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Hematology Oncology Knapper Clinic Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822

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Panikkar, Rajiv Prasanna, MD Visit Geisinger.org for information on Rajiv Prasanna Panikkar, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Director, Medical Oncology, Geisinger Medical Center
Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 141 ratings
23 comments

Practicing Specialties:

  • Hematology, Board Certified, 2008
  • Medical Oncology, Board Certified, 2008
  • Cancer

Education:

  • Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine 2001

Residency:

  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System 2004

Fellowship:

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center 2008
    Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Interests:

Solid tumor cases, lung cancer, head and neck cance.

Dr. Panikkar specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer. Through Geisinger’s unique multi-disciplinary approach, Dr. Panikkar offers patients a comprehensive treatment plan based on the knowledge of an entire team of cancer experts. He has special interest in caring for patients with lung cancer and head and neck cancer.
 

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
- 4.8 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.9 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.8 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 >
Dec 11, 2015
No problems.
Nov 25, 2015
Dr. Panikkar has helped me along this difficult road I've traveled so much! He is excellent as a doctor and a very caring person.
Nov 24, 2015
The people doing the test were outstanding especially considering they were also dealing with I can only describe as "the patient from hell" at the same time they were taking care of me.
Nov 23, 2015
Again I only have good things to say about everyone. The waiting sometimes is my only negative response.
Nov 9, 2015
highly recommend and actually refer everyone I know to your hospital
Nov 3, 2015
Dr. Panikkar is so very kind and compassionate. He explains all my options very thoroughly to me and my husband. I am very confident in the way he is treating my illness.
Nov 3, 2015
The doctor was great....physcian's assistant not so good.
Oct 21, 2015
I whish there was a column for excellent. That is what Dr. Parikkar's treatment, care and bedside manner is.
Oct 20, 2015
Dr. Panikkar is excellent, thorough, and caring!
Oct 8, 2015
Excellent oncologist.
Sep 23, 2015
Dr. Panikar is knowledgeable and personable; I have also,ute confidence in his care for my cancer follow-ups.
Aug 13, 2015
My wife and I have ALWAYS left our meeting very satisfied with *Dr. Panikkar.
Aug 5, 2015
We are very comfortable with Dr. Panikkar as our oncologist! He keeps us well informed of results of procedures and explains everything in terms we understand.
June 29, 2015
*Dr. Panikkar makes you feel that you are his only patient. Takes time to explain diagnosis and treatment option. I have the utmost confidence in him. Exceeded expectations!!
June 26, 2015
DR. Rajiv Panikkar is an excellent doctor; he does the very best he can for the patient.
June 23, 2015
Dr. Panikkar was very attentive, wanted to know situation from the beginning - 2011.
May 18, 2015
This Doc is the prime example of what an Oncologist should be- friendly, articulate and excellent bedside manner.
May 4, 2015
Dr. Panikkar has been very compassionate, kind, always takes her time to explain test results, scan results, and what my option are.
Apr 28, 2015
Very, very pleased with my care; Dr. Panikkar has a wonderful "bedside manner" - very caring; answered all of my questions; very informative.
Apr 13, 2015
I love Dr. Pannikar. I have been seeing him for almost 2 years and if I had to see another doctor, I would be heart broken and concerned about my care and my health.
March 24, 2015
Excellent physician !
March 2, 2015
This is a very-good doctor. Keep him! Has feelings for the patient. Did not cut me short on anything.
Feb 26, 2015
Dr. Panikkar and his staff have helped me tremendously as I make my "cancer journey."