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Department Internal Medicine
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Detroit Medical Center
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Detroit, MI USA

Graduate School - UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Medical Education - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Undergraduate - Fisk University
Nashville, TN USA

Specialty Interests

Adolescent Health Breastfeeding and Its Benefits Patient health maintenance and education

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Shayla Lester, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/27/2022, Dr. Lester has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

77 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Great Doctor......

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Lester is the best physician I've had in the past 20 years.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2022

Dr Lester was amazing! She interacted with my four-year-old, giving her autonomy and confidence. She never made us feel rushed and thoughtfully responded to each of our concerns. We have already changed her to be our PCP and will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a pediatrician in this area.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

I appreciate Dr. Lester and the team in her office, particularly when staffing is an issue everywhere.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

She was extremely clear and helpful, and always tried to include me in the discussion.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Dr. Lester was amazing and made the appointment fun for our child.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Lester's practice is phenomenal. Extremely helpful and accommodating.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Lester to many of my friends and family.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Lester makes me feel listened to and like my issues are important for her to help solve.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Excellent care. Physician was extremely kind, knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

She is a very great Doctor and concern about my health.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr. Lester is a very personable doctor and communicates well.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

I am very grateful to have Dr. Lester as my PCP.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr. Shayla Lester - she is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr. Lester really eased my concerns, listened, and provided excellent recommendations

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr Lester is very nice and I appreciate that

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr. Lester is probably when of the best doctors I have seen in a long time. She is very thorough, and compassionate. She spent time with me, answered all my questions. She is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Lester shows she cares about me

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

I'm person Dr visit is superior to a Zoom visit if the situation was different

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Lester is friendly, knowledgeable, and personable. She doesn't rush her appointments and listens to me patiently. Dr. Lester works hard to find a solution. She makes me feel cared for and valued.

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