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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Pediatrics Kistler Clinic Wilkes-Barre
175 S Wilkes Barre Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

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  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
  2. He or she sees patients, but has not yet received the minimum number of Patient Satisfaction Reviews. To be eligible for display, we require a minimum of 30 surveys. This ensures that the rating is accurate and statistically reliable.
  3. He or she is a community provider, not a Geisinger-employed provider. Community providers tend to see patients in their own private outpatient practices, which we do not survey.

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Lawrence, Gary, MD, FAAP Visit Geisinger.org for information on Gary Lawrence, MD, FAAP. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics Geisinger Wyoming Valley
Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 100 ratings
21 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Pediatrics, Board Certified, 1982
  • Adolescent Gynecology

Education:

  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University 1977

Residency:

  • Rhode Island Hospital 1980

Clinical Interests:

Adolescent Medicine, Evaluation of Child Physical/Sexual Abuse

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Fellow
  • Society for Adolescent Medicine

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.6 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.6 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.6 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.6 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.6 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.6 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.7 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.6 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.6 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.5 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Aug 25
Very long delay (52 minutes) with no apology when entering the room. A "sorry" will go a long way, as I understand all providers are very busy assisting other patients.
Aug 19
Dr Lawrence is a wonderful Dr and is always willing to take time to answer questions and address concerns whether at an appointment or by my geisinger message
Aug 11
I highly recommend Dr Gary Lawrence. I trust his judgement.
Aug 5
Dr Lawrence is such a friendly, caring and compassionate person. He takes his time during the appointments and listens to patients. I recommend him to anyone I know!
June 30
Dr. Lawrence is a very professional, caring, & knowledgeable doctor.
June 24
We love Dr. Lawrence! He is great at working with the kids and listening to what the parent has to say.
June 21
We have used Dr. Lawrence for the past 15 years. This past year I have been disappointed with his concern for some medical issues my children are having. I'm sad to say after 15 years we will be seeking a new pediatrician.
June 10
Dr Lawrence was, as always, very good!
June 9
Dr Lawrence is awesome!
May 6
Care provider didn't seem to be in a Good mood. Seemed like he wanted to be somewhere else. Rolling of eyes seemed unprofessional while trying to explain something .
May 6
Dr Lawrence is awesome.
Apr 29
Dr Lawrence is an amazing doctor. We couldn't imagine going to another doctor for the kids.
Apr 22
Dr. Lawrence and resident were very helpful at this visit with all questions we had. would reccomend to anyone. wish there was possibly an easle in the office which kids could use crayons on to draw while waiting for physician. office also needs some more colorful walls to be more kid friendly.
Apr 4
I would recommend Dr. Lawrence to anyone.
Apr 1
Dr Lawrence is an excellent physician!!
March 15
Dr. Lawrence has always been and continues to be one of the best physicians I have dealt with.
March 14
Dr. Lawrence is great! I have the utmost confidence in him.
Feb 26
I wrote two follow up emails, and have not received a response.
Feb 15
My confidence in his abilities as a doctor are fine, but his lack of "bedside manner" concerning myself and, more importantly, my son made for an unproductive visit. He hardly acknowledged my son. Spoke low and borderline condescending to me. He told me to be quiet and ignore my son's shocking tantrum (shocking because he's six, outgoing and friendly to everyone, and hasn't had a tantrum (even at the dentist) in a couple of years. The doctor ended up not even examining my son because of this. While this visit discovered both eye and ear problems in my son, they were discovered by the nursing staff. The doctor insisted my son should be taking a prescription of fluoride until he is twelve but gave me no viable reason for this or even an opportunity to ask for one. To say the least, he rubbed myself and my son the wrong way and I plan to request a change of pediatricians before my son's next scheduled appointment.
Jan 19
Would continue to bring my daughter to dr. Lawerence, no questions asked
Dec 4, 2015
Dr Lawrence is an excellent physician who is truly concerned about his patients. His personality and knowledge are exceptional. I choose to continue to go to this clinic because of him. I do not like the location and I do not feel safe when I am exiting during the evening hours, but I do so because this is where Dr. Lawrence is located.