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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Rheumatology Tunkhannock
10 Trieble RD Suite 1
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Rheumatology Baltimore Drive Wilkes Barre
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

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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Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 162 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Rheumatology, Board Certified, 2009


  • S. C. B. Medical College 1999


  • Graduate Hospital - Philadelphia, PA 2007


  • U. of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine 2009

Clinical Interests:

- Arthritis
- Polyarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Gout
- Pseudogout
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Lupus
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Undifferentiated connective tissue disease
- Scleroderma
- Raynauds
- Mixed connective tissue disease
- Sjogren’s
- Dermatomyositis
- Polymyositis
- Psoratic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Reactive arthritis
- Inflammatory bowel arthritis
- Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
- Giant cell arteritis
- Temporal arteritis
- Vasculitis
- Arteritis
- Osteoporosis
- Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
- Septic arthritis
- Lyme arthritis
- Sarcoidosis
- Bursitis
- Tendinitis

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
- 4.7 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.5 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.5 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.6 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.6 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.5 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.6 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.5 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.6 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.5 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 7
i always receive very good care.
Sep 6
just not available
Aug 31
Dr. was very nice & thorough.
Aug 17
do think Doctor should spend more time with patients. asks about pain but not if other conditions as depression or how things are going or suggestions to help with conditions. do think Doctor is good but feel like a number instead of a human being at some visits.
Aug 10
Dr.Bishwal has always been caring and considerate to my needs. He listens attentively, and addresses all of my concerns. I am happy to have a doctor who treats his patients in a manner that makes them feel comfortable and secure that he has their best interests in mind
Aug 1
good experience
Jul 19
Everyone in this office is very professional yet come across as human and always make me feel comfortable.
Jul 18
I have always recommended dr. bishwal to others. being a registered nurse, I am reminded anew each time I have a visit at rheumatology about how well- managed their office is. the staff is friendly and professional. dr. bishwal is clear, concise, friendly, and never rushes me through the visit.
Jul 7
Very thorough doctor.
June 13
like my doctor very much, very helpful
June 7
Dr. Bishwal and his team do a great job in helping me and explaining my condition and how or what they can do to help me.
June 6
no comment
May 26
If he were a family doctor - I would switch in a heart beat! Very professional, courteous, explained thoroughly every thing that was discussed and answered all the questions that I had.
May 24
Dr explained things to my satisfaction
Apr 28
Dr. M Joseph was tremendously good. He listened and showed that he cared. Very happy to have found him.
Apr 20
was very happy with my Dr
Apr 15
Dr. Bishwal & staff great!!
March 31
Doctor minimized my pain and spoke down about my pain and my disease.
March 10
I would recommending this care provider to everyone
March 3
Dr. Bishwal is an asset to your team, as is his staff.
Jan 18
Jan 7
This was a very productive visit with Dr Bishwal. He explained the differences between biologic meds and we decided that the one I was on didn't seem to be helping, so it's being changed.
Dec 23, 2015
Dr. Bishwal is a wonderful and caring physician. He allows you to discuss with him any issues you are having, and has a very caring personality. He provides each patient with there needed undivided attention.
Dec 15, 2015
Good experience. I believe this physician is extremely well qualified, personable and with an excellent bed-side manner. I feel very comfortable discussing matters with him and would recommend him to any of my family and friends.
Dec 1, 2015
Dr. Chittalia & PA & Dr. Bishwal really care about me. Never bad always good.
Nov 6, 2015
Care was very good.
Oct 26, 2015
Always courteous and very pleasant. Very good with explaining details of my condition. Cares about people.