Amelia Gail Lee, MD
Functional Medicine Physician
Medical Residency – George Washington University Hospital – Internal Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – M.S. Technology & Policy
Johns Hopkins University – B.E.S. Geography & Environmental Engineering
Typical Conditions Treated:
- Anxiety, Depression
- Digestive disorders (reflux, dysbiosis, IBS, food sensitivities, SIBO)
- Headaches and sleep disorders
- Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Disorders
- Immune system problems (under or over activity)
- Kidney, bladder, and prostate problems
- Metabolic syndrome and prediabetes
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Respiratory issues (asthma, COPD, post-COVID recovery)
Honors, Certifications And Professional Memberships:
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine
- Institute of Functional Medicine – Certified in Functional Medicine
- Academy of Pain Research – Completed acupuncture course for licensure
- American College of Physicians
- Institute of Functional Medicine
- International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness
- University of Maryland, University Health Center – Clinical Director
- INOVA Medical Group, Ashburn II – Physician
- Live in Maryland with my daughter, one dog and two cats
- Enjoy gardening and cooking
- Volunteer with Maryland Responds Emergency Medical Corps
Personal Note from Dr. Lee:
Like many practitioners of Integrative Medicine, my journey to Integrative Medicine has been a meandering path of exploration. I was first exposed to alternative medicine as a child. My mother had back problems and looked to Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques for relief. There was not a lot available in the 1960’s in the United States, but she was able to obtain moxa (mugwort) in Chinatown. I would roll the fluffy cotton like material into moxa cigars using brown paper bags. She would lie on her stomach and after lighting the moxa, I would treat points on her back. It was trial and error to see where she would obtain the most relief. Later on, I realized these were acupuncture points.
I didn’t end up in medicine right away. I studied Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins, and obtained a Masters from MIT in Technology and Policy. Math and solving engineering problems was fun, but I realized that I missed dealing with people. So, another turn in my path led me to medical school at the University of Virginia.
I decided my specialty would be Internal Medicine. In this specialty, we look at the whole patient, not just a part of body. This is a ‘thinking’ specialty, not a ‘doing’ specialty like surgery.
I worked in a couple of traditional Internal Medicine practices before working at the University of Maryland Health Center. We had an interdisciplinary approach to Student Health. As Clinical Director, I was supervising acupuncturists and massage therapists in addition to the medical staff. We also had a mental health department, dieticians and health promotions. It was an approach of mind, body and spirit.
I obtained acupuncture training through the Academy of Pain Research. After moving to work at Inova as an internist, I followed my acupuncture training with training in Functional Medicine and have now obtained Certification in Functional Medicine.
I look forward to meeting and working with you at Rose Wellness. Together, we can work in this interdisciplinary team to move you to a healthier mind, body and spirit.