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Dr. Paula Lester, MD

Dr. Paula Lester, MD

Geriatric Medicine ·  Female · Age 43


Dr. Paula Lester, MD is a geriatric medicine specialist in Mineola, NY and has been practicing for 18 years. She specializes in geriatric medicine, hospice & palliative medicine, and more.


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(516) 399-1462

Dr. Lester accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Emblem Health
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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About Me

Biography

"I chose to become a geriatric medicine physician so I could help people live for as long as they can and in the best health possible. Because older adults have a wide range of medical conditions and functional/cognitive abilities, they need support ...

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2001
SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
Medical School
1997
City University NY
Undergraduate School
2001
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Lester is very thorough, she really takes the time to get to know a patient and listens to them carefully before deciding on a course of treatment. Just wonderful!
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Outstanding physician. She really was able to help coordinate care and get my mom off unnecessary medications that were actually hurting her. Easy to talk to and very caring. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Lester was a god send to my mother Beverly Burke. My mother spent more of her days the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 in the hospital. My mother was experiencing kidney failure, heart failure and had too many other complications to name here. When my mother needed a rehab to go to...Read More
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Dr. Lester is the on-staff doctor at Sunharbor Manor in Roslyn. How I would describe her is unavailable, uninterested, inefficient and indifferent.
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Dr. Lester is smart and caring. She phones you personally to see how you are doing or to give you further information. She is so sweet and answers all of your questions completely. I recommend her highly!
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