Licheng "Tony" Lee, M.D., FACC

Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute

Cardiology

 
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RATINGS & REVIEWS

The provider star rating is calculated using patient reponses to the five care provider questions in our patient satisfaction survey. Below you can see the provider's star rating and the number of his or her patients who have provided feedback.

4.6  

Provider discussed treatment options


4.7  

Provider showed concern


4.7  

Provider explained things clearly


4.7  

Provider included you in decisions


4.6  

Likelihood of recommending this provider



Comments

5/26/2022
Dr. Lee is very professional and makes me feel very confident in my treatment. He sometimes speaks very quickly and over my head' in his cardiac terminology, so I often have to ask him to repeat what he says.
5/14/2022
Dr.Lee discussed plan of care and asked patient if there were any questions. Always addresses patient by [...]. He told us about his education tips for patients on FB.
5/01/2022
Very good
4/30/2022
Doctor Lee was very professional with good bedside manners. He explains procedure, and also what medication will do for us so you feel comfortable with the visit, the results, and the direction I am to go on. He explained the follow up appointment and lab work required for the follow up appointment.
4/28/2022
Yes I would recommend
4/21/2022
Dr. Lee is always very clear to understand. Always very pleasant.
4/19/2022
Dr. Lee and staff was great
4/16/2022
We followed Dr. Lee from [...] to Baptist. He is an outstanding cardiologist.
4/15/2022
Everything was good
4/14/2022
Dr. Lee was very thorough and explained tests that will be scheduled for me.
3/27/2022
My experience with Dr. Lee has always been pleasant. Glad he is back in Pensacola.
3/23/2022
I already scheduled a new patient visit for my husband!
3/22/2022
He listened, checked my heart, said I was to come for some tests, left He performed his job. I will go to the tests and see him after he knows what is going on
3/03/2022
Good
2/26/2022
The Doctor was one of the really good ones
2/22/2022
Good
2/16/2022
Very professional
2/02/2022
Everything was explained very detailed and in simple terms!

Location(s)

Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute at Fort Walton

2010 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Fort Walton FL , 32547
Phone: 850.430.7000
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Baptist Heart and Vascular Institute at Nine Mile

 DEPARTMENT OF BAPTIST HOSPITAL

Baptist Medical Park - Nine Mile
9400 University Parkway
Suite: 103
Pensacola FL , 32514
Phone: 850.484.6500
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Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute at Milton

 DEPARTMENT OF BAPTIST HOSPITAL

5907 Berryhill Road
Suite: 100
Milton FL , 32571
Phone: 850.484.6500
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Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute at Pace

 DEPARTMENT OF BAPTIST HOSPITAL

Baptist Medical Park - Pace
3874 US Highway 90
Pace FL , 32571
Phone: 850.430.7000
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Biography

Dr. Tony Lee is a highly-skilled, fellowship-trained cardiologist who specializes in treating cardiovascular diseases and works with patients to offer comprehensive cardiovascular treatment plans that best meet their conditions and needs. He welcomes new patients.

Medical Education
University of Texas - Southwestern
Dallas, TX
Residency
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

Fellowships
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Certifications
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
Board Certified, Cardiovascular Disease
Board Certified, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Board Certified, Nuclear Cardiology
Board Certified, Adult Echocardiography

Professional Memberships
American College of Cardiology

Clinical Specialties
Preventative Cardiology
Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Sports Cardiology

Meet the Doctor

What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine?
I fell in love with cardiology during my second year of medical school. My best friend in college always wanted to be a cardiologist (he’s a radiologist now in California), and I always thought: “good for you, but it’s not for me.” I wanted to be an immunologist. That changed during my second year of medical school when our first “organ-based curriculum section focused on the heart and cardiovascular system. The fact that cardiology is mechanism-driven and evidence-based was something that really appealed to me. I especially liked cardiac imaging, such as echocardiography and cardiac MRI. I was fortunate to be able to do research as a medical student in cardiac MRI and present our research findings at the Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) meeting in Rome. Advanced cardiac imaging is still something I enjoy a lot in my everyday practice today. I always believe that if you have a passion for something and want to do it yourself, you’re going to be better at it. Cardiology is my passion, and I  feel fortunate every day that I’m able to practice cardiology and provide cardiovascular care for my patients. 

What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
I enjoy a lot of things about cardiology, but one of the things I most enjoy is taking care of patients. I think the most rewarding part of my job is being to apply the latest, evidence-based findings and guidelines to the unique situation of an individual patient. It’s especially rewarding when my patients embrace and take ownership of their cardiovascular health by engaging with me in asking questions and trying their best with their own unique circumstances in improving their lifestyle and cardiovascular health. I enjoy getting to know my patients as people as well, and it’s been fun getting to know them and their families through the years. 

What is something about you that only your patients would know?
One is that I take a history and do the physical exam before discussing any test results. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, I want an unbiased appraisal of their symptoms, so I can incorporate this into clinical decision-making with test results. Second, I try to be methodical and thorough, so as not to miss anything. The other thing is that I always try to be supportive of patients, even if they haven't done their best in terms of a healthy lifestyle or taking their medications.  No one is perfect, so I just try to motivate and encourage them to do the best they can, particularly if there are circumstances that have made it more difficult for them. 

How would a patient describe you?
I think that if I were my patient, I’d think that I would think initially that this doctor is very serious and contemplative. It’s my job to work with patients to figure out how to best improve their cardiovascular health and/or cause of their symptoms and signs, so this is not necessarily a bad thing. I think that being a doctor and a cardiologist is a privilege, so I do take my job seriously.  That being said, I think that patients who have been my patients for a while (and even those who have not)  hopefully can readily see that I truly do care about them as a person, and also that I’m not quite as serious as I initially appear. We’ll share some jokes, and discuss what’s going on in your life or some common interests. 

What’s your proudest moment as a doctor?
That’s hard to say. I’d say that I try to do my very best day in and day out, and that’s something I can be proud of. 

In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
Trust. 

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
I think patients should expect to have a doctor that truly cares about them and their cardiovascular health, in our field. I’m certainly not perfect, but I think that patients should expect their physicians to do their very best. For me, that means trying to stay up to date on the latest treatments and literature, and doing my best to apply this to the unique circumstances of each individual patient I see. 

What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
The thing I find most encouraging about my work is when I am able to work with my patients to improve their cardiovascular health. When they are engaged and we are working together toward this goal, that’s the most encouraging and best part of the job. 

What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
My top priorities are to make sure that my patients work with me to improve their cardiovascular health, and that I incorporate the latest, best medical evidence to their unique circumstances. 

Describe one of the top ways you ensure each patient receives the quality, personal health care he/she deserves.  
We work together, that patient and me. 

Is there anything more or extra you would like prospective patients to know about you?
If you are someone who cares very much about improving your cardiovascular health, then I think, we’ll get along great because that’s what I’m all about- working with you and your family to be the best you can in terms of your cardiovascular health. 

Do you have any specific medical interests?
I have a lot of interests, including medically. Aside from taking caring for patients in the clinic and in the hospital, I also enjoy advanced cardiac imaging, preventative cardiology, and sports cardiology. 



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