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2203 17th Street
Bakersfield, CA, 93301
United States

(661) 716-0333



In Pursuit of Better Health

Advanced Rheumatology and Arthritis Center is sponsoring
2nd Annual Bakersfield Walk to Cure Arthritis.

Saturday, November 17, 2018
The Park at River Walk
11298 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311

Registration Opens 9:00 am
Walk Begins 10:30 am

We are one of the sponsors and donated on behalf of our patients, friends, and family.
Please join our team and spend time with Dr. Kim and our staff.

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Advanced Rheumatology and Arthritis Center

Since 2002, we have been providing rheumatologic and arthritis care in Bakersfield.  We specialize in diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and systemic autoimmune disorders using latest medical advances as well as old fashion TLC (Tender Loving Care).

  • We like to provide proactive care without over-diagnosing or over-treating the patients.

  • We like to begin with the long term well being of the patients in mind.

  • We like to prioritize on things that are important for long term health of the patients.

  • We like to approach every interaction to find the solution that is best for all involved.

  • We like to first to understand and then to be understood by the patients.


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Jim C Kim MD

Board Certified in
Rheumatology and
Internal Medicine

Fellow of
American College of Rheumatology

Carmela Altavas NPC

Board Certified in Family Nurse Practitioner

Masters of Science in Nursing

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