Dr. Tom Kim, a physician specializing in
Internal Medicine and Hematology-Oncology, is
originally from North Korea. He managed to
escape with part of his family during the Korean
War at the age of six. His family eventually
moved to the United States, and in 1979 Dr Kim
came to Knoxville with his goal of "repaying his
debt to America for the gift of a new life."
"Whatever you did for the least of these, you
did for Me."
The Free Medical Clinic of America is built upon these words
from Christ about serving the least, the lonely, and the lost.
Founded in 1993 by Dr. Tom Keun Kim, this Christian mission
serves the working poor who can't afford medical insurance by
providing totally free healthcare services. These services include
lab work, and radiology. 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
The Free Medical Clinic of America
|"Love Your Neighbor as Yourself."
- Matthew 22:39
Dr. Kim was raised in a strong Christian environment, where he
was taught to follow the example of Christ and become a "light
unto the world." He believes that all people are challenged to
love their neighbor as Jesus commanded. This includes
providing our poor neighbors with the healthcare they deserve,
and not simply relying on the government to respond to this