Dr. Dong H. KIM
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|Practice:||Kim Dong H MD|
Memorial Hermann Hospital
|Med. School:||Pusan Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Pusan, So Korea|
|Online Appt. Scheduling:||Unknown|
|Accepting New Patients:||Y|
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Neurosurgeon-related: nervous system, cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain tumors, neurovascular problems, peripheral nerve problems, neurological surgery, brain and spinal cord tumors, skull-base surgery, brachytherapy, aneurysm surgery, epilepsy surgery, neurological surgery
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Three surgeries for shunt. Revision after revision. When I would have problems 3-4 weeks after surgery could never get into his office in a timely manner. Response was go to the ER. Part of his contract with the hospital must be to abuse the insurance system and patient out of money. When I complained on their website about having to go to the ER 4 times in 2 weeks before they would see me he came into my hospital room and yelled at me and my husband about complaint. Was very concerned about the letters he would have to write to the board do directors to keep his reputation. Can you believe that more concerned about his own appearance to the board than what his patient had to go through. He next fired me as a patient and discharged me from the hospital. I objected to this because my condition had actually worsened since they over adjusted my shunt. His response was it is no longer my problem as I am not your doctor. So left the hospital and was admitted to another hospital.
Insurance: United Healthcare
||07/02/13||5||5||5||5||Dr. Kim has the best bedside manner that I've ever encountered to date in a dr. He spent his time explaining every detail of my tumor. He explained and drew pictures explaining the craniotomy. Explained to me the possible risks of the surgery. He is a truly talented surgeon with blessed hands. He made me a promise, that I would see my children grow. Thankfully he was right.||Respond|
I waited months to get an appt. when it says he specializes in Chiari Malformation & he has video forums which he states the importance of listening to a patient, not just MRI's. I went & he did not listen to what I had to say or look at my pages of symptoms. I won't say more to not be unpolite. But I did have Chiari & another surgeon saved me from being in a wheelchair because I had worse problems than that. I just wish he would adleast have made me feel like a person & not a waste of his time.