized wound improvement. I have lost 5 pounds in a week due to pain malaise and loss of appetite. Today is the first day I felt well enough to cook and eat. Thank you.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Dr. Kim was excellent thorough and a consummate medical professional.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Doctor is very thorough & efficient. I like her very much
    Apr 05, 2023
    Dr Kim is a wonderful physician
    Mar 16, 2023
    My first visit with Dr. Kim. Very professional & listened to my issues & questions. Very easy to talk with.
    Mar 15, 2023
    Far surpassed my expectations. Thank you
    Mar 14, 2023
    Very pleasant personable and knowledgeable!
    Mar 07, 2023
    Dr. Kim listened to my concerns & gave me advice & resources to help. I'm very pleased with my visit & happy I transferred my care to her.
    Feb 27, 2023
    Excellent call. I really like my new doctor and her staff.
    Feb 07, 2023
    Dr Kim is a GREAT doctor thank you!
    Feb 06, 2023
    My doctor listens very well and always has creative solutions for my problems
    Feb 02, 2023
    Dr. Judy is very caring very professional and follows through with my medical needs.
    Jan 26, 2023
    Excellent care and attention provided by Dr Judy Kim. I was very impressed.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Jan 13, 2023
    Dec 23, 2022
    Dr Kim was awesome!
    Dec 18, 2022
    Very GRATEFUL for the professional care and concern of Dr. Judy Kim !!!
    Dec 15, 2022
    I felt rushed and that Dr. Kim wasn't listening or letting me finish. It seemed she was reading a script. I had to interrupt a few times to get my question/point across which was difficult when I was sick.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Have always enjoy my consult with Dr Judy Kim. Patient kind and a great listener.
    Dec 04, 2022
    Very patient
    Nov 26, 2022
    Dr. Kim is wonderful. I've had great interaction with all my physicians and their staff (including the Endocrinology Surgery) EXCEPT the Endocrinology Clinic itself. I've had my Endocrinology surgeon and primary care physician referring me to the Endocrinology Clinic for undiagnosed issues. Yet the Endocrinology Clinic comes up with different excuses each time why they cannot see me. Please check my record. Too long to write here. Happy to speak with you if that helps.
    Nov 09, 2022
    Fantastic visit; Remarkable and truly caring provider; "slow medicine" was refreshing especially after last physical was so long ago
    Oct 27, 2022
    Very caring doctor who made me feel heard and addressed all of my concerns
    Oct 18, 2022
    I don't think this provider matches the standards of UCSF. I'm afraid to say that the provider doesn't know enough to be at UCSF. It takes her a while to understand the issue and when she understands it she doesn't know what to do next. I have seen PCPs at other hospitals such as Sutter Health and Kaiser in the past and she seems to be in the same category.
    Oct 08, 2022
    Follow up care within UCSF is still difficult to schedule. Some follow up specialists are scheduled online. Rest need phone calls.
    Oct 04, 2022
    The care provider was very enthusiastic and professional.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Excellent provider. Very caring. Took extra time to talk.
    Sep 20, 2022
    Dr. Kim is an informed compassionate health care provider.
    Sep 18, 2022
    This was the first time I saw Dr. Kim - she was absolutely delightful attentive focused on problem-solving great listener and I felt she cared even though she had never met me before.
    Sep 06, 2022
    I liked the doctor & she had read my files of previous care.
    Aug 27, 2022
    Dr. Judy Kim is excellent!
    Jul 27, 2022
    Dr.Kim was great listened to all my concerns and answered ALL my questions - very pleasant
    May 21, 2022
    I am very happy with her care.
    Apr 30, 2022

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