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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.

Prater, John M., MD Visit for information on John M. Prater, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.9 out of 5
1 281 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 1989
  • Primary Care


  • Hahnemann University, School of Medicine 1986


  • 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
- 4.9 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
- 4.9 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
- 4.8 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.9 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.9 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 >
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 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
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.
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
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 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
Sep 29, 2015
Dr Prater is a wonderful Doctor. He has taken care of myself and my 3 children for almost 25 years. I live in Plains and go out of my way to see him.
Sep 29, 2015
Very good!
Sep 28, 2015
*Dr. Prater is an exceptional physician, personable, caring & he explains everything. He is a credit to your establishment.
Sep 25, 2015
My only trepidation about recommending this care provider is based solely on the inability to reach the facility (get through the phone lines).
Sep 24, 2015
Dr. Prater is a wonderful doctor. always takes time with his patients and answers all questions and concerns.
Sep 22, 2015
Dr. John Prater is one of the finest physicians I have ever known. His concern for my well being is more than I could ever ask for.
Sep 11, 2015
Dr Prater has been our dr for many yrs and has always went above and beyond when helping with any issues we have with our health. When my husband wasnt able to get any diagnosis he was able to figure it out.
Sep 10, 2015
Only reason I go to Geisiner is BC *Dr. Prater is located there.
Sep 4, 2015
Our primary care provider is the reason we transferred our health care to the Geisinger system. He is an excellent physician and Geisinger is fortunate to have him on your staff!
Sep 2, 2015
I have every confidence in Dr. Prater. He answers all my questions and understands my medical needs. I would be very disappointed if he were not available to see me. I look forward to my appointments knowing he will address all my medical concerns.
Aug 28, 2015
We absolutely love Dr. Prater. He has provided my daughters with the best care since the day they were born. Would never trust them to anyone else.
Aug 24, 2015
Dr. Prater is one of the best I've every had. I lived in Maryland for most of my life (6 years ago). He's the second doc I've had in PA. Great guy.
Aug 20, 2015
She was very kind and very professional.
Aug 17, 2015
I have been going to Dr.John Prater for over 28 years and always recommend him to other people. In my eyes Dr. Prater is one of the best physicians around in this area.
Aug 3, 2015
Dr. Prater is wonderful. The only reason I visit Geisinger Clinic is because that's where he practices now.
Jul 28, 2015
I can't say enough great things about this man really
Jul 17, 2015
Service provided by the Geisinger health System was excellent in every respect. *Dr. John M. Prater, in particular, impressed me as a very competent caring physician.
Jul 8, 2015
*Dr. Prater is an excellent physician.
Jul 7, 2015
Dr. Prater is an excellent physician. Not only is he compassionate, but highly knowledgeable and put me right at ease with an emergency illness. I know I am in good hands and won't slip through the cracks of the medical system as long as he in in charge of my care.
Jul 2, 2015
I like Dr. Prater very much and I feel he rally cares about my health.
June 26, 2015
Doctor Prater is very personable and professional. I trust him with my care.
June 15, 2015
Outstanding - will recommend.
June 12, 2015
Dr. Prater was excellent.
June 10, 2015
dr Prater is why I joined Geisinger
June 9, 2015
Dr. Prater has been my dr. for over 20 years I drive out of my way to see him. He is the best AND his staff.
June 2, 2015
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May 28, 2015
Very good experience.