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Judy Kim


Family physician
Medical director, Primary Care at 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
    240 Ratings
    About our process
    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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