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Dr. Jeffrey Lester promotes preventive medicine in his practice

January 02, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Lester (RUSM ‘04), a newly appointed general internist at Tampa General Hospital, was featured in The Tampa Tribune. Dr. Lester joined the hospital’s new center in Sun City Center, which opened in October. Lester currently is the only physician at the Sun City Center office, although another doctor is expected to join the practice this spring.

“The idea is to provide preventive medical care for residents in the area so they don’t end up in the emergency room,” said Lester in the article. “That’s my specialty. I eat, drink and breathe prevention.”

Dr. Lester grew up in Clearwater and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Florida (USF). He turned to medicine after earlier considering a career as a stock broker. He earned a degree in chemistry from USF before enrolling at RUSM. He began his residency in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa and was board certified in 2007. He then completed his training in medical genetics at the University of Miami in 2009 and after spent three years with the National Health Service Corps, treating low-income, indigent patients in Baltimore.

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