Dr. Joseph Lester, MD

Dr. Joseph Lester, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
74 y/o
(5)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Lester, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Atlantis, FL and has been practicing for 45 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

Florida Heart and Vascular Care

180 John F Kennedy Dr Ste 320

Atlantis, FL 33462
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Prudential
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lester performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Aortic Valve Disease
high
more than 85% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
more than 79% of peers
Heart Disease
normal
more than 77% of peers

Dr. Lester's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lester "Florida Heart and Vascular Care at JFK Medical Center s vision of excellence and leadership are driven by our core values. These include service, partnership, integrity and innovation. We strive to provide compassionate care and to treat all individuals with dignity and respect. Our greatest strength lies in our people who are the best at what they do. We strive to be on the forefront of technological advances in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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37  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Physician Advisory Board Physician of The Year, 2004
  • The Florida Medical Association Distinguished Physician Award, 2006
  • Physician Advisory Board Physician of The Year, 2003
Media & Publications

Dr. Lester has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lester's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lester to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Lester's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Eleven years ago Dr. Lester took me as an emergency patient. He performed an immediate catherization then recommended surgery the next day. He performed quintuple bypass. I am alive and active today because of this man's willingness to fit me into his busy schedule. He personally spent time with me...more
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