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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
1 250 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
- 4.9 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 >
Feb 2
the best
Jan 31
Dr. Klena took his time and answered all questions.
Jan 26
Dr. Klena's PA-C (Jule) was awesome. She was very collaborative in her approach to meeting my needs as was Dr. Klena. I felt part of decision making; I appreciate their approach to care delivery!
Jan 26
Dr. Klena and his staff are wonderful, caring professionals. They set the standard!
Jan 12
Dr. Klena and his PA Julie Farrow were highly recommended to me and after surgery on both hands I couldn't be more pleased with my care and results. I will (and already have) recommended him and his team to other potential patients.
Dec 15, 2016
Excellent care provider with personable manner.
Dec 8, 2016
Dr. Klena is a caring, compassionate care giver. Dr. Klena over the past eleven months has answered every single question regarding my surgery and after care with patience, kindness, and he helped me understand the nature of my injury and how long my recovery would take. Dr. Klena is a very gifted surgeon, and he has helped me to begin to get my life back. I can NEVER thank Dr. Klena enough! All of the staff at the clinic has wonderful, especially Kathy.
Dec 8, 2016
Dr. Klena addressed all my symptoms gave good feedback and treated me with concern and expertise. He is an excellent physician.
Dec 6, 2016
Dr. Klena is da bomb! He's a great doctor in every aspect of my care. Everyone involved in my appt. from start to finish was fantastic!
Dec 1, 2016
I was with my wife for her appt and Dr Klena took time to see my problem, he is very caring and took the extra time to see me out of his very busy sched
Dec 1, 2016
Dr. Klena and his staff are very professional. They obviously care for their patients and it shows.
Nov 8, 2016
I have recommended Dr. Klena to many people. He seem to relate very well to my condission, that makes me feel very confident about having him as a surgeon.
Nov 2, 2016
When I picked my daughter up from her rehab facility to get her to this appointment, I discovered she had injured her foot and could not bear weight and was in a lot of pain. I asked if someone could maybe x-ray her foot, given that she lives so far away. Not only did her foot get x-rayed, she saw another doctor, a sports med orthopaedic surgeon ( I think) named Dr. Rick Davis and he was WONDERFUL. The entire staff was so good to my daughter that I am actually crying while completing this survey. My daughter's original problem was a fractured finger and she received care in Wilkes-Barre and no one ever treated her like this. Our Wilkes-Barre experience was awful and I thank God we managed to switch providers.
Oct 27, 2016
Dr. Klena is a wonderful doctor. I appreciate his care.
Oct 25, 2016
I spent most time with the PA who was great. Moved quickly but asked questions, described the condition and potential surgical procedure. Professional and warm.
Oct 5, 2016
I've never had this procedure before, and I didn't expect some of the immediate and later effects. For example the intermittent numbness, which was the presenting symptom, gave way to some intermittent tingling and pain, which I hadn't felt before. Also, while I was asked about my daily medications, and they were in my records, I wish I had confirmed that there would be no interaction between the drugs I was given (and didn't expect to be presented as an option) and the Tikosyn that I take. There numerous drugs that can't be taken with Tikosyn, so when I had some heart-related symptoms the next couple of days--which occur very rarely for me--I became concerned about the fact that I hadn't checked on this. I've had physicians prescribe pills that I discovered after picking them up (but before taking them) that they could be problematical. In those cases, was able to call and get a different prescription. This was different because I had to make a decision and get the medication immediately, so I couldn't check. I think the symptoms I had the next day were coincidental, but it was a good lesson for me to learn: confirm with the physician that it would be safe to take with the medicines I'm already taking. I am very confident that Dr. Klena knew there wouldn't be any problem, but it would have been good to have been reassured on this account.
Oct 5, 2016
Was seen by Dr. Klena and his PA on this visit both were very nice.
Sep 15, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
I've recommended several people. Not sure if they have gotten an appointment.
Aug 25, 2016
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, 2016
good man
Aug 16, 2016
The health care professional was professional, thorough, and concerned. Although the shots are painful, the doctor was caring and patient.
Aug 16, 2016
Julie and Dr. Klena were very professional and helpful.
Aug 16, 2016
Dr. Klena is a wonderful Dr. He is the top Dr. at Geisinger in my eyes.
Aug 9, 2016
Seen by both a PA and the doctor and both were very nice and would recommend them to anybody
Jul 14, 2016
6 months is too long to wait for an appointment if medical issue is a major problem.
Jul 12, 2016
#5. No medications involved.
Jul 6, 2016
He's quick, but concerned and encourages me to contact before the next appointment if needed.
Jul 5, 2016
Jul 5, 2016
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, 2016
Doc Klena is super. Great bedside manner, very helpful.
June 29, 2016
Dr. Klena and his PA are just wonderful!
June 29, 2016
Dr, Klena was very caring and concerned.
June 9, 2016
Dr Klena has always provided wonderful care. he always listens to my concerns and takes the appropriate action. Excellent!
May 26, 2016
The only reason I would hesitate to recommend this staff to others is the extreme difficulty it is to make an appointment.
May 24, 2016
Dr. Klena does not push for surgery even though he is a surgeon. His care is "conservative", trying other approaches first.
May 12, 2016
very pleased
May 4, 2016
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, 2016
This is my third surgery with Dr. Klena and he and Julie Farrow are the best !!!!!
Apr 28, 2016
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, 2016
dr. klena is one of the best drs. I have ever had any dealings with very nice and caring
Apr 26, 2016
Dr. Klena is amazing & an excellent doctor. I saw his PA JUlie, also
Apr 26, 2016
I asked for a copy of visit with the doctor recommendation and _____ and have yet to receive a copy via mail.
Apr 20, 2016
These comments are specific to Dr Klena & Janice Heimbach, RN
Apr 14, 2016
Very professional and talked to me about my problem and how to treat
Apr 12, 2016
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, 2016
Dr. Klena is a valuable asset to the orthopedic department.
March 31, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
very busy doc..