Jay S. Edmonds, MD

Dr. Edmonds is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego and received his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine.  After completing his Family Practice residency at Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach in 1987, he and his wife moved to the Monterey Peninsula. He has been in private practice here ever since. 

Dr. Edmonds enjoys music and loves all kinds of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping or just spending a few hours at the beach in his VW Westfalia Camper. He and his wife Judy have two young adult children.

With over 29 years in the private practice of family medicine in the Monterey Bay area as well as being on staff at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, he has developed a reputation as a caring, compassionate and knowledgeable family physician. 

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As a family physician, it is the caring, close, personal relationships that develop over a number of years that are the most meaningful and gratifying aspects of practice. Although times of illness and crisis can really bring a physician, patient and often the family together, my goals is to work with you to discover, articulate and ultimately reach your own personal wellness goals. With a personalized approach, I will work closely with you to utilize all available resources to optimize your physical and emotional health.  All patients will have a wellness plan.  I am really interested in the effects of nutrition on health and in finding ways to help patients to understand the role of nutrition in their own health.  I encourage all patients to stay active and have made physical activity and a whole-food, plant-based diet an important part of my own wellness program. 

For those patients who have chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, any wellness and prevention plan will require thoughtful attention to those issues.  In time, injury illness and age often require us to change or adjust our physical activities. Life circumstances can often challenge our emotional well-being. Together we will work through these challenges as we strive to live long and exceptionally well.

Cindy B. Lee, MD

Dr. Cindy Lee was born in Monterey and is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.  She received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1983) in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Dr. Lee completed her Family Practice residency at Silas B. Hays Army Hospital at Fort Ord, California in 1986.  Dr. Lee provided the full scope of family medicine at Fort Ord and the Presidio of Monterey for over ten years while serving in the US Army.  She was also a faculty member for the Fort Ord and UCSF Family Medicine Residency Programs.

Dr. Lee began private practice in 1994 and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Board-Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  Dr. Lee enjoys providing the full spectrum of family care and has a special interest in women’s health, adolescent care and preventive medicine.

Dr. Cindy Lee enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren, hiking, along with arts and crafts. 

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As a family physician, my passion is to provide you with highly personalized healthcare with an emphasis on prevention, wellness and coordination of care. Practicing good medicine requires a partnership between doctor and patient – a partnership based on mutual trust and respect. As an MDVIP-affiliated primary care physician, I have more time to develop close relationships with my patients and work as a team, to formulate a wellness plan that will help you achieve your own, personal health goals. With over 30 years of practicing medicine in the community, I have cared for several generations of patients and their families. There are no short cuts to being healthy and no simple formulas or “one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to the health of my patients. My intention is to achieve individualized care for the whole person – physical, emotional and social well-being.