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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Rheumatology Patton Forest State College
2520 Greentech Dr
State College, PA 16803
Rheumatology Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln
Lewistown, PA 17044
Rheumatology Cold Springs Rd Huntingdon
3228 Cold Springs Rd
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Rheumatology Moshannon Valley Philipsburg
210 Medical Center Drive
Philipsburg, PA 16866

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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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Ayoub, William Thomas, MD, FACP, FACR Visit Geisinger.org for information on William Thomas Ayoub, MD, FACP, FACR. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Director, Rheumatology State College
Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 252 ratings
51 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Rheumatology, Board Certified, 1984

Education:

  • Temple University, School of Medicine 1978

Residency:

  • Geisinger Medical Center 1981

Fellowship:

  • Geisinger Medical Center 1983
    Rheumatology

Clinical Interests:

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Bone Density Testing (DXA scan)
Psoriatic Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Gout
Pseudogout
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Temporal Arteritis
Vasculitis
Systemic Lupus
Raynauds

Professional Memberships:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American College of Physicians - Fellow
  • American College of Rheumatology - Fellow
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry

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
- 4.8 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.8 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.7 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.7 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
- 4.9 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.7 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 >
Apr 22
very good doctor.
Apr 11
My expectation was to get relief from my symptoms and more insight to my condition than my primary care could provide. My understanding from my primary care was that my problems needed addressed by someone more involved in the specialty. Well, it was a waste of everyone's time. I am no better off than I was this time a year ago. What I am most disappointed with is that I waited so long for answers and help, time I could have spent with someone more concerned/knowledgable. Now I must wait to see my primary care and wait, again, to be referred, most likely to somewhere else for evaluation.
Apr 7
reason for fair=he is retiring in September and I was not happy to just be getting established with him only to have to find someone else in 6 months!
Apr 4
I have complete confidence in Dr. Ayoub. He is an outstanding practitioner and I could not be more pleased with the care and concern he has shown me over the past 14+ years
Apr 4
Dr. Ayoub "Rocks". I have seen many doctors over the 61 years I have been on this earth, and let me be clear when I tell you Dr. Ayoub is one of the finest. Professional, courteous, and patient service oriented.
Apr 4
the dr is retiring
March 23
Upon his retirement, I shall greatly miss Dr. Ayoub.
March 22
Dr. Ayoub is very courteous, friendly and efficient. He is always willing to listen and help.
Feb 23
I will miss Dr. Ayoub very much. He is an excellent dr. Also pleasant personalty. I respect him.
Feb 10
Dr. Ayoub is all I could hope for.
Feb 2
No bad experience always good. Dr. Ayoub always treat me with respect, he is truly careful dr. listens to your needs, explains and gives advice.
Feb 1
This is first visit with this doctor. Not really able to make a true judgement on confidence or recommendations until see how continued care goes.
Jan 29
Will a new replacement be there in Jan. 17?
Jan 21
Dr. Ayoub is by far one of the best physicians whose care I had the privilege of having for many years.
Jan 15
Dr Ayoub uses finer gauge needle for injections - this is more comfortable for the patient.
Jan 13
Dr. And Staff Were very kind. I mistakenly went a day early. They were able to accommodate me. I had driven 45 mins to appointment and had arranged time off work for the appt. Everyone from the receptionist, nurse and Dr. were exceptionally kind.
Jan 12
I developed a high degree of confidence that Dr. A would make every attempt possible to diagnose the problem and treat it appropriately.
Jan 12
Good experience but sorry to see him retiring. I have only been with him for 2 times as I transferred from MtNittanyHealth because of retirement and the last one leaving. These are special people.!!
Jan 6
I'm very pleased with Dr. Ayaub plan of treatment and the results have been wonderful
Dec 24, 2015
Excellent care and made me feel very comfortable
Dec 23, 2015
no medications or follow-up care needed
Dec 22, 2015
good
Dec 15, 2015
Dr. was extremely kind and very confident in his asessment of my problems.
Dec 7, 2015
I have already recommended Dr. Ayoub to several people. He's an awesome doctor. Have been under his care for several years.
Dec 4, 2015
I am 88 yrs. old and have had many visits with Dr. Ayoub. Also I worked for Geisinger here for about 25 yrs. For many serious patients, they were sent to Geisinger.
Nov 23, 2015
Best Dr. I've ever met kind and very concerned for me very highly recommend to all my friends & family.
Oct 28, 2015
I am very sad to hear he will be retiring next year.
Oct 28, 2015
dr ayoub was very attentive and I was pleased with the visit
Oct 26, 2015
This physician demonstrated great care, understanding and respect. I would highly recommend him.
Oct 6, 2015
I really like Dr. Ayoub. He is one of the best drs. I have ever gone to 1984-2015 I understand he is retiring this year. I will really miss him. #1. Dr. Wm. Ayoub
Sep 22, 2015
This survey unfortunately has no option for "Excellent". If it had, my responses here would have been all above and beyond "Excellent"! Dr. Ayoub is a gem of a specialist.
Sep 16, 2015
Dr. Ayoub is an excellent physician. I have complete trust in the care he is providing to me.
Aug 26, 2015
I hope *Dr. Ayoub NEVER retires! I don't think I could trust anyone as much as I trust him!
Aug 12, 2015
Have already done.
Aug 4, 2015
*Dr. Ayoub & his nurses are very good. The best, I have been to all of the others. So I can say they are the best.
Aug 3, 2015
Dr. Ayoub is an excellent doctor.
Jul 31, 2015
I've known Dr. Ayoub for many years and would highly recommend him.
Jul 29, 2015
Dr. Ayoub is a fantastic physician in every way
Jul 29, 2015
the doctor was wonderful, very kind. Took time to explain all issues and concerns very carefully.
Jul 15, 2015
Dr. Ayoub is solely concerned about my medication dosage but never about other problems having to do with RA, such as mobility. When I first began to see him, I asked about orthotic insoles and orthotic shoe providers in the area, and he didn't know any off the top of his head. I found someone *on my own* later when I had a serious mobility problem that required immediate intervention. I know that a rheumatologist treating RA should be mostly concerned about the medication, but I've always been surprised that he doesn't care about the rest of the RA patient. Furthermore, the reason I actually cared enough to fill out this survey (instead of ignoring the email prompts) is because my most recent visits have been even more underwhelming. Dr. Ayoub used to know who I was or would look at a chart before he came into the exam room, but now I have to explain to him who I am and the basics of my RA history every time I visit. He's a friendly guy generally speaking, but I wonder if he's now coasting toward retirement.
Jul 7, 2015
*Dr. Ayoub is an excellent dr. & caring dr. can't get anyone better.
June 24, 2015
*Dr. Ayoub ask me why I was there he said he saw me in 2007 and he was not going to do anything more for me. He compared me to a 78 y.o. women physical cond. and said you are out of here "pal." I'll show you the way. He was rude insulting, impatient, and very unprofessional my family phy. sent me there for a recheck after 8 years. I didn't ask to go there.
June 10, 2015
Dr. Ayoub was very good and kind - - I would be happy to see him again in the future.
June 9, 2015
*Dr. W.T. Ayoub always so good to me, and remove my pain, so I very happy about. He never made a mistakes.
June 8, 2015
Dr. Ayoub ordered blood work. I appreciated receiving a letter from Dr. Ayoub letting me know the results of that blood work.
June 5, 2015
Why is there NO handicap parking? it is a long walk when not feeling good!
May 21, 2015
Dr. Ayoub is just the best!!!
May 19, 2015
Dr. Ayoub is the best Doctor I have ever had. He is excellent and very friendly in addition to his medical expertise.
May 13, 2015
The doctor gave me a painless cortisone injection. It was really appreciated.
May 13, 2015
Interested in you problem and takes time to figure out what's wrong and what to do.
May 6, 2015
I have been unhappy for over a year with my previous Rheumatologist. But she left! My neighbor recommended that I come to Geisinger. I am very happy!