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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.

Newman, Eric Douglas, MD, FACP Visit for information on Eric Douglas Newman, MD, FACP. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Director, Department of Rheumatology
Vice-Chariman, Clinical Innovation, Division of Medicine
Overall Rating:
4.9 out of 5
1 104 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Rheumatology, Board Certified, 1988


  • Penn State College of Medicine 1983


  • North Carolina Memorial Hospital 1986


  • Geisinger Medical Center 1988

Clinical Interests:

- DXA - Bone density testing
- Arthritis
- Polyarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Gout
- Pseudogout
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Lupus
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Undifferentiated connective tissue disease
- Scleroderma
- Raynauds
- Mixed connective tissue disease
- Sjogren’s
- Dermatomyositis
- Polymyositis
- Psoratic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Reactive arthritis
- Inflammatory bowel arthritis
- Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
- Giant cell arteritis
- Temporal arteritis
- Vasculitis
- Arteritis
- Osteoporosis
- Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
- Septic arthritis

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • ISCD (International Society for 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
- 5.0 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 5.0 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.9 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.9 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.9 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.9 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.9 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.9 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 5.0 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 5.0 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 20
I have been with Dr. Newman for many years and would not want anyone else. If I need help all I need to do is call.
Feb 10
Dr. Newman is excellent!
Feb 4
Dr. Newman is one in a million. Not only is he the ultimate professional, he is kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable.
Feb 3
Always a good experience.
Jan 27
I recommend Dr. Newman to anyone needing a rheumatologist.
Dec 9, 2015
Dr. Newman is excellent.
Dec 7, 2015
Dr. Newman is THE BEST! Compassionate, friendly, thorough, patient, knowledgeable, couldn't ask for a better doctor!!!! Give him a RAISE!!
Oct 21, 2015
Dr. Newman was wonderful!
Sep 30, 2015
*Dr. Newman is super! Can't say enough good things about him.
Sep 30, 2015
*Dr. Newman's competence, professionalism, kindness & compassion make him simply - the best.
Sep 2, 2015
A top physician! Have GMC require ALL residents to spend at least a day with him. But, please, keep him focused on clinic hours - ADMIN needs him, but so do pts.
Aug 26, 2015
*Dr. Newman always listens to any changes since last visit and explains new course of action. My daughter was with me on this visit & also had some question which he answered thoroughly.
Aug 5, 2015
*Dr. Newman is outstanding!!
Aug 5, 2015
I have been coming to this clinic for 15 yrs. or more they are like family. This last appt. I was early *Dr. Newman was leaving for lunch and instead he took me right in love this man & CLINIC.
Jul 22, 2015
While I am familiar with many departments at Geisinger, if I had to pick, this would be the department which exemplifies the image you seek for patients. I rarely list "very good" for every category, but truly such is the case with Rheum. It speaks highly of the person in charge, the care in training and expectations of support staff, and shows that all departments could learn a bit from these care-givers.
Jul 8, 2015
I'm very lucky to have *Dr. Newman as my physician. He is very personable & takes time with all patients, especially older pts.
Jul 1, 2015
*Dr. Newman is thorough efficient caring & compassionate. The best example of what a physician should be.
June 17, 2015
Dr.*Newman is a wonderful doctor. I am extremely thankful he is my doctor.
June 17, 2015
Dr. Newman is great! He always answers all my questions and doesn't rush me out of the room.