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Providers call:1.800.332.8901
Patients call:1.800.275.6401

This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Family Practice Kingston West
499 Wyoming Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704
Riverstreet Manor Nursing Home Wilkes Barre
440 N River Street
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 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.

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Overall Rating:
4.3 out of 5
1 243 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 1974
  • Primary Care


  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University 1967


  • Madigan Army Medical Center 1968


  • U. of Pennsylvania 1980
    Marriage and Family Therapy


  • German

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
- 4.5 out of 5
2. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.5 out of 5
3. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.1 out of 5
4. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.2 out of 5
5. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.2 out of 5
6. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.2 out of 5
7. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.2 out of 5
8. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.3 out of 5
9. Provider information about medications
- 4.1 out of 5
10. Provider information about medications
- 4.1 out of 5
11. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.3 out of 5
12. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.3 out of 5
13. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.4 out of 5
14. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.5 out of 5
15. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.3 out of 5
16. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.3 out of 5
17. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.2 out of 5
18. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.3 out of 5
19. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.1 out of 5
20. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.2 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 >
Oct 6
no bvad experience
Aug 14
*Dr. Chollak is an excellent doctor. He has a very pleasant bedside manner. He is always very informative.
Sep 3
I have no complaints about *Dr. Chollak. I have always received excellent care from him. Will continue to see him for my care.
Sep 2
I am very pleased with Dr. Chollack, however, I am very disappointed in the service this clinic provides. I considered changing health care providers but do not want to leave my PCP.
Jul 24
First time visit w/Dr. Chollak. His presentation, patience, and professionalism were outstanding. Couldn't be more pleased.
Jul 8
thought doc would want to see me sooner with my numbers
June 24
The people in that office are very helpful.
June 19
Have been is patient since 1985 and he took care of my father and mother, son and daughter.
May 13
Doctor Chollak is MOST GRACIOUS and very sensitive. He gives you all the time you need and does not rush you. I do recommend him to others.
May 1
Doctor was very nice and explained when I asked questions. My PC doctor is Kim Kovalick but I never get in with her. Wish there was an option to see her more often.
Apr 17
Dr. Chollack is a very kind and courteous doctor. He always takes his time to make sure all of my problems are addressed. He made sure that I was comfortable with my treatment. Because I am pregnant, that means a lot to me. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a doctor. I have never had anything but excellent service from him.
Apr 16
I've been seeing this care provider for some time and he always gives me as much time as I need.
Apr 2
Dr. Chollak has been my dr. since 1981-2. I trust him completely. He has always been there for me and my grandson. Very concerned and caring physician. Very grateful for his caring for us.
March 30
I had a near faint, hot flashes, dizziness and dripping sweat. Then a few weeks later chest pains, arm pains, pins and needles for the same arm, which was the left, weakness for days afterwards along with dizziness and the tingle went on and off even now over a month later. He said nothing but maybe a pinched nerve, and then put I had Carpal tunnel syndrome in my hand without telling me. That's it. I have all ready started looking for a different doctor at a different location.
March 26
The prescription instructions were not thorough.
March 5
Doctor Chollak is wonderful.
Jan 19
Went to GWV earlier and looked to get a 2nd opinion. Suggestions recommended by Dr. Chollak were terrible. I would have lost a finger if treated here 1st.
Jan 19
It was my first time meeting/being seen by the doctor. He was extremely friendly and easy to talk with. Listened and showed concern to me. Was not rushed. Asked questions and provided proper medications - that worked great. (So far.)
Jan 12
Short version of the story thank God I didn't listen to this doctor's diagnosis and went to the ER a few hours later. He should have been concerned when I couldn't pee in his office after I drank over 36 oz of water. I had a surgery a week later and currently have a stent in me until the beginning of March and this doctor wasn't going to see me for a return visit until the end of February.
Dec 30, 2014
Dr. Chollak is a wonderful and caring doctor. I always know that I am being taken care of when I am in his care.
Dec 29, 2014
The doctor was an absolute pleasure. Took time to explain and knew how to joke and make the visit pleasurable.
Dec 26, 2014
Dr. Chollack is very understanding about my problems He listens to what I have to say and doesn't rush me out of his office
Dec 11, 2014
I have had this Dr. since 1985. I trust him with my life. He also took care of my parents and husband, son and daughter. Would not consider using anyone else . I have also used Polly when he is not available. I am more than satisfied with the care that we receive.