People often ask me how I became interested in integrative medicine. I always tell them, “A personal health journey often leads one down the path to alternative medicine.” In my case, my own personal health journey involved a medical issue that involved my gall bladder. I went along with the conventional wisdom and had my gall bladder removed only to later realize that this major surgery could have been entirely avoided by nutrition and other alternative therapies. Too often, convention medicine treats the symptom of a health issue rather than getting to the root cause of disease.
After this epiphany, I became more interested in integrated/alternative medicine and began to steer my medical practice in that direction. When my husband was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease, I was led further down the integrative medicine path in order to help him heal.
Like my husband and myself, so many of my patients today are led to my practice via a similar path. In other words, they have not found effective treatment via traditional Western medicine and are seeking out more effective health solutions that pose less risk and do not have as many side effects.
Becoming a specialist in regenerative medicine, specifically, Stem Cell and NAD+ therapies, was a natural progression for me as a integrative medicine practitioner who is always looking for the most advanced therapies available. What I find so exciting about these treatments is that they hold incredible promise to treat a myriad of health issues. What’s more, stem cell treatments provide great hope to those who are suffering from debilitating illnesses.
Within the past few years, I have built up a large following of Stem Cell and NAD+ therapy patients who come to me from all over the world seeking relief from main conditions: joint pain; chronic pain; neurological issues such as ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s Disease; autoimmune diseases such as IBS and Lupus.
As leading pioneers in the Cord-blood Stem Cell and NAD+ Therapy fields, our practice is devoted to providing safe, high-quality health care and aesthetic care, which encompasses the wholeness and values of all. As with all of our services, we stay firmly grounded in evidence-based medicine yet respect the different health beliefs of all who come through our door.
At Scarsdale Integrated Medicine we value the science of Western Medicine and the philosophy of Eastern Medicine, and we utilize the best of both modalities. However, we will respect your wishes in terms of how you want to be treated.
Some of our patients choose Traditional (or mainstream) Medicine for their treatment, while others prefer a Holistic or Functional medical approach. We also have patients who want us to use a combination of both.
At Scarsdale Integrative Medicine we treat the individual, not the symptom. Yes, we treat illnesses and diseases, but our focus is on prevention and getting to the cause of a patient’s issues.
Dr. Lee graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea in 1999, and has been in the practice of Family Medicine since 2003. She completed Family Medicine Residency and the Faculty Development Fellowship Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Family and Social Medicine in 2006.
In 2006 Dr. Lee was appointed Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she still teaches medical students and residents.
Personal health experience led her to look beyond what conventional medicine offers. She obtained her New York State Certification in Medical Acupuncture at New York Medical College.
Her motivation to provide the best quality care with a holistic approach and alternative treatment options led her to establish her private practice in Scarsdale, NY in 2008.
Dr. Lee is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine. She is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Institutes for Functional Medicine.