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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Pediatric Cardiology Carbondale
42 North Scott St
Carbondale, PA 18407
Pediatric Cardiology Dallas
114 Lt Michael Cleary Dr
Dallas, PA 18612
Pediatric Cardiology Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Pediatric Cardiology East Stroudsburg
175 E Brown St Suite 202
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Pediatric Cardiology Forty Fort
190 Welles St
Suite 122
Forty Fort, PA 18704
Pediatric Cardiology Hazleton
426 Airport Rd
6 Beltway Commons
Hazleton, PA 18202
Pediatric Cardiology Mt Pleasant Scranton
531 Mt Pleasant Dr
Scranton, PA 18503
Pediatric Cardiology South Wilkes Barre
166 Hanover Street Suite 105
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Pediatric Cardiology GWV Heart Hospital Wilkes-Barre
1000 E Mountain Blvd
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  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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Overall Rating:
4.9 out of 5
1 50 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certified, 2002


  • U. of Maryland, School of Medicine 1996


  • U. of Maryland Medical System 1997


  • Indiana University, School of Medicine 1999


  • Indiana University, School of Medicine 2002
    Pediatric Cardiology

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Lurito specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating pediatric cardiology patients with congenital heart disease and acquired heart disease. She also has a special interest in preventative cardiology, managing hypercholesterolemia, dyslipidemia, hypertension and childhood obesity.

Related Interests:

Dr. Lurito welcomes referrals of pediatric cardiology patients with the following conditions:
• Heart murmur
• Chest pain
• Syncope/dizziness
• Palpitations
• Arrhythmia
• Cyanosis
• Heart failure
• Congenital heart disease
• Marfans syndrome
• Cardiomyopathy
• Hypercholesterolemia
• Dyslipidemia
• Familial hypercholesterolemia
• Obesity related pediatric hypertension

Dr. Lurito sees patients in the following communities: Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Carbondale, Hazleton, East Stroudsburg, Dallas and Forty Fort.


  • Spanish

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Fellow
  • American Association of Echocardiography
  • American College of Cardiology
  • National Lipid Association

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
- 4.9 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.9 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.9 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.9 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.9 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.9 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 5.0 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.9 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.9 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.9 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 >
Jan 26
She's the best!
Jan 16
Great Doctor, thorough, very informative, easy to talk to and she makes sure things are explained in way we could understand.
Jan 10
The doctor was friendly with clear communication and helped my son feel at ease.
Oct 27, 2016
Dr. Lurito is amazing - She has become a friend over the last 9 mos. Always happy & cares so very much for her patients.
Sep 27, 2016
I am a nurse practitioner and would have no concern recommending Dr. Lurito to my patients in practice.
Aug 9, 2016
she is a great dr..
Jul 12, 2016
Dr. gave my child confidence in herself that she was special and really connected with her. I was very impressed with the care from everyone who helped us that day.
Jul 8, 2016
First time seeing this dr. she was very kind and pleasant. I was very impressed with her and my grandson liked her and that what really matters.
June 24, 2016
She's such an amazing doctor and individual! She made my daughter feel comfortable and explained everything that was being done. My daughter had a very positive experience and even spoke highly about Dr. Lurito and her visit with her to family when she was finished.
May 27, 2016
Dr. Lurito is an absolute asset to Geisinger and we are so grateful to have her as our son's cardiologist. My son just absolutely adores her and if ever I am nervous about the next step with my son she has a way with words to build my strength to get through it. I feel like we are truly a team and we make decisions together that are best for us! We couldn't ask for better because she is the best!
May 24, 2016
Dr. Lurito's care for my 5-yr. old grandson was wonderful. She explained EVERYTHING so I understood it and was very down-to-earth. Love her.
May 24, 2016
I was trying to answer the care provider section with both experience with the doctor and the assistant. Dr. Lurito, herself, is very nice. I am not fond of the assistant. Mostly the appointment was with the assistant.
May 13, 2016
I highly recommend my friends & family members too.
May 13, 2016
Excellent love her.
May 10, 2016
On this appt and the previous appt she said she would call after reviewing the test results and she did not call after either appt.
May 9, 2016
The physician was excellent with my daughter. She is well knowledgeable and courteous.
March 11, 2016
We drive 3 hours just so my daughter can remain in Dr.Lurito's care. We absolutely love her! She is so kind and caring. Always acts happy to see us and help us. She has made our journey with our 3 year old and her heart condition a much easier thing to deal with. I could go somewhere local but I wouldn't get near the care we get driving 3 hours one way to see Dr. Lurito. She is like family to us now. She has been in our lives for 3 years now and I can't begin to express how grateful we are for her. She is absolutely hands down the best pediatric cardiologist and she is a true blessing to us and asset to Geisinger.
March 4, 2016
Excellent, caring provider. Spoke to our son in easy terms. Explained all of the possible outcomes & what they would mean in regards to treatment & long term outcomes.