Richard D. Lee, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My practice philosophy is to maximize the quality of life for our patients.  Our standard of care relies on a comprehensive and creative approach to preventing disease and maintaining health through nutrition and lifestyle mentoring.  We do our best to keep all our patients, adults and children, healthy and happy in an environment that is responsive, caring and enjoyable.

Physician Profile


University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Physiology and Public Health 1980
Medical School
Michigan State University, Upper Peninsula Program
Marquette, MI
Doctorate of Medicine 1988
Stanford University Family Practice at San Jose Medical Center
San Jose, CA
Stanford University Family Practice at San Jose Medical Center
San Jose, CA
Family Practice 1989-1991

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Base Camp Physician, National Geographic and North Face, Millennium Everest Expedition 1999
Chief Physician and Co-founder of Project Swasthya, a comprehensive medical, surgical earthquake relief program in Gujarat, India 2001
Medical Consultant to California Explorer Search & Rescue and 1st Special Response Group, which provide regional and international search & rescue services
Consultant for Expedition, Wilderness Travel and Disaster Medicine
Medical Officer, South Skyline Emergency Planning Committee
Team Physician, Ritchey Mountain Bike Team, Supporting World Champions 1989, 1991-1993, 1996 and 2005
Member, Wilderness Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

Stanford Medical Center, Lucille Packard Childrens Hospital

Honors and Awards

First Resident Recipient of Star Physician Award for Excellence in Patient Care, San Jose Medical Center 1989
Stanford Family Medicine Teaching Excellence Award 2001


Parenthood, cycling, skiing, kayaking, motor sports, equestrian events, developing medical software and information services


Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Lauren

    My doctor has cared for our family for the last 20 years - he and his staff understand our individual health care needs and are al...

  • Member: Keith

    17 years ago, I met a wonderful guy. I was working for Kaiser but about to leave for another job and needed to find a good doctor...

  • Member: Mark

    I cannot say enough about Dr. Lee. He has helped me in so many ways. In the past he has helped me recover from physical pain & an...

  • Member: Ian

    Dr Lee takes the time to understand you medical issues and his diagnosis is often amazing. I now have more energy and wake up in t...