Tom S Kim, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

7620 West 111th Street

Palos Hills, IL 60465

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Fax: 708-974-5000

Meet Tom S Kim, MD

About me

  • Spanish
  • Allergy TestingArthritisAsthmaCancer ScreeningCholesterol MonitoringDiabetesDiabetic ScreeningFood AllergiesHeart DiseaseHeartburnHospiceHypertensionHyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)Immunizations GivenIncontinenceIrritable Bowel SyndromeLaboratory on PremisesPalliative CarePatient EducationPreventive MedicineSmoking Cessation



  • Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 673 patient ratings.


July 30, 2020 11:23 AM

I have only seen Dr. Kim a few times could not answer all questions.

July 27, 2020 8:07 AM

dr. kim was very kind and professional. he is very easy to talk to ,listens to what you say and responds to your questions is a way that you will understand.He always does what is best for your health and acts like he genuinely cares about you.He is a top notch doctor.

July 27, 2020 8:07 AM

because of covid, when I entered the building, I was almost immediately taken into a room and saw quite quickly.

July 27, 2020 6:06 AM

The dr. & staff are excellent, no complaints at all if I need any medical procedure the drs. recommended all seem very good with great results.

July 21, 2020 8:02 AM

great very helpful

July 20, 2020 4:48 PM

Dr. Kim needs to care more about his pts so family doesn't have to send messages through the app because he doesn't take the time to call family! it's poor manners

July 20, 2020 10:33 AM

Excellent experience (as usual).

July 20, 2020 10:33 AM

Always a good experience with Dr. Kim. He always knows my history and offers great advise and helpful guidance.

July 20, 2020 9:52 AM

Because of COVID, I waited in the car until I was called in - This seemed extremely safe - not having a lot of people in waiting room - Dr. Kim always LISTENS to anything I haVe to say about my visit - Excellent DOCTOR - Very thorough!

July 7, 2020 7:06 AM

Routine follow=up after ablation procedure. Excellent discussion of medication purposes and benefits. Dr. Kim is always attentive. I am reassured by his co-ordination of specialist treatments.

July 7, 2020 7:06 AM

All physicians I utilize are Advocate associated. Dr. Kim, in particular, is the easiest to see and schedule. We always dis cuss a plan to facilitate better overall health. and, schedule a timely follow-up.

July 6, 2020 4:47 PM

Dr Kim is very helpful and thoughtful a pleasure to see

June 23, 2020 10:02 AM

Love my doctor Kim.

May 28, 2020 2:03 PM

Very good doctor.

May 19, 2020 7:19 AM

Dr.Kim has been my primary care physician for 15 years, He is always takes the time to review my medical history and stay on top of all my medications and blood tests.

May 19, 2020 7:19 AM

Dr. Kim is a caring and compassionate doctor, I feel I can discuss anything with him and he never rushes you through an appointment.

May 13, 2020 10:33 AM

Dr. Kim was very responsive. I couldn't see him due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So we talked over the phone.

April 11, 2020 1:15 AM

Dr.Tom Kim is an excellent physician. I would highly recommend him to others. He has always treated me with the deepest respect.

April 11, 2020 1:15 AM

experience good.

April 6, 2020 1:28 PM

excellent, caring doctor.

April 6, 2020 1:28 PM

very good experience.

April 4, 2020 9:04 AM

it took me a long time to get they to the doctors office because you can't call there directly- I think they should have a direct line to your dr office

April 4, 2020 9:04 AM

dr Kim is exceptional

April 1, 2020 5:38 PM

All good

March 28, 2020 11:25 AM

I don't like the new system where when you call the office you first speak to a stranger who's not in the office. After giving that person your life history they get in touch with someone from your doctor's office. This new system is very time consuming and impersonal. Before when you were able to call directly to the office, the staff knew you personally and were able to answer your questions immediately.

March 20, 2020 6:14 AM

I like seeing Dr. Kim always seems attentive when I am speaking to him, & answers most of my questions & if he doesn't have the answer he is not afraid to say I don't know, but I will find out.

March 19, 2020 6:19 AM

Dr. Kim is great.

March 17, 2020 5:49 PM

Very good Doctor

March 17, 2020 5:49 PM

Front desk, bad experience rude.

March 16, 2020 8:26 PM

He always listens to me and takes the time to hear my concerns.

March 16, 2020 7:36 PM

Dr Kim is down to earth & friendly. He (or a member of his team) always writes me back on the portal in a timely fashion.

March 16, 2020 3:57 PM

Always a professional and concerned atmosphere at this office.

March 15, 2020 4:39 AM

Very professional and experience. Extremely satisfied with my provider!

March 13, 2020 12:00 AM

As always, Dr. Kim was very interested in my health, never rushes his visits with me. Very caring & answers all my questions.

March 9, 2020 2:22 PM

always good

March 9, 2020 2:22 PM


March 9, 2020 1:47 PM

Dr. Kim and staff are the best ! He listens and answers questions and is a very caring Doctor. Plus, he knows his "stuff" or he will refer you to someone if he cannot answers all of your questions, such as a specialist. He and his staff are the best !!!

March 9, 2020 1:47 PM

Very good experiences every time !

February 29, 2020 6:14 AM

Dr. Kim is the best, he always listens to whatever we have to say, never rushes us.

February 29, 2020 6:14 AM

Always a pleasure to see him, always in a good mood, and always listens to us .

February 24, 2020 7:26 PM

Dr. Kim has been my physician for many years. He is very knowledgeable as well as very caring.

February 18, 2020 3:03 AM

Completely satisfied with Dr Kim

February 17, 2020 9:12 PM

Everything went well with the provider

February 17, 2020 3:45 PM

Dr. Tom Kim is a great doctor.

February 17, 2020 7:06 AM

Always a good experience.

February 15, 2020 9:15 AM

Dr Kim is great

February 13, 2020 12:01 PM

Everyone is always kind and welcoming show compassion.

February 13, 2020 12:01 PM

Dr. Kim is the best and we would rather wait to see him then any other doctor.

February 7, 2020 11:54 AM

Doctor and office clerks are discreet, courteous. Services are punctual, always professional. Doctor appears to be genuinely concerned, listens, provides advice & guidance.

February 5, 2020 1:27 PM

All good Dr. Kim is great. My wife sees him as well.

February 5, 2020 1:27 PM

Advocate group communication system could use some work - sometime I am confused by their responses.

February 3, 2020 8:58 PM

Dr. Kim is wonderful and always so tentative to my questions and concerns! he is just sometimes hard to get in to see when emergent care is needed. but nurse practitioner is good too!

February 1, 2020 5:20 PM

Dr Kim is an amazing, caring physician I Highly recommend him

February 1, 2020 5:20 PM

all Great experiences

January 31, 2020 11:49 AM

The provider, Doc Kim has always shown concern about my health, took tests and explained the findings and made sure I get appropriate treatment.

January 31, 2020 11:49 AM

Dr. Kim is a great doctor. I have all the confidence in him.

January 30, 2020 1:59 PM

Dr. Kim is attentive to my questions, is honest and caring.

January 30, 2020 1:59 PM

I do not know Dr. Kim for very long. He allows plenty of time with me and answers my questions when I have them, as I always do. He is kind, polite, and considerate.

January 28, 2020 2:18 PM

Dr. Kim very good

January 28, 2020 2:18 PM

Reservation system terrible. Should be able to call doctors office with questions and reservations.

January 27, 2020 3:04 PM

I've known Dr Kim for many years and he is now my primary doctor. he is kind and considerate and he has a sense of humor which helps when folks are stressed. He's a real professional, and I'm lucky to have him as my doctor

January 25, 2020 9:08 AM has always helped our family! thank you!

January 24, 2020 9:12 PM

It has become increasingly more difficult to see this primary care provider, and/or receive a requested call back from him.

January 24, 2020 9:12 PM

The system that AMG operates under, leaves many opportunities for miscommunication and errors.The call center is inefficient and many times, less than helpful!Fix this AMG system... it's a very poor representation of Advocate!

January 23, 2020 12:19 PM

As usual he is very caring and attentive.

January 23, 2020 12:19 PM

All my experiences have been great, and I wouldn't want any other doctor.

January 21, 2020 12:25 PM

Easy to talk to. Has good advice, good listener, pleasant, takes time not rushed, very informative.

January 21, 2020 12:25 PM

Always a good experience

January 21, 2020 6:52 AM

very good visit all concerns discussed and taken care of.

January 21, 2020 6:52 AM

Great visit i am very pleased with Dr Kim

January 11, 2020 8:17 AM

Dr Kim is an excellent doctor,andlistens to his patients concerns.He always gives a good exam.He takes his time,and does notrush through the appt.

January 11, 2020 7:12 AM

excellent, Dr. Kim is very professional.

January 8, 2020 2:11 PM

Dr. Kim seemed very concerned about my health, asked if I had see a cardiologist _____ - Told him I did and he said fine.

January 6, 2020 6:51 PM

It is my opinion Dr. Kim is an excellent doctor and truly respect him.

January 6, 2020 2:12 PM

very good

January 6, 2020 8:57 AM

Dr. Kim is very kind. He is easy to talk to , has a sense of humor, and makes you feel right at home. He never seems annoyed with the kids that I have to drag along with me for my visits. He has the patience of a saint!

January 6, 2020 8:57 AM

All my visits with Dr. Kim have always been a very pleasant experience.

December 30, 2019 2:50 PM

always a positive experience

December 30, 2019 1:36 PM

Dr. Kim is very thorough & I have the utmost respect for him because he give respect as well. He also take time to explain things that pertain to my health so that I can better understand my condition & what to do about it.

December 30, 2019 1:36 PM

Always Good

December 30, 2019 5:47 AM

This provider is great! I have been seeing him for many year's almost at least. 20 yrs. He is the only reason I'm still there.

December 30, 2019 5:47 AM

I feel this office is awful, they do not bill my visit correctly - even after I tell them over and over plus Dr. Kim is way to busy and it's difficult to see him. They gave him a dr. who retired too many patients.

December 29, 2019 3:19 PM

Dr Kimm has been my family doctor for over 10 years now. Almost all of my extended family are his patients also now. I have the utmost respect for Dr Kimm and his medical advise. I have several health issues which he has treated me for over the past 10 plus years and he has never rushed or not answered a question. Dr. Kimm and his staff are an amazing group of medical professionals.

December 29, 2019 3:19 PM

My visit overall was good. Over the past 6 months I have found it easier to email Dr Kimm thru the App versus calling the office. He always replies quickly and with answers or instructions. During my last visit his staff was kind and helpful the only downside is most of the time you wait when you arrive for your appointment.

December 23, 2019 5:13 PM

he is caring and very helpful

December 23, 2019 5:13 PM


December 23, 2019 2:50 PM

Dr Kim took over for Dr X when he retired. I was with Dr X than 30 years. Dr Kim is respectful of the differences in their bedside manner but helps me adapt

December 23, 2019 2:50 PM

The ADVOCATE AURORA portal may be what the MILLENIALS want .. but it lacks the personal touch.

December 16, 2019 4:01 PM

Dr. Kim is an incredibly easy doctor to talk with. He is always affable and appears unhurried even though I am aware that doctors today are on tight schedules.

December 16, 2019 4:01 PM

Dr. Kim answered all of my questions and I was able to go to have bloodworm done immediately after my appointment with the referral he quickly made.

December 16, 2019 11:03 AM

good experience

December 14, 2019 12:02 AM

Dr. Tom Kim is an excellent Internist Physician. He explained to me in a easy to grasp on what to expect out the surgery even though he himself is not a neurosurgeon, yet I understood far more through him about said procedure.

December 14, 2019 12:02 AM

Dr. Tom Kim is an excellent Internist Physician. Extremely knowledgeable in his profession. I'm always at ease whilst discussing my health concerns for any given visit. Up to date I've always had exceptional and above and beyond experiences from Dr. Kim. I've referred my whole family to see him.

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December 11, 2019 5:13 PM

I am very confident that Dr. Kim has my best interests at heart. He is reasonable and explains why I should have certain tests taken and get the flu shot, the pneumonia vaccine and the DTap. I'm 68 and never had these before. I also had my first colonoscopy because of him. I have recommended him to several people and they are very pleased with the care they are receiving.

December 9, 2019 2:19 PM

Dr. Kim is great. Highly recommend him.

December 7, 2019 12:32 PM

Dr. Kim is wonderful - knowledgeable, professional, warm, empathetic - he listens well and respects my opinion, feeling. The office is also great - he responds quickly to email.

December 7, 2019 12:32 PM

My only complaint is it feels harder to get an appt with Dr. Kim himself - I'm glad the practice is healthy and thriving but I wish when I call I could get an appt quicker (sooner).

December 2, 2019 2:51 PM

dr kim is very good. he listens and offers good advice . I trust him

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