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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Family Practice Kingston West
499 Wyoming Avenue
Kingston, PA 18704
Family Practice Pittston
42 N Main St
Pittston, PA 18640

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
1 244 ratings
60 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 >
Jan 23
I really like Dr. Balchune she is fantastic always makes me feel great
Jan 23
Dr. Balchune is very good. She took time to answer my question and provided a referral to dermatology. She is very efficient, and I would highly recommend her.
Jan 11
this was the first time seeing this provider and I was very pleased with her and how she helped me.
Dec 29, 2016
she is so caring and easy to talk to. prescribed medication that corrected cold symptoms! enjoy her.
Dec 27, 2016
Dr. Balchune and her staff are very good. I am happy she is my PCP.
Dec 19, 2016
She was wonderful. Very professional yet easy to understand.
Dec 16, 2016
Very going doctor understanding answer all questions with great detail & concern.
Dec 8, 2016
Dr. Balchune is excellent and very thorough. Very personable.
Dec 2, 2016
It is hard for me to base on just this visit. I have had some good experience and some VERY poor experiences. Also follow-up is terrible and sometimes non-existent.
Nov 21, 2016
Dr Balchune is very caring and have extreme confidence in her.
Nov 18, 2016
DR BALCHUNE IS ONE OF THE MOST CAREING SWEET DOCTORS I HAVE EVER HAD. I COULDNT IMAGINE NOT HAVING HER AS MY DOCTOR
Nov 16, 2016
Unsure what follow-up actions will be after testing complete.
Nov 14, 2016
I believe she has so many patients to see that she does not have enough time to focus on her high level of expertise. It feels like your you are in a factory. Rush Rush Rush
Oct 19, 2016
Best doctor I have ever had.
Oct 10, 2016
Dr. Balchune is, in my opinion, an excellent physician. Her demeanor and professionalism give me great confidence that should a problem arise, it will be dealt with.
Sep 29, 2016
The only doctor I have ever felt completely at ease with!
Sep 28, 2016
I've told a lot of friends - they are now patients there.
Sep 27, 2016
the like the dr but the wait time was awful
Sep 26, 2016
I absolutely 100% love Dr. Balchune. She is a fantastic doctor, she is understanding, and takes time to touch on every concern. I trust her opinion and appreciate the time she focuses on her patient's. I recommend her to everyone I know but I think she is continually over-booked. The nice thing is once she is with you, you don't feel rushed even though she is behind. I appreciate that she takes the time to focus on me and doesn't rush through the appointment to catch back up with her day.
Sep 16, 2016
exceptional quality of care understanding my health issues set up entire care plan and clearly provided a plan for future reference
Sep 8, 2016
Dr Balchune is an excellent Dr and I have referred people to her because I have 100% confidence in her as my Dr.
Sep 7, 2016
Dr. Balchune is an excellent physician! Geisinger should consider themselves extremely lucky to have her in their health care system!
Sep 2, 2016
I am VERY fortunate to be under the care of Dr Balchune. You need to clone her.
Sep 2, 2016
Dr. Balchune is the best! Love her!!
Aug 24, 2016
always seems to be in a hurry. Diagnosis came across as a guess. last visit was much worse but I remain unimpressed.
Aug 19, 2016
Everything about Dr. Nicole Balchune, as a care provider, is excellent. She seems like a really nice person (outside of her profession as well.)
Aug 16, 2016
Just wished I was given information on how to care for my issue ( ie do I use heat or cold to help relieve the pain) while waiting for an ultra sound (which took a week to be scheduled), what do I do in the meantime?
Aug 15, 2016
Dr. Balchune is an excellent doctor. She is very efficient and caring. I am very satisfied with being a patient of hers -
Aug 4, 2016
Dr. Balchune is always up to listening and will advice you. She's understanding but knowledgeable about your problem.
Jul 28, 2016
dr Balchune is great. friendly, energetic, positive, not rushed
Jul 26, 2016
Absolutely love Dr. Balchone. She gives 100% every time I see her.
Jul 20, 2016
the doctor i have is fantastic
Jul 20, 2016
dr Balchune is the best dr I've ever had and I refer all friends and family to her!
Jul 14, 2016
Your establishment didn't have the larger needle that it would take to do my procedure there
Jul 13, 2016
Dr. Balchune took the time to explain my blood test results and I was well pleased with her care and concern.
Jul 7, 2016
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, 2016
Wonderful physician with much compassion and love for her patients health.
June 21, 2016
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, 2016
Dr Balchune is a wonderful caring doctor
June 9, 2016
Dr. Balchune truly cares for the well-being of her patients. She is extremely knowledgeable, personable, professional and courteous.
June 1, 2016
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, 2016
She's my second best doctor I like to see.
May 9, 2016
DR. BALCHUNE IS WONDERFUL
May 9, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
dr is wonderful and caring
Apr 28, 2016
Awesome door, great personality!
Apr 28, 2016
Dr. Balchune was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and kind.
Apr 27, 2016
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, 2016
Dr Balchune always great
Apr 15, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
Dr. Balchune has been a fantastic primary care provider and I have recommended her to others.
March 15, 2016
Great Dr. caring,friendly,very knowledgeable
March 10, 2016
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, 2016
Dr Balchune was so nice and caring. Just started with her but can say she is the best dr I ever had.
Feb 29, 2016
LOVE Dr. Balchune.......and her expertise......
Feb 26, 2016
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, 2016
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.