Dr. Steven Lester, MD

Dr. Steven Lester, MD

Radiation Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Steven Lester, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in Sanford, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport in 1982 and specializes in radiation oncology, oncology, and more.Read his story

2200 W 1st St

Sanford, FL 32771

Contact Information

(407) 321-3040

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • 30 More

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers
more than 83% of peers
Urinary Disorders
more than 73% of peers

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Dr. Lester's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lester "Steven G. Lester, M.D., F.A.C.R.O., was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. He completed his internship in radiation oncology, followed by his residency training in radiation oncology at Indiana University Hospitals, where he also served as chief resident. While at IU, Dr. Lester wrote several research papers on testicular cancer and Intraoperative Radiotherapy. After completing his radiation oncology training, Dr. Lester returned to his home state of Louisiana to join the Department of Radiation Oncology at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. During his time at Ochsner, Dr. Lester served as the Assistant Director of Ochsner Cancer Institute as well as Acting Chairman of Radiation Oncology. He was also involved in clinical research, and spoke at several seminars. Dr. Lester has been serving the Central Florida community since December of 1988. In 2004, Dr. Lester with his partner, John D. Looper, MD., founded Central Florida Cancer Care Center in Sanford, Florida. His outside interests include LSU Football, New Orleans Saints, tennis, spending time with his wife and two daughters and visiting his son who is a Radiation Oncologist in training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Lester is board certified in radiation oncology, a fellow of American College of Radiation Oncology, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Independent Doctors. "We believe that what separates us from other cancer centers in the area is our personal touch; the doctors are always available. You get treatment from the staff whose names you learn and you see your doctor, who treats you the way he'd want to be treated.""
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3  Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
  • Therapeutic Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*

58  Conditions Treated

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27  Procedures

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Treatment
  • Biological Therapy
  • Biopsy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy for Treatment of Gynecologic Cancer
  • Coronary Brachytherapy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Hormone Therapy, Men
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Tumor Surgery

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.


  • University Of New Orleans
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Ind University Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Ind University Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lester to family and friends
7 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lester's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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