After completing medical school, Dr. Yoon Hang Kim wanted to continue to learn about treating the whole person which led to family medicine residency. In the third year of family medicine residency, Dr. Kim decided to change his path to integrative medicine [see blog entry: "getting bitten and getting hooked on integrative medicine]. Dr. Kim was ultimately accepted to Dr. Andrew Weil's Residential Fellowship and spent two years learning from Dr. AndrewWeil and his faculty in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Yoon Hang Kim
Graduation 2004 December
Dr. Kim was honored as an Osher Fellow while completing Integrative Medicine Residential Fellowship at University of Arizona
After graduation from Dr. Weil's fellowship, Dr. Kim worked a consultant to institutions interested in developing integrative medicine related projects in the SF Bay Area. One of his clients offered a position to serve as Dean of Integrative Medicine at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College - Berkeley.
Because Dr. Kim's mission has been to bring integrative medicine to health care system, he accepted an offer to bring integrative medicine to Georgia. The effort collapsed after several month, but Dr. Kim's patients urged Dr. Kim stay in the area and continue to serve the patient population. Georgia Integrative Medicine began by patient demand, for patients, and in the beginning run by patients [some of who became staff). Georgia Integrative Medicine served 10 years while building a community of healers transforming healthcare one patient at a time.
Inspired by Dr. Kim, the practice facilitated creation of other healers:
Homeopath and nutritionist
Counselor and coach.
Georgia Integrative Medicine either directly invested in them or facilitated their growth.
After Georgia Integrative Medicine, he served as a medical director to health institutions creating integrative oncology program, directing integrative medicine fellowship, developing integrative medicine consultation program, and integrative pain management program.
Some articles written by Dr. Kim's team:
Right now, Dr. Kim is in between integrative medicine missions. He recently completed developing an integrative medicine for pain services in a value based system resulting in significant savings from reducing unnecessary medications, procedures, tests and referrals.
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