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Matthias K. Lee, MD
Matthias K. Lee, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

259 Patient Ratings
57 Comments

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Department
Sleep Medicine

Clinics, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center

Phone(s)

Kirkland Medical Center  (206) 625-7180
Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 625-7180
Issaquah Medical Center  (425) 557-8000

Specialty
Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Sleep Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, General Psychiatry, and Subspecialty in Sleep Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2004

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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April 2017
Best sleep Dr. ever!

April 2017
Dr Matthias Lee is excellent. Sleep physician.

March 2017
excellent care excellent and streamlined process great team work

March 2017
God bless this man, Dr. Matthias Lee; he saved my life in 2004. I shared with Dr. Lee the issues regarding scheduling a longer appointment and he took action. This did not stop him from taking the time I needed. I have a traumatic brain injury and did not want to feel rushed with my visit because it exacerbates my stress.

March 2017
I think you people are great

February 2017
Dr. M. Lee is an excellent A+++ doctor. I always look forward to seeing Dr. Lee for an appointment or when running into him while seeing another in the same clinic location.

December 2016
Dr. Lee was incredibly caring, thorough, friendly, understanding, and patient. I was thoroughly impressed with him and felt he listened attentively, never rushed, and made sure that he completely understood what I was trying to communicate.

December 2016
I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Lee to help me with this problem.

December 2016
Dr. Lee was very efficient with our time together as I was a late arriving patient. He took care to make sure my need for new equipment were updated and help me select improved breathing apparatus. I left pease with the situation.

December 2016
I was a very skeptical patient abd dead set against a Cpap machines. However he guided me through it. SOS was a great provider and now I am a happy consistent user. Dr Lee has a very friendly and professional approach to me. approach

November 2016
enjoyed Dr. lee; very engaging and approachable

November 2016
Dr Lee is the most professional and thorough Dr! He listens and provides information to empower me to have success with my sleep disorder. I recommend him to anyone who is unhappy with their Dr. or feels they may have a sleep disorder! Top notch Doc!

November 2016
Dr. Lee is outstanding! I have complete confidence and trust in him.

November 2016
Dr Lee really took the time to explain the condition and went over all the options.

October 2016
Dr. Lee is very patient and takes the extra time to explain and to gather new information about my concerns and health

October 2016
I have recommend Dr Lee to other people

October 2016
#5. I am on no medications for Dr. Lee. We did talk about my CPAP and he provided some options to current mask.

October 2016
Dr Lee disregarded some of my thoughts and told me he didn´t believe some things I told him. I felt like I wasn´t heard in some of my concerns

October 2016
I did not feel rushed in the appointment. Dr. Lee took the time to address concerns from both my spouse and I.

September 2016
Sometimes depending on schedule, seems very rushed

September 2016
Dr. Matthias Lee is the best sleep doctor. Our visit time was not long enough.

September 2016
Dr. Lee is a very good doctor! He is knowledgeable about sleep issues and and very reassuring.

August 2016
Good dialogue. His explanations anticipated my questions.

August 2016
Dr. Lee was excellent

August 2016
I really enjoy dr Lee, he is an amazing doctor

August 2016
Very efficient and answered all questions.

August 2016
Excellent doctor very kind & explains everything very good.

July 2016
Dr Lee has a wonderful way of making me feel like a partner in dealing with this condition. He truly seems intent on wanting me to have a good night´s sleep.

July 2016
Dr. Lee is exceptional.

July 2016
All excellent

July 2016
I felt very well cared for.

July 2016
I like my new dr. - Dr. Lee in sleep disorders. I have only seen him once. He didn´t jump to conclusions about me or my disorder but rather - repeated back to make sure he understood.

June 2016
Dr. Lee was excellent. His candid, professional yet personable approach was comforting and instilled my confidence in him as his patient. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and genuine. Very much appreciated.

June 2016
As an initial appointment with this MD (M. Lee), covering several ongoing issues in my treatment, I was very glad that he took lots of time to review and address all the issues and possible adjustments to treatment and equipment.

June 2016
Have recommended Dr. Lee to others.

May 2016
As is the case with most medical doctors these days, Dr. Lee seemed rushed and impatient. Insurance driven health care is the culprit.

May 2016
I had this sleep study done before in Oklahoma and that was shared to me by my doctor re: results was it´s severe and I stop breathing 43 times. Dr. Lee not only explain thoroughly to my daughter and I he strongly recommended I call and set up an appt. in Seattle to do the study at the overnight hospital stay. #5. 5 mg. #8. 30 min.

April 2016
Overall a pleasant experience. Could have spent a little more time explaining the information depicted on the monitor showing test results. If the patient were provided with a graphic explaining the monitor scans well in advance of the follow-up, that could give the patient more time to absorb the info and develop meaningful questions.

April 2016
He spent a lot of time explaining how to use the mask correctly and showed me my results of my sleep in detail. No one had ever spent that much time with me explaining things as he did. I appreciated it very much.

April 2016
Dr. Lee is an excellent doctor - he took the care to listen to my concerns and offered advice in a way that I could easily understand. He gave me a few solutions, and he understands that medicine is not one size fits all. I would definitely recommend him for anyone who is suffering from sleep disorders.

April 2016
Dr. Matthias Lee is by far the best sleep medicine doctor I have ever had. I feel he saved my life. I keep his cards with me and refer many friends and acquaintances to him. I have even shown the video that he did for the Sleep Disorders Clinic.

March 2016
Been a patient of the Sleep Clinic for 15 years. This was first appointment with Dr. Lee after retirement of Dr. DePaso. I was apprehensive about having a new provider but after this appointment I am very happy that Dr. Lee was available to pick up the ball.

March 2016
Dr. Lee identified my problem with non-operating machine, and he took direct action to eliminate delays in restoring my therapy program in the same day. I am very impressed with his efforts.

February 2016
Dr.Mathias Lee is a tremendous physician. In my view he is aided in his sleep clinic/sleep apnea work by his background as a psychiatrist. I have the highest - repeat highest regard for Dr. Lee as a physician and a person. VMC is so fortunate to have Dr. Lee is it´s employ!

February 2016
I would have appreciated information on the drug he prescribed and why.

January 2016
Dr. Lee is my sleep apnea doctor he prescribed my CPAP machine & monitors my sleep time and answers questions I may have or makes related suggestions.

December 2015
My first visit with this new provider. Normal provider retired from practice. Felt like I was being talked down to. Also felt like this person was more interested in being my Psychiatrist(I already have one) than my sleep disorder doctor. He actually mentioned he was a Psychiatrist and asked if I knew that.

November 2015
I saw Dr. Lee initially for a second opinion about my RLS symptoms and medications. His knowledge and empathy impressed me and I now consider him my primary sleep disorder physician.

November 2015
Dr. Lee has been outstanding. Very personable, patient, respectful, and is very good at explaining things. He also does not rush the patient and takes time out to explore and explain peripheral circumstances regarding my condition.

November 2015
Very good

November 2015
As indicated by my responses the care provider was exceptional in providing superior care.

November 2015
Dr. Lee was outstanding.

October 2015
Dr. Lee not only explains the information, he shows the results of my VPAP machine.

October 2015
Dr Lee was very patient with me at the beginning of my use of the sleep apnea machine, particularly since I had had a bad experience initially about 10 years ago with using a CPAP

September 2015
I love Dr. Matthias Lee. He has always provided exceptional, efficient care for me. I have referred many friends to him.

August 2015
Dr. Lee is excellent. I felt well taken care of and glad that I have him as a provider.

August 2015
Dr. Lee is amazingly informed about cutting edge medical sleep issues.

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Special Interest(s)
Insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep complicated by mood and anxiety disorders

Education
SUNY at Buffalo, N.Y., 1996

Internship
Psychiatry, Stanford University, Calif., 1997

Residency
Psychiatry, Stanford University, Calif., 2000

Fellowships
Sleep Disorders, Stanford University, Calif., 2002

On Specialty
"As everyone can relate to sleep and problems with sleep, it is especially enjoyable working with people in this important area of health and well-being."