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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

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

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  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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Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 332 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 1986
  • Primary Care


  • MCP Hahnemann, School of Medicine 1980


  • Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network 1981


  • 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
- 4.9 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.8 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.8 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
- 4.9 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 >
May 6
I have complete confidence in Dr. Balz. He is thorough, listens to my concerns and does not hurry the appointment.
May 2
Dr Balz is a wonderful physician. He is very personable along with being thorough in the care I have received under his care. He follows up any concerns I have presented with.
Apr 28
number 5 does not apply Dr. Balz is one of the best doctors that has been my good fortune to have. He is sincere, forthright, thoughtful and seasons all with a good sense of humor.
Apr 20
Outstanding Physician
Apr 18
Very good experience - as always.
Apr 15
Dr Balz has been my trusted physician and advisor for nearly a decade. I appreciate that he is willing to manage, through preventive initiatives, the issues that I face. I could not possibly be any happier with his care.
Apr 12
Dr. Balz is great and easy to talk to. I've been with him for almost 20 years.
Apr 7
Have been patient of Dr Balz for 29 years!
Apr 6
Dr. Balz answered all of my questions and I did not feel rushed at all. He took his time and made sure I was understanding of everything.
Apr 1
Dr. Balz is the best physician ever!
March 31
excellent doctor ---
March 28
Over the years I have received excellent care from Dr. Balz and doctors in other departments!
March 28
I do recommend Dr. Balty to others. I've had him for over 25 yrs.
March 24
Dr. Balz is exceptional in every respect, consistently so throughout the years. He draws me in to more informed and better engagement in improved health.
March 7
Dr. Balz has been my physician for more than twenty years. He is excellent.
Feb 17
Dr. Balz is very thorough. He listens to your concerns and offers his advice. He is a kind and caring, as well as knowledgeable, physician.
Feb 8
Obvious she didnt review my chart prior to seeing me. Felt like I was being rushed through appt.
Feb 2
Dr. Balz is the ultimate "care" giver
Jan 27
Didn't listen to my c/o pain! Now I still have the problem with shoulder after 3 weeks and need MRI.
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.
Jan 14
Medications did not come up as an issue this visit.
Jan 8
Most of these questions are not appropriate since this was a semi-annual office visit. My confidence in Tom Balz is best understood by noting that I drive a total of 3 hours out and back in order to maintain him as my PCP.
Jan 4
I have recommended Dr. Balz many times. He is an excellent provider.
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
This physician is outstanding.
Dec 4, 2015
I have had Dr. Tom Balty for years he's like family. He's a good doctor.
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
While this was a short follow-up visit, the doctor did make arrangements for my flu shot.
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 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
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
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 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 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