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With offices in Rincon, Pooler, and Southside Savannah, Georgia, Kids First Pediatrics offers patients quality wellness care, as well as prevention and treatment for a wide range of illnesses and conditions. The Kids First Pediatrics’ team of five pediatricians maintains full privileges at the Memorial Health University Medical Center and St. Joseph's Candler Hospital. This enables them to provide a full spectrum of medical care for children, infants, and young adults up to the age of 21. Each of the practice’s three locations is also outfitted with a state-certified laboratory, which allows advanced testing and diagnosis on site for more immediate results.The pediatric health care practice is led by Dr. Karen M. Kim, M.D., a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Pursuing her Doctor of Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, she subsequently undertook a residency in pediatrics at the University of Florida in Jacksonville. A wife and mother of seven, Dr. Kim emphasizes personal care and attention for each patient she attends. All physicians on the Kids First Pediatrics staff have trained extensively in their field and have completed three-year pediatric residencies on top of their undergraduate and medical degrees. They maintain status as Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics and are certified through the American Board of Pediatrics. Welcoming new patients, Dr. Kim and her colleagues recommend a number of steps to make the first visit enjoyable and free of problems. Parents should bring their children’s immunization records as well as a comprehensive list of prescription and nonprescription medicines they take. In case of illness, parents should make a record of symptoms and frequency of occurrence, such that physicians can have as much diagnostic information at hand as possible. To contact Kids First Pediatrics and schedule an appointment, call 912-748-4527.

Work experience

Jul 2009Present


Kids First Pediatrics


Jul 1989Sep 1993


Washington University School of Medicine