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Dr. Michael Lee

Internal Medicine
NY
28 years experience male

About

Bio

I went to medical school at SUNY Stony Brook and did my internal medicine residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. I have been in practice since 1997. I have a wonderful wife and a 5 year old daughter too.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida, New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not from fibromyal: rashes should not be caused by fibromyalgia...although meds used to treat it can cause rashes
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnant?: any missed period may indicate pregnancy and you should check a home pregnancy test if you are concerned. Cramping and spotting may be related to yo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ibs and cramps: irritable bowel is usually treated with high fiber diet and lots of liquids. Not sure why your doctor said no to tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin un... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Color change: sounds like you have an area around your nipple that has changed color. It may be due to a condition called tinea versicolor which causes lighter spo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hemorrhagic cysts: these cysts are usually not dangerous unless they are very large or continue to grow. They are not related to STDs. They usually do not require surg... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Might work: putting a warm compress/water on a cyst might help slightly if it's swollen or inflamed. I would suggest that you try not to squeeze it since that ma... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Chronic pancreatitis: the amylase and lipase may be elevated in chronic pancreatitis but not always. Usually you see higher levels of these enzymes when you have acute pan... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnant or not?: you should definitely go to your doctor to have blood work done to check to see if you are really pregnant. Since you are getting equivocal results w... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sternum pain: high glucose levels should not cause sternal pain but if you are a diabetic you are at much higher risk of heart disease. Sternal pain may be caused ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not serious: using 2 doses of ? Monistat should not be harmful. If you do have discomfort though I would see your doctor. You can always rinse/wash the region wi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Joint pains and rash: lupus can cause rashes and pains in many joints. exercise may help your joints and your doctor may be able to give you medicine to treat your rash. ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Red spot: the red spot with your ear wax may be blood from you trying to get out your wax. Generally you should avoid trying to use q tips or other things to g... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Car fumes not good: anyone especially a pregnant lady should not be exposed to fumes from a car...the carbon monoxide emitted from cars can be dangerous if you are expos... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Fasting sugars high: sounds like your fasting sugars are slightly high (If you fasted for 12 hours overnight a normal sugar should be less than 100). I would of course tr... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage: in general for most patients the maximum daily dose should be 3000 mg daily of Acetominophen but if you are taking a medication which can affect the m... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Could cause pain: spinal stenosis on a MRI could be causing your pain. I would ask your doctor to qualify the degree of spinal stenosis ..moderate or severe stenosis w... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
And pain: pain in lower abdomen could be related to menses but higher up could be your stomach, pancreas. If it's severe you can try some Tylenol (acetaminophe... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole): probably best time to take it is about 30 min before a meal because after you eat your acid level in your stomach is rising and the Dexilant (dexlanso... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Bruising 5 months: bruising 5 months after a bite is not normal and you should see your doctor to run blood work to see if you have some bleeding disorder. Good luck
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Color change in mole: the discoloration where you had a mole may be pigment changes after you had surgery in the area and may be normal. You should probably have the docto... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Unlikely cancer: given your age ..you likely do not have breast cancer but if your breast still hurts after the surgery you should see your doctor about it. Sometimes... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably ok: the old Ranitidine may still be effective but some medications may lose their efficacy over time so if it does not help your symptoms I would get a ne... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Many types of herpes: depends on what herpes you are talking about..herpes zoster (which is chicken pox in kids or shingles in adults) is not an STD and is spread thru dire... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe maybe not: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic used to treat usually urine infections or skin infections. While it may be used to treat... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cough and chest pain: acid reflux can cause both cough and chest pain but there are other conditions that can cause these symptoms such as Emphysema, asthma, cardiac diseas... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not likely: if a black spot has been on your ear for a few years it's probably scar tissue or related to pigment changes from past infections or scratching it. ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Stuffy nose and more: you have a lot of symptoms and perhaps you may have allergies and/or asthma. You should have a doctor check you out to see if you have asthma or aller... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Weight loss: at your size, an 8 lb weight loss is not good since you are underweight already. During the summer, you may be drinking more liquids when it's hot an... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Gassy pain: abdominal pain can be due to many problems but weight loss, blood in stool, vomiting or fever should prompt a doctor visit asap. constipation and ulc... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Folliculitis: If you have a difficult to treat folliculitis, you probably should see a dermatologist to get help. Since you had no relief with the treatments you m... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
High bilirubin: sounds like you may have a problem with your liver if your bilitrubin is still high and you are yellow or jaundiced. Having Hepatitis A many years ag... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hungry still: your hunger probably means generally you are not eating enough during the day. Eating an entire pizza at one meal is not good either. Generally eati... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Finger pain/swelling: finger pains with swelling may indicate joint inflammation. If you have other symptoms such as redness and fever, however, you may have an infection ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Tough to feel: most people without medical training would have a hard time feeling where their epididymis is. It's just above your testicle and since it's small typ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pelvic pain: you should get checked out by a doctor since you may have a hernia or other serious problem in your groin region. You might also have inflammation of... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably ok: Drinking 1 glass of wine or beer is generally OK for a woman and up to 2 glasses of wine or beer is usually ok for a man. But there are always excep... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Rash: it's difficult to tell you what kind of rash you have without seeing it but it may be related to hives or urticaria from something you are allergic to... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Complicated: when you say stomach pain it may not be your stomach at all....most people feel stomach pain in the middle upper abdomen. Your pain may be related to... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Should be ok: if part of a mole you scratched came off, you may have irritated the skin in the area. I would avoid picking or scratching the region and if it start... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Treatment of lump: the shot you got is an anti inflammatory medication and the swelling may be normal. As long as there is no pus or significant redness at the area, you... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Should not happen: bones especially the skull don't shrink...bones can weaken due to lack of proper nutrition or inactivity.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Bruising: most likely cause of your leg bruises is probably the sulfasalazine, which has anti inflammatory effects and similar to aspirin can cause easy bruisi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Tongue patches: you probably have a condition known as geographic tongue and the cause is unknown in most cases. Try to avoid hot or spicy food and try to avoid toot... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Breast pain: pain in your right breast and armpit may be breast related but could also be related to a pinched nerve in your neck or shoulder region. If you are h... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Halox lotion: halox is a corticosteroid lotion and best used for the particular areas where you are having a rash or problem with your skin. It should not be used ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Thigh rash: your rash could be an allergic reaction, fungal infection or some kind of folliculitis (inflammation/infection around your hair follicles). Could als... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No BM: taking Pepto Bismo is sometimes used to treat diarrhea but may cause the opposite effect and cause you not to go to the bathroom. I would drink extra... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Needs further eval: if your erection strength is poor and if your sex drive is low, you may have a low testosterone level. Your doctor can do blood work to test for this... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Scars on buttock: avoid scratching or squeezing the skin in the regions may help reduce scarring. You may need to see the dermatologist for further treatments to smooth... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Knee pain: pain behind the knee with swelling could mean an inflamed vein or thrombophlebitis. I would try a cool compress/water to apply on the leg and also wo... Read More

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Apr 23, 2015
Even though it's not his expertise he gave me his honest opinion on next steps. thanks doc
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Mar 31, 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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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm seeing the doctor today, thank you. I was mostly concerned about it being a possible clot, so no time to waste. Thank you again!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! I agree with sticking to tea or water - trying to convince my boyfriend to do the same and know a docs advice can help :)
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Thank you so much, actually bleed a few days after the d and c I thought this one was spotting but test showed negative on the 1st day of the bleeding

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Completed 1997

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