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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Family Practice Dallas
114 Lt Michael Cleary Dr
Dallas, PA 18612

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  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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Prater, John M., MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on John M. Prater, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.9 out of 5
1 293 ratings
65 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 1989
  • Primary Care

Education:

  • Hahnemann University, School of Medicine 1986

Residency:

  • United Health and Hospital Services, Inc. 1989

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
- 4.9 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.8 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.9 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.9 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.8 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.9 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.7 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.9 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.8 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 >
Sep 2
Dr Prater is THE only reason I stay with GEISINGER. If he left I would leave in a heartbeat. The amount of time spent at this facility gets worse every time I go there.
Aug 22
would recommend doc orator to everyone. always on time. always explains in a manner my mom understands and is genuinely very caring about needs
Aug 17
Dr. Prater is the finest physician I have ever had - he takes excellent care of me.
Aug 16
This was the first time that I met Dr. Prater. My regular doctor could not fit me in. He was absolutely involved in my concern, was exceptionally competent and kind. What a joy to meet him and to know him.
Aug 8
Dr. Prater is a very thorough doctor.
Aug 5
Dr. Prater and his nurse, Maria, are wonderful.
Jul 26
Dr. Prater is the BEST! I have absolute confidence in his abilities.
Jul 26
Dr.Prater is excellent he is the only reason we are with Geisinger.
Jul 25
Dr. John Prater is an intelligent, caring doctor. If he weren't good I wouldn't have continued to see him since I was 16.
Jul 11
All Good...
June 21
Dr. Prater is the best. I wouldn't want to see anyone else.
June 13
th all. I would always recommend him.
June 6
Overall, a good experience, as always. My PCP has mastered the art of covering a lot of territory in a truncated time period. Not an easy thing!
June 2
Very professional.
May 24
Dr.Prader is very understanding and professional,.and trust him with my life.
May 19
I am very pleased with my patient-doctor relationship with Dr. Prater. I have tremendous confidence in him.
May 18
Dr Prater is great! I am a new patient with him (previous doctor retired) and he has provided the best treatment
May 13
Dr Prater takes his time with you and listens to what your concerns are.
May 11
I am very impressed with Dr. Prater.
May 4
Geisinger is very lucky to have Dr. Prater on staff - he has been my physician since I moved to Luzerne county in 2007. Dr. Prater has taken very good care of me.
Apr 29
Dr. Prater is a very good & kind doctor, always polite and concerned, love him being my doctor.
Apr 28
I was just there for my annual checkup. I had no problems or conditions to be addressed.
Apr 27
Dr Prater is wonderful!
Apr 26
Dr. Prater is excellent.
Apr 26
Very good
Apr 7
Doctor Prater always uses language you can understand. He checks everything. He also goes over my medications, he listens to my heart, and asks questions about my health. He always asks if there is anything else health related, I would like to go over. He is a very busy man but does not rush the visit. He makes you feel relaxed even though you are in a doctors office. He is the kind of doctor you can talk to, he listens to you.
Apr 6
All good experiences.
Apr 4
He is excellent takes all the time for all my questions & more.
March 28
My own opinion. You don't really allow much time with the doctor. Medical care today is run like people going through a line in a cafeteria. Rush in rush out. Bring back personal care like when I was young.
March 25
Dr.Prater is always very good and friendly.The children always want to come back.
March 21
Dr Prater is the finest physician I have ever encountered. He truely cares about his patients.
March 11
Dr. Prater helped make a scary situation not so scary.
March 8
Easy to talk to explained process in language I can understand.
March 3
Great doctor
March 3
Dr. Prater is an amazing doctor. He is always very caring and helpful.
Feb 24
I felt like the doctor was rushed on this particular visit. I do not know if it was because he was trying to stay on time since the office now as a sign telling whether he is on time or not. Previous visits I did not feel rushed. I do not think this is his fault.
Feb 10
Dr. Prater shows great time and care. My concern is with the lab results that followed this visit. Due to the results of the bloodwork, another doctor from the group call us at 9:30 pm to tell us to take our son to the emergency room right away due to an elevated potassium level of 6.1. The reading ended up being false (only 4.3 in the ER) costing us $100 copay and some anxiety about our son's supposed condition. I am grateful for the followup call the next day by Dr. Prater.
Feb 8
Dr. Prater is compassionate, kind, professional, down to earth, focuses intently on my medical problems and has done so for many years to the point where I have followed him when he chose to switch to Geisinger system. There is no substitute for my family, there is not enough I can say about Dr. Prater. There is not another doctor that I can compare him to... I trust him completely.
Feb 2
my doctor for over 20 years
Jan 27
I felt like Dr. Prader listened to my input and considered it in his determination. I was definitely a part of the process, and his demeanor was inviting and competent.
Jan 19
Dr. Prater is a consummate professional with excellent doctor-patient skills. I am fortunate to have him as my primary care physician.
Jan 19
Doctor prater is excellent !!
Jan 18
I would highly recommend Dr. Prater to others and have already done so.
Jan 14
#9. EXCELLENT.
Jan 13
No. 5. None was given nor did I ask
Jan 8
Good doc but always rushed
Jan 6
Dr. Prater is an excellent doctor. Be sure to tell him I said so!
Jan 4
the physician is very nice person however he does not seem to care much about the paitent in terms of addressing my health concern. I spent about 5 minutes with him and 30+ minutes waiting. he does not seem to spend enough time addressing my concerns.
Dec 31, 2015
I think Dr. Prater is a wonderful doctor and recommend him to others.
Dec 29, 2015
I had a very good experience
Dec 23, 2015
Only reason for going to geisinger is dr. Prater
Dec 23, 2015
As I mentioned in the first comments section, I trust Dr. Prater with my life and my children's health. He listens, understands, explains, and provides a thorough and efficient visit. He does NOT make it seem like you are just a number, but he focuses on his patient and gives them the time and attention they deserve. He truly cares about his patients and is compassionate to their situations. He is an all-star physician!
Dec 22, 2015
Paulie remembered he was there but nothing else.
Dec 15, 2015
Dr. Prater is a great and personable Doctor!
Dec 11, 2015
The only reason I come to the Dallas office is for my doctor!!
Dec 11, 2015
good experience
Nov 24, 2015
Would highly recommend Dr Prater to others!
Nov 19, 2015
I have been going to my care provider for a long time. I stayed with him when he switched to Geisinger health care. He is an excellent physician.
Nov 7, 2015
All good.
Oct 16, 2015
Dr. Prater is a caring professional who goes out of his way to assist patients. He was very instrumental providing my clearance for knee surgery when I was between doctors. He promptly keeps in touch through MyGeisinger.org. Something most doctors do not do.
Oct 14, 2015
Dr Prater is a wonderful Dr, he takes the time needed to see that I am getting the best care and answers any questions I have about my treatment/health.
Oct 8, 2015
*Dr. Prater is very professional yet understanding and has a genuine concern for his patient and their needs & questions. A great asset to Geisinger.
Oct 8, 2015
Dr. Prater is excellent and a great asset to Geisinger!
Oct 8, 2015
Liked Dr. Prater at once. It would have been nice to have 10 minutes more, but we accomplished a lot in the time we had together.
Oct 6, 2015
I left confident of the care I received