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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As of 10/18/2020, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

114 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

appointment was great doc Lester is awesome. hard to get through to her office via phone after visit

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

she's a good doctor. took time to speak to me and answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

I am very happy with Dr. Lester as my doctor. she is a nice person as well as being very thural in a exam, i have not had that for a few years, Joyce Toth

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Lester never rushed me; waited for my comments and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Lester was very professional, kind, and attentive to listening to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

CCF appointment team and Dr. Lesters team were helpful

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr. Lester is amazing. All things above along with her energy and attention to both Gavin and our concerns. Gavin really enjoys when he gets to see her!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Love Dr. Lester! Very hard to make an appointment, though. I've had to use Express Care for urgent concerns as it's very, very difficult to get an appointment with a primary care doctor same-day or a day in advance (and impossible to get an appointment with your primary care doctor without booking weeks or months in advance... which is not helpful for many medical concerns).

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I'm very pleased with doctor Lester as a person and my doctor

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Lester was concerned and engaged about my issues. She truly listened and asked the appropriate questions. She gave me a clear and concise action plan which is what I've been looking for. She's an excellent PCP.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

very nice likable dr. took her time.helpful.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

I have already switched my husband over to her care. Dr. Lester is fantastic.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Lester is very efficient, smart and intelligent. She is a very caring Dr. She and all my Doctors are very caring about my Health and they are their for me. And for that I Thank God.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

virtual visit was very good. Dr. Lester provided excellent care it was just as if my appointment was in person.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

it was a great experience I really felt comfortable.And that my doctor cares about my wellbeing

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

she is the best doctor I have had at the clinic. She addresses everything.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr Lester is great! no complaints!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

we love Dr Lester so we'll take any type of visit with her - video, in-person, telephone...

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.

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