Gerald J. Shovlin Jr., DO

Guthrie Provider


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  • Education
Hospital Privileges: 
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
Clinical Interests: 
  • Acute dialysis
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Chronic dialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • End stage kidney disease
  • Telemedicine

Patient Ratings

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  • Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. (Internal Medicine)
Professional Memberships: 
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Nephrology)
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. (Nephrology)

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Guthrie Patient: September 2019
Dr. Shovlin is highly knowledgeable, very friendly, and focused. He listens to my concerns and responds to them in clear and reassuring ways. He is a credit to the Guthrie System.
Guthrie Patient: September 2019
*Dr. Shovlin is a very good doctor and goes through all the information with you so you understand it -
Guthrie Patient: September 2019
Dr. Shovlin is patient-centered, listens to the patient, clearly communicates information with explanations and details. Responds timely to my inquiries. I have full confidence in this provider and hope he is with the Guthrie System for many years.
Guthrie Patient: September 2019
Dr. Shovlin is very nice and he explained everything to me and answered all my questions.
Guthrie Patient: September 2019
his explanations were sometimes more complicated than I could follow.
Guthrie Patient: September 2019
Dr. Shovlin is the first provider I have had in a long while that takes the time to me as a person. Not mechanical and bits of who he is. Treats you like a person and not a number. He knows your name when he comes in the room and shakes your hand. To me this builds trust, that I'm being treated as a person. Very comfortable to be around, like he is a person as well. He reviews where things are progressing with my plan of care. Explains the next steps, asks if I have any questions. Let's just say Dr. Shovlin is the first doctor I have felt comfortable and as a person in a while.
Guthrie Patient: August 2019
Dr. Shovelin was very compassionate & concerned about my condition. He took the time to explain & answer my questions & wasn't rushed to get to his next patient. I would highly recommend him.
Guthrie Patient: August 2019
Always is good.
Guthrie Patient: August 2019
I am highly impressed with *Dr. Shovlin. Very thorough, explained all the labs he ordered. Did not rush me when I asked questions.
Guthrie Patient: August 2019
Dr. Shovlin was very detailed and thorough.