Lester Carter, an 84-year old African-American pharmacist affectionately known as “Doctor” Carter, has been serving the North Side of Milwaukee for 47 years. Originally from Nebraska, Carter moved to the city in the 1960s and opened his drug store, where he helped cure generations of neighborhood residents with his own herbal preparations.
Carter is a pillar of the community and has benefited many people with his medical knowledge. He sold his store in 2014 after he became ill, but returned to work early in 2015. The druggist said he believes in “using your education to benefit and make life better for the people you serve.”