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Patients call:1-800-275-6401

This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Geisinger Family Health Associates Big Valley
4752 State Route 655
Family Practice Juniata
56 Jam House Rd
Mifflin, PA 17058
Weekend Clinic Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln

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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Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 149 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Physician Assistant, Board Certified, 1983
  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care


  • Essex Community College - P.A. Program 1982

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Physician Asistants
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

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
- 4.7 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.6 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.6 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.6 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.6 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.6 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.7 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 >
Jan 3
Doctor acted like she didn't even want to touch me a quack _____ to get better _____. Left without getting help pass _____ to another doc. appt.
Dec 23, 2016
Tom Schaeffer is a PA and I feel he listens to me more than any doctor So glad I found him for care.
Dec 8, 2016
We think Tom is just great.
Nov 29, 2016
Very good.
Oct 14, 2016
Dr. Schaeffer is excellent! We'd recommend him to everyone who's looking for a great doctor!
Aug 26, 2016
I received very good care !!
Aug 19, 2016
have been with Tom s since he started. Love him as a provider and person very caring.
Jul 1, 2016
Dr Schaeffer is very courteous and truly seems to care. he has actually given me more of his time and explained everything I had done in a recent surgery with dr rogusky at university orthopedics. he was short and acted like I was wasting his time by asking questions, dr Schaeffer took the time to explain everything that was done and did not make me feel like I was wasting his time. I would recommend dr Schaeffer to everyone and I have to several people already. a very pleasant man caring, informative doctor
June 30, 2016
Tom is a professional in every sense of the word. I feel very confident talking with him In regards to my health
June 6, 2016
I've dealt with Tom before, but, to have a patient wait almost an hour is ridiculous. Again, it seemed as though my time wasn't important.
May 27, 2016
great experience
May 26, 2016
V. good.
May 20, 2016
I'm very comfortable with him.
Apr 18, 2016
Dr. Schaeffer always listens to my concerns. He is a PA but I am so thankful to have him.
Apr 18, 2016
Always a good experience with Tom, he is the best Dr. I've ever had. There just isn't enough time available to discuss everything that needs to be discussed.
Apr 4, 2016
Had this PA-C provided me with an antibiotic, along with the pain medicine he prescribed, I probably would have got better. He knew about fever. Told me to go to ER if not feeling better by Wednesday. That's where I ended.
March 10, 2016
This clinic is OK. I dislike the distance to the clinic - 15 miles. I would go to the Lewistown Clinic (5 miles) if a doctor there would prescribe my controlled medication - Oxycodone.
March 8, 2016
Visit was good as usual.
March 8, 2016
March 7, 2016
very pleased with provider
March 7, 2016
Only doctor or PA I feel comfortable with and feel like I can talk to.. considers my beliefs and feelings.