Village Health Partners is now a part of Catalyst Physician Group.

Dr. Shade Lester - West Plano Medical Village

About Dr. Lester

Dr. Lester sees patients at our brand-new West Plano Medical Village location. It’s less than a minute away from Legacy Medical Village, where she previously saw patients.

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 the 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 Laura Carlson, and she also works closely with team members at her care station.

Learn more about how your care team works together here.

D Magazine Best Doctors

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



"Dr. Lester was very thorough and made me feel extremely comfortable. She takes her time, yet gets you in and out without missing a beat. She will be my doctor from here on out."



"She was friendly and helpful and easy to talk to. I like her and will continue to use her as my PCP."



"Her kindness and thoroughness "



"Thorough, Thoughtful & Competent - Her kindness and thoroughness "



"Dr. Lester is very knowledgeable, patient, and kind. She took the time to listen to any questions or concerns I had. She explained things to me in detail. This was my first visit here. I had blood drawn in the lab located on site. Martha did a fantastic job drawing my blood! The only thing that will take some getting used to is the communication via text and waiting for instructions to come into the building for my appointment. I'm sure with each visit it will be less awkward."



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