Biography & Education

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Family Medicine

Education
Medical School:University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.
Residency:University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Languages
  • English

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Board Certifications
  • Family medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.5 out of 5 (155 Ratings, 47 Comments)

100

02/27/2017
DR. MICHELBRINK IS A SUPERB DOCTOR. SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE IS TALKING ABOUT AND PROVIDES GOOD ADVICE RELATIVE TO MY HEALTH.
100

02/26/2017
Was made to feel that being late for my appointment was all my fault. I have been going here for 28 years and this is the first time I have felt a bad experience.
30

02/21/2017
I had a very painful hip. She gave me a shot but not [...] the spot that needed it.
80

02/14/2017
I had taken info regarding am diet for diabetics that I wanted to discuss. At first doctor wouldn't even discuss it with me. When I mentioned it started with a cleansing week she said absolutely not without looking at the information or. Throuout my appointment I would tell her things about the diet she seemed pleased with but still wouldn't actually discuss it. I quit trying to tell her about it when she said I should show it to someone in diabetic education. It was my understanding she was going to make a referral to them, but as of today I have not heard from them.
50

01/12/2017
I saw my provider as I had been sick for over 10 days in the 3.5 days prior to the appointment I developed a very sore throat. I work with the public and wanted to ensure that I was not developing strep throat and luckily I was not, my other issue was the extreme congestion in my sinus that no over the counter medication was helping with. I knew that if I did not have strep I did not need antibiotics, but twice I was admonished that a viral cold could not get antibiotics. I again stated the issues with the sinus congestion that also caused a small non-productive cough-that had the provider upset that I did not have a mask on (I was not coughing when I came in -except when the postnasal drip irritated my throat -about 1 to 2 times an hour). The provider insisted on prescribing tessalon pearls (which was sent to a pharmacy I no longer use as I had moved 2 years earlier, and no one bothered to ask me if I had changed my pharmacy or which one I was using-by the way it has been nearly 3 years since I had meds prescribed.) The medication was never sent to the pharmacy and I never got this medication. [...]
90

01/10/2017
This was my first visit to Dr. Michelbrink and I was very happy in the fact that she seemed to really listen to me. I have had problems in the past getting my prescriptions with brand name drugs. I explained to her the need for this. She stated she would make sure that it would be changed and she did just that. I am so far very happy with her.
100

12/29/2016
Dr. Michelbrink, always shows sincere concern concerning myhealth situations, and sees that allblood work is done in a timely manner. the last visit I had, I walked out of the doctors office feeling better, than when I walked in.
90

12/06/2016
Dr. Lisa Michaelbrink is great. She is very thorough and takes the time to research all options for me.
70

12/02/2016
my doctor wanted me to do a home test, they did not have any, so I picked it up on the next visit. I didn't know if I were to mail it, or bring it back, since they did not have a good address. My husband took it down to the clinic, was sent several places before he got it where it needed to go. People should not assume that the patient knows exactly what is going on, sometimes things get a little hectic at an office visit, and hard to understand.
100

11/29/2016
I was always treated well and given follow up appts. to make sure all was well with me.
20

11/29/2016
Provider does not listen well, rushes you in and out visit like cattle. Provider talks over you and seems like the computer is more important.
100

11/27/2016
An excellent experience as always.
100

11/22/2016
This was my first visit to Dr Michaelbrink as a new patient. She is very knowledgeable, concerned for my care, a very good listener and gave me information for my referrals . Very efficient and pleasant. I am very pleased with her care so far.
100

11/15/2016
Dr. Lisa Michelbrink is a very good doctor. I like her.
100

11/15/2016
i have the best provider for my care
100

11/07/2016
The best provider and team ever!
80

11/01/2016
Rx for antibiotic was sent to mail order Rx not local pharmacy. Even though I asked 3 times before leaving office. Too busy & over tacked.
70

10/25/2016
my provider is very caring and looks after my health and wants me to live a long time
100

10/23/2016
She's very good & friendly
100

10/09/2016
in my opinion, she has saved me from having a stroke , or something more serious.She is very professional, with a soft side. I love that , and I am very comfortable in her office.
90

09/29/2016
When I developed possible shingles on my face, the doctor met with me before business hours one morning.
100

09/29/2016
I don't think anyone could do a better job than Lisa.
100

09/27/2016
All excellent experiences!!!!!!!
100

08/20/2016
keep up the good work [...]
100

08/17/2016
Clearly knows who I am and my medical issues.
100

07/26/2016
I feel that Dr Michelbrink listens well, is very conscientious in her diagnostic skills and respects the Patient's opinions. I feel well cared for with her as my PCP
100

07/13/2016
Service is always skillful, caring and compassionate
90

07/12/2016
Very thorough.
100

06/28/2016
[...] She listens to what I have to say.
100

05/24/2016
Didn't order bloodwork that should have been done on one draw instead of two.
100

05/10/2016
I feel more comfortable around Dr Michelbrink than any doctor I have had.
100

05/03/2016
Oustanding personal care and service with a positive and friendly attitude. [...]
80

05/01/2016
A bit too much computer time,
90

04/05/2016
My doctor is good [...]
100

03/29/2016
Dr. Lisa and her staff are ALWAYS very interested and tuned in to my health issues and concerns. It is a happy, pleasant office to visit as a patient.
100

03/20/2016
Dr. Michelbrink is a very good doctor. She explains everything and cares about me and my health as I get older. I am motivated by her which helps me strive to take good care of myself. She allows me to fix myself instead of over medicating a health issue that can be corrected by diet and exercise. I appreciate that from her.
100

03/15/2016
I felt that the doctor was thorough and listened well.
50

03/13/2016
Talks more than listens. It feels like getting everything in the computer is more urgent than comminicating with the patient. I do get all my prescriptions etc. as needed. Discussing how the Meds affect me is not a strong point.
20

03/09/2016
I met Dr. Michaelbrink [...] 2015 to establish care. That initial visit was great, but the next time I saw her [...] couldn't have been more different. They squeezed me in for an appointment, which I was extremely greatful for due to how ill I am, but then the entire appointment she rushed me. Every time I tried to talk and explain my symptoms I was cut off. [...] I am still sick 7 days later and have chosen to go somewhere else for care because I don't want to go through that again. If they were that booked, they should NOT have fit me in. [...] I'll be establishing primary care somewhere else going forward.
90

03/08/2016
I feel that the doctor is on a very tight schedule, she was able to take care of a matter I would normally have had to make another appointment for and this was a surprise. She did show care and concern, this means a lot to me.
100

03/08/2016
Very good experience.
90

03/06/2016
Dr. Michel Brink really listens to me & I feel she sees me as a person, not just another patient on the appt. list.
90

02/28/2016
The doctor is always very nice and always answers my questions
100

02/21/2016
I was provided excellent care and no stone left unturned to try and get to the root of my condition.
100

02/01/2016
My provider takes good care of my needs and my health! She is friendly, professional and caring!
100

01/24/2016
Dr. Michelbrink (and the entire staff--front and back end) are excellent providers. Dr. Michelbrink knows my record/history and is able to provide a continuity of care seldom seen in other providers. [...]
100

01/24/2016
Always caring, with welcoming personality..