Dr. Paula Lester, MD

Dr. Paula Lester, MD

Geriatric MedicineFemaleAge 46

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(516) 240-9872

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Dr. Paula Lester, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Mineola, NY. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lester to book an appointment.

Locations

NYU Langone Geriatric Medicine Associates--Mineola

New Patient?
(516) 240-9872
NYU Langone Geriatric Medicine Associates--Mineola222 Station Plz N Ste 518 Mineola, NY 11501
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  • Explained conditions well (7)
  • Listened & answered questions (7)
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    Absolutely "AWESOME". Dr. Lester has cared for both of my parents for 10+ years. Both of my parents do/did suffer from Alzheimer/Dementia. This is a terrible illness. My mom passed in 2012. My dad is still living. Dr. Lester is very conscientious, compassionate and professional. My mom was not always in the best mood. However, neither of my parents ever complained of having to meet with Dr. Lester. Dr. Lester continues to treat my dad. She is definitely the MOST thorough doctor our family has experienced. Her staff is also very polite, helpful and accommodating, as we often contact the office for advice. No doubt..... Dr. Lester is the "BEST" of the "BEST." !!!!!!!!!!!
    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
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    Corey Alleyne – Mar 05, 2021
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    Dr. Lester is a very caring and wonderful doctor. My mom is 93 and has quite a few health issues. Dr. Lester listens to every word she says and takes wonderful care of my mom. She thinks outside the box and I would highly recommend her.
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    Noel Stazko for Florence Kotowski – Jan 15, 2020
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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!
    What went well
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Oct 12, 2018
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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.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    2 people found this helpful
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    Jeff in Jericho, NY – Jul 18, 2018
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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 that also could give her dialysis, Dr. Lester was instrumental in finding a wonderful rehab for her that provided exactly what my mother needed, intensive physical therapy that got her walking again.
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    mother was patient in Merrick – Oct 30, 2017
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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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    May 15, 2017
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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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    Baldwin, NY – Feb 18, 2016
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    Dr.Lester treats each pt. On an individual basis with dignity and respect.
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    Clarence Overton in New York, NY – Dec 29, 2015
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    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. Lester's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Osteoporosis
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Lester treats Osteoporosis more than 89% of her peers

    Dr. Lester treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
    • Disuse Osteoporosis
    • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
    • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
    • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
    • Juvenile Osteoporosis
    • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
    • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
    • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
    • Primary Osteoporosis
    • Secondary Osteoporosis
    • Senile Osteoporosis
    • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
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    Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Lester treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more than 85% of her peers

    Dr. Lester treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

    Bedsores
    normal
    normal

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Lester treats Bedsores more than 85% of her peers

    Dr. Lester treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

    Dr. Lester's conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abnormal Thyroid
    • Acidosis
    • Actinic Keratosis
    • Acute Bronchitis
    • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Acute Pharyngitis
    • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
    • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
    • Administrative Physical
    • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
    • Alkalosis
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Allergic Conjunctivitis
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Anal or Rectal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Animal Allergies
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Asthma
    • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
    • Ataxia
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Athlete's Foot
    • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
    • Atrophic Vaginitis
    • Back Pain
    • Bedsores
    • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Bird Flu
    • Bladder Infection
    • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Bronchitis
    • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
    • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
    • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cellulitis
    • Chest Pain
    • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
    • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
    • Constipation
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Cough
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Dehydration
    • Dermatitis
    • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
    • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
    • Diabetes Counseling
    • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
    • Diabetes Type 1
    • Diabetes Type 2
    • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Diarrhea
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Dizziness
    • Dry Skin
    • Dyslipidemia
    • Dysphagia
    • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
    • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
    • Ear Ache
    • Earwax Buildup
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Emphysema
    • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
    • Enteritis
    • Esophagitis
    • Essential Tremor
    • Fever
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Geriatric Assessment
    • Gout
    • Headache
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Palpitations
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
    • Hidradenitis
    • Hip Sprain
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Hypokalemia
    • Hypotension
    • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Immunization Administration
    • Influenza (Flu)
    • Insomnia
    • Iodine Deficiency
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Itchy Skin
    • Joint Pain
    • Kidney Infection
    • Kidney Infection, Acute
    • Leg and Foot Ulcers
    • Limb Cramp
    • Limb Pain
    • Limb Swelling
    • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
    • Lipid Disorders
    • Liver Damage from Alcohol
    • Low Back Pain
    • Low Blood Oxygen Level
    • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
    • Malaise and Fatigue
    • Malnutrition
    • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Migraine
    • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
    • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
    • Muscle Spasm
    • Muscle Weakness
    • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
    • Nasopharyngitis
    • Nausea
    • Neurogenic Bladder
    • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
    • Nosebleed
    • Obesity
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Overweight
    • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pharyngitis
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pneumonia
    • Pollen Allergy
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Polyuria
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Postnasal Drip
    • Purpura
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rash
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Reflux Esophagitis
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Ringworm
    • Rosacea
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
    • Shingles
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Sinus Bradycardia
    • Sinus Tachycardia
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Stye
    • Swine Flu
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Thyroid Goiter
    • Tobacco Use Disorder
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Tremor
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urinary Stones
    • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
    • Vaccination
    • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
    • Varicose Eczema
    • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Venous Insufficiency
    • Vertigo
    • Viral Enteritis
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Viral Infection
    • Vitamin B Deficiency
    • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
    • Wellness Examination
    • Wheezing
    • Yeast Infections

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    Dr. Lester accepts the following insurance:

    Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
    Anthem
    Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
    Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
    National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
    National (BlueCard) PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
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    Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
    First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
    Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

    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...Read more

    Specialties

    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
    • Internal Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine

    Education

    1997
    City University NY
    Undergraduate School

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Call (516) 240-9872 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (516) 663-2588 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

    Does Dr. Paula Lester, MD offer telehealth services?

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

    Is Dr. Paula Lester, MD accepting new patients?

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

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

    Dr. Lester frequently treats Osteoporosis, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), and Bedsores. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lester treats.

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

    Dr. Lester's office is located at 222 Station Plz N Ste 518, Mineola, NY 11501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Paula Lester, MD speak?

    Dr. Lester speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Lester is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

    Mineola, NY

    19 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)