Dr. Karen Lee, MD

Dr. Karen Lee, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 37
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Dr. Karen Lee, MD is a neurology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2008 and specializes in neurology and sleep medicine.

1801 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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more than 91% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 89% of peers
more than 87% of peers

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  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated


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

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
based on 23 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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Dr. Lee's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Canoga Park
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...more
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in Santa Monica, CA
I found Dr. Lee to be an excellent listener, compassionate, and gave great explanations and support for my diagnosis.
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in Los Angeles, CA
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...more
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in Los Angeles, CA
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...more
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in Santa Clarita, CA
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...more
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This patient unfortunately was MISDIAGNOSED by her last sleep specialist.According to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD) 3rd edition,her prior sleep study was incorrectly interpreted and she was placed on inappropriate medication, which is very dangerous. I recommended another sleep study, but she never completed it.I am a board certified sleep specialist, and unfortunately several physicians practicing sleep medicine aren't and don't know how to interpret sleep studies.

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