Lee R. Pennington, MD

Internal Medicine
10215 Fernwood Road Suite 50
Bethesda, MD 20817 Get Directions
Lee R. Pennington, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

562.50 every 3 months
1,125.00 every 6 months
2,250.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to manage and anticipate your unique healthcare needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated doctor, I will partner with you on a personal level to help you achieve the optimal health we all value. We will closely collaborate on what it takes to stay on the path to wellness. You will feel welcomed by the relaxed, individualized attention you will receive from everyone in our office.

Dr. Pennington's Credentials

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University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Medicine Residency 1977-1980

University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Medical School:
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Doctorate of Medicine 1977

Duke University
Durham, NC
Bachelor of Arts, Zoology 1973

American Board of Internal Medicine
Suburban Hospital
Washingtonian Magazine, Top Doctor, Internal Medicine 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012
Castle Connelly Washington Top Doctors 2012
Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University 1980-1983
Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine 2009
American College of Physicians 1983-present
American Medical Association 1980-present
Maryland State Medical Society 1980-1983, 1986-present
Montgomery County Medical Society 1980-1983, 1986-present

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Pennington

from Soraya in MD March 14, 2024 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

It was during Covid crisis that I needed a doctor to see me. I had some blisters on my skin that was very bothersome itchy and painful. I have had COVID a couple of months before but was over it. My doctor was out of town on vacation.. I had to reach out to other doctors in the practice. Dr, Pennington was the one volunteered to see me even though I was not his patient. After meeting with him… See more

from Mary in MD February 10, 2024 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

He saved by life! Was going in for routine work up gor colostomy...Found lump under my armpit....immediately started work up for breast cancer. Was stage 3C! Bilateral mastecomies,chemo, radiation...rough year but he was beside me and his staff all the way thru!!! Now 10 years remission and feel great! Grateful and Blessed. Thank you@

from Lois in MD February 5, 2024 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Lee Pennington for many years, and his participation in MDVIP has allowed him to take the time to put patients at ease with his banter and body language that implies that he has all the time in the world to examine you, address your questions and concerns, and provide thoughtful medical care. I like to ask lots of questions and discuss health issues, diagnoses,… See more

from barbara in MD January 17, 2024 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

Consistently over the past many years Lee Pennington has a wise and educated answer to every question and anticipated the unlikely--even my doc husband was grudgingly appreciative.
Bottom line: when you need a doc, pick the smartest and that is Dr. Pennington.

from Paul in MD March 19, 2020 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

My wife and I want to thank Dr. Pennington for his steady thoughtful care regarding our various medical issues over lots of years. He has constantly and faithfully been on top of our needs . The instances where Dr. Pennington has helped us are many and varied , one being his quick response to a heart issue that I had late one afternoon . He immediately recognized the severity of the problem,… See more

from christine in MD March 14, 2020 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

Dr. Pennington is the best. I want him to never retire. And I could move out of the Bethesda area unless he moves his office to my next city. No matter whether it is "routine" preventive maintenance visits or emergency requests, Dr. Pennington is totally on top of things. His knowledge is amazing...his kindness is ever-present....he is a mystery-solver.... He treats me with… See more

from Mary in MD March 12, 2020 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

In 2012, I found a small lump under my left armpit. Was going to see him for pre colonoscopy screening and just mentioned it to him not thinking anything about it...With his insight, caring and compassion...I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer...I went thru chemo,bilmastectomies and radiation. I am 8 years in remission and living a wonderful life because of him...THANK YOU❤

from Dr. Louis in MD March 12, 2020 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Pennington for the past 20 or 30 years. He was also the physician who support my Mother. Pennington and I have worked together and all my issues (all of which were minor) were handled by him and his staff with elegance and care. I certainly hope that he will not consider retiring until I am off the map (so to speak). 

from Mark in MD March 12, 2020 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

I've been a patient since I first saw you for an FAA medical exam in my 20s. I'm 60 now and can't thank you enough for all the interest and attention you've paid, and expert care you've provided my parents, Carla, and me ever since. We consider ourselves extraordinarily lucky to have crossed paths with you all those many years ago, and I hope we can be… See more

from Bruce in MD March 10, 2020 for Lee R. Pennington, MD

The Macklers appreciate the excellent attention and follow-up that Dr. Lee Pennington has given us over the last several years. We appreciate his diligence and throughness. Thank You.