Dr. Shade Lester is board-certified in family medicine and has been caring for patients since 2002. She enjoys providing the highest level of care to patients of all ages, ranging from infants to adults. She is passionate about practicing quality-based medicine in a broad range of fields, specifically prevention and management of diabetes and other chronic diseases. She has participated in the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute and is a member of the American Academy of Diabetes Educators.
Dr. Lester graduated cum laude from Howard University where she majored in microbiology. She studied medicine at Meharry Medical College and completed her residency at the University of Texas- Southwestern, where she served as chief resident. She encourages patients to maintain positive emotional health, and believes it is a key component to good physical health. She also stresses the importance of exercise, as it is a powerful tool that can improve overall health in numerous ways. She enjoys working together with her patients to help them make informed decisions and achieve their health goals.
Dr. Lester is continuously seeking opportunities to serve. She is an active deaconess and serves in the medical ministry at her church, Living Hope Bible Fellowship. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors for Living Hope Ministries, through which she attended her first mission trip to Nigeria, the country where her parents were born. She is also on the Board of Directors for A Sister’s Gift, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the plight of women who suffer from HIV/AIDS. Dr. Lester is also a proud and active member in the Denton County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Dr. Lester lives in Carrollton with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with family, running, traveling, shopping and supporting the Dallas Cowboys.
Village Health Partners serves the Collin County area, including Plano, Allen, Frisco and McKinney. The practice specializes in women’s and men’s health, pediatrics, diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, urgent care and disease prevention. Contact Village Health Partners to make an appointment.
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