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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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Balchune, Nicole Lee, DO Visit Geisinger.org for information on Nicole Lee Balchune, DO. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5
1 234 ratings
70 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2009
  • Primary Care

Education:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2006

Residency:

  • Lankenau Hospital 2009

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
- 4.8 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.7 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.7 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.7 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.7 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.7 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.7 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 >
Jul 28
dr Balchune is great. friendly, energetic, positive, not rushed
Jul 20
the doctor i have is fantastic
Jul 20
dr Balchune is the best dr I've ever had and I refer all friends and family to her!
Jul 14
Your establishment didn't have the larger needle that it would take to do my procedure there
Jul 13
Dr. Balchune took the time to explain my blood test results and I was well pleased with her care and concern.
Jul 7
Did not listen to my concerns about my urinary tract infection and if it was cleared up by antibiotics or not. Refused to take another urine test. She said I showed no symptoms so she refused. I don't usually show symptoms until it is too far gone and I already have chronic kidney disease and very concerned about my diagnosis. Said she would consult with my regular physician and she left the room and never cam back. I normally see Dr Gunnar Kosek, who I like very much, butwas old he wasn't in the office that he had a family emergency, but later told he a in but that I had to be seen by a different Dr. I was made to wait to be seen over 11/2 hrs also. No one ever said they were behind. I had another appt. to go to and ha to cancel. Not very happy with the Geisinger clinic right now. Hope things improve soon.
Jul 7
Wonderful physician with much compassion and love for her patients health.
June 21
Nurse and Dr. Balchune were both caring and informed. Happy with this clinic so far. This is only my second visit to this clinic.
June 15
Dr Balchune is a wonderful caring doctor
June 9
Dr. Balchune truly cares for the well-being of her patients. She is extremely knowledgeable, personable, professional and courteous.
June 1
I shared concern with the doctor about symptoms I have been experiencing and she prescribed a medication that will not work in the way she told me it would. more specifically, I told her I have been having increased panic attacks for which she prescribed a very small dose of buspirone, and told me to take it when I am feeling sick. and that it can be taken for one day then stopped if I feel better. however, upon further exploration of the drug, I learned that is not it's intended use abd it should be taken daily for results. I am unable to take it daily because she only gave me 30 pills and it should be taken twice daily. it is supposed to take up to a month for it to work. I do not feel I received adequate care.
May 9
She's my second best doctor I like to see.
May 9
DR. BALCHUNE IS WONDERFUL
May 9
Dr is engaged and invested in me during our time together. She is well prepared as she has reviewed labs and testing reports prior to our visit and using that information and together we have made tremendous progress, I feel supported and well on my way to the best me.
May 9
Best doctor visit I've ever had. The doctor actually took the time to address an issue I've been having for years but other doctors previously dismissed.
May 4
I would recommend my doctor but not the office. Front staff is rude and when you try speaking with them it seems like an inconvenience for them to assist you. I have asked doctor several times to change offices due to the staff at the desk.
May 2
dr is wonderful and caring
Apr 28
Awesome door, great personality!
Apr 28
Dr. Balchune was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and kind.
Apr 27
Dr Balchune is the best Dr I have ever been too. she is compassionate, knowledgeable, spends time with her patients. she is thorough all the time. A+++++
Apr 22
Dr Balchune always great
Apr 15
I can only give number 10 a fair. Although I love Dr. Balchune - if I wasn't so old and all my records in one place, I would leave Geisinger altogether because of how difficult it is get anything AFTER you leave. I've had two bad experiences so far w/ that - nothing to do directly w/ Dr. Balchune, but w/ the office staff working efficiently and correctly.
March 24
I have always bragged about Geisinger care. I have been given a more complete exam in this office than ever in my life.
March 23
Dr. Balchune has been a fantastic primary care provider and I have recommended her to others.
March 15
Great Dr. caring,friendly,very knowledgeable
March 10
Dr. B. is excellent. She is compassionate does not rush through, 10 is not a high enough number. I would trust her with my son's lives & have.
March 9
Dr Balchune was so nice and caring. Just started with her but can say she is the best dr I ever had.
Feb 29
LOVE Dr. Balchune.......and her expertise......
Feb 26
Dr. Balchune is by far the best doctor I have seen. She listened to my concerns and I fully trust her recommendations. I've seen Geisinger doctors my whole life,and by a wide margin, Dr. Balchune is the best.
Feb 26
I mentioned to the doctor my partner thinks I may have sleep apnea. I also mentioned several other classic signs of sleep apnea. She just said it is my anxiety; did not suggest a sleep study.
Feb 23
very helpful and informative
Feb 22
Have recommended Dr. Balchune to friends. She's excellent and intelligent as well as friendly and makes you feel very comfortable!
Feb 11
Dr. Balchune is excellent and she always addresses her patient with lot of confidence. I was suffering from flu like symptoms for over two weeks until I met her and she prescribed what exactly was needed to be back in action. Very thorough in her approach to any medication and always explains well. Friendly and positive and talks to her patients nicely. A perfect family care doctor for us.
Feb 5
Extremely thorough, excellent bedside manner
Feb 3
Dr. Balchune is excellent.
Jan 28
Dr. Balchune makes me feel so comfortable, I have recommended her to a number of people
Jan 28
It was easy to disclose personal information
Jan 27
I can say sometimes it is frustrating to wait a while before you're taken back for your appointment but I am much more understanding when I get back and I feel like I have the full attention of the provider. Dr. Balchune always listens and explains in detail what will help and what might not help. I was really upset about how sick I was to the point of crying. I am currently pregnant so I saw my OB, and a Careworks provider before going to my PCP. I was more satisfied with this appointment than the other two. While I indicated a lower score on waiting, I want to emphasize as a patient I am willing to wait as I can imagine if I am getting this kind of time and attentiveness in my appointment she may be running behind due to providing that same level of care to other patients.
Jan 25
Dr was excellent! I felt she listened.
Jan 25
Dr Balchune is completely focused on the patient - listens intently and explains any questions that are asked.
Jan 21
Dr Balchune is great and very professional.
Jan 13
This was my second encounter with this doctor. She seems confident. I have other doctors following me, they basically provide my meds and any other procedures.
Jan 13
Dr Balchune is amazing.
Jan 13
Dr Balchune is awesome. worth the wait. she does not rush through the visit. really listens to what is being said. gives an honest opinion.
Jan 6
Dr. Balchune is my favorite doctor. She is helpful and tells it like it is.
Dec 30, 2015
I really liked NICOLE LEE BALCHUNE and I will make her my PCP if able.
Dec 30, 2015
Doctor balchune is amazing one of the best doctors I've ever went to!! The facility is what's absolutely terrible
Dec 16, 2015
I recommend Dr. Balchune any time someone talks to me about health care. She's a very warm and caring doctor and I appreciate the time that she gives me to explain what's wrong.
Dec 16, 2015
Dr. Balchune is a great doctor and a wonderful person.
Nov 30, 2015
Only drawback to an excellent provider is that everyone wants to see her!
Nov 23, 2015
Care provider is great but the process is very slow.
Nov 16, 2015
Dr. Balchune and the nurse were both very efficient. This was my first visit to the clinic. Except for the wait time I was very pleased.
Nov 4, 2015
She seemed to be rushing through the appointment I am just as important as the next person!
Oct 30, 2015
I like my doctor but the amount of wait time seems to be an on going problem. On the flip side my doctor is worth waiting.
Oct 23, 2015
only problem was the waiting...and wondering when I'd be called in...would've planned something and came 2 hours later
Oct 21, 2015
Doctor told me the girls at desk would schuedule an appt. with cardiologist. They did not. I had to do this because the girl did not start work next day till 11:30. I could not get an appointment, had to go out of area.
Oct 16, 2015
Dr Balchune is a bright light in a sometimes dark Medical world. She is attentive, caring, and knowledgeable. I feel she always goes the extra mile. I'm never uncomfortable nor am I unsure I'm getting proper care. She takes the time to really go over my issues and is always available at a moments notice. If there is an award for an outstanding doctor in the area, she would be #1. I refer all of my friends and family to her and I just can't speak highly enough about my experience since being under her care. She deserves a raise, a bonus, recognition and more. She is the #1 reason that I stay with Geisinger. Thank you so much for making her accessible. She truly saved my life.
Oct 13, 2015
I love the doctor, she was terrific but it is so hard to get in touch with the office. They forgot to have me sign release forms and called me 3 days in a row and I was unable to respond by phone. They did not leave a message with the actual reason for contact until the third day and I ended up going in to the office
Oct 12, 2015
Dr Balchune is excellent. If it wasn't for her I would go to another Geisinger clinic
Oct 9, 2015
Dr. Balchune is wonderful, and I highly recommend her.
Oct 8, 2015
dr Balchune is a wonderful courteous knowledgable Dr, but the wait time at the office and the length of time it takes when calling the office to get an answer may prevent me from referring.
Oct 8, 2015
Dr Balchune is one of the best doctors I have dealt with in Geisinger. I highly recommend her it is a shame the office she works from is so poorly managed and the people who answer the phones have very little care or concern for the patients. I wish Dr Balchune would find another office as she is caring and will taken whatever time is needs to address her patients issues and ensure they receive the best care possible.
Sep 30, 2015
Wouldn't change my care provider. She is very wonderful.
Sep 28, 2015
As always I was pleased with the visit as a whole.
Sep 17, 2015
Dr. Balchune eases any health concerns I may have. Very professional.
Sep 8, 2015
People seem rushed in this clinic.
Sep 2, 2015
My care provider is one of the best. i would recommend her to others.
Sep 2, 2015
Good.
Sep 1, 2015
Again, I wouldn't know, b/c I couldn't wait more than I already did....an hour.
Aug 31, 2015
I have complete faith in her abilities.