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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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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:
4.7 out of 5
1 231 ratings
59 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
- 4.9 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
- 4.8 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.7 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.7 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.7 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 9
Dr. Ayoub is a saint. He is a warm, caring doctor, and I will miss him terribly when he leaves town to live in Pittsburgh.
Sep 8
Dr. A has always been extremely attentive to me during my appointment. I would definitely recommend him to others if he were not retiring at the end of September.
Sep 8
Dr. Ayoub's retirement is a great loss. I will miss him.
Sep 6
Dr. Ayoub is one of the best Dr's around. He is kind, considerate, compassionate about his work, caring, and has a great sense of humor. I have known Dr. Ayoub for 34 years and will miss him greatly. He is and was a great asset to your Lewistown Clinic.
Aug 23
But he is retiring this month and will be greatly missed
Jul 29
All good.8. 45 min.
Jul 27
I AM SORRY THAT DR. AYOUB IS RETIRING - HE GIVES EXCELLENT CARE.
Jul 26
I am very sorry that he is leaving our service area, I have a great deal of faith in Dr Ayoub and really trust him. He is a very kind caring Dr and gives an excellent shot.
Jul 25
Although I'm happy for Dr Ayoub, I will be sorry to see him go. He gives the best joint injections of any doctor I've met - I understand that, at some time, the nurses gave him some hints!
June 27
this dr. is the best and will be sorely missed by me upon his retirement.
June 27
I have loved having Dr. Ayoub as my rheumatologist for almost 5 years now and will miss him very much following his retirement. :( He is a fantastic person and very knowledgeable.
June 27
Dr. Ayoub has been a wonderful doctor since my very first visit. He always listened to my concerns and took my situation into consideration. I am sad to see him retire.
June 15
Dr. Ayoub is an excellent physician, very intelligent, caring, polite, very glad he is my physician.
June 15
Dr. Ayoub is such a good physician and a wonderful person, I'm really sorry he is retiring, but I'm glad for him to be able to enjoy his retirement.
June 14
Dr. Ayoub was very knowledgeable about my condition. He answered all of my question and gave me a great description of the condition and how it has affected me. He was quick to define a treatment plan that was logical and I am sure will be effective. I would definitely recommend him to other people with my condition.
June 3
I wish I could but he is retiring -
June 1
Dr. Ayoub is just the best,will so miss him when he retires,,
May 24
Except Dr Ayoab is retiring - He's a real "peach."
May 24
We are going to miss Dr. Ayoub in his retirement.
May 23
The doctor questioned why I was referred there. Since I am not a doctor I just said to find help with back pain.
May 23
dr Ayoub was excellent--professional and kind.
May 4
everyone was very nice
May 3
Dr. Ayoub is the best. I have known him for over 30 years and he is kind, caring, and very very knowledgeable.
Apr 28
Teleconference is a great asset to have available for our area. Great to have the care without traveling to Geisinger.
Apr 27
The only reason I gave a low mark of recommending this care provider to others is because he is retiring in September otherwise I don't know if I would have recommended him because he never really seemed to try to help me sometimes.
Apr 26
I always recommend Dr Ayoub.
Apr 25
dr Ayoub has been an asset to geisinger, sad to see him retire, large shoes to fill
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 6
Very good.
Apr 6
Dr. Ayoub is one of the most friendly, courteous & professional doctors I have ever encountered!! His concern for your visit is extraordinary.
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