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Primary Care
531 Mt Pleasant Dr
Scranton, PA 18503

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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 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.

Stella, Joseph E., MD Visit for information on Joseph E. Stella, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Overall Rating:
4.7 out of 5
1 571 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Family Medicine, Board Certified, 1981
  • Primary Care


  • Temple University, School of Medicine 1978


  • Geisinger Medical Center 1981

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
- 4.7 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.7 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 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
- 4.8 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 >
Jan 8
Dr. Stella is a constant professional. He has always provided me with constant medical help even on your my giesinger program. I think that is a excellent innovation also.
Dec 31, 2015
Dec 23, 2015
Dr Stella is a very caring Doctor I never feel rushed, he answers what ever questions I might have
Dec 17, 2015
Dr. Joseph Stella was very good.
Dec 9, 2015
I have no complaints about Dr. Stella. He is very knowledgeable, and polite. He also listens to what you say what your problem is.
Dec 1, 2015
I'm not sure I should recommend because I think he is in demand...he has been a tremendous doctor.
Dec 1, 2015
As a potential new patient this experience was horrible. Doctor Stella greeted me and proceeded to ask me questions then his cell phone rings and he answers it. He has 1 -2 min phone call with i beleive his son. He hangs up the phone and apologies. I was ready to walk out as soon as he picked up the phone, I didn't as i waited about 1 month for this appt.
Nov 30, 2015
Dr. Stella was tremendous! I went for a specific problem and not only did he thoroughly explain what a goiter was, but why I needed follow up care with a specialist. By 10 am the next morning I had an appointment with an endocrinologist!
Nov 16, 2015
I think that Dr. Stella is one of the best Physicians I've ever had as my PCP!
Nov 2, 2015
Dr. Stella is a wonderful doctor, and I am very lucky to have him as my physician. He listens to everything I say, and answers any questions that I may have.
Oct 29, 2015
Dr. Joseph E Stella is one of the finest doctors me & my wife ever went to. He listens, he cares, he's down to earth when talking to us & explains our problems very thoroughly.
Oct 29, 2015
Both me and my husband love our Dr, Joseph Stella, he always explains things thoroughly and checks everything thoroughly. he listens and is truly concerned,we have confidence in him like no other. we feel like he is family, he shows much concern, and never rushes us out.
Oct 19, 2015
This provider has been my doctor for a large number of years. There was a time when my employer did not use Geisinger and I had to seek another provider. Then the dispute was ironed out and I returned to this doctor. Had this not occurred I would have never left the system.
Oct 1, 2015
I trust my primary care provider with my life and trust his recommendations
Sep 29, 2015
I saw Dr Stella for an emergent visit. I had gotten a piece of metal in my eye,my eye dr couldn't get me in until the next day. Dr Stella was extremely capable and thorough. I appreciate the fact that he added me on at the end of his day. thank you dr Stella!!!
Sep 28, 2015
Sep 25, 2015
Sep 8, 2015
Dr. Stella is a great doctor and I have already recommend him to others and they have become his patients.
Aug 27, 2015
Any experience with Dr. Stella is always good, NEVER had a bad experience.
Aug 18, 2015
As a new patient, *Dr. Stella took time to personally walk me over the blood test area.
Aug 7, 2015
My *Dr. Stella is great.
Aug 6, 2015
Doctor Stella is an excellent doctor
Jul 29, 2015
the Dr. asked me my weight before he sent me to get a CT scan in the building. when i got into radiology they told me that i was over the well over weight limit to use the machine.
Jul 17, 2015
Dr. Stella is a great PCP
Jul 8, 2015
Dr Stella was very good. He took the time to answer any questions and to show me pictures on the computer to explain my situation. I never felt rushed or that he was in a hurry to go on to the next patient. He is a very good doctor. This was actually MY first visit with him, I usually see Michielle McCauley.
June 19, 2015
Wonderful experience
June 17, 2015
My experience was a little better this time however, I had to have tests done such as blood work and urine specimen. I had my blood work completed but I had to go back after I saw my Doctor for my urine specimen. Usually for my annual appointment I have all these tests to make sure everything is alright.
June 15, 2015
Dr. Stella is the best! Reason why we stay at Geisinger.
June 15, 2015
Dr. Stella is very caring and a good doctor. I feel comfortable discussing any problem with him.
June 9, 2015
These Dr's a made to see tooooo many people in one day, Hence the long waiting period.
May 30, 2015
Doctor did not call with results of lab test about 5 days later received call on home phone. I inform everyone my cell is primary #.
May 30, 2015
Dr. was thorough on my condition. Explained very well.
May 27, 2015
I've been under Dr Stella's care for quite a number of years and I would and have recommended him to many people{illegible or inappropriate content} He is very conscience of your well-being and very concerned that he give the best care to his patients---I've said it before but it bears repeating--He is the modern day Patch Adams!!!
May 21, 2015
everything went well.
May 12, 2015
My medications have not changed in awhile.
May 8, 2015
Dr. Stella is one of the best doctors I ever met. His care and concern for me and my wife's health is the best anyone can ask for.
Apr 21, 2015
Dr. Joseph Stella is a very caring, understanding and knowledgeable. He is very aware of what is current condition, and if I have a question about treatment, he gets back to me in a short period of time.
Apr 13, 2015
My husband has been going to Dr. Stella for more than 20 years. I have been his patient for over 10 years.
Apr 6, 2015
Dr. Stella is thorough, courteous understanding, and knowledgeable.
Apr 6, 2015
Love Dr Stella do not want another primary.
Apr 1, 2015
Dr. Stella takes the time to listen and explain. He is cognizant of physical and emotional needs and is kind. Very {illegible or inappropriate content} from a patient viewpoint.
Apr 1, 2015
I have recommended DR. Stella to a few friends they would agree with everything I've said in this survey
March 24, 2015
Dr. Stella is an excellent Doctor. He takes his time, answers questions that I have and always gives me an explanation regarding my care. I really appreciate that I can talk to him about any concerns I have regarding my health. I would recommend and have recommended Dr. Stella to others.
March 24, 2015
I absolutely adore Dr. Stella. He is very perfessional, and very very kind.
March 19, 2015
Dr. Stella is a very caring and good doctor!
March 17, 2015
I am extremely satisfied with the care provided by Dr. Stella.
March 13, 2015
Dr. Stella was wonderful. He pulled up a picture and explained my problem, why it was happening and what we needed to do to fix it.
March 12, 2015
I get excellent treatment from my doctor. my insurance doesn't cover him but I still feel I can rely on him to help me he is always concerned and listens to my issues. he is quick to respond to test results even if he did not order and is just copied on the results
March 11, 2015
Have Seen Dr Stella for many years, He is why I continue to use your facility
March 10, 2015
Dr. Stella was excellent also.
March 3, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
All good
Feb 19, 2015
really like Dr. Stella
Feb 18, 2015
Dr. Stella is very concerned I have been with him many years.
Feb 16, 2015
Dr. Stella has been my Family Practitioner for many years, I would be very upset if I had to change Doctor for any reason.
Feb 11, 2015
Showed care and concern of my existing problem and recommended follow up testing
Feb 9, 2015
I absolutely love Dr. Stella. I feel as though he truly fights for me & is genuinely concerned about my issues . He explains things to me in ways I can understand. He's the first Dr. that I 100% trust & have 100% confidence in.