Dr. Rick Lee, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Rick Lee, MD
Integrative Medicine is the combination of conventional medicine with evidence based therapies that include all types of medicine used around the world. We treat every patient as an individual and utilize centuries-old tested medicine with modern diagnostics when making our assessments and treatment plans. We also believe many symptoms are related to improper function of our bodies and therefore we utilize many principles from Functional Medicine to help our patients. Our core principles include: Identify and treat the root cause, whenever possible – By treating the cause you can produce long lasting results. When it comes to symptom management we use natural approaches whenever possible while striving to dig deeper and treat the root cause. Treat the Whole Person – We believe in the connection between body, mind, spirit and community and we strive to provide support for each patient on all of these levels to optimize health. Focus on the Foundations of Health – First we must strive to balance the foundations of health which include proper diet, sleep, stress reduction, and exercise. Once these foundations are strengthened the body will naturally move away from disease and toward wellness. Prevention – We not only treat patients with disease but we are the experts in preventative medicine. Many diseases have been eliminated around the world through prevention and it is much easier to prevent metabolic disorders than to manage them. We focus on living life in a way that will maintain whole body wellness and balance even in our stressful world. Education – We strive to educate you about how your body functions and evaluate your current treatment. Our bodies are uniquely and wonderfully made to heal when given the right environment and medicine. We provide a guided path for you to improve your overall health which naturally eliminates disease in the process. If you are looking to take an active role in your journey to wellness then our team is waiting to assist you in a personalized way!

16830 Forest Rd

Forest, VA 24551

Contact Information

(434) 515-2775

Dr. Rick Lee, MD

Dr. Rick Lee, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Piedmont Community HealthCare, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Virginia Premier
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas


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Degenerative Disc Disease
more than 81% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 76% of peers
Steroid Injection
more than 70% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lee "Over the past 8 years I have been interested in primary care and have traveled to Mexico, Nepal and Turkey (2016) on medical mission trips providing general family medicine. In 2014, I started to question "modern or traditional" medicine and found a great appreciation for Integrative and Functional Medicine.

Now I continue to practice anesthesiology and I've added Integrative/Functional medicine.

Integrative and Functional medicine allow me to find what is actually causing your disease and not just treat the symptoms.  I can help you achieve wellness relying more on your own and giving you the possibility to stop taking medications and feel great!

Check out my FaceBook for the latest info"


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  • Pain Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Constipation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Gouty Arthropathy
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Respiratory Allergies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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 Missouri / Kansas City Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Uva
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Arizona Ctr For Integrative Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017
  • University Of Arizona
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017

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 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Lee Says:

I welcome the chance to help you reach the wellness goals you desire!  Thank you for allowing me to take care of you!

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
Patient Comments (1)
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Dr . Lee was was amazing how he explained the procedure. He was caring and truthful in answering any questions we had and staff was just as wonderful. The highest marks for Dr. Lee and his staff! Two thumbs up! Thank you! And God bless you!
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Dr. Lee accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Piedmont Community HealthCare, Inc.
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Virginia Premier
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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