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Dr. Sookwook Lee, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Lee is a Family Practitioner servicing the New York City and Westchester areas. As a distinguished member of the American Board of Family Medicine Dr. Lee shares her expertise and caring professionalism with every patient. Dr. Lee has a unique alternative specialty in the field of Anti-Aging using bio-identical hormones and Ondamed to achieve incredible success. Specialties include: American family medicine, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric, Gynecology, Dermatology, and Anti-aging.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1619137932

Office locations

Ara Medical Center

12 West 32nd Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10001

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The visit was okay. However, The bill includes some test that I have never done during the visit. This make me feel sad for this clinic.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Lee is absolutely fantastic, kind and incredibly thorough. She takes the time to speak to you about your symptoms, review results, and explain the science/anatomy behind what could be going on. Highly recommend! Her staff are all incredibly kind as well
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Dr. Lee takes the time to explain things.
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Doctor Lee has officially become my favorite doctor. Ever. She was very warm and genuine. And she explained everything very clearly including the science and biology behind the problems haha. I kid you not, she took out visual displays and evendrew up diagrams to help me understand. I loved that because it always frustrates me when doctors don't explain the reasons behind issues. She even addressed issues beyond what I went in for. I don't generally talk to people very openly but she was so amicable. Absolutely amazing.
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Very professional and to the point. I made my appointment last minute and had no problem getting in. The staff was warm and welcoming and the entire office was very kind and helpful.
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I went to Dr. Lee for a regular annual physical. Dr. Lee was very thorough and had great bedside manner. I felt comfortable being seen by her and she explained in detail the results of her examination, which I very muchappreciated. She explained both the anatomy of the health issues and why I would have certain symptoms that I might not think is related to what she was explaining. All of this was in layman's terms but not too dumbed down that I felt like it wasn't thoroughly explained. The appointment once seen by Dr. Lee was quite efficient. I didn't feel like we went into a ton of detail or explanation on my additional questions, but she did answer the question with good suggestions to try and I probably didn't really express that any of the topics were huge issues. Her staff was also very nice and courteous (though some are somewhat reserved). I will say that there was quite the wait. I showed up a few minutes before my appointment and there were only a couple additional quick forms I had to fill out, but it was still 30-45 minutes before I even saw the nurse for blood work. Then around an hour after my appointment time, Dr. Lee finally called me into the office for the examination. In fairness, they tell you on ZocDoc to block off an hour of your time, but I didn't really expect beyond an hour. Overall a decent visit and I'd probably go again, but just maybe block off extra time next time.
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Very nice and friendly doctor. I was able to explain the issues I had and she gave me her valuable opinion and explanations. She was aware of my concerns and gave me referrals for further testing. She didn’t rush me andi was able to speak to her without any problems.
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The doctor was very nice and informative. The front desk Valerie was very pleasant. I definitely recommend this office without hasitation
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Dr Lee is very informative and also lovely to interact with. Will definitely continue seeing her moving forward!
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Great annual physical.
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Dr. Lee was thorough and was able to uncover my issues by examining me without me saying a word. It was impressive and she gave great insight on how to improve.
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The doctor was extremely patronizing, insulting and wasn't able to help me with a cough. Had to schedule a new apt wiyh another doctore to get help. Unfortunately apt I could find for the day. Do not recommend.
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Long wait time, took about an hour and a half from the time I got there until I left. The doctor was nice and pretty thorough, and the woman that took my blood was very nice, as well. Would probably recommendand go back if needed to go to a doctor that wasn't an urgent care.
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Very quick and to the point. Good fast service.
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I felt rushed out of the room. After about 5 minutes together, she waited for me to leave and I had to ask her if it was okay for me to ask a few questions. Will not be going back. Very little Bedside manner. Not a good experience.
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I appreciate that she discusses options in depth and takes her time in explaining.
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Doctor was a nice lady, I have no complain. But the staff there at the front desk was a joke. The male staff smelt cigarette smoke in the waiting room, apparently he smokes during his shift. Evidently he was outside smokingas I was leaving the building. I have never seen such practice as a clinic staff.
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Friendly, well organized, competent. Thx much
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I am a type of person who has had lots of bad doctor's office experiences in NYC and have developed a natural aversion to going at all. However, my experience with Dr. Lee was excellent and ended with me voluntarily schedulinganother appointment. Dr. Lee gets right to the point in a very friendly and knowledgeable way. She is very patient and explains concepts in plain terms insofar as diagnosis as well as practices for healthy living. I highly recommend her especially for those (like myself) who have had less than ideal experiences in NYC.
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Wait time was fine. Assistant was nice and professional. The Dr. was very caring and took her time with me and explained everything. Happy to have found my new PCP!
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There was an incorrect prescription written for me and it took two days and several phone calls to get it right.
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Nurse was great and loved speaking with Dr. Lee. She was very helpful and approachable. I felt she was truly invested in my health and took the time to answer all my concerns/questions.
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She was great. Just what I was looking for in a physician.
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Dr. Lee was really great! She is very sweet and took her time to explain everything to me. I didn’t feel rushed at all. The overall process was quick, efficient and the office is clean.
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Dr Lee didnt listen to my past experience with doctors where she just repeated what previous dr's have told me. She wouldn't fill a script that I have been diagnosed for. She didnt recommend a specialist for my ailment. I wont be going back to her
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Excellent bedside manner, good advice while awaiting results of annual physical.
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My visit with Dr. Lee was fantastic. I got in right away and her nursing staff was very friendly. Dr. Lee had a very clean office in a great location. She was courteous, professional and gave me plenty of time toaddress any questions, etc. She suggested i come back in person to review the results of my bloodwork, which i appreciated.
Less than 6 months ago
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She and her staff were great
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She’s very nice and informative. Very knowledgeable
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Very professional
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Dr. Lee herself is great. I just had some issues where I was asked to provide a urine sample, and then was asked to pour my own sample into a test tube because my insurance required it in the manner. Ithought it was weird that I had to do it, instead of the nurse, or the the lab tech themselves. As well, it took a while for me to receive one of my prescriptions, due to miscommunication of whether the supplement was OTC or not. Otherwise, highly recommend.
Less than 6 months ago
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I showed up and was promptly walked through the paperwork by her professional staff. The visit all-in took under 30 minutes, so its great if you're looking to do a quick visit during work hours. Very professional and knowledgeable, took thetime to explain things in a way I would understand.
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She was so patient with all of my questions and answered and explained everything ! The doctor herself was so kind and I really appreciated her taking the extra time. :D The wait in the office was a bit strange however,the front desk was a bit unorganized, and the process did not feel so smooth.
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I've been to Dr. Lee a few times for simple checkups and been satisfied with the treatment I received. But I have to echo the other reviews here: her billing, charges, and fees are suspect. There were conflicting fee amounts forservices from different receptionists, which made me question the integrity of the office. Unfortunately, due to this I won't be returning.
Less than 6 months ago
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I would recommend checking reviews from alternative sources.
Less than 6 months ago
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She makes you come back for results and the front desk will make me pay co-pay twice even though annual OBGYN is covered by my insurance. The front desk strongly disagrees. Even though the doctor is great, will not be returning due to unusual payment and billing practice.
Less than 6 months ago
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She always puts my mind at ease about things I worry about. She amazing.
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Dr. Lee is very sweet and thorough in explaining to me what the solution is to my concerns. She is my general physician and have been happy with her service.
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Dr Lee is extremely knowledgeable and has a holistic approach. Fast and accurate diagnostic, followed by a treatment to the very root of the issue: clear explication to the patient, nutrition guidance to treat the issue and medicine only if necessary. One of the best MDs i’ve seen.
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Dr Lee and her office are great - they are organized, professional and there is hardly ever a wait. Dr Lee is very caring, knowledgeable and had good bedside manor.
Less than 6 months ago
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Always so professional and kind.
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I had a number of tests done because I had been feeling poorly for a while. The test range seemed very complete and Dr. Lee explained the results clearly. I got a prescription to help with my most serious issue, andfollow-up appts were initiated by the staff. I am very happy with Dr. Lee and will continue to keep her as my GP!
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Dr Sookwook Lee is so knowledgeable. She spends 5 minutes examining you and can tell you so much about what’s going on internally. She’s patient and caring and takes the time to explain things to you. I highly recommend her. You won’t have a more thorough doctor
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Dr. Lee was great! The issue is her billing. Not going to post too much here about it (ZocDoc rules; totally fair), but her office overcharges you greatly. I'd recommend looking the office up on Yelp before you choose to attend
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Always professional, honest and kind.
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Most of my time was spent waiting to see the doctor. While the staff was kind, the offices are very unprofessional looking. It does not feel like a clean/ sterile doctor's office AT ALL. The paperwork did not seem standard forms.They make you carry your own urine through the lobby and drop it off in another room next to other people's urine. This practice also brings you into a small room where there are other peoples vials of blood on the shelf just sitting there. When I finally did see the doctor - Dr. Lee barely spoke to me. She was not interested in hearing my questions or previous health history. When I voiced my concerns about aspects of my health, she laughed a little bit before changing the topic to something else. If you're looking for a PCP to be a good choice for your healthcare - don't go with this practice.
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I am always so nervous going to a near doctor, but Dr. Lee was one of the kindest, most professional doctors I have ever seen. She was thorough in her physical examination and patient in reviewing my results a week later.Looking forward to continuing with Dr. Lee as my PCP!
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Quick and efficient, everyone has a great attitude.
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I really liked Dr Lee. It was all very straight forward and comfortable. She is a really nice and went through things in a comforting manner. I'm glad I've found her and will continue to use her.
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Very polite and efficient
Less than 1 year ago
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