Dermatologist in Mission Viejo
Our practice is dedicated to devoting the highest quality dermatology care for the citizens of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, and other Orange County cities. Thank you for visiting our website and considering Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center, for your skin care needs. I welcome you to my practice. I have developed this practice focused on streamlined processes, easy scheduling, prompt appointments, reduced wait times, accurate charting, a comfortable waiting room, and kind & compassionate care.
Dr. Jessica Kim
Our vision is to be a dermatology practice people look forward to visiting. I try to keep things lively with a few smiles, jokes, and some good tunes. This is especially true during a Mohs skin cancer surgery or a varicose vain/venous insufficiency procedure, where I try my best to make sure patients are comfortable. I work meticulously and efficiently to minimize discomfort. We are here to take care of our patients and fulfill a long time passion of mine that caused me to apply for medical school years ago. My team and I truly love to serve our patients and bring them the results they are looking for!
Mohs surgery is amazing. It allows you to leave the office knowing you are cancer free that day. No other method of treating skin cancer can do that. We can also immediately perform the reconstruction, so you leave that day beginning the healing process. Your whole procedure can be done under local anesthesia or oral sedation without the need for extensive, deep general anesthesia. This reduces the risk of memory loss, large admission bills, complications, and the ability to breath on your own and not a machine. It can take a long time to recover from general anesthesia, and you often feel unwell afterwards. Instead, we focus on minimally invasive techniques with minimal downtime that requires no hospitalization.
I attended medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. While there, I received a Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences as well as becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. I then went on to do a residency in Internal Medicine and Dermatology in West Palm Beach, Florida at the Palm Beach Consortium Graduate Medical Education center. I am board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Before taking over Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer and Vein Center, I saw patients in Oceanside, San Marcos, Temecula, and Carmel Valley at my previous dermatology practice. My husband, kids, and I relocated to Southern California after my residency to be closer to family. As a native of Seattle and my husband’s family living in the Carlsbad area, we felt like this was the best place for us to raise our two young kids, Lucas and Adeline. You may see my husband, Joe, up at the front desk from time to time when he isn’t doing his other duties as the Practice Manager.
We felt the Mission Medical Tower, directly off the I-5 and 73 provides easy access to the Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Irvine, Temecula, Aliso Viejo, San Clemente, Las Flores, Rancho Margarita, Rancho Mission Viejo areas. I know that you have a lot of wonderful options when it comes to skin and vein care in this area, but I
hope that you will consider giving us a try. We want to take care of you. Call us today to make an appointment.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS
HST3 is regulated by MEC1-dependent proteolysis and controls the S phase checkpoint and sister chromatid cohesion by deacetylating histone H3 at lysine 56
J. Biol. Chem., Oct 2007; doi:10.1074/jbc.M706384200
Excimer Laser for the Treatment of Inflammatory Linear Verrucous Epiermal Nevus: A Novel Therapy
Jessica Kim D.O., Christina Steinmetz-Rodriguez D.O., Anna Krishtul M.D., Shakira Payne-Blackman M.D.. Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
Carnosine promotes GAPDH dimer formation: proposed role in preventing neurodegeneration
JY Kim, NW Seidler; FASEB J 2011;25:572.6
Granular Parakeratosis: A Case Report, PBCGME 2018
Jessica Kim, DO, Anna Kristhul MD; Presented at 2018 AOCD Spring Conference Poster Symposium
Brain Blood Vessels Gone Bad: Intracranial Vascular Malformations in Multiples, PBCGME, 2013
Jessica Kim, DO, Andrea Palestro, Tamer Amer, and Kyle White; Presented at 2013 CEME Research Symposium Poster Competition