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Pediatrics Gray's Woods State College
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870

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  1. He or she does not see patients in the outpatient clinic setting.
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  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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Brink, Lela W., MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on Lela W. Brink, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 123 ratings
32 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Pediatric Critical Care Med, Board Certified, 1990
  • Pediatrics, Board Certified, 1984

Education:

  • UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School - Newark, NJ 1977

Internship:

  • David Grant USAF Medical Center 1978

Residency:

  • Wilford Hall U. S. A. F. Medical Center 1981

Fellowship:

  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas 1989
    Pediatric Critical Care

Clinical Interests:

General pediatrics, adolescent medicine, pediatric critical care

Languages:

  • Spanish

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
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.6 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.6 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 25
Dr. Brink is wonderful. She was interested in my daughter's mental as well as physical development. In particular, I asked about daycare centers -- a matter of considerable concern to parents but WELL outside the realm of physical health -- and Dr. Brink took the time to elicit my concerns and discuss them with me.
Dec 29, 2016
Dr. Brink is amazing, absolute best doctor we have ever had!!
Dec 29, 2016
Dr. Brink is the best ped. in State College. She knows her stuff, and really takes the time we need to make sure we are making good clinical decisions, but she is straight forward and blunt, but we appreciate her concern and respect her expertise. She will give her opinion, but will allow the parents take the lead on decisions.
Dec 28, 2016
Dr. Brink is an amazing doctor. We are blessed to have her care for our children.
Dec 19, 2016
I FELT THE APPOINTMENT WAS RUSHED AND THE ONE QUESTION I DID NOT HAVE WAS NOT ADDRESSED.
Dec 19, 2016
this was the second time Eli has been seen for moluscum and the first time was with a different provider. I was much, much happier with Dr Brinks approach. I trust her completely and always feel like she has my kids best interest at heart. it's never about money or insurance rather about results and the best treatment for the individual child.
Dec 1, 2016
I'be never been disrespected as a parent more than I ever was at this appointment. Dr. Brink was really lacking in her bedside manner. I know she is a very intelligent doctor but her lack of people skills leave a lot to be desired.
Nov 30, 2016
While I have always liked Dr Brink and her professional expertise, I do feel that her tact is lacking in recent visits. In front of my teenage daughter, she made more than 1 comment on her weight gain and her current weight. This is not a child that is overweight. However Dr Brink's comments made my daughter feel like she is overweight. If there is a concern about my daughters BMI, the dr needs to have this conversation in private with me, not in front of my teenager who is already facing body image issues.
Nov 30, 2016
We love Dr. Brink and recommend her office to everyone!
Nov 7, 2016
Dr. Brink is exceptional!
Nov 3, 2016
#10. Already did many times.
Nov 3, 2016
We have had a long standing relationship with Dr. Brink and have complete confidence in her. On this day in particular though I felt as though I was being attacked for not getting my daughter in sooner and for how I was handling her care. She has been having these issues for several weeks and we had been in a few weeks prior. I made this appointment when we weren't seeing improvement. Dr. Brink can be difficult to get in with and we didn't want to see someone else so it took me about a week to get an appointment. I feel like this was probably the end of a bad day and unfortunately I got caught up in her frustration.
Oct 24, 2016
Dr. Brink is amazing. She knows my child so well and it is like a mini reunion when we get to see her. We so appreciate the love, care and concern she demonstrates to all family members. She is a genuine asset to your practice.
Oct 11, 2016
Dr. Brink is the very best that there is. She is why we come to Geisinger, for her expertise and knowledge. There is nothing she isn't able to address!
Oct 10, 2016
I am still waiting for a response from Dr. Brink regarding the recommendation of an ENT dr. It's been 2 weeks.
Sep 27, 2016
we love Dr. Brink
Sep 22, 2016
Love seeing Dr. Brick. Always happy to have her see our son for emergency appt.'s. Takes very good care of patients.
Aug 22, 2016
I recommend Dr. Brink to anyone that is looking for a GREAT Doctor. She is great with my boys and is straight to the point, no beating around the bushes. Thank you Dr. Brink for all you do for my boys
Aug 22, 2016
I recommend Dr. Brink to everyone that i know is looking for a caring and helpful Dr. Dr. Brink is down to earth and gets straight to the point
Aug 18, 2016
Dr. Brink is the BEST there is!7-9. EXCELLENT as always!
Aug 15, 2016
Love Dr. Brink
Aug 4, 2016
We love Dr. Brinks. She's amazing.
Jul 18, 2016
Dr. Brink is one of your greatest assets. I would and do trust her implicitly with the lives of my children. Additionally, she tells you like it is, and is balanced in her approach to treatment. When/if Dr. Brink leaves, we will probably not stay with the Geisinger practice.
Jul 14, 2016
She ordered follow up tests, and in retrospect, I wish I had been better prepared to interpret the results, which initially caused confusion. She was EXCELLENT in helping to get us a referral to a specialist.
June 23, 2016
Dr. Brink is the best pediatrician we have ever worked with. I am so thankful she is my son's doctor.
June 21, 2016
Dr. Brink is always great, and as first-time parents we rely on her experience and advice. At this 1-year visit, in particular, we had some concerns that were not strictly medical (developmental stages, handling transitions, etc) and Dr Brink was patient with us, informative, and very helpful. We appreciate that she is interested in our whole baby.
June 1, 2016
Dr. Brink is a thorough, compassionate and exemplary pediatrician. I feel lucky to have her taking care of my children!
May 11, 2016
Dr. Brink is excellent. She always provides top notch care and advice.
May 10, 2016
We love Dr. Brink and travel 1 hr. 15 mins just to see her!
Apr 4, 2016
Very practical suggestions that worked well on persistent diaper rash.
March 28, 2016
We feel 100% confident in Dr. Brink!
March 21, 2016
All good!