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Family Practice Kingston West
499 Wyoming Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704

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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
1 238 ratings
74 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
- 4.7 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
- 4.6 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.6 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 >
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 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
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 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 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.
Aug 21, 2015
*Dr. Balchune listened and made things more forward to get me the care I needed. I was lost before meeting her trying to get to see a specialist for my constant headaches. Now I have an appointment to a headache center and forms I didn't even know existed filled out to help me at work until the condition is fixed. She truly cared about me.
Aug 20, 2015
Dr. Balchune is very friendly and answered all my questions thoroughly.
Aug 6, 2015
I have recommended Dr. Balchune to some of my friends looking for a new doctor.
Jul 28, 2015
Dr always takes the time to listen and understand my situation. I never feel like I'm being pushed out the door for her to get to her next patient. I've experienced this many time sin other practices, so I don't mind the wait bc I know she's giving the same care to another patient
Jul 22, 2015
I have all the confidence in the world in Dr. Balchune and the nurses its the office staff that is lacking
Jul 22, 2015
Keep up the great work and effort.
Jul 13, 2015
I got blood work done somewhere else. She doesnt have the results after a week so i took them to her and she lost them. I just want to know what's wrong with me
June 30, 2015
Exam not as thorough, compared to *Dr. Kordek. This was my first exam with *Dr. Balchune, *Dr. Kardck retired.
June 26, 2015
#9. Excellent.
June 23, 2015
Dr Balchune was extremely thorough during my appointment.
June 19, 2015
Absolutely love Dr. Balchune!!
June 10, 2015
I trust & really like Dr. Balchune, but due to multiple errors, not being able to reach by phone, & {illegible content} office errors - may have to find another dr.
June 10, 2015
Very satisfied with Dr. Balchune, she's very thorough, kind, and caring about her patients.
June 10, 2015
Doctor seemed very kind and caring while there, but she ordered tests and said she would follow up with me on the results when she returned from vacation to tell me the next step. I've gotten no followup from her at all now a full month later. I will not be returning to her and am just about fed up with Geisinger doctors.
June 9, 2015
would defiantly recommend
June 4, 2015
I have already recommended co-workers and friends to look into using the same doctor as I have.
June 3, 2015
I love Dr. Balchune! I am so happy that I found her. I have had other poor experiences with doctors before, and I just feel like she is different. She takes the extra time to really listen to your concerns, and is willing to work WITH you to correct things, rather than just telling you what to do. She is always willing for a conversation about whether a particular medicine or treatment will work. Would (and have) recommend to anyone.
June 3, 2015
very good experience. She took time to read my chart prior to coming in. that is very respectable. also took time to listen to me. did not feel rushed in any way.
May 30, 2015
Dr. Balchone is an excellent dr. My boyfriend who HATES drs. appt. was w/me & said "her I would go to. That is how you should be treated in a drs. appt." I would never change her.
May 27, 2015
Dr Balchune is a great doctor. I have referred my fiance to her as well
May 26, 2015
Scheduling - or over-scheduling seems to be a problem.
May 19, 2015
Dr Balchune gave me excellent care. She is consistent with great care every time. She has given me faith in the medical field again.
May 18, 2015
I always refer ppl to dr balchune she is one of the sweetest persons I know
May 14, 2015
this doctor was seen once before and again on this visit{illegible or inappropriate content}..she is excellent! I have not been able to see my primary care physician in 3 years due to her heavy schedule{illegible or inappropriate content}.If I call for an appointment, I have to wait 5 to 6 months to see her so I opt to see another doctor who can fit me into their schedule earlier
May 8, 2015
Dr Balchune is a very good Dr but always running late very late
May 7, 2015
Dr Balchune is an excellent doctor. She is knowledgable, listens, instructs, and kind. I have referred many people to her. She never rushes my visit, and is EXACT with all recommendations. I wish all my Geisinger doctors followed her example.
May 7, 2015
dr Balchune is wonderful