Dr. E. Lee Rice, founder and CEO of the Lifewellness Institute, provides the guiding principals and vision for the company. With more than thirty years of experience as a family and sports medicine physician, Dr. Rice is one of the premier medical experts on wellness, both in the United States and internationally. He is a frequent speaker for executive organizations including Young Presidents Organization (YPO), World Presidents Organization (WPO), Chief Executives Organization (CEO) and Vistage International as well as for private and public companies. He has authored numerous medical texts and journal articles in the areas of wellness and sports medicine.
Dr. Rice earned his B.S. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his D.O. degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (now A.T. Still University). He completed his internship and Family Medicine residency in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. Board certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, he is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
In 1980, Dr. Rice established San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center, which was one of the first truly comprehensive sports medicine centers in the country. He has served as team physician for numerous professional and Olympic teams including the San Diego Chargers, San Diego Clippers, San Diego Gulls, San Diego Soccers, USA Olympic Volleyball teams and numerous American’s Cup sailing syndicates including Oracle Racing.
Dr. Rice has been an associate clinical professor of family andat the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and currently is a clinical professor of family medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine. He is a founder and past president of both the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Rice’s passion is to facilitate positive life transformations through education and inspiration.