Dr. Lester Sandman, a psychiatrist currently in private practice, began his career in service to the United States Army. After graduating from medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he relocated to Washington, DC, where he accepted a general internship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Lester Sandman subsequently went into a psychiatry residency at the same institution, where he demonstrated a strong aptitude for the mental health care of military personnel.
Over the course of the following decade, Dr. Lester Sandman served at military medical facilities both in the United States and abroad. As chief of psychiatry at the 86th Evacuation Hospital in Saudi Arabia, he earned an Army Commendation Medal for the support that he provided to deployed soldiers. Upon his return to the United States, he once again attracted the notice of military officials, this time as chief of inpatient services for Fitzsimons Army Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry in Aurora, Colorado. There, he earned a second commendation medal for his continuing high level of service during department downsizing.
Now a practitioner in the private sector, Dr. Lester Sandman enjoys the respect of his colleagues, many of whom refer patients to his office. Actively licensed in four states, he makes his professional home base in Bellevue, Washington. He maintains active membership in the Washington State Medical Association as well as the King County Medical Society.