Paula Lester, MD, Geriatrics, Mineola, NY, NYU Winthrop Hospital

PaulaLesterMD

Geriatrics Mineola, NY

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Associate Medical Director for Palliative Care, Highfield Gardens Care Center; Associate Fellowship Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Winthrop University Hospital

Overview of Dr. Lester

Dr. Paula Lester is a geriatrician in Mineola, NY and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including NYU Winthrop Hospital, Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and NYU Langone Hospitals. She received her medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and has been in practice 16 years. Dr. Lester accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 19 doctors at NYU Winthrop Hospital and one of 22 doctors at Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Geriatrics.

Education & Training

  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
    North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health SystemFELLOWSHIP
  • SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical Center
    SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical CenterRESIDENCY
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2003 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

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    As States Reopen, Nursing Home Operators Can’t Assume They’ll ‘Be in the Clear Forever’June 23, 2020 09:35
  • Covid-19 Will Put State's Medicaid Program to the Test
    Covid-19 Will Put State's Medicaid Program to the TestJune 10, 2020 09:40
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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA HMO
    CIGNA Open Access
    CIGNA PPO
    Empire BCBS HMO
    Empire BCBS PPO
    First Health PPO
    GHI PPO
    Great West PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    MagnaCare PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    MVP Healthcare PPO
    Oxford Health Freedom
    Oxford Health Liberty
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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