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About Dr. Hee Lee
Dr. Hee Lee, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tampa, FL, with other offices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Palm Harbor, FL . He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bayfront Medical Center, Saint Anthony's Hospital and East Pasco Medical Center,Inc.. He speaks English.
Dr. Hee Lee has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
- Acute Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
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This doctor assumes that all non-cancer chronic pain is caused by any narcotic/s you might have been taking. He does NOT have an open mind to other causes for diffused chronic pain/Fibromyalgia. He is just stuck on this one idea. I did get off the Lortab. Then he told me that I dont have any physical problems to associate with the pain. He started to get upset with me when I told him that just because something hasnt been detected it doesnt mean something isnt wrongafter all they dont know a whole lot about the about pain itself let alone Fibromyalgia. Then I reminded him of the four herniated discs & stenosis. He insists that there is no pain associated with herniated discs & stenosis. He became angry with me when I didn't want to pursue anymore steroid injections into my herniated discs. Sorry, but been there and done that 4 times which only greatly inflamed my overall pain for 2 weeks. I am not going to repeat a procedure that only caused me greater pain and gave me absolutely no benefit. (For them, it is a big money maker!) I understand other folks may have some relief from such injections but only for a few months or so then you have to inject the discs again. All four docs could not have "done the injection improperly" as he suggested! The he accused me of wanting to get numb. No doc, I would like some help to keep the pain in check so I can go many basis daily activities. (I was on only 3 Lortab a day). OTCs just arent cutting it. As a side note, I have never ever used or even experimented with any illegal drugs--never, yet I am now labeled a drug seeker by both doctors in that office and it is now this false information is in my medical reports which all future doctors will have access to. It is pretty disheartening for a patient when your pain management doc tells you that he is unwilling to help you anymore and he gets up and walks out of the examination room yelling! This doc has NO compassion and has NO understanding for someone in pain. He thinks we all are there to get numb. No doc, I'm there to find a way to manage my pain. I don't even drink! You couldn't have found a patient with more integrity! Of all the docs I have seen since my injury twelve years ago, I've never been treated so badly. My last visit today was way too depressing and humiliating. Find another doctor at another office! I could tell that even the staff in the office didnt agree with the way I was treated. On a few occasions during my treatment, I saw that this doctor failed to properly communicate, provide important information and follow protocol regarding the use of Suboxene. His partner and his nurse had to cover for him. This doctor needs a major humility check, a more open mind and some refresher training on patient caring & compassion!
This doctor is under the assumption that all non-cancer chronic pain is caused by any narcotics you might have been taking. So if you have Fibromyalgia or the like, it is best that you see another doc or else you will be labeled as a drug seeker as I now am. He does NOT have an open mind when it comes to other possible causes for Fibroof course nobody knows the true cause right now. He is just stuck on this one ideanarcotics are causing all, all your pain. He became angry with me when I didn't want to pursue anymore steroid injections into my herniated discs. Sorry, but been there and done that 4 times which only inflamed my overall pain for 2 weeks. I am not going to repeat a procedure that only caused me greater pain and gave me absolutely no benefit. For them, it is a money maker! I understand from other folks that some relief from such injections only lasts for a few months or so then you have to inject the discs again. Sorry but having a 6-7 inch needle jabbed in my disc was quite painful. All four docs could not have "done the injection improperly" as he suggested! If you have chronic non-cancerous pain, please go see someone else at a different office. He also assumes that there is no pain associated with herniated discs & spinal stenosis. For some, maybe but not for everyone. My last visit today was way too depressing and humiliating. Of all the docs I have seen since my injury twelve years ago, I've never been treated so badly. As a side note, I have never ever used or even experimented with any illegal drugs--never, yet I am now labeled a drug seeker by both doctors in that office and it is now in my medical reports which all future doctors will have access to. For many years I was only taking 3-4 tablets of Lortab a day and I even got off them by myself in 3 weeks but that wasn't good enough for them. I was given Suboxene and I am off that in just 3 weeks too by myself. Now, I have no way to manage my pain which has greatly affected my daily basic activities. It is pretty disheartening for a patient when your pain management doc tells you that he is unwilling to help you anymore and he gets up and walks out of the examination room yelling! This doc has NO compassion and has NO understanding for someone in pain. He thinks we all are there to get numb. No doc, I'm there to find a way to manage my pain. I don't even drink! Dumb**s! You couldn't have found a patient with more integrity! Find another doc at another office! I could tell that even the staff in the office didnt agree with the way I was treated. Hang in there...one day at a time.
He's an okay doctor if you have a small short term condition, but I wouldnt recommend him for long term, and ALWAYS get a second opinion, After seeing Dr.Lee I seen another doctor who found a critical problem that Dr.Lee missed on my MRI that could of paralyzed me. As far as manners, He's nice and spends and okay amount of time speaking with you. Just do your research
Dr. Lee is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Bayfront Medical Center
Saint Anthony's Hospital
East Pasco Medical Center,Inc.
20 Years Experience
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1993
West Virginia University Hospital
Dr. Hee Lee accepts the following insurance providers.
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
- Humana Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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