Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Kim Carlson-Sweet, MD


I am pleased to announce that our Dermatology Department is moving to our new Medical Office building at 2240 Mercury Way in May 2018. I look forward to providing you with the same level of high quality care at our new location.

My Offices

Santa Rosa Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 707-393-4070

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After completing my scholarship payback in the Air Force and residency training in Dermatology, our love of California brought us to Sonoma County.  The specialty of Dermatology has provided a wide variety of practice opportunities and practice location options.  I chose to practice with The Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Santa Rosa because of the superior quality of the physicians, the staff, and the facility.  Our members have now been added to my list of reasons.  I have a fulfilling career with the top professionals in general as well as specialty medical practice.  Working as a team to keep the people of Sonoma County healthy is our daily endeavor.

Dermatology is a good fit for me.  I enjoy the combination of clinic and surgery that dermatology provides.  Unfortunately, skin cancer is very prevalent, but I find it rewarding to be on the front line of detection, treatment, and prevention.  Skin cancer surgery is a special interest of mine. 

Kaiser Santa Rosa also provides me the opportunity to practice Cosmetic Dermatology, another interest of mine.  One's self-esteem is often related to the health of their skin and I enjoy educating people on how to have the healthiest skin possible. 


Medical EducationLoma Linda University School of Medicine,
Loma Linda, CA
InternshipWilford Hall Medical Center (aetc),
Lackland AFB, TX
ResidencyUniversity of Oklahoma School of Medicine,
Oklahoma City, OK
Board CertificationDermatology,
American Board of Dermatology
Hospital Admitting PrivilegesThis physician's practice does not require hospital admitting privileges
License Type
State of Issue
Doctor of Medicine
09/30/2018 00:00:00

Other Information

Accepting New Patients StatusAccepting new patients, referral may be required
Languages SpokenEnglish
Interpreters are available upon request. Learn more at the Interpreter Services Information page
National Provider Identifier1609954106
Plan AffiliationProviders listed on the Kaiser Permanente Provider Directory are available to most members.
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Professional Affiliations

• Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology

My Staff

Our dermatology staff if exceptional.  They are knowledgeable and specialty trained.  They are always professional, friendly, and helpful.  They will help provide you the best visit possible.

My Colleagues

My colleagues and I function as a team in providing excellent dermatologic care to our Kaiser members.


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