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Simply put, I was a skeptic", remembers Dr. Kevin Lee. "But my dad insisted that I try chiropractic since I was experiencing numbness in my right hand after a college hockey injury. I was reluctant, but made the appointment to see Dr. Burns, the local chiropractor.
"It was amazing," continue Dr. Lee. "I'll never forget that first adjustment. It was as if a tremendous weight had been lifted from my shoulders. That's when I decided to be a chiropractor.
Dr. Lee attended the prestigious Colorado College on a NCAA Division I hockey scholarship. While doing his undergraduate studies, he became fascinated with the field of health and wellness. He then graduated Cum Laude with a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, The Fountainhead of Chiropractic. At Palmer, he was an academic and athletic All-American. Dr. Lee was one of two in his class to be nominated for the John Connelly Memorial Outstanding Graduate Award. He continues to strive for professional excellence by attending many post-graduate courses.
He served on the sports medicine team for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League as their Chiropractic Physician from 1996-1998 and 2000-2011. Dr. Lee has served on the sports medicine team with the Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm, the University of South Florida and Hillsborough Community College. Dr. Lee has also been the Head Athletic Trainer at Gaither High School in Tampa.
In 1997, Dr. Lee opened Gulf Coast Rehabilitation and Wellness Center with the mission statement, "To provide the most comprehensive and best health care approach to every member in the community." Dr. Lee and his team have helped thousands of members of the community. In 2000, a new 2000 square foot state of the art physical therapy department has been added to further serve the community. The office recently received the Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce Business of Distinction Award.
Dr. Lee is well known for his caring demeanor and his dedication to the well-being of his patients. In 2003, because of his high standards of ethics and professionalism, he was the recipient of the Practice of the Year from practice consultants, Breakthrough Coaching. He always makes himself available to speak to groups and local organizations.
He is an active member of the C.E.P.A. (Care of Elite and Professional Athletes), The Florida Chiropractic Association, Palmer College and Colorado College Alumni Associations; Gonstead Clinical Studies Society, Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce, and he is an active board member of the Pinellas Park Medical District.
Dr. Lee is married (Kacey) with two children, Dominick and Benjamin and 2 dogs, Tiny and Mischief. Away from his practice, his interests not only include his family but also being an avid sports enthusiast. He regularly participates in hockey, and weight training, and coaches youth sports.
"We love skeptics," smiles Dr. Lee. "I still remember the concerns and apprehension I had when I went for the first time. So we make it a point to explain everything in advance, answer questions and attempt to over communicate. Patients appreciate that. In a sense, we try to take the patients point of view."
"Enough about me! How can we help you with today's safe and natural chiropractic care? Give our Pinellas Park office a call so we can help you take your first step towards better health."