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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.

Joel C. Klena, MD, FAAOS Visit for information on Joel C. Klena, MD, FAAOS. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5
1 704 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. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.9 out of 5
3. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.8 out of 5
4. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.8 out of 5
5. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.7 out of 5
7. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
9. Provider information about medications
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Provider information about medications
- 4.7 out of 5
11. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.7 out of 5
12. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.7 out of 5
13. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.8 out of 5
14. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.8 out of 5
15. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.6 out of 5
16. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.6 out of 5
17. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.8 out of 5
18. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.8 out of 5
19. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.8 out of 5
20. 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 23
Dr. Klena is the best!
Sep 16
Already have recommended Dr. Klena to colleagues.
Sep 16
dr. klena and his staff provided me with excellent care. I am satisfied with their care of me.
Sep 3
Very pleased with Dr. Klena and his "bed-side manner" and skill level.
Aug 20
*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
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
*Dr. Klena and his PA I can't remember her name, but they were both excellent caring.
Aug 5
The Woodbine all the staff and *DR. KLENA were all excellent people.
Aug 5
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
If I refer anyone it is to Geisinger - I'm not qualified to diagnose a problem and recommend a doctor.
Jul 14
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
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
Experience could not have been better especially *Dr. Klena, himself.
June 9
You have great lunch of nurses at your clinics all I have had appt. at. #5, 6. None.
June 4
Dr. Klena gets my highest rating. The care he & his staff provide is second to none.
May 28
Good experience
May 21
Dr Klena is the only doctor I will see when it involves my hands.
May 21
Dr. Klena is super, but unfortunately, most times the shots work, but this is one of the 2 times they didn't.
May 6
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
Dr. Klena and his PAs and current resident go above and beyond what I have ever expected! First class care!
March 31
Return appts! Terrible.
March 18
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
#1. No questions. #2. Checkup.
Feb 26
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 26
Appreciate and respect Dr. Klena's knowledge base
Feb 25
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
Very good very nice to me.
Feb 5
after waiting 4 months for "THE FIRST AVAILABLE APPT"{illegible or inappropriate content}{illegible or inappropriate content} I was told that the dr. in orthopedics that saw me in OCTOBER should have put the cast on that they were doing now{illegible or inappropriate content}..also a Geisinger Orthopedic Dr.
Feb 3
He is a good and caring doctor.
Jan 29
Great bedside manner both doctor and PA.
Jan 28
I would highly recommend Dr.Klena {illegible or inappropriate content} He is great!
Jan 28
Dr. Klena goes beyond a 5- excellent character, very professional
Jan 15
We are so lucky to have the best internal med physician at GMC. Smart, thorough and caring, but his best assest is making you feel important, not rushed, and so focused on me. I have NEVER been let down by him, his attention to my needs and concerns makes me feel confident and sure that I am getting the best from the best.
Dec 11, 2014
Everyone was courteous and efficient.
Dec 11, 2014
What a great doctor!
Dec 3, 2014
he explained what he thought very clearly. Need to rechedule for followup.
Dec 2, 2014
it was a good experience. People were great the care was great and I got to read a lot of magazines.!