Stefano Lee, MD
Stefano Lee, MD, is a family practice doctor offering Direct Primary Care. He earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside. From there, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Following school, he completed his family residency at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA and became board certified in 2011.
Prior to discovering the Direct Primary Care model, Dr. Lee was practicing at a typical fee-for-service family clinic. Dr. Lee began to feel empty inside after seeing many patients for less than 10-12 minutes all day. He initially thought he needed a slight change such as working at a new clinic. However, after multiple interviews at small to large organizations, he realized he was receiving the same question repeatedly from them; can you see more than 20-25 patients a day? Dr. Lee then began to remember why he went into medicine in the first place; which was to take care of not only his patient’s physical health, but also their emotional and spiritual health. This revelation led Dr. Lee to the Direct Primary Care model of practicing medicine.
In addition to previously working as a fee-for-service family provider, Dr. Lee’s experience includes Medical Director at Salud Family Health Center in Frederick, CO and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado. Dr. Lee was born in Korea and has been fortunate to have lived in Indonesia, Ecuador, and now the US. As a result, he is fluent in three languages: English, Spanish, and Korean. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, playing tennis, and taking travel photography.