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What is Best Doctors and how has Dr. Gelacek become included in this elite group?

Best Doctors® was founded in 1989 by doctors affiliated with the renowned Harvard University School of Medicine, Best Doctors® is the leader in helping people get the best medical care. Best Doctors® has pioneered a worldwide database of 50,000 top medical specialists in more than 400 sub-specialities. These are doctors chosen by their own peers for one simple reason: They are among the best. Doctor Gelacek has been voted Best Doctor for the past ten years.

Physicians & Staff

Philip A. Gelacek, M.D.
A University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Graduate started his practice in Ford City in 1980. Dr. Gelacek specializes in Family Medicine and Geriatrics and has been elected by his peers the past 8 years for Best Doctor® in America.
William A. Oleksak, M.D.
A Ford City High School Graduate is happy to have returned to the community to care for patients. He went to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe for his undergraduate BS in Biology, then went to Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia for his MD, did his internal medicine residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He also has been a volunteer fireman in Ford City for 12 years, and was just elected 2nd Lieutenant this year in the same fire company.
Gina C. Bruno, PA-C
Raised in Vandergrift, PA and a graduate of Kiski Area High School, she continued her education at Gannon University and graduated from the Physician Assistant Program. As a Physician Assistant she is board certified as a health care provider licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. She provides quality medical care and is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of broad based health conditions.
Kersten Rovee, PA-C

Kersten is a 1992 graduate of the Gannon University Physician Assistant Program.  After graduating, she began her career at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute managing a wide spectrum of medical treatments and illnesses under the direction of her supervising physicians.  While employed at the University of Pittsburgh, she participated in various clinical research projects, as a co-investigator, addressing cancer related treatments.  She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and a member of the Pi Alpha Honor Society for Physician Assistants.


Dr. Gelacek accepted his first PA student in training in 1991.  His first student was Kersten Schwartz, (now Rovee).  Years have passed and Kersten finds herself back in the same area where it all began.  She was born and raised in Lower Burrell and is a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights., Powered by Joomla! Copyright 2011, Philip A. Gelacek & Associates