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This provider sees patients at the following locations:

Hematology/Oncology Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital
400 Highland Ave
Lewistown, PA 17044
Hematology/Oncology Lewistown
21 Geisinger Lane
Lewistown, PA 17044
Hematology/Oncology Scenery Park State College
200 Scenery Park
State College, PA 16801

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:
4.8 out of 5
1 213 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Hematology, Board Certified, 2002
  • Medical Oncology, Board Certified, 2002
  • Palliative Medicine, Board Certified, 2010
  • Cancer


  • Baroda Medical College - India 1990


  • Long Island College Hospital- Closed 1999


  • SUNY Univ. Hospital - Brooklyn, NY 2002

Clinical Interests:

Hematology, medical oncology, treatment of solid tumors with chemotherapy, hematologic malignancies include leukemia, Hodgkins disease and multiple myeloma


  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

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
- 4.7 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
- 4.8 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.8 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 15
I have recommended Dr. Patel to many friends and family over the years.
March 28
Dr.Patel is excellent!!
Feb 26
First of all...Dr Nilesh Patel is by far one of the most caring and down to earth doctors that I've been to. His overall concern for me in all areas of treatment has been refreshing. In a day and time when it would be easy to be treated as a number it is great to feel connected to your doctor and be confident that he is just as concern about you and your well being. Kudos to Geisinger for men like Dr. Patel and his staff!!
Feb 19
I have recommended Dr. Nileash Patel to a friend and I would do so again, if needed. He is a caring & courteous person and explains any questions I may have in terms I can understand. Very good doctor.
Feb 10
Dr. Patel is a sincere professional with a deep understanding of patient's psyche.
Feb 5
Husband and both daughters (one a nurse and the other a pharmaceutical scientist) where allowed to accompany me into the examining room. Their presence later helped me when they were able to remind me of important information shared. My emotional state kept my mind wandering and I very much appreciated their presence.
Jan 26
I thought Dr. Patel was outstanding! I feel very confident that I have chosen the best provider possible.
Jan 25
Dr. N Patel is an outstanding oncologist, as well as, a very caring person. I am a three yr survivor, and I am so thankful to have Dr. Patel taking care of me through this journey!
Jan 6
I do not like the idea that my Doctor has me see him before my blood work is done. I would sooner have the blood work done first and then the doctor and I can go over my blood work together during my appointment.
Jan 6
Dr. Patel is wonderful. Caring, professional, thorough. The best of the best.
Dec 21, 2015
Dr Patel is always concerned with my condition, positive about the outcomes, and thorough in his analysis.
Dec 7, 2015
First experience with cancer and chemo. Learned A LOT.
Dec 7, 2015
#3. Regarding 3, above, I didn't express any concerns or have any questions that I recall.
Dec 2, 2015
Dr. Patel is very thorough. He is patient and very good at explaining test results course of treatment. I have full confidence in this doctor.
Nov 23, 2015
I couldn't understand my Dr. and ------ would get his notes from the nurses station and go over them with me so I knew what is going on.
Nov 19, 2015
I would highly recommend
Nov 4, 2015
Very informative. Gave us answers and tried to get insurance to allow for blood test.
Oct 28, 2015
Dr. Patel is a wonder physician who shows compassion for what I am going through and gives me straight answers. Dr. Patel informed me of the best course of action for my diagnosis and explained why what he was recommending is the best for my case.
Oct 22, 2015
Sincere, helpful and competent
Oct 20, 2015
Had stage 4 lung cancer & its in remission. Bless them all < 3
Oct 14, 2015
Dr. Patel has been wonderful! He is patient and knowledgeable.
Oct 13, 2015
Very concerned and thorough.
Oct 1, 2015
Dr. Patel is a physician who seems to truly care about his patients. He is easy to talk to and willing to explain specifics about treatment and the disease. He responds quickly to messages. I would highly recommend him to others.
Sep 25, 2015
utmost confidence in Dr Patel
Sep 22, 2015
Many doctors are authoritarian in their approach with their patients. Dr. Nilesh Patel is excellent doctor. He is open and secure enough to listen to patient input about the care options they receive.
Sep 16, 2015
Dr Patel is very understanding and helpful with any concern I have
Sep 2, 2015
*Dr. Patel, the nurses & *Heather are exceptional!
Aug 28, 2015
Dr. Patel is a good soft spoken doctor who is not afraid to tell you if he does not know something. He does not insist on his way of doing things which I like.
Aug 7, 2015
Aug 6, 2015
*Dr. Patel is a very caring doctor.
Jul 31, 2015
I have recommended this physician to another person I know with a similar concern & am very confident in this physician, he talked with me in words I understood, and listened to concerns or questions I had. very happy with him!
Jul 29, 2015
*Dr. Patel has help me with my concern.
Jul 27, 2015
These people really kind for their people and their _____.
Jul 22, 2015
I recommend Dr. Patel to anyone who needs an oncologist.
Jul 14, 2015
I sometimes have difficulty understanding Dr. Patel. I think he realizes this and will repeat himself slower until I understand. Never had a nasty look or a raised voice.
Jul 8, 2015
It was determined that my anemia was a result of a hiatal hernia. No bleeding was found during any the extensive tests I underwent.
June 11, 2015
Great care!
June 1, 2015
I had pancreatic cancer in 2008. Dr Patel is my new oncologist since we moved from California. He is capable, competent, courteous and kind.
June 1, 2015
Dr. Patel was very informative, inter active, listened to all the concern & directed us to the right surgeon & follow-ups. Thanks.
May 26, 2015
Dr. Patel is forthright and patient with all my questions and concerns.
May 26, 2015
I have already recommend Dr. Patel to a friend and she is very satisfied as well. Because of the gravity of a visit to Dr. Patel, he does an excellent job of explaining everything.