Sam Lee, FNP
Sam Lee listens to each patient’s unique story and works with them to find the right combination of treatments and lifestyle changes to promote healing. He believes that proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise can make an incredible impact on an individual’s health and well-being, particularly when it comes to preventing and managing chronic disease. He strives to treat the whole person and can work with patients to include techniques from complementary and alternative medicine in their overall care plan.
Sam earned a master of science in nursing with minors in diabetes and global health from the University of California, San Francisco. His experience working with patients managing Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes gives him particular empathy for people dealing with this diagnosis. Sam also holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s degree in computer art from the University of California, San Diego.
Prior to entering the medical field, Sam served in the United States Air Force as a public affairs officer and deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He currently serves as a lieutenant colonel with the Portland Air National Guard during his drill weekends.
Sam has a passion for addressing health inequalities and has participated in medical mission trips to Paraguay and Ecuador. He was also a long-term volunteer at a San Francisco health and wellness clinic that provides care to homeless and underserved patients.
Sam and his wife enjoy eating out, hiking, and binging on the latest Netflix shows. His latest passion is taking care of their new daughter and savoring the experience of being a father.