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General Internal Medicine - Dickey Clinic Lower Level GMC
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822

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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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Balz, Thomas Patrick, MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on Thomas Patrick Balz, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 336 ratings
69 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 1986
  • Primary Care

Education:

  • MCP Hahnemann, School of Medicine 1980

Internship:

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network 1981

Residency:

  • Geisinger Medical Center 1986

Clinical Interests:

Preventive medicine, medical consultation, adult down syndrome clinic

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
- 4.8 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.7 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.7 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
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.7 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 >
Jan 22
Dr. Balz is always on time, courteous, and genuine.
Jan 20
Dr. Balz is one of the greatest care providers that Geisinger has on their staff. He is very, very knowledgeable and takes his time explaining your condition and what to do about it to get you on the road to Recovery.
Dec 31, 2015
Have been a patient of Dr Balz for 18 years.
Dec 15, 2015
I have confidence in Dr. Balz
Dec 10, 2015
My care for this appointment was very good.
Dec 4, 2015
I have had Dr. Tom Balty for years he's like family. He's a good doctor.
Dec 4, 2015
This physician is outstanding.
Nov 18, 2015
Need an "NA" column in your surveys.
Nov 17, 2015
Dr. Balz is now and has always been the most professional, caring and informed professional regarding every aspect of the patient/provider experience. I couldn't look for or expect anything more!
Nov 10, 2015
Dr. Balz is an excellent physician.
Nov 6, 2015
Dr. Balz is an effective and harmonious combination of modesty and professional excellence.
Nov 4, 2015
Please see prior remarks.
Oct 26, 2015
I have been going to Dr. Balz for years, and recently changed my husband to have him for his pcp. Many of my family memebers have him for a physician. Caring, down to earth, easy to speak with.
Oct 15, 2015
care provider is excellent always
Oct 12, 2015
Dr. Delagoto was thorough, professional yet calmed my concern. I was pleased to have Dr. Balz pop in to check on me.
Sep 29, 2015
Dr Balz has been my internist for over 28 years.
Sep 25, 2015
Dr. Balz is an EXCELENT primary care provider.
Sep 23, 2015
Dr. Balz is very good. I am very confident in his work and recommendations.
Sep 17, 2015
Dr. Balz goes above and beyond to answer my concerns and take care of extra situations beyond a routine physical.
Sep 16, 2015
Dr. Balz is a very caring doctor/individual. Very pleased with my office visit.
Sep 15, 2015
Dr. Balz is an excellent caretaker, please see he does not go anywhere
Sep 14, 2015
I have never seen Dr. Balz before, but I think he is a wonderful, caring, reassuring physician.
Sep 11, 2015
excellent provider in both knowledge and caring and explains everything in detail
Sep 11, 2015
I'm extraordinarily lucky to have this provider available.
Sep 11, 2015
While this was a short follow-up visit, the doctor did make arrangements for my flu shot.
Sep 8, 2015
*Dr. Balz is a great doctor. He spends a lot more time with me than any other doctor I have had before him.
Sep 2, 2015
Dr Balz is a "doctor's doctor".
Aug 27, 2015
Best doctor I have, warm, caring. Great explanations.
Aug 26, 2015
Very good.
Aug 21, 2015
Dr. Balz is always outstanding. He is pleasant and very fun to talk to. He does not rush to get out of the room and always takes the time to talk
Aug 20, 2015
*Dr. Balz, is a very good physician -
Aug 17, 2015
Dr. Balz is exceptional!
Jul 28, 2015
Doctor was very helpful and detailed
Jul 27, 2015
For Dr. Balz you need a 6th category of "Perfect." I literally trust him with my life. He's knowledgeable, gracious, & most importantly: witty. All questions & concerns are answered -- fully, completely. Has often alleviated fears with facts, in a non-judgmental way.
Jul 24, 2015
Great physician.
Jul 16, 2015
Connectedness was clearly a part of this visit.
Jul 15, 2015
Dr. Balz explained thoroughly blood test results
Jul 13, 2015
Dr. Balz was excellent!
Jul 9, 2015
Dr. Balz is a very nice, caring provider. He doesn't talk over your head. He explains everything in a way you can understand.
Jul 9, 2015
DR BALZ IS VERY COMPETENT ANS SO IS THE STAFF
Jul 9, 2015
I have confience and trust in my doctor
Jul 7, 2015
Dr. Balz was very dismissive of our concerns. I am extremely dissatisfied with the quality of care we have received at Geisinger over the past few years. There is no continuum of care and no accountability.
Jul 6, 2015
Dr. Balz is an outstanding physician in a number of ways. He has been very competent in the care provided to me. Dr. Balz listens to my concerns despite the routine my questions may be for him. I never feel rushed or that any question is silly. In addition to these qualities Dr. Balz explains things in terms that are easily understood. I like that he has a good sense of humor as well.
Jul 2, 2015
Tom is, in my opinion, the ideal internal medicine professional.
June 26, 2015
Dr. Balz and I go back a long way. He's been my doctor for years{illegible or inappropriate content}.was also my husband's doctor. I trust him.
June 26, 2015
I'm having tremendous stress at work and *Dr. Balz listened, explained the treatment thoroughly and took the time with me. He didn't rush. He is genuine.
June 17, 2015
I find Dr. Balz to be very competent & thorough. I am an RN and always have questions for him. He is patient & explains well.
May 27, 2015
There is always someone to listen to a personal statement & comfort you.
May 27, 2015
excellent doctor
May 21, 2015
Dr. Balz answers my questions and explains test results. Since I live two hours from Danville, he was helpful in arranging for me to have procedures done through Holy Spirit Hospital. I am grateful because it made things easier for me.I do prefer to have my health care provided by Geisinger and the Holy Spirit connection is helpful.
May 21, 2015
Actually had a great time talking to Dr Balz.
May 20, 2015
Dr. Balz is a long time friend and former colleague. I appreciate his time.
May 18, 2015
Dr. Balz is the ultimate professional. he listens to what you have to say, his examination is excellent as are is follow up instructions.
May 4, 2015
He sidesteps questions. I have a list of medical problems. If I ask him about the chronic pain, he states he gave me Valium and won't give me anything else. I have 2 pain meds that don't work.
Apr 30, 2015
as good as it gets
Apr 28, 2015
Excellent care provider.
Apr 27, 2015
Dr. Balz is excellent in all aspects of my health.
Apr 14, 2015
Dr. Balz has been my PCP for years. I trust him and I'm confident in the care that I receive.
Apr 3, 2015
Doctor Baltz is an excellent physician. I have great respect for his advice and am glad he's overseeing my medical needs. Dr. Baltz is a great role model for future physicians!
March 31, 2015
Dr. Balz is a gem! ----- has Down Syndrome and very few doctors seem to have a clue or much sympathy for the uncharted waters ahead for Down Syndrome caregivers. Dr. Balz gave support, understanding, and ideas on next steps as well as medical issues of concern
March 26, 2015
Dr. Balz is A#1 ! Always approachable, indicated by his smile, firm handshake & initial (welcoming) comments. Excellent professional who promotes trust & answers every question fully. Am very thankful that he's taking care of me. Never grumpy & always accommodating to my "old maid ways." This man's "a keeper!"
March 6, 2015
Doc Balz is great. #1. Love Dr. Balz.
March 3, 2015
excellent clinician
March 2, 2015
Dr. Balz took the time to understand all of my questions and concerns and provided specific guidance and direction. His genuine concern for my concerns provides a level of confidence in his advice that is very welcome.
Feb 23, 2015
I have recommended my doctors to those who have asked for my opinion
Feb 12, 2015
Dr. Balz is excellent. goes above and beyond. scheduled testing immediately regarding new onset of signs and symptoms I was experiencing.
Feb 10, 2015
I have always experiences that were very good with Dr. Baltz
Feb 10, 2015
DR BALZ is the best DR I have ever had
Feb 6, 2015
Dr. Balz has been my PCP for many years. There is never a question of trust or skill level in his provision of patient care.