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Dr. Karen Lee, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 39

Dr. Lee
1801 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100 Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Dr. Karen Lee, MD is a neurology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in neurology and sleep medicine.


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(310) 319-5098

Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lee's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Sleep Disorders more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Sleep Apnea more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Restless Leg Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome

Dr. Lee's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Karen Lee, MD is a neurology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in neurology and sleep medicine.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Stanford University
Fellowship Hospital
2012
University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
Residency Hospital
2009
Pennsylvania Hospital
Internship Hospital
2008
Drexel University College of Medicine
Medical School
2002
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
2013
2012
2009
2008
2002

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Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lee

3.7

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
64%
(16)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
4%
(1)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
28%
(7)

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Dr. Lee is not a good doctor for migraine care - she doesn't know how to treat acute pain
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I am disappointed by all the negative reviews. I think that Dr. Lee's bedside manner is different, and that's OK for some but not for others. I will say that when I visited her I did feel like she was thorough; she listened and took a lot of notes. I sought out another physician in the end because I didn't feel she was a fit personality-wise. But by no means is she a "terrible doctor." She is actually quite brilliant, but I just thought our personalities didn't mesh well.
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Dr. Karen Lee is one of the worst doctors I've ever seen! After our first meeting I thought, "Wow. She hates her job!" She spent 6 min. on our intake. She got snappy, asking for my prior test which was in the computer, & I gave her a printed copy AND I said, "Here is my prior test." But she grouched saying, "Where is the other test." I kept saying, "That is the ONLY test." Even a child could understand, but not her. She repeatedly messed up my Rx & insurance paperwork & could not read my device.
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I found Dr. Lee to be an excellent listener, compassionate, and gave great explanations and support for my diagnosis.
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I'm not surprised at all by the negative comments. Ms. Lee - I really can't call her a doctor as her behavior doesn't warrant the respect of the title. She rushed through the appointment and wouldn't listen to any of my concerns. She barley made eye contact and just kept banging away at her keyboard without regard. It's only when I raised my voice that she paid any attention to me and my concerns for my elderly father. Even after that she would t answer ANY questions saying she needed test resul
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This Dr is plain awful. She has zero empathy and zero sympathy. I have never met a dr like her in my life. Absolutely doesn't care about you. Insists on seeing you in person only to type on the computer while barking questions at you like you're on trial or something. She spends a total if 8 minutes with you MAX and doesn't listen to anything you say. And to top it off she has no idea what she's doing. She will put you on and off a thousand different medications- putting your body through hell!!
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Dr Lee did NOT listen to me at all. She never ordered the tests that were needed for my diagnosis. She took me off all my meds and changed my diagnosis from my previous dr. ( I moved from out of state) She has sent my life for a tale spin. Due to her lack of listening, ordering the tests she felt she needed, and continuing the care from my previous dr. (As I had for 3 years) I believe I fell asleep at the wheel. She's NOT a good Dr. at all. If you care about your health PLEASE go elsewhere!
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Dr.karen Lee is a very compassionate and caring physician. She takes her time to listen to the patients and explain their problems and offers the choices of treatment. I feel that I am lucky to have Dr.Lee as my neurologist and I recommend her highly
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