Department Center for Functional Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Functional Medicine
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About Lyla Blake-Gumbs, MD

Dr. Blake-Gumbs is a Functional Medicine specialist with an interest in energy balance and chronic illness prevention and treatment. She seeks to collaborate with patients to both maximize their current level of wellness and discover root causes of any existing “dis-ease”. Board Certified in Family Physician, she has undertaken additional training and experience in both Integrative and Functional Medicine theory and practice. Common conditions she treats include IBS, depression and anxiety, autoimmune diseases and weight management issues. She focuses on lifestyle behaviors and believes it is essential to meet patients where they are in their current quest for health while helping to navigate them toward their individual goals.

Prior to joining our staff, Dr. Blake-Gumbs spent 8 years as an Assistant Professor at the University Hospitals Case Medical Centers Family Medicine Residency Training program and concurrently completed an NIH-sponsored Research Training Fellowship at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. She also earned a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics there before joining the Cleveland Clinic in May 2013.

A 1997 graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, she went to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Parkland Hospital to train in Family Medicine. She is currently Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Blake-Gumbs has participated in medical missionary work in the Amazon basin in Brazil and has lectured on the topic of Humanitarian Disaster Management in Central America. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Family Practice
Dallas, TX USA

Internship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Family Practice
Dallas, TX USA

Medical School - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Northeastern University
Boston, MA USA

Additional Training

  • Currently undergoing Institute for Functional Medicine Certification


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Functional Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Graduated with Cum Laude distinction from Northeastern University
  • Minority Faculty Development Award-University Hospitals 2008-2010
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/3/2017, Dr. Blake-Gumbs has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

115 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

Doctor Blake-Gumbs is extraordinary in her knowledge and personal concern for the patient and family.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Dr. Blake, my care provider was excellent. She was very thorough, concerned, and professonal in her interactions with me. She reviewed by medical records to familiarize herself with my health issues. I truly enjoyed interacting with her and appreciated her genuine concern for my issues. She provided a depth of insight into my medical issues and offered suggestions regarding my health care. I would recommend her as a care provider without reservation. She is an excellent physican...

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2017

I appreciate how closely Brigid and Dr. Blake work together to make sure all bases are covered. I know I am in good hands!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2017

I had copies of all test results available prior to appt.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2017

I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Layla Blake. She was very very very good. I'm thrilled that she is looking into my medical issues. She is super professional.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2017

provider was exceptional, best provider, very thorough, fully engaged listener

Reviewed on May 22, 2017

The provider did not come into the appointment ready to discuss results. Spent majority of time reviewing results which seemed to waste time that could have been better spent on discussing plan and questions.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2017

Dr. Blake was informative and interested in my condition. She is wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2017

very good

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

between the MD, health coach, and nutritionist, I was well cared for, informed, educated, and included in decisions.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017

Questions were not welcome and also she did not tell me how we are going to address each of my concernswhat is the plan of action or if the functional approach was going to help me. In fact at one point she said that quote " In the bigger scheme of things my concerns are not big" !

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2017

Couldn't have been happier overall with the experience and in particular the interaction with the doctor.

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