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Dr. John Lee personally experienced the healing power of chiropractic care as a patient while he was a college student. After being rear-ended in an automobile collision by a drunken driver, Dr. Lee began having back pain for the first time in his life. Knowing something was not right, he sought the care of a chiropractor. This was not the first time Dr. Lee had seen a doctor for his spine however. While in junior high school, he was diagnosed with scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine) by the school's nurse and was referred to an orthopedic doctor for evaluation. The doctor x-rayed and examined Dr. Lee and confirmed the scoliosis. However, the doctor felt that no treatment was necessary and that they would just monitor the condition from time to time. Upon evaluation by this first chiropractor, it was revealed that the pain in Dr. Lee's back was definitely related to his pre-existing scoliosis. He received a course of chiropractic treatment and was able to get out of pain. However, Dr. Lee still occasionally experiences similar back pain due to his scoliosis and requires regular chiropractic care to maintain a healthy spine. Looking back to the time of his original diagnosis during junior high school, he wishes he would have been referred to a chiropractor or had known about the benefits of chiropractic care. Scoliosis is best corrected with chiropractic care during adolescence. Therefore, Dr. Lee feels confident that if he had known about chiropractic during his younger years, that he would not have to deal with his chronic episodes of back pain today.
Dr. Lee has been in practice since 2002. He received his chiropractic education at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in San Jose, California, a sister school of the original Palmer College of Chiropractic located in Davenport, Iowa. Being a southern California native, he attended the University of California, San Diego, earning a bachelor's degree in the field of Physiology and Neuroscience. After receiving his chiropractic doctorate from Palmer West, Dr. Lee honed his clinical skills while working in various successful chiropractic clinics in the bay area. Dr. Lee now resides and practices in Irvine and is committed to being one of the premier healthcare providers in the community. Outside of his practice, Dr. Lee's enjoys being a family man and spends most of his time with wife and two young daughters.
Dr. Kim had an upbringing immersed in the medical field. The son of an orthopedic surgeon, he knew early on that the health field was for him. His father ran an orthopedic office that steered patients toward holistic and natural methods and used surgery as a last resort. His father’s practice had an entire floor dedicated to strengthening and rehabilitation and other natural solutions. This is where Dr. Kim first saw self-healing techniques. Growing up and seeing the benefits of non-invasive treatments and techniques, Dr. Kim knew holistic healthcare was for him.
His first exposure as a chiropractic patient came during his early college years. One day while exercising, he noticed his neck felt and looked slightly out of place. He later on developed a headache that gave him immense pain every time he exercised. Realizing this was not normal, Dr. Kim sought the care of a chiropractor and was informed he had subluxations in his neck causing the migraines. He accepted treatment and received regular adjustments for several months, after which he became migraine free! After being able to resume his normal life again, Dr. Kim decided to become a chiropractor, and has been helping others the same way he once was.
He received his chiropractic education and training at Cleveland Chiropractic College – Los Angeles in 2012. Dr. Kim had desired to work with a practice that would allow him to serve in the best interest of his patients. After a lengthy search he found his match with Dr. Lee at Lee Chiropractic, and has been helping heal patients ever since.
When he is not working, Dr. Kim can be found outdoors golfing, snowboarding, or camping with friends and family. Some of his favorite locations are Big Bear, Mountain High, and Mammoth Mountain. Dr. Kim is also a food lover who enjoys both cooking and trying new restaurants; Mexican cuisines are one of his many specialties