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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 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.

Piatt, John Elias III, MD Visit for information on John Elias Piatt III, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 349 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 1986
  • Primary Care


  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University 1977


  • 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
- 4.6 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.6 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
- 4.6 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
- 4.5 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 >
Jan 18
I truly appreciated the follow up phone call.
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.
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
see previous comment
Oct 28, 2015
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.
Jul 20, 2015
Doctor did not know I was there for a Shingles shot. He conducted the physical and of course scheduled me for what I believe are questionable follow-up test. Hepatitis C being the biggest culprit.
Jul 17, 2015
Dr. Piatt's care was outstanding as is always the case. His concern, explanations and support are genuine and appreciated.
Jul 16, 2015
My only regret is that the doctor used conservative measures to treat my poison ivy and I then made an appointment with a Dermatologist that I had a very positive experience with previously and she hastened the cure. In all fairness, Dr Piatt did not know me and very likely wanted to play it safe.
Jul 14, 2015
I think *Dr. Piatt is easy to talk to and very careful. If I have a problem he addresses it and _____ it.
Jul 13, 2015
Dr. Piatt has been my PCP for years, and I like him very much. He is open to my questions and works collaboratively in providing me with excellent medical care.
Jul 6, 2015
Sent to another dr. still no answer.
June 8, 2015
Dr Piatt is an excellent doctor-I have been seeing him since 1994 and I could not ask for a better doctor. I am transferring to Geisinger cold springs on account of the driving distance and my age-I will certainly miss Dr Piatt he is one of the best.
June 1, 2015
No new medications were prescribed.
May 27, 2015
Dr. Piatt is excellent.
May 27, 2015
I have recommended Dr. Piatt to many friends.
May 21, 2015
I was experiencing symptoms during the visit and Dr Piatt ordered further testing right away.
May 19, 2015
My doctor was thorough in his examination. He was also in a rush to finish and go out the door.
May 13, 2015
I had no problems or conditions that needed an explanation.
May 9, 2015
Care provided did not look at the tick bite location.
May 9, 2015
Doctor had no information about cause of my symptoms and seemed not to know about my most pressing symptom - diarrhea - which was reported several times in hospital. Gave no suggestions about diet and I eventually used BRAT - suggested by a friend - to alleviate symptoms
May 6, 2015
This doctor actually took time to discuss respectfully & intelligently conditions, unlike some others.
May 6, 2015
When making appointment informed nurse I was pregnant. Doctor was not sure of what medications I could or could not take since I was pregnant to treat me.
Apr 9, 2015
very confident in dr piatt
March 30, 2015
I have great confidence in Dr. Piatt. #2, 5 & 8. Left to doctor.
March 23, 2015
My doctor is out standing.
March 23, 2015
My experience was excellent I was able to explain my needs & expectation & all were met by dr. & nurse.
March 11, 2015
Never any problems always very good.
March 10, 2015
The doctor would shrug his shoulders and say he 'didn't know' again, and again. I felt as though he wanted to rush through the appointment and wasn't listening to what I was explaining. His best response was "it could be viral, keep in touch." He prescribed me a prescription without asking me if it was what I wanted. I did not pick it up. I will never make an appointment with him again. It was the worse experience I have had at a healthcare facility.