Dr. Joseph Y Lee DO Nephrologist

Dr. Joseph Lee is a nephrologist in Roseville, Minnesota and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bethesda Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Lee accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 8 doctors at Bethesda Hospital and one of 11 at Fairview Southdale Hospital who specialize in Nephrology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Chinese (Cantonese).

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology

Clinical Interests: Kidney, Travel medicine, How many cans of beer need to be drunk in one hour to generate enough kidney filtrate and thus bladder pressure to create a stream that can travel at least 5 ft in a Male?

Hospital Affiliation

Bethesda Hospital

Fairview Southdale Hospital

St. John's Hospital
High performing in Nephrology

United Hospital

Woodwinds Health Campus
High performing in Nephrology

Other Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Education & Medical Training

William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1997–2000

National Capital Consortium
Fellowship, Nephrology, 2002–2004

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Class of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 14 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 10 years in Nephrology

MN State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Caregivers' health literacy and their young children's oral-health-related expenditures.
Vann, W. F.,Divaris, K.,Gizlice, Z.,Baker, A. D.,Lee, J. Y.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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