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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 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.

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
- 4.7 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
- 4.6 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 >
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 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 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 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 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.
May 28, 2015
Good experience
May 21, 2015
Dr Klena is the only doctor I will see when it involves my hands.
May 21, 2015
Dr. Klena is super, but unfortunately, most times the shots work, but this is one of the 2 times they didn't.
May 6, 2015
Dr. Klena is the most down to earth doctor. He explains everything so well and answers all of our questions. He always takes the time to see you if there are any problems or concerns. We are very luck to have Dr. Klena working for Geisinger.
Apr 9, 2015
Dr. Klena and his PAs and current resident go above and beyond what I have ever expected! First class care!
March 31, 2015
Return appts! Terrible.
March 18, 2015
Dr. Klena and Julie Fanew were very understanding and willing to provide information. I am able to contact them any time that I have further issues.
March 12, 2015
#1. No questions. #2. Checkup.
Feb 26, 2015
Appreciate and respect Dr. Klena's knowledge base
Feb 26, 2015
The expectations set on the physicians for the number of patients they need to see during the day is very unrealistic with being able to truly diagnose and learn about their patients. If I had not been through this same thing before I would be very concerned.
Feb 25, 2015
I feel that the care provider is rushed when he is with me. I don't get the feeling that he is taking his time.
Feb 17, 2015
Very good very nice to me.