Dr. Lee joined the Wise Patient team in 2019 and is excited to care for patients in a model that highly values the patient-physician relationship. Dr. Lee is interested in people’s life stories. She strives to meet people where they are, understand the factors in their lives that influence their health and partner with them to move in the direction of their goals. She enjoys the full spectrum of adult medicine with a particular interest in caring for patients with diabetes.
Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2003 and completed her residency at the UW in 2006 in Internal Medicine. She was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine initially in 2006 and recertified a decade later in 2016. She became Chief Resident in Ambulatory Care at Harborview Medical Center from 2006-2007 before going to work at Northwest Hospital as a hospitalist.
She worked as a hospitalist caring for acutely ill hospitalized patients from 2007 – 2012. In 2012, she became a consultant for patients with complex medical issues who needed surgery, and in 2014 became the medical director of the Internal Medicine Consult Clinic at Northwest Hospital. She enjoyed collaborating with surgeons, anesthesiologist, specialists and patients to ensure the best outcome possible from surgery. While at Northwest Hospital, Dr. Lee enjoyed participating in committee work including the UW Medicine Diabetes Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Opiate Use Committee.
Dr. Lee is excited to be returning to primary care and to the Capitol Hill neighborhood where she grew up. She’s happiest when she is outdoors. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids backpacking, paddle boarding, and kayaking in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
In addition to general primary care, Dr. Lee’s particular interests include work in diabetes.
Dr. Lee practices exclusive Membership Medicine, a low cost subscription model of primary care that emphasizes physician access and communication. For a transparent monthly membership fee paid in place of insurance or on top of insurance, you will receive:
Unlimited Visits with Dr. Lee
Longer Appointment Times
Secure, HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging with Medical Staff
Phone and Video Appointments
Major Discounts For Common Medical Labs and Tests
Better Long-Distance Care While Working And Traveling
Limited Access to a Personal Trainer (in development)
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
Dr. Lee believes membership medicine is the best way to partner with patients to achieve their health goals, prevent and manage chronic disease, and be available for an acute concerns that arise. To belong to Dr. Lee’s practice, you have two options to pay for membership: Direct Primary Care and Concierge payment models. They both offer the same level of high quality primary care and all the services listed above. However, they differ in how you pay:
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DPC) Payment Model
$100 monthly membership fee.
We don’t bill your insurance so you don’t pay copays, coinsurance, or deductibles for your care with us.
Not available to Medicare patients
CONCIERGE Payment Model
$75 monthly membership fee plus we bill your insurance for each office visit.
Therefore, you are responsible for the copays, coinsurance, and deductibles your insurance plan requires of you.
Medicare beneficiaries must choose this model since Medicare regulation does not yet permit Medicare patients to participate in DPC.
Washington State Is Fully On Board
Washington State is fully on board with direct primary care. Permanent law RCW 48.150 “Direct Patient-Provider Primary Health Care” can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/kt627jy. It is well written and full of appropriate patient protections. This law emphasizes that DPC practices do not bill insurance for primary care services and that patients may discontinue their membership at any time.
Categories of Care
Doctor-patient interactions will generally fit into one of these six categories:
On The Fly: Written messages on the portal or via text message.
Phone Care: 15 minute (or less) conversations scheduled into the MD’s workday.
Face to Face Focused Appointments: Usually limited to 1-2 topics.
Face to Face Overview Appointments: Ideally once every 6 months. Not required but highly encouraged master strategy sessions about ‘the big picture’ and how to achieve your long-term health goals.
Once Yearly Full Physical Exam: Dr. Warren sometimes uses handheld ultrasound technology within this physical exam.
Fitness Tracking: This can take many forms depending on technology preference of patient.