Gerald W. Lee, MD, Ph.D., DSc, MS


Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
515 Minor Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-9500
206-233-7320

General Information


Biography
The physician/patient relationship works best when both parties freely communicate and cooperate, and when the patient feels respected and listened to. Health is a positive state, not just the absence of disease. While many chronic diseases need long-term treatment and monitoring, attention needs to be directed towards the big picture. Exercise, good nutrition and an overall sense of well-being affect health far more than is often appreciated.
Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
Education Background
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Residency: Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
American College of Physicians
Personal Interests
Yoga, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife and dog

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (132 Ratings, 32 Comments)

100

05/25/2016
Dr Lee is the best Doctor I have ever found and have had. I respect and trust him very much.
100

04/27/2016
Dr. Lee is my friend while in his office he cares about my life and I can tell him all about me & my feelings and I know he listens...
100

03/27/2016
Good.
100

03/20/2016
Dr. Lee is a wonderful Dr. I am so fortunate to have found him as a PCP. He is very compassionate and understanding- he works very hard to solve any issues I may have and cares very much for pts. Thank you so much.
90

03/16/2016
Good.
100

03/16/2016
Before I came to minor & James I was getting my care at [...] hospital which was the poorest care I have experienced. It was a nightmare. Since coming on board with your clinic I have only had this kind of care twice in my life that, made me feel safe & secure in my relationship with my, doctor and caregivers.
90

03/16/2016
The care is good, but so much time is spent writing visit notes, the doctor doesn't spend enough time doing a genuine physical exam. All my doctors schedule tests or referrals and few do physical exams.
50

03/16/2016
There was an issue with getting my prescription. I went to the doctor on Monday […]. I went to the pharmacy on Monday. They said the didn't received the script. […] I called Thursday and indicated to send the script to another pharmacy. I went to [...] and the incorrect script was sent for an infection on the eye when the infection is of the thigh. Both scripts were actually OTC medications. [...]
60

03/06/2016
He quickly diagnosed muscle/rib pain rather than heart pain based on acute pain info. I think the deeper pain, feeling of congestion, fullness of my heart was too quickly dismissed as "tightness of my chest." I will seek a total physical & EKG.
100

03/06/2016
Dr. Lee has always been very thorough, and when referring me to another refers me to good providers. [...] Although I live in Everett I make the drive to Seattle for healthcare.
100

03/03/2016
I do not have any thing except good things to say about my provider. He always makes sure I understand what I ask about. I am very pleased with my care.
100

02/16/2016
Dr. Lee is open minded about holistic care options. We have been unable to find a cause for one problem, and I fear being labeled a hypochondriac or no longer being taken seriously. Dr. Lee has been very thorough in ordering tests. He is pretty good at offering cause for hope.
100

02/14/2016
Dr. Lee is exceptionally open-minded & he LISTENS to your pt. of view.
100

02/09/2016
Dr Lee is the most knowledgeable and professional Dr. I have ever encountered.
100

12/30/2015
Dr. Gears Lee is an outstanding physician and I have very strong confidence in his effort so to care for my health any issues that could arise
100

12/16/2015
Love Dr. Lee.
100

12/16/2015
I was very impressed with Dr. Lee. I am diabetic. I have seen a number of Doctors in the past 14 years about my diabetes. Most of them didn't seem very interested or knowledgeable about diabetes. I have self managed my diabetes up to the last couple of years. I am trying to regain my control, Dr. Lee was very knowledgeable and helpful with that.
100

12/13/2015
Very understanding compassion for his patients goes the extra mile for them. Great MD
90

12/13/2015
I was asked before/ or when the doctor arrived in the exam room if I would be willing to have a trainee sit in and observe the exam. I said "yes," but later regretted the decision. This was not because the two students were anything but respectful and interested. I mainly I felt a bit inhibited, and am not sure how well I communicated my issues.
90

12/01/2015
Dr. Lee is very intelligent, well educated and well read. He is good at speaking to you on ones own level of expertise. He has a conservative approach which is refreshing; however, sometimes I feel like certain diagnostic tests are not ordered when I feel like it would help make a definitive diagnosis (and relieve my anxiety) rather than a "let's try this and if it doesn't work, come back" approach.
100

11/10/2015
Dr. Lee is the best doctor I have ever had. The way he helps me understand what is going on is second to none and he knows his stuff.
100

10/27/2015
Great experience. [...]
80

10/26/2015
My physician tries his best to solve and explain problems, but some of my issues do not have a ready solution. [...]
90

10/16/2015
Usually a good experience
80

09/20/2015
After picking up my first prescription of [...], I was surprised to learn about the severe side effects I may experience while reading the spec sheet. I wish Dr. Lee would have spent some time during the appointment going over them, putting them in perspective, and helping me understand his cost/benefit analysis. [...]
100

09/17/2015
He is a very good doctor and the only one I have trusted, have confidence in and respect in many years.
100

09/09/2015
Dr. Lee takes time to think about the problem before he he begins discussion get.
100

09/08/2015
Dr. Lee is a compassionate provider. I tell everyone looking for a good md to contact his office. Great style.
100

09/02/2015
[...] Dr Lee is a truly great Dr to have as a primary care Dr. He knows when to get help and manages my problems (which are multiple) with great concern and knowledge. I have a lot of respect for him. [...]
100

09/01/2015
I like my Doctor .He is great.
100

08/25/2015
I have been going to Minor and James for decades. Dr. [...] and now Dr. Lee. Dr. Lee is outstanding. He is common sense, smart, thoughtful, great listener, and is my advocate for getting the best possible care.
80

08/11/2015
Dr. Lee is very knowledgeable and good-natured -- I just worry about the limited amount of time he has for me as an individual patient.
515 Minor Ave.

Seattle, WA 98104
206-233-7320
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