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General Internal Medicine Scenery Park State College
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA 16801

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  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.

Doberstein, Timothy Frederick, MD Visit for information on Timothy Frederick Doberstein, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5
1 284 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2009
  • Primary Care


  • Temple University - Philadelphia, PA 2006


  • Temple University Hospital 2010

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
- 4.8 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.7 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.7 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.7 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.7 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.7 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.5 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.7 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 >
Apr 18
I have the utmost respect for, and confidence in, Dr. Doberstein. I am very happy that he is my physician.
Apr 12
downgraded my problem and didn't provide any input
Apr 6
Dr. D is a great doctor. Our whole family loves him.
Apr 4
very good
Apr 1
Had a doctor in my home town that was great! Moved to state college in 2007 & had many doctors that I was not satisfied with. Doctor Doberstein. I have recommended him to many!! I feel like a patient not a # with Doc. Doberstein!
March 24
Dr. Doberstien is beyond EXCELLANT !!! I have been a critical care nurse for 32 years and I do not choose just any physician nor do I recommend just any physician. He is extremely thorough and very pleasant to work with. He follows through with every detail. Plus he shows he generally just cares. Everyone I have referred to him has been 100% pleased !
March 12
Felt rushed, unable to mention another symptom
March 11
Dr Doberstein is a very caring individual and I trust him completely. He shows legitimate concern for my well being and what is best for me.
March 7
Dr. Doberstein's excellent!
March 1
I've already recommended Dr. Doberstein to others. He's very smart, very caring, and very respectful. I really appreciate the fact that he speaks to me like an intelligent adult, and welcomes any questions I may have. I have to imagine that he's very busy, but I never feel like's he's impatient for me to leave. He always makes sure that I understand what we discussed, that HE understands what I've described, and that I know what step(s) to take next. Excellent doc.
Feb 29
I've always felt comfortable with the care Dr. Doberstein has provided.
Feb 29
The Dr. is absolutely fantastic. He is patient, caring, knowledgeable and professional. He is the best!
Feb 29
Dr. Jim always gives undivided attention & concern to you at ever appointment. Follows up with person inquires and answers.
Feb 16
I already recommend Dr Doberstein to others. He is a great find. He is a real no-nonsense, yet very warm Doctor. He and Becky saved my life. I'm almost 67 and I feel GREAT!
Feb 1
Dr. Doberstein is the first doctor I have ever liked.
Jan 30
Doctor was very rude to family and he acted like he had better things to do than be there.
Jan 29
So far I am happy that Dr.Doverstein is my family doctor.
Jan 19
One of the hardest things to do when moving to a new area (we came to SC 2 years ago) is to find a great doctor. When we were in Phoenix, AZ we had a fantastic doctor and staff that spoiled us and we feel we have found a fantastic doctor and staff here in SC.
Jan 14
I have been trying to get my husband to transfer to Dr. Doberstein. He is a very thorough physician!
Jan 11
Dr. Doberstein and Becky Donnelly are wonderful. Geisinger's phone & fax systems are terrible!
Jan 11
Everything was good.
Jan 7
Dr. Doberstein very knowledgeable and concerned about past visits even though it has been years.
Dec 16, 2015
Dr. Doberstien has always been very helpful in explaining any problem that I have asked about. He has offered me alternatives when I have had a problem that more than one solution and offers me hes advice concerning these alternitives
Nov 18, 2015
I have already recommended Dr. Doberstein to my husband. He is a wonderful doctor, in every aspect of care that I have received from him. It was the sincere interest and kindness he showed for my sister (his patient at the time) that convinced me to select him as my PCP.
Nov 11, 2015
Exemplary professionalism, knowledge, care, concern demonstrated. Overall exemplary experience.
Nov 11, 2015
He takes the time to answer questions and have a conversation about my concerns and treatment options. He always follows up with a call regarding test results, even if the results are negative.
Nov 5, 2015
Doc Doberstein is informed, thorough, & caring. Great doc!!
Nov 2, 2015
Dr. Doberstein is outstanding in all areas.
Oct 30, 2015
Dr Doberstein sorted out all my problems and the visit was a great experience and his approach was extremely positive
Oct 20, 2015
very good
Oct 14, 2015
I consider Dr. Doberstein far beyond my "very good" selection. He is consummately professional, knowledgeable, and personable; with out reservation, the best Internist I have ever seen. I have recommended him to others and they were and are most pleased. When some of my friends complain about their physicians I am delighted to say I have the best!
Oct 13, 2015
Dr. Doberstein has an excellent manner with both my father and with me. He speaks directly to my father (who is hearing impaired!) and in a manner that makes it easy for my father to understand. He appears to be genuinely concerned about my father, and he listens to my concerns as well.
Oct 2, 2015
I have had several doctors throughout my life, but I would say that Dr. Doberstein is by far the best family doctor that my family has eve had. He has a great personality and makes each visit personal. Even as large as his practice is, when we see Dr. Doberstein in the community he always remembers us and asks how each family member is. He is a true asset to Geisinger and the number one reason why I have chosen their services.
Sep 29, 2015
Dr. Doberstine was very caring and understanding.
Sep 25, 2015
Dr Doberstein is a very kind, thorough compassionate Dr whom I trust
Sep 11, 2015
Dr.Doberstein and his nurse are excellent in every area.I travel several miles to have them on my healthcare team.
Sep 10, 2015
Dr. Doberstein is a great doctor.
Sep 3, 2015
Dr. Doberstein is a great doctor.
Sep 1, 2015
Dr. Doberstein is super. I never feel rushed. He shows great interest in me and my health.
Sep 1, 2015
Experience & care very good.
Aug 31, 2015
I entered this appointment with some hesitation, as the reviews I'd read online were mediocre. So I was surprised and delighted when Dr. Doberstein was actually warm and friendly and thorough in listening to my concerns. He assured me he wouldn't look to medicate me unless absolutely necessary (a major concern of mine) and walked me through the potential next steps to diagnose my issue. He's a fast talker, which might make some feel rushed, but we covered all the things I hoped to, I felt "heard," and I understood the options ahead.
Aug 25, 2015
Dr Doberstein is outstanding! I truly feel I am receiving the best possible care, and that he honestly sincerely cares about his patients. I wish this serving had a much higher rating than "very good" because I simply cannot say enough goo things about dr d. he is superlative in every category. Thank you Dr. Doberstein -- you are doing exceptional work!!
Aug 18, 2015
I so appreciate Dr. Doberstein! I really cannot say enough good things about him. I first met him when he was my sister's internist. My sister had advanced stage cancer, but to complicate things, she had Asberger's Syndrome, though I don't believe Dr. Doberstein was aware of the AS. He was always so kind to her, making her feel so special, as if she was the most important person in the world. He treated her with dignity and respect and true, true caring. I will never forget him for that! Additionally, he is a wonderful doctor to me! I am a retired nurse and I have met many doctors in my time. He stands with the best, especially as far as his 'bedside manner'!
Aug 13, 2015
It is difficult to explain, but I don't get complete satisfaction. I switched to this Doctor after getting a good recommendation from another colleague of him. May be, I should stop comparing him with my previous family doctor from Lansdale, PA.
Aug 12, 2015
A+ Yo
Aug 6, 2015
The pace of the visits are quick but I never worry about being rushed.
Aug 6, 2015
Dr. is exceptional. Makes time for you & inspires confidence. Shows caring a& genuine concern for all visits.
Jul 31, 2015
Dr. Doberstein is a wonderful doctor. He explains everything to me, answers my questions about anything I ask, takes his time with me, and is just an all around great guy!
Jul 30, 2015
Called me on Sunday afternoon to check up on me. I was floored. His concern was much appreciated.
Jul 29, 2015
excellent in each catagoey
Jul 27, 2015
very good dr and Becky assistant for Dr Doberstein
Jul 24, 2015
Dr Doberstein is very likable. He knows how to read his patients and can always tell when something is bothering me before I tell him.
Jul 21, 2015
Excellent, caring and extremely professional physician!!!
Jul 14, 2015
The doctor was personable, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful.
June 26, 2015
Basically good, but communication from dr. seems a bit hyper. Less rushed, lower key, would be better.
June 26, 2015
One of the best physicians I have ever had. - Great doctor.
June 23, 2015
Excellent - TD was quick, but still friendly and would have taken as much time as I'd needed or asked for
June 22, 2015
Please note that I answered all of these questions based on the experience I had with the Doctor. The Doctor ordered fasting blood work which I went for the next morning. Shortly after the Blood test the Nurse who I first saw at my appointment called me with the results. Her demeanor was unacceptable. This was the first time I have ever had fasting Blood work and I have had no experience with a caregiver providing test results. All was good except my Cholesterol which was borderline high. The Nurse wanted to know what I was doing to make it borderline, I told her I did not understand the question, and that is when she asked what I was eating. I told her my diet and explained my exercise regime. She continued the badgering and as I listened it made me feel like I had done something wrong. This was not good, and I immediately sought a second opinion. Bottom line, the Doctor was wonderful, the nurse was not!. Thank you.
June 15, 2015
Very thorough. Asked ?'s about things that he remembered from prev. visit that I was glad he asked about. Definitely reviewed my chart before he saw him.
June 1, 2015
very good experience
May 27, 2015
Felt super rushed during my visit, like the Dr. was only given so much time and had to rush to the next patient. I realize this is the new normal for health care but I still don't like it.
May 27, 2015
He is the very best doctor I ever ask for.