Dr. Paul Lee, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Lee
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County

19582 Beach Blvd Ste 270 Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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(949) 612-9090

Dr. Paul Lee, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Lee has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Orthopedic Institute. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lee to book an appointment.


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(949) 612-9090

Dr. Lee accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
SmartCare HMO
Tricare
Humana
Tricare
Molina Healthcare
Monarch Healthcare
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
Wells Fargo Insurance

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Dysphagia more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Esophageal Diseases more than 91% of their peers

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

Esophagitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Esophagitis more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 73% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 27 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Abdominal Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lee treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lee treats Stomach Diseases more than 92% of their peers

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

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Dr. Lee's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Lee's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lee

4.9

Based on 180 ratings

5 Stars
96.11111111111111%
(173)
4 Stars
1.6666666666666667%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
2.2222222222222223%
(4)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (153)
  • Explained conditions well (153)
  • Listened & answered questions (153)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (53)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
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Great staff, very helpful.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 01, 2020
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He seems very interacted and listening to your story and paying attention what you are going to say.
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Aug 28, 2020
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Everything went well. Soon after I arrived was checked in, taken back to prep area and taken into the surgical suite. Dr. Lee was waiting for me. Final preparation took place, anesthetic given and procedure performed. It only took about five minutes. The next thing I knew I was getting ready to be released. My ride arrived and home I went. After a lengthy nap, I am awake and feeling fine. Great job Dr. Lee and Endoscopy Center!
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K.L – Aug 05, 2020
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I came in for an Endoscopy with Dr Paul Lee. My experience was excellent the moment I walked in. The employees at the front desk and the nurses were super sweet and catered to all my needs. I came in very nervous but everyone made my experience easy, fast and comfortable. Thank you so much to everyone and Dr Paul Lee!
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D.S – Aug 04, 2020
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Everything went so well and on schedule, the staff and Dr. Lee were amazing. Not that I look forward to having another surgery, but If I did I would at this facility. thank you,
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A.K – Jul 01, 2020
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I was very impressed with how easily the procedure was handled. The staff was very kind, efficient, and made me feel comfortable.
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C.M – Jun 29, 2020
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Nice place. Nice folks. Reminds me of those pink bears,”my hiney’s clean.” Put up with my corny jokes. Never got those flowers, though...! ??????
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Gregory Stoddard – Mar 09, 2020
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Everybody was very professional and friendly. Overall it was very good experience .
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Anna Jozefowicz – Mar 05, 2020
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Colonoscopy
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Katherine – Feb 29, 2020
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EVERYONE THERE VERY POLITE AND PROFESSIONAL. AND VERY CLEAN FACILITY.
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Young Lee – Nov 12, 2019
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The whole visit went well and everyone was very professional and friendly. I felt comfortable being at this facility.
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Rachel Cervantes – Oct 30, 2019
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Excellent services
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Hien Nguyen – Oct 22, 2019
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The entire staff from when I entered to when I left was courteous, professional and very helpful.
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Linda Earl – Sep 26, 2019
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Very professional staff, experience was pleasant... highest marks all around!
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Margaret Cahill – Jul 11, 2019
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Everyone was professional and procedure went smoothly.
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Billy Cheng – Jul 03, 2019
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I had a very good experience. The nurses were friendly and respectful, the follow up was great and Dr. Lee was on-time and very nice. The only scheduling problem I had was that I am only available on Mondays and so I had to book a bit far in advance. I couldn't have asked for things to go more smoothly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Linda Robertson – Jun 28, 2019
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Friendly, professional staff. In by 10 out by 12:30 - pretty darn good!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Richard Ferguson – Jun 25, 2019
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Staff was excellent and procedure went very smoothly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anne Heflin – Jun 20, 2019
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Staffs explained well and their treatment was very professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rae Jo – Jun 14, 2019
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Everyone was very good and the procedure was quick.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

I am a part of and founder of Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County. My partners and I believe in caring for the whole person and believe in delivering compassionate and complete healthcare for your GI and liver needs.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Usc La County
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Lac Usc Med Center
Residency Hospital
2002
USC/ Kenneth Norris Cancer Hospital
Internship Hospital
1997
University of California At Los Angeles
1995
Westminster Theological Seminary
1993
Pomona College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County

Digestive Disease Consultants of OC19582 Beach Blvd Ste 270 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County113 Waterworks Way Ste 155 Irvine, CA 92618
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Irvine, CA

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)