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Family Practice Hazleton
426 Airport Rd
1 Beltway Commons
Hazleton, PA 18202

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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.
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Sparich, Salvatore Peter Jr., DO Visit Geisinger.org for information on Salvatore Peter Sparich Jr., DO. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 320 ratings
64 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 2004
  • Primary Care

Education:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1995

Residency:

  • Wyoming Valley Family Medicine Residency 1998

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
- 4.7 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
- 4.5 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 >
Dec 23, 2015
Wait time was the issue throughout visit. For a not so busy day it took forever to be called into a room. Took longer to see resident, provider....soent over an hour and a half for a 20 min appointment???
Dec 15, 2015
Doctor Sparich does a great job. He is very friendly and down to earth and takes the time to explain things in layman terms. I have utmost confidence in him concerning my medical care always and that of my family
Dec 8, 2015
Good
Nov 24, 2015
Routine 6 month checkup ,no problems needed to be addressed
Nov 23, 2015
Satisfied
Nov 16, 2015
Dr. Sparich has a great bedside manner. too bad he is a cowboys fan lol
Nov 10, 2015
caring & concerned with my well being
Nov 9, 2015
Absolutely great doctor
Nov 4, 2015
Explained how to use medicine (a skin gel), but not for how long. I forgot to ask.
Oct 27, 2015
Appointments are always on time . I have never had to wait longer than ten minutes.
Oct 27, 2015
Dr. Sparich was accompanied by very pleasant medical student which made the visit quite interesting.
Oct 14, 2015
The doctor did not look at mt chart before speaking with me. He aslo tried increasing the dose of my antidepressant after informing me he was unsure of the max dose for the medication I am on.
Oct 5, 2015
Excellent physician top notch big asset to your facility.
Oct 2, 2015
I have known Dr. Sparich for many years and even before he was in private practice. I followed him to Geisinger Hazleton when he left his private practice. I always have a good experience with each visit because he is a true and compassionate professional. I hope he will be my primary care physician for a long time.
Sep 28, 2015
good
Sep 25, 2015
All the doctors, PAs, and NPs here are wonderful. Its just getting through to them that is difficult.
Sep 21, 2015
Dr. Sparich is always friendly, efficient and informative. No surprise he is getting additional responsibilities.
Sep 21, 2015
I always recommended people to this provider in the past, but due to limited availability, I no longer would.
Sep 11, 2015
Dr. Sparich is very easy to talk to & he answers any question I don't understand in terms I can understand.
Sep 8, 2015
A little too pushy on some care matter.
Aug 25, 2015
Dr. Sparich is an exceptional diagnostician and caring physician. While I understand his need to advance his career, hopefully his new teaching position will not take him away from his patients. That would be an extreme waste of his talent.
Aug 24, 2015
He knows suggested protocol, follows it and explains it
Aug 24, 2015
Re #8....I was in a hurry to leave ASAP; my choice to cut it short. No meds, so left out #5
Aug 20, 2015
Dr. Sparich is a wonderful doctor. He tries to spend time with you and answer any questions you ask. I trust him!!
Aug 6, 2015
Dr. Sparach is a really fine man and doctor.
Aug 5, 2015
Dr. Sparich is an excellent Dr.--very knowledgeable and very sensitive to me as a person
Aug 4, 2015
It all comes down to confidence. I have complete confident that my doctor knows what he is doing and that he has my best interest at heart. I do recommend him to others.
Aug 3, 2015
Dr. Sparish is the best doctor I have gone to and I hope I don't loose him. Geisinger is my provider and I would hate to have to change.
Jul 28, 2015
dr. sparish was very thorough in getting all my problems and appointments solved.
Jul 24, 2015
Dr. Sparich: great doc.
Jul 24, 2015
He is a great Doctor
Jul 23, 2015
I have always been impressed with how my PCP listens to my concerns
Jul 22, 2015
Dr. Sparich is always pleasant, and very up to date on treatment options, drug side affects, and latest medical info.
Jul 20, 2015
My 1st time seeing this MD, since my previous PCP left Geisinger.
Jul 16, 2015
wanted to change meds, already going to cardiology, outside provider{illegible or inappropriate content}did not seem to realize so{illegible or inappropriate content}..insisted on a seeing another provider within the system.
Jul 16, 2015
excellent doctor and staff
Jul 1, 2015
If it wasn't for *Dr. Sparich I would not use Geisinger Health System.
June 30, 2015
he did not seem to think of other reasons why I was having issues( did not think of side effects of other medications) he was quick to refer me to another doctor and did not do anything for me.
June 29, 2015
I asked for a test based on my family history, symptoms, etc, and was denied because "insurance wouldn't pay for that." The condition happens to be the MOST COMMON diagnosed source for my hypothyroid symptoms. The test is simple and commonly given. I also had a flag on a kidney function test which (I looked it up and read about it.) means I am probably in stage 3a of chronic kidney disease. The way to know if this is the case is to at least give me a urine test. But my doctor did not contact me at all. My symptoms persist. I made an appointment to ask questions, which will happen at the end of the month.
June 22, 2015
I was very pleased with the experience. *Dr. Sparich & staff were all very kind and caring.
June 17, 2015
Dr. Sparich is very professional one of the reasons I like Geisinger , always on time never had to wait. just all in all a great guy
June 15, 2015
I had informed the Dr that I had severe lower back pain which I've been treated for in the past. I asked the Dr to provide me with a note for my work, which he refused to do. I've been treated by Geisinger Dr's for the last 3 yrs and my history is clear and available to any physician treating me. and yet he refused to acknowledge the diagnosis that I've been given by several surgeons and multiple Dr's. instead he ordered more tests when all I needed was an excuse for work. If I get scheduled that Dr again I will change my appointment.
June 4, 2015
Dr. Sparich is always interested in how I am doing and I have alot of confidence in the care he gives me. He apologized for the wait and explained that he had two emergencies he had to fit in.
June 4, 2015
I had lab work done at outside lab but results were never entered into computer so Dr. Sparich had no way of advising me & prescribing any medication if needed. As of 6-26-15 I still have not received any info if lab work is OK.
June 1, 2015
Took a long time to see me, couldn't find blood results.
May 22, 2015
bad experience
May 19, 2015
I would recommend this doctor to anyone.
Apr 9, 2015
always a very pleasant experience.
Apr 9, 2015
Dr. Sparich is great.
Apr 8, 2015
Dr. Sparich always listens and addresses my concerns. On this visit I went because I thought my toe was broken. It was not, but Dr. Sparich diagnosed me w/high BP and started me on medication.
Apr 3, 2015
I followed his instructions, took the meds he prescribed and my condition improved and is almost gone
March 28, 2015
Love dr Sparich I highly recommend him and do
March 24, 2015
It's always been a pleasant visit dealing with Dr. Sparich, he talks to me like a friend first then a professional, a comfortable feeling.
March 17, 2015
Dr. Sparich & his staff are 100% aware of my current medical needs. I always leave knowing everything concerning my current health was discussed and I leave completely satisfied!
March 16, 2015
I have recommend Dr. Sparich many times. He is a Dr. who "gets it" - Friendly, sense of humor - patient in explaining issues.
March 10, 2015
GOOD.
March 10, 2015
Didn't treat the problem I came there for, had to go to the emergency room costing me $100 copay and I have to return to this doctor to get a referral for testing because it couldn't be done at the er. Having to pay to copays to his office of $20 each for his mistake is not right.
March 9, 2015
Very good.
March 3, 2015
I trust Dr. Sparich as a professional and very truthful person. I'm not one for going to a Doctor but with him I look forward to my visit's just a great person
Feb 26, 2015
I all ready told 10 people who go to him now
Feb 18, 2015
every one always in a hurry.
Feb 17, 2015
I like Dr. Sparich very much, and the care I received while in the office was excellent, but things fell apart once I left. Following my (urgent) CT scan, I struggled to get any information at all. I did not get the scan results for 48 hours and then received no additional instructions about care for the concussion. Medication was prescribed, but I learned that from the pharmacy, not from the doctor's office. I received NO information from the doctor's office regarding the medication.
Feb 16, 2015
very good overall
Feb 10, 2015
I know what I need for a successful recovery. I will not do a pill a day. I'm a Viagra kind of person. Take when needed. Period.