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Cara Beth Lee, MD
Cara Beth Lee, MD
Would recommend provider
4.6 out of 5 stars

59 Patient Ratings

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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-7530

Hip Preservation Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Joined Virginia Mason - August 2012

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

Patient Comments
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October 2016
I felt like I was confiding in a friend who would do all she could to help. It was reassuring. Plus, she spoke in ways I could easily understand.

October 2016
Excellent & thorough every time!

September 2016
Totally enjoyed meeting Dr Lee! I feel I was in very good hands.

August 2016
I could not have had a better experience, so thankful! When I decide to have hip replacement I will use Dr. Lee!

July 2016
Dr. Lee is the best, I wish I would have found her years ago it would have saved me years of undue pain.

June 2016
Dr. Lee is fantastic, best dr. I have! She takes time to help you understand & answer all your questions.

May 2016
Excellent doctor! Very smart. Described my problem in terms I understood.

May 2016
Dr. Lee is exceptional! My spouse were both extremely impressed with her. She is bright, and shows how much she cares about the quality of care I received.

March 2016
PA was good, physical therapist was great, doctor didn´t seem to have time to discuss with me.

January 2016
I am in the military, trying to get insurance to cover right hip - only want Dr. Lee to do the surgery AWESOME!!!

September 2015
Because she was recommended by my doctor, I would recommend her, but I think some of her info. was inaccurate.

August 2015
Dr. Lee was very kind & I felt I received the highest quality of care possible. Thank you!

July 2015
Dr. Lee = always clear, concerned w/my needs & questions, very attentive. The Lee,Nygard team is the best.

July 2015
Very good.

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Areas(s) of Expertise

  • Hip preservation surgery

  • Hip arthroscopy

  • Pelvic and femoral osteotomies

  • Surgical hip dislocation

  • Hip arthroplasty
  • Special Interest(s)
    Dr. Lee's special interests include hip preservation, hip arthroscopy, pelvic and femoral osteotomies, surgical hip dislocation and hip arthroplasty.

    Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, 1995

    University of Washington, Orthopedic Surgery, 2000

    Hip Preservation Surgery, Harvard University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Unit, Boston, Massachusetts, 2012

    Personal Information
    Outside of her practice, Dr. Lee enjoys hiking, reading and rooting for the Mariners.

    On Patients
    “Every person and every hip is unique. I enjoy working with patients to develop a treatment plan that best fits the individual and is in line with his or her goals. In order to be effective, it has to be a team approach.”

    On Specialty
    “Hip preservation is an exciting, rapidly growing area of Orthopedic surgery. The pelvis and hip joint are incredibly complex 3-D structures that require strength and stability, but also flexibility in order for us to walk, run, dance, play sports, etc. I enjoy the puzzle of working through the anatomic, biomechanical and biological factors that need to be in balance for a well-functioning hip joint.”

    On Virginia Mason
    “I appreciate that VM prioritizes outcomes data and evidence-based care. My impression is that ‘Team Medicine’ is not just a slogan – it is in practice daily with integrated clinical care."