Dr. Emmet Lee, MD

Dr. Emmet Lee, MD

Geriatric Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Emmet Lee, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Escondido, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 1988 and specializes in geriatric medicine, hospice & palliative medicine, and more.Read his story

625 E Grand Ave Ste B

Escondido, CA 92025

Contact Information

(866) 228-2236

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 13 More

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more than 5% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
more than 5% of peers
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Dr. Lee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "Emmet W. Lee, MD is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician specializing in Geriatric Care. As a Geriatrician, he serves as a Primary Care Physician for older adults with complex medical needs related to aging. Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 1988. He subsequently served his internship and completed his Internal Medicine residency at various University of Texas-affiliated hospitals in 1992. From 1991-1992 he served as Chief Medical Resident and Clinical Instructor of Medicine. Dr. Lee is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He specializes in geriatric medicine, with a focus on preventive healthcare. In the event a patient becomes ill he will consult with the appropriate specialists then, together with the patient, weigh the risks and benefits and determine the best course of treatment. His goal is to provide the continuity of care that includes outpatient care, nursing home care, and, if needed, palliative and hospice care. Dr. Lee also serves as the medical director at LifeCare Center of Escondido, subacute medical director at Escondido Post Acute Rehab, Chief Medical Officer of LightBridge Hospice and LightBridge Medical Associates, medical director at Meadowbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and medical director at Vista del Lago Memory Care Unit. He is affiliated with the American Medical Directors Association, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the American College of Physicians."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee ""If one of my patients becomes ill I'll seek the guidance of the appropriate specialists. Then, together with my patient, we'll weigh the risks and benefits of the recommended tests and treatments and mutually decide upon a course of treatment.""

6  Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
  • Hospice Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

33  Conditions Treated

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27  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Breast Exam
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Diabetes Management
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Disease Prevention
  • Fall Prevention and Safety Program
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Immunization
  • Injury Prevention
  • Management of Multiple Medical Conditions in the Elderly
  • Non-Surgical Arthritis Treatment
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Preventive Care
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stitches
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Tex Med School Houston Affil Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Tex Med School Houston Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lee to family and friends
8 total reviews

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Dr. Lee's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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