Dr. Jason Lee's inspiration to become a doctor comes from family. His mother is a physical therapist and his uncle is a physician, and their influence helped nudge him in the direction of medicine.
“I always thought it was amazing how my uncle could spout out all this knowledge about the body. That was something I wanted to do,” Dr. Lee said. “I've always loved helping people so it just made sense. Now I get to help people every day of my life.”
And pain management is a realm where Dr. Lee said he immediately felt a great deal of job satisfaction.
“The first time I did a trigger point injection on a patient, they got instant relief from pain, which they'd had for over a year,” Dr. Lee said. “That's when I knew this was what I wanted to do. It made me feel great that they felt so much better.”
Dr. Lee says Owensboro is a welcoming community, especially with a wife and two children.
“It seems like a great town and I was very impressed with the city and all the people I met,” Dr. Lee said. “My kids really love the park on the riverfront. It's got a small town feel and it's a big city, but everyone is so friendly.”
And Dr. Lee said coming to Owensboro opens up a lot of doors for him to help people.
“I hope to impact the community by helping people feel better and regain function, one patient at a time,” Dr. Lee said. “I hope to alleviate their pain, so they can get back that quality of life and get back to work and playing golf or whatever else they'd like to be doing. I'll help anyone I can.”
A patient's message
Read the messages sent to Dr. Lee on National Doctors' Day.
"I want to thank you for never giving up on trying to find a way to relieve my pain and give me a better quality of life. Before I came to you I had gone to a couple of doctors who had said that nothing was really wrong with me and that eventually the pain would go away. I felt hopeless and pushed off to the side like I was crazy. You not only took me seriously by taking an x-ray and MRI, but pinpointed the problem and set out on a mission to allow me to be able to function at my job again, take care of my family and give me my smile back. Even though I will most likely live with this for many years to come, it's alright because with an amazing doctor like you in my corner never giving up on me, I will never give up on myself." - Misty
"Dear Dr. Lee, I just wanted to take an opportunity to express my gratitude to you for not only your continued care of my health needs, but also your personal interest in having what I know to be an honest ongoing evaluation of my health needs. Thank you for always listening during the times of my visits and for the empathetic care that any patient deserves from their physician. I want you to know that I not only appreciate your professional care and expertise, but that when you speak and interact with me on my visits, you actually speak to me eye to eye without consulting a computer or trying to do tasks on an electronic device while giving me your professional advice for my care. Thank you for your long difficult road of experience and education that is used in such a way to care for your many patients." - Gene