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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

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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 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
1 229 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
- 4.9 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
- 4.9 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 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
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 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.
Sep 23, 2015
Dr. Klena is the best!
Sep 16, 2015
Already have recommended Dr. Klena to colleagues.
Sep 16, 2015
dr. klena and his staff provided me with excellent care. I am satisfied with their care of me.
Sep 3, 2015
Very pleased with Dr. Klena and his "bed-side manner" and skill level.
Aug 20, 2015
*Dr. Klena is one of the most concerned & knowledgeable surgeons I ever dealt with & he has an excellent bedside manner. My surgery was so successful. THANK YOU.
Aug 20, 2015
Dr. Klena is exceptional in his profession. He is very kind, very professional, very caring, sensitive to ones needs. Displays one of the most pleasant attitiude and listening ears that one can have. MANY patients speak so highly of him and when you mention his name, you just get the feeling like, oh my HE CARES! YES!! Any resident who trains with him will sure get to know HOW A PATIENT IS TREATED when trained by "Dr. Klena". Any question you may ask is never a task. He does not mind your questions no matter how trivial it seems to me as a pt. Thank-you, Dr. Klena - don't ever change. You are a blessing to everyone who comes in contact with you. You do a "Fantastic" job ;-))) Thanks for being part of our great family;-))
Aug 18, 2015
*Dr. Klena and his PA I can't remember her name, but they were both excellent caring.
Aug 5, 2015
The Woodbine all the staff and *DR. KLENA were all excellent people.
Aug 5, 2015
I have a great amount of confidence in Dr. Klena. He is quite good in discussing issues relating to any treatment and prognosis.
Jul 21, 2015
If I refer anyone it is to Geisinger - I'm not qualified to diagnose a problem and recommend a doctor.
Jul 14, 2015
Dr. Klena takes the time to discuss all of my issues with myself and husband, being that we usually have many questions and concerns. He seems concerned about how I am doing and dealing with my condition and is always telling me to contact him if I need anything! He goes above and beyond what is expected!
Jul 9, 2015
Obviously, no one read my chart because the resident and dr. both said "take anti-inflammatories"{illegible or inappropriate content}well, I am ALLERGIC to them!!! When the resident injected my wrist, I thought my middle finger was going to explode!!! One week later, I still have severe pain & electric like shocks in the middle and ring finger of the hand injected. I cannot put any pressure on it at all. I cannot cut up my food with a knife. He must have hit a nerve because I never had pain like that in my life. I did e mail the dr. but the response I received was "this is not common". I have been using ice, etc. but it is not improving. Resident would not tell me his last name{illegible or inappropriate content}only Mike!
Jul 2, 2015
Experience could not have been better especially *Dr. Klena, himself.
June 9, 2015
You have great lunch of nurses at your clinics all I have had appt. at. #5, 6. None.
June 4, 2015
Dr. Klena gets my highest rating. The care he & his staff provide is second to none.