Treatment & Services
- Functional Medicine
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX USA
Internship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX USA
Medical School - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Northeastern University
Boston, MA USA
- Currently undergoing Institute for Functional Medicine Certification
- Family Medicine
Awards & Honors
- Graduated with Cum Laude distinction from Northeastern University
- Minority Faculty Development Award-University Hospitals 2008-2010
Research & Publications
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110 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.4|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.4|
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
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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