Our physicians are proud to pair with PA’s and NP’s. Together they’re able to work as a team to oversee your health by communicating and discussing action plans together. With care teams, there is better access for patients to see their providers in a timely manner, even same day. We believe care teams offer a more complete, elevated experience for our patients.
Dr. Irene Kim is a California native having grown up in the East Los Angeles area. She graduated from El Dorado High School going on to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in human biology at the University of California, San Diego. She continued her education at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York where she obtained her medical degree in osteopathic medicine. Having spent 4 years in New York and away from her family and friends, she moved back to Southern California to complete her residency training specializing in internal medicine at UCLA-affiliated St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, California.
“My journey towards a career in medicine first began at an early age when I saw firsthand how my mom was afflicted with multiple health conditions and required frequent visits to her doctors. This provided me with the opportunity to take an active role in her well-being and learn about what conditions were affecting her health and how to manage them. Looking back, it was the compassion and diligence of her primary care physician that was inspiring and served as a guiding light for me to pursue my dream of being a physician.”
Outside of the office, Dr. Kim enjoys outdoor activities like exploring new hiking trails and traveling up the California coast. She also loves traveling to different countries to learn about their cultures and try different foods. If you’re interested in becoming a patient of Dr. Irene Kim’s, you can find her at our Sun City Office.
Charles attended the University of California, San Diego where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology. Charles is board certified and accredited by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He received his Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA. Prior to PA school, Charles had experience as a caretaker for post-stroke patients, as an EMT, as a medical scribe, and as a volunteer for medical missions in the Philippines.
“Although I’ve experienced various specialties throughout my training, family medicine was always my true passion and top priority. The lasting, personal connections developed with my patients are what drive me each day to become better. I love that I can work together with my patients to help them live a healthier lifestyle and assist them with their needs to the best of my abilities. In terms of hobbies, I love photography, traveling, camping, hiking, cooking, and spending quality time with my loved ones.”
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