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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.
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  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
1 257 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 >
Apr 18
Dr Stella is very good bedside manners
Apr 15
I visit Dr. Stella every month for a number of reasons plus an injection from nurse. I would be lost and my family would suffer if we ever lost " THE CAREGIVER OF MT. PLEASENT!"
Apr 13
would not recommend because of wait time every time
Apr 5
Dr. Stella is great! He's the only reason I go to Geisinger. He doesn't make me feel rushed when talking to me or when I have questions. He asks me how I feel & pays attention to what I say. He shows concern.
March 29
Dr Stella is always willing to listen and discuss problems. He always returns telephone calls himself.
March 25
Dr. Stella is a very good doctor but he also is very empathetic. I have mental illnesses and he is the only pcp that I have been to that treats me like a person and not my illnesses. He listens to me regarding my mental illnesses as sometimes they can affect me physically and vice versa. I have trust issues with living with PTSD and I am developing trust with him. He asks about my litium levels, just many little things he does that shows he cares and is very diligent. And same as with my Psychiatrist I am involved with my treatment. They are the doctors, of course, but I know myself better than anyone and am my own advocate. Dr. Stella listens and unlike other doctors he isn't threatened by a patient bspeaking. He also knows what he is doing and has never done anything that I would questions. I am fairly new with him and I have some severe disorders so the reason I am writing so much is because ever since I was dx with first few illnesses I went through a few pcp's and they treated me horrible and it was directly related to me living with mental illnesses. So, to finally find a doctor that is good so far is a great feeling because I have enough to deal with everyday. I have been with my Psychiatrist for 16 years so I feel I have a good team now including my trauma therapist. I hope this helped you.
March 24
Dr. Stella listened very well,and has compassion, and always asks if we need anything else in our care. good man and good Dr.
March 15
March 15
Great place.
March 15
Dr. Stella is always friendly, Informative takes his time explaining things ,,, caring I would definitely recommend him to anyone,
March 14
Have never had a problem with Dr. Stella, the only issue ever is too many patients for him to see and I don't imagine that's in his control
March 7
Dr. Stella is courteous, thorough, and intelligent.
March 4
Dr Stella has always treated me very well. I have many chronic diseases, and he has never seemed overwhelmed by that. Moreover, he's been flexible in my care. We talk about different treatments, and he takes the time to listen about my visits with specialists etc. I rate him as A plus on 3/4/16 (as usual).
March 1
Dr. Stella is always friendly helpful, informative I would recommend him always
Feb 15
Dr Stella is kind and compassionate and listens!
Feb 15
Dr. Stella has been my family's doctor for many years and we never had any problems with him. He has always been very caring and considerate, always taking time to listen to any concerns we have.
Feb 3
#8, 9. 1/2 hr.
Jan 15
Dr. Stella is the best doctor walk-in Geisinger Health System.
Jan 12
Dr Stella is very thoughtful , will listen to my problems, will explain and discuss treatments and tests, is courteous and kind. I believe he sincerely cares about my health and me as a person. I have recommended him.
Jan 11
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.
Jan 5
Dr. Stella is excellent. He takes his time to address any issues you may have, wonderful doctor.
Dec 31, 2015
Dec 30, 2015
Dr. Stella is a wonderful, caring doctor, best I ever had. I have total confidence in him.
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!!!