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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

  • 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 10/14/2021, 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

136 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr. Shayla Lester, is very professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr. Shayla Lester, Dr. Shayla Lester cares about the well being of her patients.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr Shayla Lester is the best! She's professional, she takes her job serious, she's kind, she's very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Lester genuinely listened to my concerns and was able to give real, tangible advice for resolving issues.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr. Lester is an amazing doctor. I'm so glad that I found her. She left no stone unturned during our first visit. I have already recommended her to my froend and her family.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Lester was very "spot on" in regards to diagnosing my problems. She was very through

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Lester was very caring and helpful during the visit.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I was to blame on video hookup. Dr. Lester called and we did what we needed to do.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Lester made this follow up appointment for me. I was grateful and impressed to encounter a physician that took initiative with respect to my health as if she actually cares. I've never had a physician treat me with such care, concern and respect. Dr. Lester is the first and only.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

I have been recommending Dr. Lester to others since my very first visit with her last month.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Shayla is the best doctor I have ever seen, and she was fantastic during this visit on all levels.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Im really glad I changed primary Dr. to Dr. Lester!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

it was very good Dr. lester was very nice and i am grateful for the zoom visit she did for me.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I appreciate the time Dr. Lester took to give me some helpful information.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

I like this doctor but scheduling is so far out.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Lester is an outstanding physician, caring, experience and a real pro. I especially like the way she listens to me, and explains things every time in a way I can easily understand. I've been seeing her for three years, and every visit has been very positive.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2020

I really liked Dr. Lester. I liked her sensitivity to my concerns and needs and her responses to my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

it was easy always able to get a hold of the MA always and my doctor is amazing she actually listen cares and just doesn't push along I really appreciate her

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

When dr. retired, worried about starting with new doctor - did not have to worry - starting with *Dr. Lester went very well.

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