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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 Moshannon Valley Philipsburg
210 Medical Center Drive
Philipsburg, PA 16866
Rheumatology Lewistown
21 Geisinger Ln
Lewistown, PA 17044
Rheumatology Cold Springs Rd Huntingdon
3228 Cold Springs Rd
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Rheumatology Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822

There is no publicly available rating for this care provider for one or more of the following reasons:
  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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Overall Rating:
4.6 out of 5
1 267 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Rheumatology, Board Certified, 2010


  • West Virginia University, School of Medicine 2005


  • Geisinger Medical Center 2008


  • Geisinger Medical Center 2010

Clinical Interests:

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Bone Density Testing (DXA scan)
Psoriatic Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Temporal Arteritis
Systemic Lupus

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • 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
- 4.7 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.6 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.6 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
- 4.7 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.6 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.6 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 >
May 3
Dr Oppermann is excellent!
May 2
Apr 28
Dr. Opperman is an outstanding physician. He is so kind, concerned and courteous. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking a "great" rheumatologist..
Apr 20
Dr. Oppermann is an outstanding clinician- caring and knowledgeable, and listened carefully to my history and concerns. I greatly respect and appreciate his clinical skills!
Apr 1
The doctor was very nice and I felt very comfortable.
March 29
I have seen Dr. Opperman previously and thought him to be an excellent doctor. For that reason, I wanted to been seen by him as I trust him completely. I appreciated that in spite of (what I am certain is) a hectic schedule, he followed up on a question I had. Would I recommend to others -- without a doubt. In fact, I have. And, I will continue to want to see him any time I have any concerns about joints, ... .
March 21
Dr. Oppermann is one of a VERY few doctors I would tell others to go see in the State College area. He is patient, kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable.
March 11
Dr Opperman actually phoned me prior to the appt since I was unfamiliar to him to find out my symptoms. He was very willing to see me and quickly reviewed my chart. Awesome for a doc to care this much!!!!
Feb 25
My provider was very good, he listened to what I had to say, and talked with me about condition and what I need to do
Feb 23
I felt extremely rushed the entire visit. The doctor was talking to me on his way out the door with the door open. I felt like I couldn't even ask all the questions I wanted to ask. The waiting room was empty and I only hear one other patient in another room so I'm not sure why my appt was so quick. I was only with the dr for 8 min. I most likely will not be back for this reason. This doesn't show the caring model that Geisinger is spending so much money advertising!
Feb 12
He has helped me so many times to get care. He should get paid in his role as my primary doctor too. Most doctors are overwhelmed with my illnesses. He consults so well.
Jan 25
Dr. Oppermann was very concerned and caring. I would recommend to anyone because he showed he was very knowledgeable and did not hesitate to treat my child. We felt Dr. Oppermann was very professional. Very impressed.
Jan 25
Dr. Oppermann has always given 100% degree of care. I trust him completely.
Jan 21
We're stilling to resolve the cause of my issues but I remain hopeful.
Jan 12
I would of liked if the doctor would be more aggressive about treating my RA issues in a quicker fashion.
Jan 7
Good listener, Extremely knowledgeable, descriptive explanations, made personable conversation, explained options without pressuring
Jan 7
Only a visit to this care provider. Need more time to form better opinion.
Dec 31, 2015
very knowledgeable, showed concern & very respectful
Dec 7, 2015
Dr. Oppermann was very helpful and treated me with respect and as someone who would understand what he had to say, but still explaining things about which I was unsure. He seems very competent and explained things and discussed things I had not gone over with my PCP.
Dec 3, 2015
Dr Opperman and Renee are very easy going, but very professional. I have complete confidence in them and am very glad to be under their care.
Nov 16, 2015
I have recommended Dr. Oppermannn to others
Nov 16, 2015
He is so nice, and not afraid to touch the feet for arthritis. I was surprised when I first went there.
Nov 12, 2015
I just feel the provider does not listen to what I have to say. More interested in entering information in the computer. I did a test I was talking and stopped in a middle of a sentence and never realized that I did not finish. How can I have faith in the provider when I feel it is one sided his side!
Nov 6, 2015
Dr. Opperman is a very caring dr. and I can have a nice visit when I have an appt. with him. I'm thankful he's my new RA dr.
Oct 21, 2015
My doctor is very caring and concerned about my health and gives great advice on how to cope with things like a Disney trip with grandchildren and what I could do to make the trip easier for me. He spends a lot of time on both the physical and the emotional. I credit him with helping me to be the best I have in years.
Oct 13, 2015
My care team and providers (Dawn Wincek and Joanna Gunnett both Nurse Practioners at Gray's Woods Pulmonary, and Dr. Brian Oppermann Rheumatology at Patton Forrest) are the absolute best!
Oct 2, 2015
*Dr. Oppermann turned out... try _____ to find out what the problem was in my rt. hip. He helped me out.
Oct 1, 2015
This was my first visit. I'm looking forward to building a good relationship with my doctor.
Sep 3, 2015
This provider did not seem to take my worries about my condition (and potential complications of this condition) seriously, and did not offer clear guidance in how I can best manage this illness. Especially considering that I was just recently diagnosed, I feel that this provider should have shown more understanding of my concerns, and certainly should have been more helpful in explaining my symptoms and the treatment options that are available or recommended if these symptoms do not improve.
Aug 25, 2015
I love Dr.Opperman, he has helped me with multiple conditions
Aug 11, 2015
I have recommended *Dr. Opperman to several people. He has helped me tremendously.
Aug 10, 2015
Really like *Dr. Opperman.
Aug 6, 2015
I felt the provider did not listen and take care of all my problem areas.
Aug 3, 2015
I always enjoy the friendliness and availability of Dr. Oppermann and his staff!
Jul 17, 2015
Dr. Opperman is a brilliant physician who explains care torougly.
Jul 16, 2015
I was very impressed with the doctor and told him so at the end of the visit.
Jul 14, 2015
Dr. Oppermann was fine. I was transferred to his care when Dr. Ko moved away, so I only have Dr. Ko for comparison. She was incredibly warm, thoughtful, funny, repeatedly asked if I had any questions, and never made me feel rushed. When I did have questions, she made sure to address them very thoroughly until she was sure I was satisfied. Dr. Oppermann didn't go out of his way to do any of those things, so in comparison with Dr. Ko he was not as good. But he was perfectly adequate.
Jul 14, 2015
As I said in previous comment{illegible or inappropriate content}Dr. Oppermann was very easy to understand and took the time to go over tests and results and explain everything.
Jul 13, 2015
Dr. shows concern about my condition.
Jul 9, 2015
Was my first visit. He spent entire visit other than a quick exam, typing into the computer. Never really spoke to me.
Jul 7, 2015
Dr. Oppermann is one of your best physicians in my experience. While my arthritic pain has been difficult to manage (and is a source of concern because my mother passed away in part from complications from her lifelong battle with RA) he's been very helpful, responsive, and flexible.
June 16, 2015
Doctor asked questions about symptoms.Checked toes for feeling. Ordered a blood test. I did receive an email with results of test. He did speak with my primary physician about the appointment and I did get information as to the next step in my care. I need to see a neurologist but couldn't get an appointment until Sept.1. Not happy with the wait.
June 3, 2015
June 2, 2015
He listened and I did not feel rushed.
May 29, 2015
I am a new patient & am very pleased with my experience so far.