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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 12/5/2019, 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

82 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

I was very happy and satisfied with my physician. She provided relevant information, encouraged questions and gave helpful feedback. She was very knowledgeable and professional, but was also very warm, engaging and compassionate. It was like speaking with a family member.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

The doctor took the time to listen to my concerns and did everything she could to find out what was going on with my son (labs, x-ray).

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

It was a pleasure meeting Dr. Lester. I'm looking forward to her being my new primary care physician and will be switching my oldest daughter over to her as well.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

really liked Dr Lester, she is great, take her time to listen, talks about issues in a very clear way...very easy for patients to understand

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Lester listened to me she gave me good advice as to what I need to do and help me with options as far as getting healthy.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Lester is an excellen MD. tio. Very good with issues, shows concern, and explains things

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Lester is the epitome of what a good doctor should be. Total care.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr very helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I love Dr Lester's personality as well as her thoroughness!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr Lester was fantastic!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

I was honestly amazed by Dr Lester! she was so "human" and down to earth!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

all very good and caring! I liked the doctor s. and staff! they all listened to my concerns and help put my mind at ease!! Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Lester always makes me feel comfortable to ask questions, she is very thorough in the exam based on my sympthoms and problem, she offers suggestions that help ease the sympthoms and help me to get healthy again.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

I did not feel rushed with dr Lester. she really listened and thoroughly addressed my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Lester takes her time to assure that any/all issues for the visit are covered. Her staff is polite and the visit went better than expected.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Lester was a wonderful help and made my fear of doctor visits just vanish and im glad she is my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

dr lester is informative, caring, the best

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Lester is wonderful!

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