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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Neurology, Geisinger Medical Center
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Neurology Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital
549 Fair St
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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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 40 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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Nathanson, Douglas Carlyle, MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on Douglas Carlyle Nathanson, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5
1 154 ratings
33 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Neurology, Board Certified, 1995
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Education:

  • UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School - Newark, NJ 1989

Residency:

  • UMDNJ - U. Hospital - Newark, NJ 1993

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
- 4.7 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
- 4.6 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.8 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.8 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.8 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 >
Nov 13, 2015
The problems I have had throughout the years led me to see him and his mannerisms and lack of concern or guidance is not what I expected. Too much time elapsed between issuing medication and not narrowing down any expectations of how to handle my situation
Nov 5, 2015
I like provider very much. GOOD DOCTOR.
Oct 30, 2015
My doctor is very good at her job he doesnt talk over my heads.
Oct 30, 2015
He is wonderful & I have recommended him.
Oct 28, 2015
Dr. Nathanson is great!!
Oct 16, 2015
Trust Dr.Nathanson completely with my tremors, brain & life!!!
Oct 9, 2015
*Dr. Nathanson is a person who listens & the talks to you.
Oct 9, 2015
I saw Gloria Pombo & Dr Nathanson. Both were great!!!!!
Sep 8, 2015
I would like to recommend my Dr. , but would not due to my own appts. not being handled well , lack of availability.
Sep 4, 2015
Dr. Natahanson came highly recommended by others with my condition (MS). As I had experienced at the Danville facility with Dr Hoegerl, Dr Nathanson spoke to me in somewhat technical terms which I have always valued. I see him as a tremendous asset to your facility.
Sep 2, 2015
*Dr. Nathanson is very good at explaining things, offering options and genuinely cares about his patients.
Aug 24, 2015
It is difficult answering many of the above questions, because the PA spent more time with me than my neurologist, Dr. Nathanson.
Aug 20, 2015
Dr. Nathanson is a wonderful doctor who is very knowledgeable and professional. Also has compassion for his patient's.
Aug 14, 2015
Im extremely happy with the care Dr Nathanson and his staff have provided. He is the second neurologist I have seen in the past 4 years and wish that i saw him from the beginning.
Aug 3, 2015
Dr Nathanson the best. I had him in Allentown and came here to be treated by him I was in hospital 9/14 everyone treated me good
Jul 31, 2015
Dr Nathanson is wonderful. Very caring and takes his time with me. I would highly recommend him. No complaints with him at all. very satisfied with his care.
Jul 20, 2015
This was my first time meeting Tami and Dr. Nathanson. It was actually a fabulous experience. I felt everyone paid attention to me, and what I was saying. They really understood my issues, and addresses my concerns. I didn't feel rushed. Prior to this visit, I was beginning to doubt I'd ever go to Geisinger again. With this one visit, they brought me back!
June 26, 2015
Explains everything and answers all question.
June 23, 2015
I once saw a Geisinger ad that said something like "the benefits of urban medicine in a rural location" - Dr. Nathanson epitomizes this statement. To have someone who has his training and level of experience and expertise in this rural area is amazing. As if that were not already enough, he truly looks at my case, in the immediate future and as a whole. And he talks directly to me, not above me or around me. Thank you!
June 23, 2015
Dr. Nathenson spent plenty of time with me considering many options in my care and treatment. His concern regarding many physical problems left me feeling his concern as my physician.
June 16, 2015
I am very glad how they explain things for me to understand.
June 16, 2015
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June 9, 2015
was unhappy with the doctors unfamiliarity with the computer, and inability to answer several questions about my condition.
June 2, 2015
My favorite doctor!
Apr 30, 2015
I have recommended Dr. Nathanson. I do not recommend Geisinger- because of the scheduling problem but mostly their billing practices. I personally think it's fraudulent to bill a doctor visit in a medical office and an MRI in a mobile unit outside a medical office as hospital out-patient services. I also was recently unpleasantly surprised to receive a bill for blood work. I had gone to the Mt. Pocono lab as I've done before but this time it was billed through the hospital. I had no way of knowing that this particular test could not be processed in the Mt. Pocono lab or that where it was processed determined how it was billed.
Apr 27, 2015
Wonderful informed MS doctor!
Apr 27, 2015
Dr Nathanson and I are on a long journey together to see if i have ms. He has always shown concern and always includes me in my health care. whether it be questions, possible testing. we know their is something going on with my health and i know we will get the answers working as a team.
Apr 8, 2015
Dr Nathason is outstanding. I feel very comfortable talking to him. We have moved out of the area but come back for appointments.
Apr 7, 2015
I have no problem with Dr. Nathanson, but I'm not certain that I care for both Gloria Polumbo being present along with Doctor. It made me uncomfortable.
March 31, 2015
Love Dr. Nathanson!
March 31, 2015
I have full confidence in Dr. Nathason and my visit with him reduced my anxiety about my present and future condition a lot. I would say that it was a very positive experience.
March 31, 2015
Our initial visit was promising and left us feeling like he would help us with a diagnosis. The second visit was a train wreck. Mind you we have a 2 plus hour drive to get here. All my MRI's are done at a different facility and when he was looking at the second round he was quite rude. I believe the comment was " Well, I can see you were NOT holding still. This is worthless." How about ask me what happened on the last set of images. The 30 minute MRI turned into 1 hour 15 minutes. All of the other images were fine. We have placed on the backburner at this point. We are supposed to see him again in 6 months. Unless more issues arise. We are currently looking into Strong in Rochester.
March 6, 2015
After my post DBS surgery, Dr. Nathanson programmed a devise with ease, & confidence & positive results -