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Dermatology Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln
Lewistown, PA 17044

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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.

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Kephart, Dale Chester, MD, FAAD Visit Geisinger.org for information on Dale Chester Kephart, MD, FAAD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 253 ratings
36 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Dermatology, Board Certified, 1980

Education:

  • Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine 1976

Residency:

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital 1981

Clinical Interests:

General dermatology, skin cancer, melanoma

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
- 4.6 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.7 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.6 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.6 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.6 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.6 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.7 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.6 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.6 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.5 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 >
Aug 25
good
Aug 22
I was impressed by doctor kepharts ability to do two health care providers work load. if Geisinger is going to serve all these communities they need to add more facilities and health care professionals.
Aug 22
I am saddened that Dr. Kephart is going to retire and is not going to be replaced in Lewistown. He is a fantastic physician, and he will be sorely missed.
Aug 17
No treatment or follow up care
Aug 15
He is too busy. I am very thankful they squeezed me in last minute, but the dr. is rushed. Please consider getting an additional dermatologist for this Geisinger. You just can't get in to see him easily. I am considering State College or Harrisburg for health care. The clinic misdiagnosed me - there is no substitute for a specialist.
Aug 3
Really like Dr. Kephart he will be retiring within 6 months.
Aug 1
Unless a skin issue is definitely cancer, he could not address this because of insurance limitations.
Jul 26
DR KEPHART HAS BEEN AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR
Jul 25
Dr. Kephart was very informative and I did not feel he was rushed or in a hurry to finish seeing me as a patient
Jul 14
Dr. Kephart was very impersonable and had a condescending demeanor, although he explained what I had so that I could understand it.
Jul 11
I had a super experience with Dr Kephart and his staff! Please don't let him retire!
Jul 11
Dr. Kephart seemed to be in a rush. Left feeling like I had gone through an assembly line. The doctor was very flippant a certain huge mole behind my ear and felt I had to pressure him to freeze it off. Having precancerous skin problems previously, felt the doctor didn't really care or want to treat or even examine the concerned spots.
Jul 6
He seemed out to lunch, I see him every year, he didn't know who I was, asked if I was one of Stephanie's patients. Something is not right with him.
May 10
Dr. Kephart has always been very friendly. He also has been very helpful as regards my skin problem. I enjoy my visits to his office - even considering the treatment of skin problems!
May 2
Everything went smoothly.
Apr 26
GOOD EXPERIENCE, I TRUST HIS JUDGEMENT REGARDING MY CARE.
Apr 25
No problems, very good experience
Apr 19
Straight forward right to the point. Great Doctor.
Apr 13
J
March 3
The guy seems goofy but very down to earth and knows what we were to do for the issue of being there
March 2
Always would recommend Dr. Kephart.
March 1
I saw Dr. Kephart for acne treatment. Now, less than a month after my appointment, I have the clearest skin I've had in 20 years--my entire adult life.
Feb 22
I already recommended Dr. Kephart. #5. No meds.
Feb 11
Dr. Kephart is caring and professional.
Feb 4
Dr Kephart is a very knowledgeable and caring person.
Jan 18
He was very honest with me and said he didn't know what the lump on my hand was and that it would be sent away for analysis. He got the results and actually called me himself at 1:00 AM! to let me know that it was shingles. He wanted me to get medication as soon as possible.
Jan 13
Good experience
Jan 4
Did not receive a complete diagnosis as to what is causing rash because biopsy was inconclusive as to its cause. Still on medication, but rash has not gone away.
Dec 29, 2015
I felt as if I was given a blanket diagnosis - "we usually do this..." without much regard to what I felt were significant environmental influences. The dr. interrupted my speaking & began examining/touching my face w/no warning. He also examined my upper chest with no warming - I prefer to be asked before being touched. When asked about the OTC products I could use, dr. was very vague & left me w/more questions, but I didn't feel comfortable, discuss alternate treatments.
Dec 3, 2015
Dr. Kephart is an excellent physician.
Dec 2, 2015
The man is wonderful!
Nov 4, 2015
I liked the personal call from Dr. Kephant to my home or call with the test results -
Oct 29, 2015
He is an exceptional Doctor. He was able to recommend a product to use on my scalp that is the first thing that has worked in decades.
Oct 27, 2015
Even though I was there for a different problem. Dr. Kophart gave me new information on my psoriasis which proved to be helpful to me.
Oct 12, 2015
very good
Sep 30, 2015
I felt Dr. Kephart didn't read my chart before he met with me. He thought a mark on my leg was a bruise, but it is a scar from him removing a suspicious spot a year ago. He didn't remember the marks on my stomach were from an infection he treated me for in the last year. Not happy with this appointment at all!