a Story about Changing Lives
About Dr. Kim
Dr. Kim's Story
After completing her training, Dr. Cathy Kim practiced conventional primary care medicine on the East Coast and in Southern California for over 20 years, including prenatal, newborn, pediatric, and urgent care. While delivering care to the underserved in the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) satellite clinic system, Dr. Kim taught herself to speak Spanish fluently to native Spanish-speakers. During her subsequent time at Kaiser Permanente, she received a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) award for delivering quality diabetes care.
In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Kim has been a project leader for patient-centered care, outpatient preceptor for the VCMC family medicine residency, and a primary care lecturer. Board-Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Kim is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).
Over the years, Dr. Kim has been an active volunteer and leader in her children’s public schools and is the proud mother of two adult children.
Dr. Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Harvard-Radcliffe College.
UCLA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
After studying piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto on a Rotary Scholarship, Dr. Kim graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine.
METROHEALTH FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY
Dr. Kim completed her residency at the Case Western Reserve University-affiliated MetroHealth Family Medicine Residency in Cleveland, OH.
Mission of Whole Body Health
If you had a house with a faulty foundation, you might call a plumber and a carpenter to address your leaking pipes and sticking doors. As the house settles more over the years, the same problems would recur because you didn’t address the underlying issue with the foundation. Dr. Cathy Kim seeks to address the foundation of your body’s symptoms, leading to long-lasting results and relief.
Dr. Cathy Kim focuses on the basic mechanics of the body’s musculature and how correction of extreme imbalanced patterns can improve or even cure life-limiting conditions such as: tendonitis, hip pain, headache, vertigo, menstrual pain, etc. Over time, Dr. Kim also began to notice a relationship between the body’s mechanical imbalances and other “medical” conditions (restless legs, vertigo, eustachian tube dysfunction, fibromyalgia). Rather than viewing patients through the lens of labs and imaging studies, Dr. Kim carefully identifies this unseen dimension of body structure and incorporates it into a treatment plan.
Dr. Kim also has a sophisticated perspective to help you understand how an anti-inflammatory lifestyle can improve your situation or help prevent increasingly prevalent conditions such as: dementia, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, and even cancer. She partners with you to provide knowledge, insights, and other resources for you to embark on the path of healing your whole self.
Let’s talk about your health
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