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This provider sees patients at the following locations:


Urology, Geisinger Medical Center
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Urology Gray's Woods State College
132 Abigail Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Urology F6 Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822
Northeast Urology, Wildflower Drive
6 Wildflower Dr
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

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Sumfest, Joel Michael, MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on Joel Michael Sumfest, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Director, Better Clinic - Comprehensive CLinic
Overall Rating:
4.5 out of 5
1 46 ratings
8 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Urology, Board Certified, 1990
  • Pediatrics
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Pediatric Urology

Education:

  • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University 1982

Internship:

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center 1983

Residency:

  • Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital 1985
  • Letterman Army Medical Center 1988

Fellowship:

  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle 1993
    Pediatric Urology

Clinical Interests:

All aspects of pediatric urological care, specializing in hypospadias, robotics, genitourinary reconstruction, management of complex bowel and bladder, addressing urinary control issues in children. Telemedicine consultation is available.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Urologic Association
  • American Urological Association, Mid-Atlantic Section
  • Northeast Pediatric Society
  • Society for Fetal Urology
  • Society for Pediatric Urology

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
- 4.7 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.6 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.5 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
- 4.6 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.2 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.5 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.4 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 >
May 11
Dr. Sumfest was very thorough & knowledgeable.
Feb 24
This case provider was very personable. He had a great sense of humor while still maintaining appropriate seriousness over our concerns. He was honest and direct yet confident, decreasing overall anxiety of my husband and I regarding the health of our child.
Feb 8
Dr. Sumfest personally explained next steps for our daughter.
Feb 2
The doctor spent very little time with us, shook my hand before I could wash it after changing my child's diaper and told me there wasn't anything he could do until my child is 3, which is not what we were told when he was born.
Nov 18, 2015
Dr. Sumfest is an amazing doctor! Kind, caring, took his time to answer all my questions and made sure I understood. He was excellent with my son!
Sep 18, 2015
I didn't care if my sons issue was "common", as I was told over and over again, he's my son and I was made to feel like I was a complete idiot for being concerned, asking questions and even bringing him to see this doctor. I've never heard of this condition and wanted to know more about it!!!
Sep 18, 2015
*Dr. Sumfest has always been amazing when dealing with my son.
Sep 1, 2015
Dr. was thorough.