Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SOCPA Bids Farewell to Dr. Lee


anna-lee-mdWe are saddened to announce that, effective June 27th, 2014, Dr. Anna Lee from our Rancho Santa Margarita office will no longer be affiliated with Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates. We have truly enjoyed working with Dr. Lee and so appreciate the years of service and excellent care that she has provided to our SOCPA families. We wish her great success in her new endeavors and a smooth transition for her and her family during their relocation!

The following is a message from Dr. Lee:

To The Patients and Their Families at SOCPA,

I am writing this letter with both sadness and enthusiasm to inform you of my decision to leave Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates. I was recently presented with a career opportunity that I could not easily pass up in Oceanside, CA.  After many weeks of consideration, my family and I have decided to take on this leap of faith and relocate to North San Diego County. I will no longer be at SOCPA as of June 26th, 2014.

Although I am excited for my family and my future in Oceanside, I am deeply saddened by the realization that I will not be a part of this amazing SOCPA team and continue to care for the amazing SOCPA patients. It has been an honor and joy taking care of your children over the past 5 years. I am grateful for your trust in me to care for your children’s medical needs, as well as for the opportunity to be a part of their transformation from helpless infants to eager school children to blossoming young adults. That is pure joy. I have also enjoyed the interactions with all you moms and dads who have shared with me the joys, heartaches and humor of parenthood. As a mother of two boys, it was heartwarming knowing so many of you were saluting me as I saluted you in our commonplace of parenthood. I will remember the many laughter and tears we have shared over the years.

As I prepare to leave SOCPA, I am grateful for this truly wonderful team of staff, administrators and providers that I was lucky enough to be a part of and work with. They are an amazing, supportive, compassionate, intelligent group of individuals, and it has been a pleasure being part of this team. I am confident that you will remain in their excellent care here. There will be continuity of care through medical records, but also with verbal communication (for those with more complex history) before I leave.

Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for all these wonderful years of getting to know you. It has been a true honor serving you. You have taken a permanent place in my heart, and I will cherish the memories of my times with you.


Anna E. Lee, M.D.

As former patients of Dr. Lee, your children are welcome to see any of our other great providers within our group. All of our SOCPA providers are knowledgeable, compassionate and proud to provide quality care to the patients of our community. To learn more about our doctors, please visit the “Doctors” page in the “About Us” section of this website for more information.

Please Note:  If you have an HMO plan and you have selected Dr. Lee as your child’s primary care physician (PCP), please know that their  PCP will be switched to another physician in our group unless you request otherwise.  This will help to ensure continuity of care to your child.  Please contact our office if you have any questions.  Thank you.