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Dr. Shade Lester - Legacy Medical Village

About Dr. Lester

Dr. Lester is moving to West Plano Medical Village in July 2022! Learn more about that here.

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.

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.

How Dr. Lester practices whole-person wellness

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.

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.


Bachelor's degree in microbiology, cum laude, Howard University
M.D., Meharry Medical College

Dr. Lester completed her residency at the University of Texas - Southwestern where she served as chief resident.

Care team

Dr. Lester works hand in hand with Julie Hawkins and Laura Carlson, and she also works closely with team members at her care station. 

Learn more about how your care team works together here.


Dr. Lester sees patients at Legacy Medical Village and will be moving to West Plano Medical Village in July! To schedule an in-office appointment with her, text (469) 382-3807. To schedule a telehealth appointment, click below.

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D Magazine Best Doctors in Collin County (2014-2017) & Best Doctors (2015)



"This time was a better experience than my last visit. Thank you!"


Office Visit

"Prior to this last visit Dr. Lester and I had a few issues we needed to work through and it was done on this visit which was done in a very professional manner which I appreciate. When both patient and doctor are willing to take time to listen to each other the ending should be satisfying to both parties which I felt it was. Dr. Lester is a very thorough doctor who likes to get to the root of a problem and not medicate the problem which I love but as a fairly new patient my only suggestion would be is that she would give herself time to really get to know the patient and their history first before coming to any conclusions. It takes several visits to get to know a patient's history and personality. Other than that I think I have made a good decision on selecting her as my primary physician. Thank you for giving me this opportunity I really feel doing this will help patients and doctors have a better experience with Village Health Partners."


Office Visit

"It was disappointing to have a 7:45am appointment and not be taken to the exam room until after 8am. Other than that, everything was top notch."


Office Visit

"Extremely professional."



"The staff was very friendly and efficient. I would recommend them to my family and friends."



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