Kim Holistic Foot & Ankle Center

701 E 28th St. #111, Long Beach, CA 90806

Dr. Kim has been the Medical Director of Kim Foot & Ankle Centers, Inc. since 1991. He enjoys all aspects of podiatry, but has come to “super-specialize” in heel pain treatments and related surgeries, honed through years of training, teaching, plus the passion for helping his patients regain their mobility and live a pain-free life.
Also a naturopathic physician (ND), he is the founder of K Wellness Center that specializes in holistic, natural treatments for such chronic conditions as diabetes, hypertension, neuropathy, fatigue, chronic stress, and more.
As the president of Kim Foot Foundation, he has directed the organization to collect and donate over 200,000 pairs of used shoes for the needy since 1997. Through its Annual Shoe Drive, the non-profit foundation donates shoes to local homeless shelters, as well as children and families in Mexico.
Dr. Kim is married and has a son, Kayden. He enjoys reading, writing, exercising, and traveling, with Hawaii, Asia and the Caribbean among his favorite destinations.
Dr. Kim has been a true innovator in the health, nutrition & fitness field for more than two decades, having presented hundreds of life-changing seminars since 2002. With a great interest in teaching and helping others to get healthy, he believes education is the key to a healthy life and prevention is the best way to stay healthy (visit KWellness to learn more).
He is also the author of 9 Secrets of Health, 1-Minute Wellness Messages, 9 Easy Ways to Eliminate Your Nagging Foot Pain, Get Ready to Walk, Heel Pain Epidemic, and the #1 best-selling Walking Cure book.

EDUCATION

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Minor in Japanese

California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Trinity School of Natural Medicine, Warsaw, IN

  • Doctor of Naturopathy

Externship

  • USC/LAC Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Residency Training

Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital, Loma Linda, CA

  • Podiatric Surgical Residency

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (1995-2005)
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine
  • Fellow, American Board of Disability Analysts (1997)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Fluoroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Endoscopic Heel Spur Surgery

CONSULTING STAFF

Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital, Loma Linda, CA

  • Department of Surgery

ATTENDING STAFF

  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  • New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
  • Adjunct Faculty in Department of External Programs

 

HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF PRIVILEGES

  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  • St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA

 

EVALUATOR CREDENTIALS

  • Qualified Medical Evaluator – State of California #908505 (1994-2015)
  • EDD Evaluator, State of California

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Baja Crippled Children’ Clinic
  • California Podiatric Medical Association
  • Los Angeles County Podiatric Medical Association

TEACHING CREDENTIALS

  • Director, Podiatric Surgical Residency Program
  • Bellwood General Hospital, Bellflower, California (1994-2004)