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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Gynecology/Obstetrics Highland Ave Lewistown
400 Highland Ave
Lewistown, PA 17044
Juniata Gynecology/Obstetrics
56 Jam House Rd
Mifflin, PA 17058

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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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Waters, Richard Foster, DO Visit Geisinger.org for information on Richard Foster Waters, DO. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.2 out of 5
1 59 ratings
11 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Obstetrics - Gynecology, Board Certified, 2012

Education:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2004

Residency:

  • Hospital of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2009

Languages:

  • Spanish

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
- 4.3 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.3 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.2 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.1 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.3 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.2 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.5 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.1 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.1 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.1 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 29
Dr.Waters was excellent.i arrived early and he was able to see me early. he is an asset to Geisinger and will continue to see him!
Jul 25
i was very pleased with dr, waters
June 27
I did not get any review from dr. about mammogram. I had to ask and he was very brief.
March 18
Never would I ever recommend Dr. Waters to anyone. I was sent to the clinic on referral from my PCP to have a specific procedure because of the results of test. The nurse was unaware the procedure was to be done. The doctor was unprofessional in is mannerims when he came into the room. He felt the need to lecture me on my personal choices rather than review my chart. He then informed me my PCP was wrong and the procedure did not be completed. He then told me the office visit was a waste of my time. It was only after arguing about my PCP's instructions that he left the room to review the procedure. He came back a short time later, I pulled up the message from my PCP explaining what needed to be done. He then said she was right but they couldn't do the procedure today. I then told him that was why I was there and that now he is telling me they won't do the procedure because they misinterpreted a procedure that is his speciality. He left the room to see if arrangements could be made. At this point I felt extremely uncomfortable with this doctor and had no faith in his professional abilities. I told him that I wold nothe allow him to touch me, he carried himself unprofessional and I wanted to be seen by a true professional. I stated ththat I would not be charged for the lack of service his office provided. One of the nurses took me to the front desk but the receptionist did not understand what she was to do. I waliked out without being rescheduled and had to call lyrics PCP to explain what happened. The receptionist at my doctors was excellent and able to refer me to the OB/GYN scheduling department in Danville.
March 3
I was nervous about my surgery and Dr. Waters explained the procedure and was so nice and understanding.
Jan 15
Dr. Waters came into the room and immediately struck up a conversation about me. He showed general interest in hearing about my family, and even my desires to have more children. He spent a good 5-10 minutes just talking to be before even checking me out. It felt good to know I wasn't just another person in a room that he needed to rush along. I will continue to request seeing Dr. Waters for any future appointments I may have a Geisinger's OB department.
Jan 11
This was my first time with Dr. Waters. He made me feel very comfortable and was very thorough. He made the transition from my previous Dr. very easy. Dr. Waters is a wonderful Dr.
Dec 11, 2015
Dr. Waters seemed to be in a rush, appointment lasted less than 10 minutes. Did not take any time to try to get to know the patient.
Nov 30, 2015
Dr. Waters was very thorough in explaining other birth control options to me. I was interested in something other than the pill and he explained what options I had and how they would be inserted.
Nov 23, 2015
Only had 1 visit with this provider. Need more visits to form an opinion.
Nov 6, 2015
This was the 3rd time I had been to Dr. Waters for my annual physical and he acted like I had never been to him before. He obviously didn't look over my chart before coming into room because he didn't remember a condition I have.