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Internal Medicine, Travel Health, Primary Care
Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
Joined Virginia Mason - November 2009
In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, as well as conversational Japanese. She can assist patients speaking those languages.
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Dr. Twiggy Lee possesses to a high degree all the elements that one wishes for in a primary care provider: An open-minded intelligence as seen by the concerned way in which she treats the whole patient, by her desire to provide understanding in place of uncertainty and stress, and by her unusual ability to make one feel a part of the entire process.
I´ve recommended Virginia Mason to several friends.
Very good experience
Dr Lee is awesome.
I have recommended Twiggy Lee to four of my friends. All are now patients of hers and Virginia Mason.
Dr. Lee is absolutely excellent.
I´m a physician. Dr. Lee´s communications were totally appropriate in detail and language and adapted to my level of knowledge.
There´s a reason that I´ve been following Twiggy around from Lynnwood to University Village over the last 4 years! She always helps me and always explains things very well.
Dr. Lee is, quite honestly, the best doctor I´ve ever had. She listens, she lets me speak, and she works WITH me to come up with the best way to handle my health. She brings things to the table and explains them to me so I understand and then we come up with a plan together. She is so friendly and easy to talk to. I´ve never had such positive experiences with a medical provider before. I feel comfortable with her advice and confident that I´m getting the best care possible.
My regular MD is Dr.Frechette. Both she and Dr.Lee have been most helpful.
Sometimes dismissive of my "cosmetic" concerns.
Twiggy Lee was awesome. Very kind and personable, and well informed. Good at explaining.
Areas(s) of Expertise
Specialty clinic training for HIV care in residency at Virginia Mason for two years. Special interests in adolescent care, elderly care and preventive medicine.
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, 2009
Internal Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2010
Internal Medicine Residency, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2012
Ambulatory Chief Medical Resident, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2013
Outside of her practice, Dr. Lee enjoys gardening, reading, antiquing and raising backyard chickens.
“I am inspired by my patients — their perspective in their own health, their life story, and their personal triumphs and struggles. I learn something new in every patient encounter; I feel humbled and privileged to be given the opportunity to do what I do.”
On Virginia Mason
“Virginia Mason commits to patient-centered care with emphasis on teamwork. It strives to improve itself constantly. I am proud to work here and to receive all my care here at Virginia Mason.”