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MedicineNet's Gastroenterology Expert Dr. Lee

Dr. Dennis Lee is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and is a member of Mission Internal Medical Group, a multi-specialty medical group serving South Orange County. Dr. Lee enjoys being able to make a positive impact on his patient's lives.

"For ten years the doctors of MedicineNet have been writing articles on topics we believe are of interest to our viewers and patients," Dr. Lee says. "With 'Ask the Experts' we now know exactly what our patients and viewers want to hear."

Dr. Lee looks forward to discussing common areas of interest in disease prevention and management of chronic gastrointestinal ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease. He believes patients suffering from these chronic conditions are interested in ways to improve their quality of life.

Dr. Lee enjoys building trusting and caring friendships with his patients, many of whom have been with him for years to decades.

"Last Christmas I received a Christmas card from a patient I saw 20 years ago," Dr. Lee says. "At the time he was stricken by cancer at a very young age. In the Christmas card was a picture of him with his lovely wife and child."

In his free time, Dr. Lee enjoys tennis, fishing, and eating out.

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