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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Geisinger Specialty Clinic, Neurosurgery
1000 East Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

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 40 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.

Emrich, Joseph Friedrich, MD Visit for information on Joseph Friedrich Emrich, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.2 out of 5
1 56 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certified, 1993
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement Disorders


  • McGill University, Faculty of Medicine 1981


  • Saint Michael's Hospital 1982


  • Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital 1987


  • Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital 1989
    Neuro-oncology and Brain Tumor Imaging

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Emrich offers treatment options for:
• Parkinson’s disease
• Essential tremor
• Rubral tremor and cerebellar outflow tremors
• Hemifacial spasm
• Dystonia
• Tics & Tourette’s syndrome
• Myoclonus
• Huntington’s disease
• Tardive dyskinesias
• Spinocerebellar ataxias
• Restless legs syndrome
• Fragile X tremor ataxia syndrome

He also specializes in surgical treatments for epilepsy and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) device implants.


  • French

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
- 4.4 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.1 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.2 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.2 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.0 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.2 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.5 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.2 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.2 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.0 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 >
Aug 14, 2015
May 29, 2015
Dr Emrich impressed me this time. he really did
Apr 29, 2015
I would never recommend other people that are Hispanic.
Apr 28, 2015
I am going to Dr Emrich for neck injury and Workers Comp.In 2014 Dr. Emrich and P.A. said i would need to have C5,C6 & C7 fused together. And my response was no i did not want to do this..Well after having 1 W.C Hearing and going back to see Dr. Emrich, I am suddenly healed Dr. Emrich said there was nothing wrong with me.. Just seems like someone had gotten to him???? I am beging to hate Geisinger Hospitals{illegible or inappropriate content}.
Apr 1, 2015
It's never a good idea to tell a patient when they think their pain started not when the patient said it started.
March 20, 2015
I thought all the PA's & the doctor/surgeon were all great. If I had a question they addressed it. They also acted quickly when contacted by the nurses regarding the pain I was in.
March 6, 2015
Dr. Emrich is outstanding doctor. He implanted DBS device with such a precision, that after programming it, I feel that I got my life back.