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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Family Practice Scenery Park State College
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA 16801

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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Piatt, John Elias III, MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on John Elias Piatt III, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5
1 352 ratings
45 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 1986
  • Primary Care

Education:

  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University 1977

Residency:

  • Geisinger Medical Center 1980

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
- 4.6 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.6 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.6 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 >
June 28
Dr. Piatt is always willing to listen and consider my concerns. He treats me with respect, but is not afraid to let me know if I am off base in my thinking. In these cases, he presents the counterargument without talking down to me. I greatly appreciate his candor and genuine concern for my well-being.
June 24
plus he was sick so I don't think he should have been seeing patience's since I got sick after being there. I got a fever and upset stomach and a cold sore and I know it had to come from being there because I haven't been out of the house since May 17th. So I really don't think I should be charged but I don't think that will happen. I didn't make the appointment in the first place you called me in and then I get sick doesn't seem fair to me.
June 23
Dr. Piatt really asks questions and thinks about possible solutions to my problems.
June 20
I have never met with Dr.Piatt before and I was pleasantly surprised by his professionalism and care. I have already recommended him to other family members that use Geisinger Health Group.
June 17
Dr Piatt is easy to work with
June 2
i had to say 'fair' on recommending dr piatt only because i don't feel capable of assessing someones medical needs. i wouldn't recommend any specific doc. but i do recommend geisinger in the strongest term. dr piatt has been my PCP for a few decades and i have complete faith in him.
June 1
Dr. Piatt always answers my questions thoroughly and makes the whole doctor's office experience more relaxed and tolerable for someone like me who has a lifelong aversion to doctors in general.
May 25
I like this doctor
May 23
Dr. Piatt is caring, knowledgable, and helpful. I am grateful to have him as my physician.
May 16
Dr. Piatt was excellent
Apr 29
Dr. John Piatt and I discussed the choice of remedies, and together we decided on a conservative approach, which turned out to be successful - I'm nicely healing!
Apr 21
Dr John Piatt was very good, as always. Doesn't rush through and takes time to explain things to me.
Apr 19
Dr Piatt is very friendly and concerned.
Apr 12
Dr. Piatt is exemplary in every way.
Apr 7
Dr. Piatt was fantastic!! He was thorough, personable and made me feel comfortable with my medical situation. I can't imagine seeing anyone but Dr. Piatt.
March 16
Dr. Piatt was wonderful. He actively listened to me, addressed all my concerns, was kind, and very helpful. One of the best doctors I've had the pleasure to interact with.
March 16
I have great confidence in, and respect for, Dr. Piatt.
Feb 11
I was personally taken care by my Doctor, Dr. Piatt and we talked about what I needed to know and he explained to me in detail all of what was needed. I have been with Dr. Piatt for many years and I respect his knowledge on health issues and what can be done to improve day to day concerns.
Feb 9
Dr. Piatt has been my primary for about 15 years. I respect him and always feel like he's happy to see me. I always recommend friends and co-workers to Geisinger.
Feb 2
being old, I've had a lot of doctors, and I not only like Dr. Piatt, I have high confidence in his judgement
Jan 25
Dr. Piatt set up an ultrasound and when that didn't provide information needed set up a CT scan.
Jan 18
I truly appreciated the follow up phone call.
Jan 14
I have been dealing with health issues for the past year and feel like I am pushed from one specialist to another with no one coordinating my care or follow up. I actually just stopped trying to schedule appointments out of frustration. Dr. Piatt was the first clinician who listened to me and I finally feel hopeful.
Jan 14
Dr. Piatt is great! Shows great concern and compassion, and works to ensure you get well.
Jan 13
The doctor (Dr. Piatt) was excellent. He listened to my concerns without judgement. Such a relief from my previous Doctor. He is actually working with me to get my blood pressure under control unlike my previous Doctor who did nothing.
Jan 13
I understand that when it has to be billed as a routine check up, then they can't do anything extra or even discuss it or else it may have to be billed differently to insurance, but in the past when I asked to checked my previously clogged ears (and he said it was blocked 60%), they used to clean it out or pull out a plug maybe as a courtesy. Nothing was done or options offered this time from the doctor - too bad.
Jan 8
Dr. Piatt has been my position for over 10 years, anytime I need information, help, advice he is always there for me. Even if we don't agree on certain issues at times, he ends up being 100% right in the end. He always treats me like a human being, spends as much time is allowed with me and I put my complete trust in him whenever I see him.
Jan 5
Dr Piatt is a very good Dr.
Dec 27, 2015
Dr. Piatt carefully went through the diagnostic protocol and ruled several alternatives, explaining each as he went. His diagnosis was confirmed by Dr. Wheeler three days later, and his recommendations were effective.
Dec 23, 2015
Doctor Piatt has been so good in all of my health concerns and care throughout the time he has been my primary physician. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a health care provider.
Dec 23, 2015
My PCP is a very nice Doctor but he is content to treat the symptoms and I'm really trying to diagnose the root issue.
Dec 10, 2015
Very nice, professional, concerned doctor
Nov 23, 2015
Dr. Piatt was very nice and thorough, and he also has a very pleasant sense of humor (somewhat of a rare quality among doctors). I care more about their competence in diagnosing/treating illness than I do about them having a sense of humor, but it's a nice bonus. : )
Nov 13, 2015
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Oct 28, 2015
Good
Oct 26, 2015
I have been seeing Dr. Pratt since about 1974. Always found him and assistants excellent.
Oct 22, 2015
My company is dropping Geisinger health insurance and going with UHC. Geisinger doctors are out of network starting in 2016. Due to my confidence and level of comfort with Dr. Piatt, I plan on continuing to see him even though the visits will not be covered under my insurance.
Sep 28, 2015
I can't imagine a more caring GP. Dr. Piatt really thinks through his knowledge base to give me best solution, option and explanation.
Sep 21, 2015
I felt that for an annual physical, Dr. Piatt rushed me in order to make up for the fact that he was running late before my appointment started.
Sep 15, 2015
Excellent service
Sep 15, 2015
My doctor is a very nice man but he seems to quick to prescribe medication foor symtoms when I really want to identify the source of the symptoms.
Sep 2, 2015
Dr. Piatt was awesome. He was quick to refer to an othropedic group that had walk in hours.
Aug 31, 2015
I have a hard time seeing the physician I want to see
Jul 31, 2015
mother did not want have shot. doctor called mother in to room to ask why ( side effects) doctor appeared agitated and honestly was awkward and uncomfortable. we have been seeing doctor for so long and really like him but it was very uncomfortable and awkward at that time. couldn't wait to leave
Jul 31, 2015
*Dr. Piatt saw me the day I wanted he is easy to talk to.