Dr. Mimi Lee stands apart from other vein specialists in Arkansas.Her approach and experience provide her patients with the reassurance that they will get the results they want with little, if any, discomfort and downtime from treatment.
“My compassion allows me to connect emotionally to my patients to provide them trusting care,” Dr. Lee explains.
A trusted friend
“I want my patients to feel like they’re trusting their care to a friend who only wants the best for them,” Dr. Lee explains. “I take the time to get to know my patients and understand their issues, needs and wants. I coordinate my care with other physicians when needed to make sure my patients are taken care from head to toes literally.”
“I would never recommend a treatment that a patient may not need or benefit from,” she adds. “On the other hand, if I believe they would highly benefit from a treatment, I would do my best to address their concerns and calm any fear to make it a reality for them.”
A vein care pioneer
Dr. Lee is a pioneer in minimally invasive vein treatments. In 2001, she became the first physician in Arkansas to perform closure ablation treatment for varicose veins that replaced the traditional vein stripping surgery. Since that time, she has performed more than 2,200 closure procedures.
An advocate for her patients
What’s more, Dr. Lee has been instrumental in helping insurance companies such as Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and Municipal Health to recognize endovenous ablation (the closure procedure) as a treatment option for varicose veins.
“Part of my job as a physician is to advocate for appropriate treatment options for my patients,” Dr. Lee said. “I want to be my patients’ voice whenever I can to make sure they can get the best, most affordable care possible.”
Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the standards of practice and patient care related to venous disorders. She provides educational and observational opportunities for physicians and healthcare professionals from Arkansas and other states. Dr Lee is a physician consultant for the ClosureFAST ( also known as Venefit ) procedure.
Dr. Lee feels that sharing her knowledge and learning from others is the best way to make sure patients, now and in the future, receive the most innovative and effective treatments available.
“I like to share what I know with my patients and my medical colleagues so many lives can be changed for the better,” she says.
BS : University of Florida, Phi Beta Kappa
MD : University of Miami, Florida
Residency:University of Miami, Florida
- Diplomate Member of the American College of Surgeon
- American College of Phlebology
- Arkansas Medical Society
- Pulaski County Medical Society
- American Board of Surgery since 1999
- Vascular Sonography (Registered Vascular Technologist – RVT &Registered Vascular Physician Interpretation – RPVI)
In addition to her vein practice, Dr. Lee provides Botox and dermal fillers. She has more than 14 years of experience in microinjections, which allows her to deliver accurate results and maximize patient comfort during treatment.
On a personal note:
Dr. Lee married an Arkansan in 1999 and established her practice in Little Rock soon after. She is a busy mom with two teenage daughters, but in her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and going to Dallas Cowboys and Arkansas Razorback football games with her family.