Dr. Lester Blair, MD

Dr. Lester Blair, MD

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Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Lester Blair, MD is a Pulmonologist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine425 East 61st Street New York, NY 10065
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  • 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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Dr. Blair's Reviews

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4.5

Based on 16 ratings

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I've been seeing Dr Blair for 4 years and he's always given me the time I've needed, been honest, and shown respect for my condition.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ellen Nieves – May 15, 2022
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Lester Blair M.D Pulmonologist
I was referred to Dr. Blair by my Endocrinologist. My overall experience with, Weill Cornell Doctors, staff and facility at 146 William street have been fantastic. Everyone is so professional, friendly, helpful and caring. Dr. Blair has great bedside manners. He took his time to listen and get to know me. He was attentive and concerned about my complaints and concerns. He connected me with the services I needed to make sure I’d get the care I needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vilma – May 06, 2022
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*****
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Leo Hoenig – Apr 17, 2022
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I met with Dr. Blair on March 9, 2022 and can recommend him highly. He was thorough, thoughtful and answered all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill Roos – Mar 12, 2022
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Mild Mannered
Dr. Blair knew my history, listened patiently to my story, offered reassuring words upon examination, ordered the appropriate tests, and we will follow up soon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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KK – Mar 04, 2022
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Excellent, well prepared and thoughtfully considered my complicated medical history.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 01, 2022
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Dr Blair was recommened by my PCD Dr. Franklin Marsh. Thursday was my second visit; he listens, inquires; he is pretty wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elizabeth Rankin-Fulcher – Feb 19, 2022
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Excellent pulmonologist who is amazing at finding a cause for symptoms. Who knew a parakeet could cause pneumonia? Dr. Blair knew. Listens, answers all your questions and doesn't rush through your visit. He has a terrific bedside manner and you would be lucky to have him as your physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A. Smith – Feb 12, 2022
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He’s so pleasant and thorough
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 07, 2022
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A very good examination. Friendly and informative. Recommend highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert – Jan 29, 2022
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Doctor who is obviously caring and listens to his patients. I was very impressed with the care and attention received from this seemingly excel doctor. Blessed to have found him,
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TD – Jan 28, 2022
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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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary 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)
very high
very high

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

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Sarcoidosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blair treats Sarcoidosis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Blair treats this condition more than 95% 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
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breathing Treatment
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Skin
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medication Management
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • 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
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Blair accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Amida Care
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
HealthPlus
MagnaCare
Medicare
MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Medicare
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

Biography

Dr. Lester W. Blair is the Medical Director of Pulmonary Medicine at the New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and Associate Professor of Clinical...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

Education

1977
Bellevue Hospital Center Ny University
Fellowship Hospital
1977
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Residency Hospital
1975
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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. 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 425 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065. 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.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

New York, NY

3 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

New York, NY

3 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received