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Family Practice Belleville
5 Hedgeapple Dr
Belleville, PA 17004

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Schaeffer, Thomas B., PA-C Visit Geisinger.org for information on Thomas B. Schaeffer, PA-C. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 150 ratings
34 comments

Practicing Specialties:

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

Education:

  • 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
- 4.6 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 >
Apr 18
Dr. Schaeffer always listens to my concerns. He is a PA but I am so thankful to have him.
Apr 18
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
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
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
Visit was good as usual.
March 8
TOM SHEAFFER IS A VERY GOOD DR.(PA) WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO OTHERS . EASY TO TALK TO AND HE IS VERY NICE, EXPLAINS THINGS VERY WELL. I REALLY LIKE HIM AS A CARE PROVIDER.....
March 7
very pleased with provider
March 7
Only doctor or PA I feel comfortable with and feel like I can talk to.. considers my beliefs and feelings.
Feb 2
I felt Tom Sheaffer was concerned about my health and wanted to get to the bottom of my symptoms and go from there. He ordered a lot of blood work which I had on a Wed and he told me he would call Thur Or Fri with the results. He never called, so now I think he is no better than your other Dr,s. I got my results online and some are disturbing to me from the microscopic urine test and I have no idea what the results mean. There were 7 results of this test that are abnormal. I see my Dr on Feb 24th but she will probably dismiss everything telling me everything is ok, just like she tells me about my A1C and my count. I wish I could find a Dr that really cared.
Jan 25
Dr. Schaeffer gave me a shot in my knee. It took care of the pain.
Jan 21
Great doctor.
Jan 19
Waited longer than usual in exam room between the nurse taking my vitals and the PA seeing me.
Jan 19
very good
Jan 12
Tom Schaeffer has always listened to what I have to say. He has sent me to Specialists to help me get well. I am on the road to recovery finally. I recommend him to everyone.
Dec 29, 2015
Tom really shows concern about any issue he sees on previous doctor notes since this was my first visit with him for routine check-up
Dec 8, 2015
some questions do not apply
Dec 3, 2015
Good experience with trusted doctor.
Dec 3, 2015
Good.
Dec 1, 2015
The provider was very willing to discuss all my questions.
Nov 30, 2015
My husband and I not only like Tom but think he is very capable and knows his business. He's a gem.
Oct 2, 2015
Except for the way I have to contact with a medical question.
Sep 29, 2015
Have good relationship with doctor. He spends time to adequately tend to the problem.
Aug 27, 2015
Very friendly and helpful.
Aug 13, 2015
Tom is awesome and I'm very pleased with him.
Aug 11, 2015
Tom was excellent. He provided me good information about my current health status and encouraged me to lose weight for getting off certain meds
Aug 6, 2015
Very competent & friendly treatment.
Aug 4, 2015
Dr Shaffer always shows me respect and gives meaningful answers to my questions.
Jul 30, 2015
So very glad to have *Dr. Tom & not *DR.DSA.
Jul 30, 2015
Wonderful, caring, kind, gentle.
Jul 23, 2015
everything was very good
Jul 13, 2015
Tom Schaeffer was exceptional in dealing with my mother during her recent appointment. He addressed the concerns that I sent him prior to the visit. Since last week and a change in medication at his recommendation, I have seen an improvement in my mother! He is a true professional!
Jul 2, 2015
I have had this care provider several times in the past and requested him for this visit . I have also recommended him to 2 of my friends . I find this care provider to be very helpful with explaining what meds you may need and why you need them . He displays compassion for his patients and shows a genuine concern .
June 30, 2015
Very good experience
June 8, 2015
Mr.Shaeffer explained the EKG reading of one line as low which no other doctor had even mentioned. I was impressed with this due to heart concerns. well done.