About Dr. Lester
Dr. Shade Lester is board-certified in family medicine and has been caring for patients since 2002. She enjoys providing the highest level of care to patients of all ages, ranging from infants to adults. She is passionate about practicing quality-based medicine in a broad range of fields, specifically prevention and management of diabetes and other chronic diseases. She has participated in the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute and is a member of the American Academy of Diabetes Educators.
Dr. Lester graduated cum laude from Howard University where she majored in microbiology. She studied medicine at Meharry Medical College and completed her residency at the University of Texas - Southwestern, where she served as chief resident.
She encourages patients to maintain positive emotional health, and believes it is a key component to good physical health. She also stresses the importance of exercise as it is a powerful tool that can improve overall health in numerous ways. She enjoys working together with her patients to help them make informed decisions and achieve their health goals.
Dr. Lester is continuously seeking opportunities to serve. She is an active deaconess and serves in the medical ministry at her church, Living Hope Bible Fellowship. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors for Living Hope Ministries, through which she attended her first mission trip to Nigeria, the country where her parents were born. She is also on the Board of Directors for A Sister’s Gift, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the plight of women who suffer from HIV/AIDS. Dr. Lester is also a proud and active member in the Denton County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Dr. Lester lives in Carrollton with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with family, running, traveling, shopping and supporting the Dallas Cowboys.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lester, text (469) 382-3807 or click below.
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D Magazine Best Doctors in Collin County (2014-2017) & Best Doctors (2015)
"Have been a patient of Dr Lester, love her to pieces. Sensible, no nonsense. If she could slow down aging, I would adopt her."
"Dr. Lester was great! She really took the extra time to get to know me and build rapport. She was very thorough, and has wonderful bedside manner. I have found my new PCP! :)"
"My visit withe Dr. Lester was very good. She was very concern about having a treatment plan and folloeing up to get results."
"Dr. Lester is simply a wonderful human being! She has a very caring bedside manner and took her time during the appointment. The office is super clean, large and everyone there, including Jay...was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend!"
"Dr. Lester was amazing and made me feel extremely comfortable. I will not hesitate to book an appointment with her again."
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