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Dr. Daniel Lee

Internal Medicine
San Diego, CA
27 years experience male

Locations

UCSD Medical Center

San Diego, CA

Address

UCSD Owen Clinic, 200 West Arbor Drive, Mail Code 8681, San Diego, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

6195437841

About

Bio

Daniel Lee, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, California. He currently practices at the Owen Clinic, which is the HIV outpatient clinic at UCSD Medical Center. Dr. Lee attended UCLA for his undergraduate degree and received his MD degree at UCSD School of Medicine. In 1998, he finished his Internal Medicine internship and residency at UCSD Medical Center and subsequently joined the Internal Medicine faculty at the Owen Clinic. Dr. Lee also serves on the faculty for the San Diego AIDS Education Training Center. He provides training for primary care providers interested in learning more about HIV-related care. In addition, Dr. Lee provides medical care for HIV-positive inmates at the San Diego County Jail. In early 1999, Dr. Lee started a sub specialty Lipid/Lipodystrophy Clinic soon after joining the Owen Clinic. This clinic focuses on the problems of long-term metabolic complications which have arisen due to antiretroviral therapy. He is currently active in research in the management of dyslipidemia and lipodystrophy and has published several journal articles regarding these topics. His most recent interest is in the use of Kelee meditation for stress, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Lee is currently involved with studies with Kelee meditation to better understand its effectiveness in improving overall well-being and quality of life. He has set up meditation classes for patients and medical providers alike to help with stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout. In his spare time, Dr. Lee volunteers his time for Being Alive San Diego, an HIV/AIDS service organization, as the Board President. He is an avid tennis and poker player.

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not common: Having extra saliva and mucus as a result of HIV treatment is very uncommon and not something I have seen in my patients on HIV treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: No, it is very unlikely to get high off zidovudine at normal or high doses. It may cause more toxicities such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, severe ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
3TC (lamivudine) is an NRTI: 3tc, also known as Epivir or lamivudine, is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (or nrti) often used in the treatment of HIV and/or hepatitis... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Burning or redness: Aldara (imiquimod) may cause some local burning or redness if applied to sensitive areas.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: No, homosexuals are not necessarily more likely to transfer these infections than heterosexuals. Infections like hepatitis, herpes, and HIV are commo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say exactly what are the common symptoms in someone with aids. Some people may have absolutely no symptoms at the time of diagnosi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Should be okay: No worries. It should be okay. Clindamycin should be adequate to take care of tonsillitis. If concerned, would go see your primary care provider to... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible, depends...: It is possible to get hiv-infected from a needle prick (used by hiv+ person). However, depends on the needle bore size. If it is a thicker needle, y... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No effect: The antiviral therapies for HIV should not necessarily affect the results of nose surgery. The HIV medications should help your immune system to impr... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, you can: Ideally, you should take Atripla at night as it can cause dizziness. The idea behind this is so you sleep thru the dizziness. The dizziness can go a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No, not usually: Hiv can be associated with any symptom, including a dry cough. However, a cough is very nonspecific, meaning that it can be due to a variety of cause... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: It is always difficult to determine life expectancy of anyone with any type of chronic illness like hiv/aids. There are very good anti-hiv medications... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Thru mucus membranes: Hiv, the virus that causes aids, can cause infection when there is unprotected sexual contact. Hiv exists in seminal and vaginal fluids and can cause... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Negative effect: Stress can affect you both physically and mentally. We have all had the experience of stress causing a stomach ache, headache, or tension in the back... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Usually 2-4 weeks: Usually, the symptoms of acute HIV may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. Many individuals develop a flu-like illness called... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No, HIV causes AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, which can lead to acquired immune deficiency... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, theoretically: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, leading to acquired immune deficiency syndro... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See links below: I do not know the exact percentages, but you can refer to the attached links below for the number of persons with hiv. For us data, check out cdc w... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Probably a URI: It sounds like you may have an upper respiratory infection or uri. It sounds like you may have a mild sore throat, possible swollen glands, nasal con... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Try Kelee meditation: I would recommend checking out kelee meditation (www.Thekelee.Org). I have been doing this meditation for 7 years and it was very helpful in quieting... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No risk for HIV: You cannot get hiv, the virus that causes aids, if neither person has it. Transmission only occurs from an infected person to an uninfected person.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No, very unlikely: No, it is very unlikely. Even if it was used by someone else who had hiv, it would be unlikely given that if there was blood, it was dry. Theoretica... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not necessarily: While night sweats and weight loss are common symptoms of chronic HIV infection, these symptoms are very nonspecific. This means that other infection... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
You are HIV negative: If your HIV tests are repeatedly negative, then you are negative. I'm not sure what you mean by symptoms of HIV - probably need to be more specific, b... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe irritation: The reddish bumps could just be irritation from leaning or putting pressure on your elbows. This happens to me occasionally when i read and lean with... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Multiple fallacies: Aids dissidents or denialists disagree that HIV is the cause of aids. They feel that HIV does not exist, that HIV has not been adequately isolated, t... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, no problem: Yes, there is no problem if you want to sleep with your legs elevated. Some people do this to if they have a chronic issue with leg swelling as this ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Could be an ulcer...: If you're having abdominal pain after eating a normal meal, it could be possible that you may have an ulcer in the stomach or first part of the small ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, with acute HIV: Usually, the symptoms of acute HIV may occur within 2 to 4 weeks of infection and may last a week. Many individuals develop a flu-like illness called ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Probably negative...: You are probably negative, but the only way to know is to get retested again. Most lymph nodes usually come and go if you have an infection on the fa... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Try Kelee meditation: I have been doing kelee meditation for about 7 years now and it has helped me in my personal and professional life. I have found that i can be more f... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, possible: Yes, it is possible. Many times, transmission of HIV may occur through intercourse (vaginal, anal, or oral), which can cause micro tears in these are... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Same as anyone else: Hiv infection is typically acquired through unprotected sex, injection drug use, or transfusion of hiv-infected blood products. There are no differen... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, yes, and yes: Yes, you can have hpv for over 30+ years. Any person who has been sexually active with another person ever in their lifetime likely has been exposed ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No, not necessarily: You are correct that unprotected sex is likely not as risky as unprotected anal or vaginal sex when it comes to HIV transmission. Pre-Exposure Prophy... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many reasons: There are many technical reasons why it is taking so long to find a cure for AIDS. Vaccines are in development, but HIV hides very well from detection... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Usually 2-4 weeks: Usually, the symptoms of acute HIV may occur within 2 to 4 weeks after exposure and may last a week. Many individuals develop a flu-like illness call... Read More
A 94-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Bleeding: If you popped a blood vessel, it would bleed continuously, but as long as you put pressure on the area, eventually, the bleeding should stop.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Probably 2 weeks: Early HIV symptoms associated with acute HIV infection may occur about 2 weeks after exposure. Symptoms may include fever, enlarged lymph nodes, sore... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Spicyfood irritation: Spicy foods can be irritating to stomach and can stimulate pain fibers in the mouth and all the way through the gastrointestinal tract, including the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Vaginal secretions: Hiv, the virus that causes aids, can be transmitted from woman to man via vaginal secretions infected with hiv. Hiv can enter through the man's ureth... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Multiple causes: On the average, 0.2 percent of elisa tests give a false positive HIV test result that are then proven incorrect by a western blot test. Autoimmune di... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Long story, but...: In short, HIV was discovered by 2 groups (lav in 1983 - dr. Montagnier and HTLV-III in 1984 - dr. Gallo) in separate labs. Later in 1985, these were ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Immediately: A pregnant woman should usually get tested for HIV as soon as she finds out she is pregnant and seeks prenatal care. If she does not seek any prenatal... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Liver or gallbladder: Pains on the right upper side of the abdomen are usually associated with conditions related to the liver or gallbladder. I would recommend that you s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
MSMs, IDUs: In the us, certain groups are more prone to HIV because of the higher prevalence (more common) in these groups. Men who have sex with men (msm) and in... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Tough to say!: I would say that while funding is helpful to finding a cure, what we are missing is key piece(s) of understanding of how the virus works and how it hi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Try Kelee meditation: I would recommend checking out kelee meditation (www.Thekelee.Org). I have been doing this meditation for 7 years and it was very helpful in quieting... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Try Kelee meditation: I would recommend checking out kelee meditation (www.Thekelee.Org). I have been doing this meditation for 7 years and it was very helpful in quieting... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Now that you say that, I have been drinking much more tea and less water these days. I'll make an effort to drink more water. Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! same occur in lyme patients and Asians with non HIV AIDS. Immune comp
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Thanks..I Need Help I Cant Or Really Dont No If I Can Or Will Be Able To Afford The Care. But I Dont Want To Die!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

UCSD Medical Center

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, San Diego, CA - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, San Diego, CA - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, Second Place, San Diego Region - Summer
2014
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