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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Pediatrics Gray's Woods State College
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Peds Endoscopy Mt Nittany
1800 E Park Ave
State College, PA 16803

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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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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:
4.7 out of 5
1 119 ratings
25 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
- 4.7 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.7 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.7 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.7 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.7 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.7 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.7 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.8 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.7 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 >
Jul 18
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
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
Dr. Brink is the best pediatrician we have ever worked with. I am so thankful she is my son's doctor.
June 21
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
Dr. Brink is a thorough, compassionate and exemplary pediatrician. I feel lucky to have her taking care of my children!
May 11
Dr. Brink is excellent. She always provides top notch care and advice.
May 10
We love Dr. Brink and travel 1 hr. 15 mins just to see her!
Apr 4
Very practical suggestions that worked well on persistent diaper rash.
March 28
We feel 100% confident in Dr. Brink!
March 21
All good!
Feb 24
We have been coming here for 10 years. Never have we had such an awful time. We've had Dr. Brink before and thought she always did a pretty good job. She showed absolutely little compassion for my daughter's extended illness and the fact that she was not responding the way a previous doctor had told us. it seemed like Dr. Brink was trying to be intimidating and showed so little compassion. I also got more information from friends who went to other doctors on this current illness going around and its possible complications than from this practice.
Feb 23
Again, we've had Dr. Brink for 10 yrs w/all my kids. My kids trust and talk to her, but she is clear and direct. On this visit - similar to many others - Dr. Brink gave me helpful, encouraging tips and recommendations. She listened well to my KIDS questions AS WELL AS MINE and was both personable AND professional. I am SO grateful for Dr. Brink!
Feb 15
My husband and I were EXTREMELY disappointed in the care our daughter received from Dr. Brink and also with the way she treated us while we were in there. She spoke in a very derogatory & demeaning manner to us. She criticized us for giving our daughter cough medicine saying she wasn't old enough for that (again, she is 4). When we tried to explain to her that we gave her Children's Delsym and Children's Mucinex and that it said on the box it was for children 4 and up, she raised her voice at us and again, told us our daughter wasn't old enough. After that, she was very rude to us asking us questions regarding our daughter implying in her tone that we are not fit parents. We had been having trouble getting our daughter to drink liquids. She told us (again, rudely), that we HAD to make her drink! If she didn't drink, she would need IV fluids, and she WOULD NOT like that.... Then, she put her hand on the back on our daughter's head while she looked into her throat. Before coming to office, I slightly wet the ENDS of my daughter's hair so they wouldn't be frizzy and fly-away (because my daughter is mixed), then pulled it back into a ponytail. The hair touching her scalp was dry as a bone!! And the ends were barely damp! When she touched her hair, again in a very negative tone she asked, "Why is her hair wet?!?!?" We DID NOT come to the doctor to be degraded, especially in front of our child!! And we DID NOT bring our sick daughter to the doctor to be made to feel as though we were bad parents who didn't care about our child. If we didn't care about her, we wouldn't have been there!!! At the end of her visit, she just got up and walked out of the room. I am not joking when I tell you she literally got up and walked out...no goodbye, no thank you, no "I hope you feel better," NOTHING!! Just got up, opened the door and walked out. I have another older daughter. I have asked the front office staff to mark BOTH of their accounts that we NEVER want to see that woman again!!!!! I don't know what happened... I have a feeling that she may have been upset that she had to squeeze us in, but that was not our fault...that was the fault of her office!! Or, I hate to think this, but my husband and I are a interracial couple. I would HOPE that had nothing to do with it, but she is older and older adults don't tend to deal with that situation as well. BUT....then again, I'm not so sure because I had my older daughter in to see her one other time and she was not pleasant during that visit either. In any event, we are DONE with Dr. Brink!!!! I think it's time for her to retire!
Feb 1
Dr Brink is fabulous. She always helps educate the patient and parent regarding the situation - what may have lead to the problem, how to prevent it in the future, what to do to remedy as well as when to contact her regarding the issue continuing. She takes time to make sure you understand.
Jan 27
Dr. Brink has been very helpful, kind, professional, personable, and very knowledgeable. She listens and helps put things in perspective.
Jan 26
Already recommended to friends!
Jan 21
Trust her 100% feel. Would change appt time to less convenient just to get her.
Dec 28, 2015
We love Dr. Brink. We can't say enough good about her.
Nov 16, 2015
Dr Brink is exceptional!
Nov 13, 2015
Dr. Brink is amazing! She is an amazing doctor and great teacher. She not only cares greatly about her patients, but also works to get to know the entire family. She listens thoughtfully to all concerns. We are very thankful to have her caring of our children for the last 14 and 16 years.
Nov 5, 2015
Dr brink is a fantastic clinical. We are blessed to have her care for our daughters.
Oct 20, 2015
Dr. Brink is awesome. I have such complete trust in her.
Oct 12, 2015
my daughter has special needs and Dr Brink is excellent with her. she talks to both of us and recognizes when my daughter is nervous and responds appropriately. we have worked with many doctors and she is one of the most caring we've seen. she isn't afraid to tell me what she's thinking but has always said she defers to the mother. she is truly an amazing care provider.
Oct 8, 2015
I like Dr. Brink's way of telling me how it is. She's always been very great with us!
Sep 24, 2015
It would be nice if certain exam rooms were designated for well check ups & other rooms were designated for sick children.