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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Orthopaedics Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Orthopaedics Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital
4200 Hospital Rd
Coal Township, PA 17866
Orthopaedics Selinsgrove
620 University Ave
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Geisinger - Woodbine Lane
115 Woodbine Ln
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.

Klena, Joel C., MD, FAAOS Visit for information on Joel C. Klena, MD, FAAOS. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 244 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Hand Surgery, Board Certified, 2011
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified, 2009


  • SUNY Upstate Medical University 2001


  • Geisinger Medical Center 2006


  • SUNY Upstate U. Hospital - Syracuse, NY 2007
    Hand Surgery
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children 2007
    Hand Surgery

Clinical Interests:

Joel Klena, MD has a special interest in minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery. He also treats congenital abnormalities, athletic injuries, tendonitis, arthritis, and trauma of the hand and wrist.


Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

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
- 4.8 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.9 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.7 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.9 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 >
Sep 15
the doctor gave no sign of care in finding a reason for my current pain. Told me I didn't need a follow up, and if I see someone else for a second opinion he'd love to learn what they have to say - because he's still young! I felt that was rude, unprofessional and basically offering me to go somewhere else.
Sep 8
Excellent service and care!! Dr. Klena ideal--knowledge, concern, care, ability, et. al. All attending staff - nurse, resident, med student most able, pleasant and professional. Support staff--intake, reception, check out outstanding!
Sep 8
I've recommended several people. Not sure if they have gotten an appointment.
Aug 25
Dr Klena is such a wonderful Doctor. I never felt rushed or ignored during the appt. He was very attentive and understood my concerns.
Aug 25
good man
Aug 16
Dr. Klena is a wonderful Dr. He is the top Dr. at Geisinger in my eyes.
Aug 16
The health care professional was professional, thorough, and concerned. Although the shots are painful, the doctor was caring and patient.
Aug 16
Julie and Dr. Klena were very professional and helpful.
Aug 9
Seen by both a PA and the doctor and both were very nice and would recommend them to anybody
Jul 14
6 months is too long to wait for an appointment if medical issue is a major problem.
Jul 12
#5. No medications involved.
Jul 6
He's quick, but concerned and encourages me to contact before the next appointment if needed.
Jul 5
Jul 5
I had nothing but a good experience from when first checking in until left. Dr. Klena is a great doctor & I would recommend him to anyone! Very kind, caring considerate, knowledgeable & a wonderful informative doctor. Happy he is @ Geisinger! & was there for me.
June 29
Doc Klena is super. Great bedside manner, very helpful.
June 29
Dr. Klena and his PA are just wonderful!
June 29
Dr, Klena was very caring and concerned.
June 9
Dr Klena has always provided wonderful care. he always listens to my concerns and takes the appropriate action. Excellent!
May 26
The only reason I would hesitate to recommend this staff to others is the extreme difficulty it is to make an appointment.
May 24
Dr. Klena does not push for surgery even though he is a surgeon. His care is "conservative", trying other approaches first.
May 12
very pleased
May 4
Dr. Klena is excellent! He is very thorough when discussing health concerns. He was sure to provide me with options and choices concerning my care.
May 4
This is my third surgery with Dr. Klena and he and Julie Farrow are the best !!!!!
Apr 28
While I understand Dr Klena's reasoning for one part of my care, it wasn't what I wanted to hear. That is the reason I gave a good instead of a very good. I can't take being in pain much more.
Apr 28
dr. klena is one of the best drs. I have ever had any dealings with very nice and caring
Apr 26
Dr. Klena is amazing & an excellent doctor. I saw his PA JUlie, also
Apr 26
I asked for a copy of visit with the doctor recommendation and _____ and have yet to receive a copy via mail.
Apr 20
These comments are specific to Dr Klena & Janice Heimbach, RN
Apr 14
Very professional and talked to me about my problem and how to treat
Apr 12
Even though he was delayed and running late, Dr. Klena did not rush me. He was concerned and took his time to discuss my condition.
Apr 5
Dr. Klena is a valuable asset to the orthopedic department.
March 31
Even with seeming to be behind, Dr. Klena took his time to discuss my condition with me and showed great concern for my problems. He treated me as if I was part of his family and he was working at getting me the best care for my issues as possible! He is outstanding and always goes well above and beyond what is expected!
March 31
Dr. Klena has been wonderful! He is very knowledgable and ensures each and every question or concern I have is answered. I higly recommend Dr. Klena.
March 29
very busy doc..
March 9
Feb 25
Dr. Klena was also willing to advise me on other orthopedic issues.
Feb 18
Feb 18
Dr. Klena explained everything that I asked about. Excellent Dr!
Feb 4
Dr. Klena is an asset to your staff! Obviously a caring physician. I wold highly recommend him!
Feb 2
He is good about using nontechnical words, and seems to be a good mentor for his resident.
Jan 14
Dr. Klena is the best!!!
Dec 22, 2015
Very busy clinic trying its best
Dec 16, 2015
Dr Klena was personable friendly and straight forward with the options available to me for my condition he was a very nice doctor
Dec 10, 2015
I've answered the above for the care Dr. Klena provided, but also wanted to answer the above questions with the same answers for the Julie Farrow PA-C - an outstanding team who took me on service, provided options for future care and made me feel cared for and that all will be well.
Dec 8, 2015
Great care provider!!!
Dec 3, 2015
Dr. Klena was great but you could tell he had 50 patients after me. He was kind, considerate, informative but rushed.
Dec 1, 2015
#4-8. Excellent. #9. First time visit - very impressed!
Nov 25, 2015
Dr. Klena has always been very pleasant and understanding.
Nov 20, 2015
Dr Klena is caring and thorough. I feel comfortable around him.
Nov 19, 2015
Good explanation. Very courteous
Nov 12, 2015
I have had nothing but a good experience with Dr. Klena and the Ortho staff.
Nov 10, 2015
Very cared. Addressed all my concerns super doctors!!!
Nov 5, 2015
Excellent experience with all medical personnel.