Sandra Lee, FNP

My work at Balfour Dermatology is both on the medical and cosmetic side with Botox, fillers, and lasers. I diagnose and manage acne, psoriasis, and other issues with the skin. Dermatology often provides me with satisfying experiences of instant gratification as I make patients feel better both internally and externally. I enjoy assisting people with cosmetic issues and helping them feel better about themselves.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area and enjoy entertaining guests and hosting parties. I love to travel. We once spent a memorable two weeks touring the beaches and ruins in Belize. I live on the water in Discovery Bay and have a great time playing where I live: paddle boarding and catching stripers and bass from our family’s fishing boat.  

My interests and passions for skincare go back to my youth. I became a professional aesthetician before starting my Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) career. It was a big change in my life. I enrolled at New York’s Columbia University. I expected to be in New York for two years but it turned out to be five. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing followed with a master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

The master’s program was a hectic and challenging period of time, but I was committed to reaching my goal. I was living in an ancient 5-story walk-up in the Upper West Side with no air-conditioning, but I loved it. In spite of my 70-hour workweek, I enjoyed spending my few leisure hours strolling through nearby Central Park and trying out the restaurants and bars in that amazing area.

It was good to get back to the Bay Area. My parents are active boaters and I’ve been coming to Discovery Bay since I was child. So it was wonderful when I learned about a position at Balfour Dermatology and joined the team in 2015.