Dr. Tom Kim, a physician specializing in Internal Medicine and Hematology-Oncology,
is originally from North Korea.
While managing to escape with part of his family during the Korean War
at the age of six, eventually moved to the United States. In 1979 Dr.
Kim came to Knoxville with his goal of repaying his debt to America for
the gift of a new life.
Dr. Kim was raised in a strong Christian family, where he was taught to
follow the example of Christ. He believes that all people are challenged
to love their neighbor as Jesus commanded. This includes providing our
neighbors with the healthcare they deserve, and not simply relying on
the government to respond to this need.
The Free Medical Clinic of America is built upon words from Christ about
serving the least, the lonely, and the lost. Founded in 1993 by Dr. Tom
Kim, this Christian mission serves the working who can’t afford
medical insurance by providing free healthcare services. This care is
provided to those who are often the ones that most desperately need medical
attention but have no way to pay for it.
The Free Medical Clinic of America is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization
that uses 100% of financial contributions to provide medical care for
the medically uninsured working members of our community.