An estimated 45 million Americans go on diets every year in an effort to combat the alarming obesity trend. Dr. Karen Kim has been offering effective weight management solutions to her Downtown Los Angeles patients for more than ten years. Her use of sound medical research and proven weight loss techniques has allowed Dr. Kim to successfully assist patients in losing more weight than they could on their own and implement long-term strategies to keep the weight off for good.
Beginning a weight loss journey can be a daunting task. Whether you want to lose 20 pounds or 200 pounds, the process of identifying the right diet and exercise plan goes beyond reading books or browsing the internet. Dr. Kim doesn’t only help you to identify the types of diet and exercise plans that are right for your body type, blood chemistry, and metabolism, she can also assess any health problems that need to be addressed before starting a rigorous weight loss program. Untreated heart disease, high blood pressure, and type II diabetes can have a negative impact on your healthy weight loss and should be addressed before beginning your weight loss journey.
Once your weight, height, blood pressure, and heart rate have been assessed, Dr. Kim may order blood work to determine your blood chemistry and cholesterol levels. Not only does this provide a baseline for assessment, it also allows her to identify any potential pitfalls to your weight loss journey. She will then ask you about your family history of health problems, interests, weight loss goals, physical activity levels, and typical eating habits.
Using clinical information as well as any personal information you provide, Dr. Kim will then create a customized weight loss solution for your body type, personality, interests, and family situation. Over the course of several months, she will follow up with you in order to track your progress, discuss any problems, and assess your body for potential health difficulties that could stall your weight loss.
From Paleo to Whole 30, Atkins to low-fat, fad diets are everywhere. Whether it is the latest blogger promoting the virtues of drinking apple cider vinegar or supposed “fitness experts” trying to sell weight loss shakes, weight loss is a $20 billion industry.
Sifting through all of the information to find what is right for you is nearly impossible without the help of a trained medical professional. Rooted in sound nutrition principles and moderate exercise, Dr. Kim can help you develop an effective diet plan and a new lifestyle that will help see you through many slimmer years to come.
At Dr. Kim's office, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.
"She has been my doctor for many years. I never feel rushed, she always listens to every problem I have."
"I really enjoyed going to Dr. Karen's office. I felt very confident that she actually knew what she was talking about unlike other doctors I had previously seen."
"I've been going to Dr. Kim for a long time (over 10 years) and she's a great doctor. She also always personally calls you back if you have questions."
"Dr. Karen Kim is the finest doctor I've ever had. She has been my primary care physician for nearly ten years and also treats several members of my family."
"Dr. Kim is very thorough, pleasant, and funny. She makes it easy to talk to her and never makes you feel rushed. Always calls to follow up when necessary."