I am one of the nursing volunteers and have been for the past year. I just want to say, I have never heard Dr. Kim or anyone else at the clinic make remarks that are derogatory about anyone, every!! And as far as referring a patient out for treatment, you have to qualify for those services through a separate organization called KAPA to get specialist care. They have there own list of qualifications that have nothing to do with the clinic. For example: you have to be a Knox county resident and sometimes they don't have specialists to help with all conditions seeing as the services are FREE. And I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't even examine you, if he didn't exam you then how did he say all those things? (supposedly) Now he does tell people how it is concerning weight and smoking, but he does it in a respectful way. And he does occasionally ask people how come you don't have insurance but that question is not meant to be disrespectful it's just to see the need in Knoxville for healthcare. You where not referred to a specialist because you either didn't meet KAPA's qualifications or there wasn't an orthopedic doctor available at that time. And as far as I know The Free Medical Clinic is the only clinic in Knoxville that will see anyone for free with no charge. So, please don't let this person's review change your feelings about Dr. Kim or the clinic.