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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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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:
4.3 out of 5
1 114 ratings
21 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
- 4.5 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.2 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.3 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.3 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.2 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.3 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.4 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.3 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.3 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.1 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 15, 2015
Doctor Chollak is absolutely marvelous and a very compassionate doctor.
Dec 15, 2015
We attempted to ask if there was a generic for one med that was300 per month. I had just been discharged from nursing home and needed a wheelchair van. Van didnt show up so i missed appointment. They knew it wasnt my fault because i had caregiver waiting at office. They refused to talk about that med until rescheduled appt two weeks later. I just needed a question answered.
Nov 11, 2015
Dr. Chollick was extremely friendly and down to earth. He made you feel comfortable and at ease. Did not rush through appointment. Great office visit with him!!
Oct 27, 2015
I was the only one there and would have had his/_____ time.
Oct 20, 2015
Good.
Oct 6, 2015
no bvad experience
Sep 3, 2015
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, 2015
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.
Aug 14, 2015
*Dr. Chollak is an excellent doctor. He has a very pleasant bedside manner. He is always very informative.
Jul 24, 2015
First time visit w/Dr. Chollak. His presentation, patience, and professionalism were outstanding. Couldn't be more pleased.
Jul 8, 2015
thought doc would want to see me sooner with my numbers
June 24, 2015
The people in that office are very helpful.
June 19, 2015
Have been is patient since 1985 and he took care of my father and mother, son and daughter.
May 13, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
I've been seeing this care provider for some time and he always gives me as much time as I need.
Apr 2, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
The prescription instructions were not thorough.
March 5, 2015
Doctor Chollak is wonderful.