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Patients call:1-800-275-6401


This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Family Practice Belleville
5 Hedgeapple Dr
Belleville, PA 17004
Family Practice Belleville
4752 State Route 655
BELLEVILLE, PA 17004
Weekend Clinic Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln
LEWISTOWN, PA 17044

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  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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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
1 149 ratings
30 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
- 4.5 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.6 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.5 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.7 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.5 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 >
Aug 26
I received very good care !!
Aug 19
have been with Tom s since he started. Love him as a provider and person very caring.
Jul 1
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
Tom is a professional in every sense of the word. I feel very confident talking with him In regards to my health
June 6
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
great experience
May 26
V. good.
May 20
I'm very comfortable with him.
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.