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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Family Practice Kingston West
499 Wyoming Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704

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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Chollak, Joseph P., MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on Joseph P. Chollak, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.5 out of 5
1 88 ratings
23 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 1974
  • Primary Care

Education:

  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University 1967

Internship:

  • Madigan Army Medical Center 1968

Fellowship:

  • U. of Pennsylvania 1980
    Marriage and Family Therapy

Languages:

  • 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
- 4.7 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.5 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.4 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.5 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.4 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.4 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.6 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.5 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.5 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 >
Dec 29, 2016
Honestly the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. I am hoping to change to Dr. Chollak as my PCP. This was a 20 minute appointment but before we knew it, we were an hour deep into conversation. He took the time to make sure all of my questions were answered and he gave such in-depth answers.
Nov 18, 2016
a ok
Nov 10, 2016
Dr. Chollak is a caring and compassionate doctor.
Oct 19, 2016
Doctor Chollak seemed to wave aside my worries of what a biological could do to me as I have had two infections since it was advised I go on one. If you have an infection while on such you can easily end up in the hospital or yes worse. He literally said I can probably procrastinate a while longer on it, as if I had no choice. His thoughts on having trouble sleeping and using benadryl for a decade to sleep was to stop taking it and sign me up for a sleep study. And to walk for forty minutes every day. I have Sacroiliac joint disease so at times moving at all causes severe pain. When I brought that up his response was to just do my best. As such there was no help for my problems, and as I have tried to go off of benadryl as he advised only to have it result in hardly any sleep. Hours awake trying to fall asleep, waking up 20-40 minutes nearly every time I do get asleep. Being constantly tired throughout the day takes a toll as well as I can't have caffeine because it seems to effect my Crohn's. I just remembered he said to see a physical therapist months ago to see if it helps with my Sacroiliac joint disease but he never recommended one. I also don't see how they can help such a area nor has he told me how it would help. I believe he is to overworked and at a age where he can no longer correctly handle that.
Oct 18, 2016
Dr. Chollak is a wonderful doctor. He always is kind and takes his time explaining and listening to my health issues.
Oct 14, 2016
Always way behind schedule hard to get an appointment with.
Sep 27, 2016
Dr. Chollack, simply stated is an exceptional Primary Care Physician. His examinations are comprehensive, detailed and his compassion for my concerns are conspicuous. Geisinger is indeed fortunate to have a professional clinician such as Dr. Chollack on their staff. I am fortunate to have him as my Medical Professional.
Aug 24, 2016
Dr. Chollak is a gem. He is very patient and gives you all the time in the world, focusing his attention totally on you and your concerns.
Aug 19, 2016
Dr. was extremely friendly and caring. Was happy to talk about my issues.
Aug 10, 2016
Dr. Chollak always provides me with excellent care.
Jul 27, 2016
good
June 16, 2016
The doctor spent plenty of time with me which was nice, also why he was probably running late as he may tend to spend that time with all patients which is a very good thing. Did not try to force his opinions or any procedures on me, and when I said no thanks for a certain exam he kindly double checked to make sure while explaining his reasoning then moved on when I still declined.
June 10, 2016
very good experience .
May 26, 2016
Took an hour to come into treatment room was on phone taking phone calls on cell while examining me.
May 26, 2016
Dr. Chollack exemplified the term " Provider of Legendary Service ". Total satisfaction; comprehensive; considerate and patient with my questions/concerns. A true professional and conspicuous gentleman.
May 11, 2016
Provider was very informative, and answered all my questions.
Apr 27, 2016
Already gave a recommendation
Apr 14, 2016
we are fortunate to have Dr Chollak
Apr 12, 2016
Good has been good
March 23, 2016
Dr. was very patient and informative.He answered my questions and explained a few topics associated with someone my age.
March 18, 2016
It is a 10th of the wait time of going to the ER.
March 10, 2016
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March 4, 2016
Geisinger is luck to have Chollak - guy really knows his stuff and is genuine in every way; compassionate, knowledgeable and flexible - obviously I really like him.