Dr. Jennifer Lee joins EvergreenHealth Pain Care team

  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:00pm
  • Life

EvergreenHealth has added pain medicine physician Dr. Jennifer Lee to the EvergreenHealth Pain Care team.

Lee is board-certified in both pain medicine and anesthesiology, and comes to the Kirkland-based health system with specialized experience in epidural injections, facet joint injections, neurolytic blocks, spinal cord stimulators, and medication management with an emphasis on non-opioid options.

As a leader in her practice area, Lee’s clinical research has been featured in a number of scholarly publications.

“With the development of new drugs, devices and treatments, pain management is highly individualized to each patient’s needs, which is a philosophy embraced by providers, staff and volunteers at EvergreenHealth Pain Care,” Bob Malte, EvergreenHealth CEO, said in a press release. “Dr. Lee’s hands-on clinical experience, coupled with her background in research and instruction, makes for a perfect addition to our team of pain medicine experts.”

A lifelong resident of the Northwest, Lee began her career as an acting instructor at Seattle Children’s, and later as faculty in pain management at Swedish Medical Center. There, she focused on adult patients and initiated a Ketamine infusion program.

Lee also taught ultrasound-guided interventional procedures to other doctors through the World Association for Ultrasound in Pain Medicine for several years, and has contributed to committees aiming to standardize and optimize care pathways for chronic low back pain.

With a passion for science and helping people, Lee believed medicine was a natural career choice. She earned her medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, before returning to Seattle to serve as a medical intern at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

She completed a fellowship in sports medicine pain management, and her residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington Medical Center.

Lee believes successful chronic pain treatment requires a thoughtful, personalized approach to effectively treat a patient’s condition. She partners with patients to design a treatment plan that will be safe and effective for them now and in the future.

Her overall goal is to offer procedures, therapies and necessary medicines to help improve the quality of life for patients, allowing them to free themselves of pain and become less reliant on health care services.

EvergreenHealth’s pain management team operates under a multidisciplinary approach, working with specialists from many different medical fields to ensure that treatment plans are catered to each patient’s specific needs.

To learn more about Dr. Jennifer Lee and EvergreenHealth pain management services, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/pain-management.

More in Life

As 2018 real estate market wraps up, buyers and sellers prepare for the year ahead

To list or not to list during the holidays? That is the question.

Google hosted their fourth annual musical holiday lights show on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 7. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
Google lights up the night along Cross Kirkland Corridor

City of Kirkland and Google gather for holiday fun

Signups open for Kirkland Nourishing Network food boxes for winter break

The group’s goal is to collect and distribute more than 400 boxes of food to families.

LWSD honors community partners and celebrates student success during American Education Week

The week seeks to raise awareness of the importance of public education.

Carmelo Ramirez (left) and owner, Mike Wehrle receive customers in their Kirkland lot on 1006 Lake St. S . Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Kirkland’s MJW Services includes holiday cheer in its landscaping services

MJW has helped families find their perfect Christmas tree since 1994.

What I eat in a day: Eating nutritiously on a busy schedule

Some tips on how to eat healthier on a daily basis.

Kirkland lights holiday tree at Winterfest

The family-friendly event also featured photo opportunities with llamas and Santa.

Kirkland City Hall. Reporter file photo
ORCA and Transit for All at Kirkland City Hall set for Dec. 8

Reduced-fare ORCA cards for youth, seniors, and low-income individuals as well as individuals with disabilities will be available.

Courtesy photo
Entering the winter real estate market – what to expect

Over the last five months, there has been more inventory than in previous years previously.

Most Read