Dr. Lester Blair, MD

Dr. Lester Blair, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 71

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lester Blair, MD is a Pulmonologist in New York, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Blair to book an appointment.



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(212) 235-1519
Weill Cornell Physician Organization156 William St Fl 6 New York, NY 10038
New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital170 William St New York, NY 10038

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (3)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
  • Explained conditions well (3)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Unlike the person above who complained his calls were not returned, I have to say Dr. Blair is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. The communications problems were probably the result of the Weill Cornell Portal.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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JH Blank – Nov 20, 2020
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I saw Dr. Blair for what turned out to be a bad case of pneumonia. I emailed him through Cornell connect and he did got back to me until my referring doctor contacted him. I spoke to him and he told me to get in touch the following week. I emailed twice ad again I never heard back. He also got back test results that he never posted on Cornell connect and he never called me with them.
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New York , NY – Jan 21, 2019
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Experience and Background Checks


Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Blair's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blair treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Blair treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blair treats Asthma more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Blair treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blair treats Sarcoidosis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Blair treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Sarcoidosis of the Optic Nerve

Dr. Blair's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Administrative Physical
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breathing Treatment
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Fever
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medication Management
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Smoking Cessation Treatment
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. Blair accepts the following insurance:

Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna EPO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Oxford Health Plans
Community Plan
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice

About Me

Care Philosophy

For the past three decades I have been in fight against lung disease. My colleagues and I in the Lower Manhattan Hospital have been witness to the devastasting...Read more


  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications


Bellevue Hospital Center Ny University
Fellowship Hospital
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Residency Hospital
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Internship Hospital
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School


  • English
  • Chinese


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lester Blair, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (646) 962-5665 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Lester Blair, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Blair has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Lester Blair, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Lester Blair, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Blair's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Lester Blair, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Blair frequently treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Asthma, and Sarcoidosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Blair treats.

Where is Dr. Lester Blair, MD's office located?

Dr. Blair's office is located at 156 William St Fl 6, New York, NY 10038. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lester Blair, MD speak?

Dr. Blair speaks Chinese and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Blair is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

New York, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received