Karen M Lee, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

4100 Healthway Drive

Aurora, IL 60504

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Meet Karen M Lee, MD

About me

  • Cerumen Impaction RemovalCryotherapy of the SkinEKG - ElectrocardiogramIncision and DrainagePap TestPelvic ExamSkin Tags
  • https://www.advocatehealth.com



  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Ross University School Of Medicine

Board certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Dreyer

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna SmartCare
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Choice Preferred
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Advantra Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health (Coventry) Rental PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare EPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Illinois Health Connect
  • Imagine Health Smart Care
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Sunrise Advantage Plan
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select PPO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 454 patient ratings.


July 28, 2020 7:43 AM

pleasant visit

July 27, 2020 3:52 PM

Very nice visit; she is very professional and helpful.

July 27, 2020 1:35 PM

Dr. Lee showed care and concern for my issue and included me in the decision making process of how to move forward. She, like always, is very attentive, professional, and caring.

July 27, 2020 1:35 PM

Dr. Lee is always attentive, caring, respectful of health issues presented, and always makes me part of the decision making. She remembers details about past issues and is always looking to help with looking forward with health needs/

July 20, 2020 9:22 PM

Dr. Lee is excellent doctor, makes you feel very comfortable and trys to help you to get the attention you need.

July 20, 2020 9:22 PM

My experience at Advocate Medical group is always good.

May 23, 2020 6:07 AM

I have been very happy with Dr Lee. She is very compassionate and helpful.

May 13, 2020 10:29 AM

I'm very pleased with Dr. Lee & how smoothly the office runs & how prompt & friendly Dr. Lee is & very knowledgeable.

April 30, 2020 11:03 AM

Dr. Karen Lee is a very kind dr. and I speak with her as if we were friends.

April 28, 2020 4:39 PM

Great sense of caring and closure

April 23, 2020 8:04 AM

Dr. Lee is a great doctor!

April 20, 2020 3:23 PM


April 17, 2020 9:27 AM

Phone visit due to COVID-19, called me on time. Answered all my questions.

April 12, 2020 11:39 AM

on time and satisfactory.

April 7, 2020 11:43 AM

Dr. Karen Lee is a very good and caring person as a doctor.

April 7, 2020 11:43 AM

She is excellent. I will recommend her to family and friends.

April 6, 2020 1:38 PM

thank you doctor Lee

April 6, 2020 1:38 PM

she is very nice and helps me with getting get things done

March 30, 2020 1:12 PM

Dr. Lee is someone you could talk to about anything of concern. She is very approachable, friendly, nice & truly interested in what is going on in your life. She talked with me about my husband having quintuple bypass & made me feel so much better about his chances to increase his ejection fraction and live a healthy long life. She sensed I was worried when I mentioned it. I really appreciate her knowledge.

March 29, 2020 7:16 AM

Dr Lee always listens to me and takes time to answer all my questions!

March 29, 2020 7:16 AM

Good experience

March 27, 2020 9:24 AM


March 23, 2020 6:46 PM

Always love, appreciate, and value visits with Dr. Lee. I trust her opinion and am grateful to have a medical history with her.

March 23, 2020 3:08 PM

Dr. Lee is a great Dr and help me with my sickness

March 23, 2020 2:07 PM

I felt that the underlying issue was not addressed as my x-rays we're not discussed. I have levoscoliosis and this was what was causing my pain. Infection was ruled out. No advice on what to do for the premenstrual pain as this was an issue. My chiropractor helped me.

March 21, 2020 11:36 AM

Dr. Lee is fantastic, listens to me, provides advice and options for my situation, and challenges me when i make excuses

March 21, 2020 11:36 AM

Always a friendly, welcoming experience.

March 21, 2020 1:06 AM

Dr Lee is the BEST. She is very caring and compassionate and on this occasion squeezed me into an already very busy schedule. I am happy to refer her to my family and friends

March 21, 2020 1:06 AM

Wonderful experience

March 4, 2020 11:00 AM

Dr. Lee is very professional and personable.....gives me her full attention. I have recommended her to others and I know someone who is now a patient of Dr. Lee too.

March 2, 2020 10:20 AM

It was very helpful. I mentioned some intermittent tightness on my jaw and chest when I walk briskly for 45 minutes or so. She made me undergo an EKG in her office right then and based on the result, asked me to schedule a stress test asap. The stress test produced normal results and peace of mind for me and my family. peace of mind.

March 2, 2020 10:20 AM

It was a very good visit.

February 29, 2020 10:40 AM

I like Dr Lee very much!

February 25, 2020 8:09 AM

lovely, caring person

February 25, 2020 8:09 AM


February 15, 2020 10:32 AM

Dr. Lee was very cordial and answered my many questions during my visit. she was supportive and provided a lot of information for my upcoming appointments.

February 15, 2020 10:32 AM

I had a very good experience fromstart to finish. Dr Lee is a very smart and caring professional, who provided me with notes right away.

February 10, 2020 8:13 AM


February 10, 2020 8:13 AM

very good always I am happy with all the Doctors and nueces they are very nice

February 3, 2020 3:31 PM

I chose my provider. She listens to my questions and allowed me to change medicine to a name brand which truly makes me feel better.

January 31, 2020 10:05 PM

Dr Lee is so knowledgeable and caring. She always listens and gives me the best advice

January 31, 2020 10:05 PM

front desk is the greatest!

January 28, 2020 5:25 AM


January 27, 2020 6:18 PM

Dr. Lee is the consummate professional! Always cheerful and positive, with a great sense of humor. I always enjoy my visits with Dr. Lee

January 27, 2020 6:18 PM

Never had a bad experience with Dr. Lee. She is the first female doctor I've ever had. And I am so thrilled to have chosen her to be my doctor.

January 21, 2020 11:30 AM

Somewhat disappointed when the office called for results regarding the lab work Dr lee had order the person who I spoke with seemed as she had no knowledge . I was asking her about a lipid panel I had and she said I had no lipid panel and seem to be confused ., She also states she would forward a message to Dr lee with question I had regarding my blood work results that message was never sent . I called the following day to follow back on the message and they said no one had took a message . She also never called in a prescription (vitamin D ) until a couple days. Completely disappointed with my visit . I am considering moving to a different practice now I understand why people are leaving advocate the care is not the same anymore like when it was Dreyer . The care level has really decreased . so disappointed

January 20, 2020 9:27 PM

very good experience

January 20, 2020 9:27 PM

good experience

January 18, 2020 8:49 AM

Dr. Lee is awesome provider and has great bed side manners.

December 30, 2019 1:38 PM

well taken care of

December 30, 2019 5:39 AM

Seemed a bit rushed but nothing negative aside from that.

December 28, 2019 3:46 PM

Love Dr. Lee , we moved to a different town and we decided to continue with her instead of changing to another clinic near our town.

December 28, 2019 3:46 PM

We love how attentive they are at this clinic and of course Dr. Lee makes it very comfortable.

December 23, 2019 7:47 PM

Dr. Lee is an amazing doctor who cares about you as a person and not a number. She takes my health seriously and doesn't miss anything.

December 23, 2019 2:49 PM

I usually have an excellent visit with Dr. Lee but at this visit I felt like she didn't take my problem seriously. I don't think that she believed me. I left the office feeling like I shouldn't have made the appointment.

December 21, 2019 6:32 AM

All good, no issues.

December 8, 2019 12:01 PM

Dr.Lee is vwey thorough, listens to my concerns. She is an excellent provider!!

November 26, 2019 7:56 PM

It was a pleasure to see Dr. Lee for my check up; she is always very friendly and educational.

November 26, 2019 2:36 PM

I have been a patient of Dr. Lee for years now and I trust her opinion and her care to the point that I travel from Florida to be seen by her rather than look for a primary care provide in Florida. She is excellent.

November 26, 2019 2:36 PM

All my experiences with Dr. Lee and her team have been great. I feel like they genuinely care. Thank you Dr. Lee.

November 19, 2019 3:21 PM

All good

November 18, 2019 11:39 PM

Dr. Lee assumes the worst in me. For instance, though I've been on an 8/16 intermittent fast for two months, and have seen list in my legs and belly, the office scale showed I gained weight. I had also eaten right before my appt. She began to reprimand me, but my husband stepped in to say otherwise. That that gain was likely from muscle because he's seen a change. She then acknowledged that could be true. She also said I needed to be more active and walk more. However, I wear a fitbit and 1/3 time walk 10 - 14k steps a day, no less than 7k. That's because I work 40 hrs at a school, coach little X 11 hours additionally and teach teach classes with my husband. This us ann to make ends meet. I am bone tired when I get home. I am 60. I was at the doctors to follow up and also get Xrays on my aching hips, back and legs. But she dismisses all of that and tells me to take walks. It's like she follows a script and doesn't take time to hear me and understand.

November 11, 2019 11:00 PM


October 23, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been getting this pain in my foot around my front toe, swelling, sensitivity, and could not walk on it for a couple of months. It would go away for a few days and then it would come back. Dr. Lee was able to determine right away what it was once I describe my discomfort. Thank God, she prescribe medication for control and advised what diet I should consider to avoid flare ups. She is a fantastic doctor.

October 20, 2019 7:00 PM

it was a good follow up appointment

October 6, 2019 7:00 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Lee of whom made me feel comfortable and was able to give me answers to questions asked and able to understand them. I already recommended her to a friend and will continue to see her to follow up with my medications and health care.

October 3, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt comfortable with the physician and felt she was truly interested in my health and questions I had.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM

rather than asking about dosage and attempting to change the Prescription I was on for antidepressants my doctor just told me that I need to see a psychiatrist after I told her I didn't think that was best for me.

September 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Always listens and provide suggestions for better health

September 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Followup appointment with Doctor Lee. As always she was prompt, cheerful, and concerned about me and my health. She and her entire staff are the best.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Lee and the staff were helpful, courteous and my needs for the appointment were met for the wellness, welcome to Medicare appointment.

September 21, 2019 7:00 PM

it was good

September 19, 2019 7:00 PM

The visit with Dr Lee was fine. The followup with her office staff was not. See comments below.

September 8, 2019 7:00 PM


September 8, 2019 7:00 PM

I enjoy dr.lee immensely. I feel that she is more a friend than my medical provider. She always listens I never feel like she's rushed she asked me what do I think. She always says you're in the driver's seat.

September 7, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent provider

September 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Lee is professional and compassionate. She is thorough and I feel confident under her care.

August 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Karen Lee is the best doctor I ever had. She is kind and caring and listens.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Lee is an excellent physician.

August 25, 2019 7:00 PM

good visit

August 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Lee is wonderful, but I did have a lot of trouble getting a referral to a specialist surgeon when I developed colon cancer.

August 13, 2019 7:00 PM

The services was not to good I had to wait to long before I got waited on. Not only that there was never the same place to do my lab work I had to go to a different place all the time.

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

The Dr. Karen Lee. She is very professional, polite, respectful, I will recommend her to everybody.

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM


July 26, 2019 7:00 PM

Very nice Specialist Doctor, she shared a large amount of health information that was very formative for me. She spoke clearly and had open to how i felt.

July 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Lee is a great professional doctor!

July 16, 2019 7:00 PM

I trust Dr Lee is concerned about my health

July 12, 2019 7:00 PM

I was disappointed at the fact that I had bloodwork done, yes, I had access to the results online through the portal, but no one bothered to call me to go through them with me. I had to call after 2-3 days. That's unacceptable.

July 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Pleasant and computersCompetent and professional

July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

good provider liked always

June 27, 2019 7:00 PM

I was totally treated in a warm and professional manner. I would recommend my provider to friends

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

My experience with Dr Lee was excellent. She is always glad to see me. She comes into the room very quickly after I arrive. We have great conversations over my health. I am on very little medications and take them only as needed. I have not needed to see her or any other doctor for more than 4 months. She is on top of what was taking place the last time I saw her and is extremely gracious and respectful of my concerns as well as my thoughts and desires in my care.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

An appropriate amount of time spent listening to concerns and options discussed/provided.

June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Lee is an excellent and kind physician. I have referred family and friends to call her and make an appt when they are feeling unwell.

June 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Overall was good!

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

the lab results came as preg positive. actually it's negative.. had to get tested again. lab is poor.. no facility to do additional tests. the doc doesn't call and explain about the results.. I was left alone to understand all by myself. improper diagnosis.. had to go through a lot

June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Karen Lee is very compassionate, she takes her time to listen and makes sure you leave content. I will continue to stay with Dr. Lee , as long as any of my health plans are accepted through her office.

June 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr.Lee makes you feel comfortable and is very understanding

June 6, 2019 7:00 PM

Since the new computer system went in (6 months ago) everyone in the building is very stressed, not enough help.

June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

She always listens & laffs at my jokes.

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