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Family Practice Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln
Lewistown, PA 17044

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Braum, David Vincent Jr., DO Visit Geisinger.org for information on David Vincent Braum Jr., DO. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.3 out of 5
1 211 ratings
24 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 2011
  • Primary Care

Education:

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 2008

Residency:

  • Latrobe Area Hospital 2011

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
- 4.4 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
- 4.3 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.4 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
- 4.2 out of 5
10. 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 >
Apr 12
Dr Braum always takes plenty of time and always listens
Apr 4
#2 no problems #4 no treatment needed #5 does not apply #6 no follow up
Jan 18
This was my first time with Dr. Braum and I was very pleased with his way of caring for me and handling my problem.
Jan 5
this was just a routine physical. no problems or concerns were existing, however I felt as though he rushed through the exam and perhaps could have missed a problem/symptom if any were to be found
Dec 21, 2015
good
Nov 16, 2015
Dr. Braum was very helpful.
Nov 9, 2015
I wanted to discuss lab results ordered by another provider before proceeding with a procedure based on the results, and the dr. did not even look at my results on the computer. When I told him I was having new symptoms, he did not exam me, but offered the option of another referral. The labs I had had done were part of a yearly physical requested by me that came back abnormal and nobody has been able to determine why. He said that he is not an advocate of routine labs being done as "preventive medicine" and when I asked him if he would have the more invasive procedure done if it were him, he said he wouldn't have had the labs done in the first place and that once one "jumps down the rabbit hole," it's a matter of how far you want to go to get answers. This had to be the most unprofessional medical advice I've ever received. I will be canceling my 8 month-out "established patient" appointment and will find a different primary care physician.
Nov 2, 2015
Always tell others about my doctor.
Oct 13, 2015
*Dr. Braum is very down to earth in explaining things to me & answering questions about medications.
Oct 12, 2015
Dr. Braum has a great personality. Always upbeat, answers your questions and doesn't make you feel rushed.
Oct 6, 2015
We do not like Dr. Braum, he does not have the personality to be a doctor, no bed side manner! I would not recommend Dr. Braum. We had requested not to have Him as my father's family doctor!
Sep 29, 2015
At previous appointments did not express concerns about slightly high glucose readings (less than 140) until I had 3 consecutive high readings & he labeled me diabetic even thought my HgbA1c was within normal range. I since lost about 40 much needed pounds & have had multiple glucose readings all below 100 & my A1c has remained within normal limits. Dr Braum would not listen to my concerns about being labeled diabetic which has the potential to affect my livelyhood & insists I am diabetic. I will not return to him as a provider & am in the process of leaving the practice all together. I do not want a provider who will not work with me. He did not talk to me about my elevated sugars until he suddenly decided I was diabetic. If he had talked to me when he got my second high reading & said if they continue to be high we may need to consider treatment/diagnosis & I had then lost the weight I needed to He never would have labeled me diabetic.
Sep 28, 2015
My wife and I have no problem with Dr. Braum
Sep 23, 2015
The primary reason for my visit was a one year follow-up check on my cholesterol levels. I visited the office, received a brief physical from Dr. Braum and he ordered the blood work to re-check my cholesterol. It is worth noting at this point that I do not believe anyone would have even mentioned checking my cholesterol had I not brought it up, despite that being the whole reason this appointment had been scheduled for a year. When the receptionist called to confirm my appointment, I had to ask her if I should fast, she indicated the notes only said I was to be coming for a physical. When I was in the office, again, I brought up to the check-in nurse that I needed the cholesterol re-checked. I found this to be unprofessional and demonstrating a lack of concern or attention to my previous records and taking the time to understand the reason for my recent visit. However, this is actually the lesser issue I had with my recent experience. The bigger issue occurred after my physical and blood work. Rather than receive a call from the doctor who had seen me, I received a call from a 570 area code (not in my area). The woman introduced herself as someone from Geisinger but did not state her position. She is someone who I never dealt with before. The conversation I had with her basically went like this "Oh, bad news but your cholesterol is up. We called in a prescription for you of Lipitor. We want you to pick that up and start taking that daily and we'll see you back in 12 weeks to recheck your cholesterol." That's it. No call from a doctor who was willing to speak about my condition, or an offer to come back in to speak to a doctor. From my recollection I don't think the woman even asked if I had any questions. She also did not indicate if I was to schedule the 12 week follow up she mentioned. She was very polite but that is beside the point. To me this is totally unacceptable "care". You do not have an unidentified stranger call to tell someone they are going to be put on a daily medication without previously having discussed the implications of this. I know that current culture might be to just throw medicine at people and a lot of people are fine with that but I am not. At this point I intend to seek care outside of Geisinger to follow up on this issue, because I find it hard to trust a provider who handles this situation in this manner.
Sep 9, 2015
We love Dr. Braum. He always takes as much time as we need and makes everything easy to understand. Hope we never have to change Drs.
Aug 25, 2015
Poor guy is one of a team that is trying to keep this worn out, broken body running.
Aug 14, 2015
*Dr. Braum answered my questions I had been having some _____ back pain & he took the time to check the area which I had concern.
Jul 28, 2015
*Dr. Braun has always shown concern and he takes the time to go over everything with you. Very pleased to have him for my PCP.
Jul 14, 2015
Mr. Braum is the worst experience I've had with anyone in the health care system, anywhere!
June 19, 2015
I do NOT want to see him again! He speaks very loudly So everyone in the surrounding rooms would be able to hear everything he was talking about. I have requested to not see him anymore. I do not feel comfortable with him as my physician.
June 17, 2015
Doctor seemed unaware of existing medical issues. I was in for 6 month follow-up but did not review main issues from prior appointments (re-flux issue/medication, prostate cancer/rising PSA) until he asked "do you have any other questions?" He did go over labs with reasonable thoroughness.
May 13, 2015
I had a concern that my care provider passed on to be explained by someone else.
May 8, 2015
I have recommended Dr. Braum to several friends and will continue to do so.
May 6, 2015
I wasn't informed that there were blood screenings to be done by my appt., It wasn't until I looked at my papers and saw there were orders for a CBC and a iron screen that I realized they should have been completed. I just wondered why Dr. Braum didn't say anything about it to me? He did look at my information on the computer. I spoke to the nurse and she told me to just stop in and have the labs done