Dr. Lester Carter, 83, works four days each week

April 23, 2015


When asked why he likes returning to work, Dr. Lester Carter, 83, responded with a vigorous tone of exhilaration and happiness in his voice Tuesday afternoon: “I love it!” and he swiftly added, “I don’t like sitting around the house at all. Returning to work was the best move I ever made.” Dr. Carter works four days each week from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Hayat Herbals, 2400 W. Burleigh Street on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and at Hayat Pharmacy at 1919 W. North Ave., from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. At the W. Burleigh Street location Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Carter made rapid strides around the store locating a myriad of products for patrons “suffering from knee, stomach, weight loss issues, arthritis, heart disease and a host of other illnesses from A – Z,” he said. He offered the explanation that his customers are seeking relief from conditions that aggravate them, which they haven’t found a remedy for through taking prescription medicines. Dr. Carter confessed that when he speaks to pharmacy students in medical school he encourages them to “utilize all information they learn in school to make lives better for people they serve.” Dr. Carter’s mother, who lives in Omaha, Nebraska, is 101 years old. Dr. Carter said she doesn’t visit a doctor for any ailment because she “takes the natural remedies my son sends to me,” he beamed and noted proudly, with a smile on his face.