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Grace Lee, MD
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Special Interests
Dr. Lee has special interests in thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes treatment and transgender care.
Personal Information
Outside of her practice, Dr. Lee enjoys gardening and biking.
Clinical Experience
Endocrinology/Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes, Transgender Health
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Education and Professional Achievements
Cornell University Medical College, New York, 1998
Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus, 2001
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of California, San Francisco, 2004
Professional Activities and Awards
Section Head, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Director, Glycemic Control
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
4.7 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
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
September 2017
I have recommended Dr Grace Lee to my friends and co workers. she knew my need, read my outside records before my appointment, got to know me, heard my concerns, was very compassionate, kind, understanding, and reassured me that she would ease my concerns. she did!
September 2017
August 2017
When ever we make decisions about my care Dr. Lee always make me feel like it is our idea and not just her´s have enjoyed my trips to Virginia Mason.
July 2017
Dr. Lee continues to provide outstanding, excellent, timely and informative service and communication concerning my health. I have continuously improved physically and mentally under her care.
July 2017
I have only had very POSITIVE experiences with Dr. Lee. She treats me for Hashimoto´s and PCOS. She´s always been great, and is very knowledgeable.... I suspect I was asked to fill this out because I had contacted my GP´s office trying to find a doctor experienced with lipedema. Lipedema is not taught about in most medical schools and according to published surveys and online patient groups, _most_ doctors in the US are not familiar with it (and some think it is a myth). It was a coincidence that the GP on call at the time happened to know about it, but they could not answer my question either. This is totally normal for lipdema. I found out about it through an article that a friend sent to me, started reading about it, and asked Dr. Lee if she thought I might have it. Like MOST doctors in the US, she had not dealt with it before and (since the literature recommends getting a doc who is experienced with it, to the point where it is very common for people to go out of state to find someone) she thought I should see one who was experienced with it for the diagnosis stage. This was the professionally and morally responsible action. Many other doctors would have simply been dismissive, which she has never once been. IF I had had a complaint (which I do not) I would have made one on my own. I did not request this survey.
June 2017
Excellent dr. really _____.
June 2017
Dr. Lee is an outstanding doctor. I am extremely thankful that she has been advocating for the health of her current and future patients by working with a team to secure funding for and implementing the Optifast weight loss program at VM. The Optifast program is an essential part of my journey to being healthier. Without Dr. Lee, the other Optifast staff and the Optifast program, I would not be making the progress that I am currently making towards living a healthier life. Thank you, Dr. Lee! Dr. Lee quickly made me feel comfortable talking with her about all of my health concerns. Although I know she must be in a hurry, she always has time for the casual conversations that help to build a trusting rapport. She also takes the time to ensure that I have understood our discussions and that she has answered all of my questions. At our first appointment, I was impressed with her knowledge of my medical history. I continue to be in awe of her ability to remember our conversations regarding my health as well as the details of my health data from one visit to the next. I value her vast medical expertise, her ability to explain a treatment plan and rationale for a treatment plan in terms that are easily understood, her kindness and her encouragement. I feel very fortunate to be one of Dr. Lee´s patients. I have and will continue to highly recommend Dr. Lee, as well as the VM Optifast weight loss program, to friends.
June 2017
I think Dr. Lee is one of the best I have ever worked with. She cares and spends the extra time to study my peculiar situation and really think about my treatment. She is a gem.
June 2017
I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Lee. She´s kind, caring, and thorough. I feel at ease under her care, and very hopeful my condition will improve because of her expertise. She´s the best.
May 2017
Dr Lee is just plain wonderful.
May 2017
She is the best. I appreciate her and her expertise and positive encouragement. Thank you Dr. Lee.
May 2017
Dr. Lee is fantastic and takes time to fully explain my situation and help me with next steps. She´s one of the best doctors I´ve ever had.
May 2017
Dr. Lee is amazing! I wish she could be my PCP. When others had me feeling like a hypochondriac. Dr. Lee LISTENED and diagnosed me as others should have. Her compassion and expertise have changed my life.
March 2017
I was very pleased with my visit experience.
February 2017
Wonderful doc!
February 2017
Dr. Lee is outstanding and has become my trusted adviser dealing with my situation. She truly takes time to understand my condition AND personal background to help her create a holistic approach to doctoring.
February 2017
Dr. Lee is amazing have learned so much more about my diabetes than my GP doctor could provide.
January 2017
Dr Grace Lee always displays genuine concern about my health and offers suggestions, new trends and products for me to consider. She is on point.
January 2017
Dr. Lee always does an excellent job for me.
December 2016
#9. Excellent.
November 2016
Very good - Dr. Lee was very nice & spoke in terms I was able to understand.
October 2016
Dr. Lee is one of best care providers I have ever had. She is very kind, experienced and patient, using easy to understand language. I am so grateful to have a care provider like Dr. Grace Lee.
October 2016
Dr. Grace Lee is the best, she is a pleasure to work with. I have complete confidence in her.
September 2016
Dr. Lee is amazing! She no longer comes to Bellingham but I am HAPPY to drive to Seattle to have her as my Dr.
August 2016
Dr. Grace Lee is GREAT!!
August 2016
Dr. Grace Lee is caring and she listens! I love how she teaches me (a nurse of 40 years) and includes me in the plan of care. She is very bright and capable - don´t ever let her go - finally a doctor that actually hears me!
July 2016
Dr. Lee is a fantastic provider who I have the upmost respect for. I feel so lucky to be her patient!
June 2016
Appreciated Dr Lee printing off the office visit summary for me upon leaving the appointment. She does this for every visit.
June 2016
Dr. Grace Lee is one of the best health providers I have ever had. I´m profoundly impressed by her professionalism, caring and medical expertise.
May 2016
My doctor drew diagrams to show how medication worked. She was clear with explanations and I felt her concern when she recommended follow-up visits.
March 2016
Won´t go back don´t feel confident with her evaluation.
January 2016
Most caring doctor I´ve ever had.
January 2016
Good experience.
January 2016
Dr. Lee has turned this dept around. Staff is more engaged. Having her involved with managing my diabetes has helped me understand things I need to focus best on to ensure I have the best care in managing my diabetes. She recommended the dexcom, this visit I began wearing the device and it has already helped me see patterns and trends to better calibrate my insulin pump and manage my diabetes. Dr. Lee is amazing