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Felicia C. Lester


Obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. Felicia Lester is an obstetrician and gynecologist who cares for women with a wide variety of gynecologic conditions. Her expertise includes contraception as well as menopausal concerns, and she performs in-office procedures such as colposcopy.

Lester's interests include global women's health and reproductive health, particularly preventable causes of maternal mortality, such as obstetrical hemorrhage (bleeding). Her studies involve access to reproductive health services and family planning.

After completing a master of public health degree at the University of California, Berkeley, Lester earned her medical degree and completed a residency at UCSF. She completed a Harvard University fellowship in family planning and global women's health at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley, MPH, 2003

    UCSF, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCSF, 2009

  • Fellowships

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Family Planning and Global Women's Health, 2011

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    149 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 03, 2023
    Dr. Lester is simply wonderful and so easy to connect with
    Nov 18, 2023
    Dr. Lester is wonderful. Attentive caring thorough hard working (maybe too much?) ...... I appreciate the opportunity to work with her on matters regarding my health. I've often thought if I move away from this area that I will simply have to take her with me :)
    Nov 18, 2023
    Wait time is a detriment
    Nov 07, 2023
    Dr Lester was wonderful - she addressed my concerns and answered my questions and made the procedure as comfortable as possible. I am so thankful!
    Nov 04, 2023
    Wonderful doctor nurse and staff at office
    Oct 13, 2023
    Great experience with the staff Dr's and overall appointment
    Sep 28, 2023
    It felt rushed
    Sep 06, 2023
    Everyone was wonderful in listening to my concerns over pain management and accordingly offered me solutions. I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful team.
    Aug 31, 2023
    The appointment felt rushed and doctor did not spend enough time discussing concerns
    Aug 24, 2023
    Dr. Lester is top notch. Very informative easy to talk too and happy that she is my OB/GYN doctor. Can't say enough good things about her.
    Aug 21, 2023
    Dr. Lester is awesome! I appreciate the care and guidance she gives.
    Jul 18, 2023
    Dr. Lester is simply the best. I came in for a procedure that I was nervous about pain and she went through all the options for me and let me choose what was the best plan but also had backups ready. Technically she is also amazing and the entire procedure was done with zero pain. I cannot recommend her enough!
    Jul 14, 2023
    Dr. Lester is wonderfully empathic informative during exams knowledgeable good listener good problem solver and very responsive to expressed concerns and questions.
    Jun 29, 2023
    Dr Lester was concerned about my issues and has ordered additional testing. She has a fabulous memory and I appreciate her recalling what we discussed in the past.
    Jun 01, 2023
    I just have to prep better for UCSF appointments! They are a little different because the nurse asks you questions then the med student comes in later and asks the same questions. By the time you see the doctor 60 minutes in I'm kinda tired and disoriented. I really need to bring a written list to remember to ask the doctor all I intended to. Everyone top notch! I just need to remember your system is different from private practices.
    May 29, 2023
    One of the best physicians experiences I've ever had. Dr Lester not only has depth of knowledge but also flawless bedside manners.
    May 25, 2023
    I was nervous about my procedure but Dr. Lester was fantastic about talking me through the steps. Excellent service
    May 11, 2023
    Doctor Lester is highly professional ans also very personable and caring!
    May 06, 2023
    Sticking with this Dr!
    Mar 23, 2023
    Dr. Lester was extremely knowledgeable and helpful!
    Mar 14, 2023
    Felicia is excellent and thorough. Takes the time to talk through symptoms and makes sure to push other depts when she thinks her patient needs a check
    Mar 02, 2023
    I know we live in a digital age but it would be so nice to get printouts of follow ups from appointments
    Jan 29, 2023
    She was compassionate professional encouraging and thorough. These qualities are particularly important with endo patients as most have been convinced they don't know or understand their own bodies etc. Dr. Lester has a great spirit.
    Jan 12, 2023
    Despite the tremendous challenge of scheduling an appointment I'm very happy to have ended up under Dr. Lester's care.
    Nov 07, 2022
    Dr. Lester has been one of the best doctors I've been to recently. They were extremely attentive caring and thoughtful. I felt like I walked away with a plan and felt very listened to
    Oct 22, 2022
    Dr Lester gets a five star A+ rating from me. I appreciate her care her expertise and her overall demeanor so much that I was willing to wait five months to get in to see her. I feel the human interaction the real concern and in my opinion she is exactly what a doctor is supposed to be: professional thorough knowledgeable understanding caring friendly patient HUMAN and probably there is not enough space here for me to say all of the other adjectives that describe this wonderful doctor
    Oct 20, 2022
    Dr. Lester is THE Best!! She is so kind wonderful and an excellent clinician
    Oct 08, 2022
    I love Dr. Lester. She's amazing!
    Sep 27, 2022
    Dr. Lester was so thorough and informative for my first-ever prenatal appointment. She eased my concerns and gave me detailed instructions and overview about my care plan.
    Sep 16, 2022
    Dr Lester was so kind. She placed my IUD so quickly it was amazing! 13/10!
    Sep 08, 2022
    Excellent experiance
    Sep 01, 2022
    The MD was fantastic What I was worried will be a painful procedure was almost painless. She was truly very skillful and professional
    Aug 25, 2022
    Dr. Lester is wonderful!!!
    Jul 14, 2022
    Dr Lester is brilliant considerateand caring.
    May 04, 2022
    Dr. Lester is a top notch doctor communicator and human being in my opinion. She is on task for business at hand yet conveys a comfortable and soothing demeanor. She also adapts the technical explanation to the patient with an expert command of emotional intelligence. I sought Dr. Lester out because I was unhappy with my local options and urgently needed to speak to someone I fully trusted from previous experience. Top-notch on all accounts in my book and my family's.
    Apr 29, 2022
    Dr. Was excellent all around.
    Apr 28, 2022
    Dr. Lester was very friendly and walked me thoroughly through all my options. She also has great bedside manner; I especially appreciated how she communicated everything she was doing as she was doing it during my procedure. She was very considerate of my needs and concerns.
    Feb 15, 2022
    Results are not in so no treatment options are available