Gary P. Blanchard, M.D.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
5 out of 5
103 Ratings
39 Comments

Blanchard, Gary

Specialty: Geriatrics

Office Location:
Worcester Medical Center
123 Summer Street, Suite 630
Worcester, MA 01608

For appointments:
Phone: 508-363-5630
Fax: 508-363-7213

"As a geriatrician, it’s important that I partner with patients to focus on the health concerns that matter most to them to improve their well being, quality of life, happiness and symptom relief."

Dr. Gary Blanchard is a Geriatrician at the Saint Vincent Hospital-Worcester Medical Center location of Saint Vincent Medical Group. Dr. Blanchard specializes in treating older patients with a variety of health issues, using an interdisciplinary model that addresses the multiple needs of a patient through a team-based approach, stressing communication among all involved in a patient’s care. 

Focusing on addressing the health issues that are important to his patients, Dr. Blanchard works with them to develop a care plan that best suits their needs.   “Delivering care that is mindful of what’s vital to each patient in their daily life helps ensure that they can remain independent in their own home for as long as possible, which is the main goal of most of the patients I treat.” 

Dr. Blanchard advises patients to focus on attaining wellness through manageable daily physical activity, such as walking. “Even if it’s walking once around the block or in the grocery store, there’s no medication that can rival the benefits of daily exercise.  It’s one of the few interventions that is totally devoid of possible side effects.” 

Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Blanchard completed his residency and chief residency at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. He completed a geriatrics fellowship at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. As an academic clinician-educator, Dr. Blanchard has been able to develop original geriatrics curriculum at the medical student, nursing student and resident level with the help of a federal grant.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
5
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
5
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
5
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
5
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
5
Care provider concern for questions/worries
5
Patients' confidence in Care provider
5
Care provider spoke using clear language

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Apr 14, 2019
Staff is always courteous and efficient, with proper level of empathy.
Apr 14, 2019
Dr. Blanchard is all that a doctor should be!
Apr 2, 2019
finest dr ive ever had , saved my life
Mar 31, 2019
Every visit was positive and gave me valuable information.
Mar 21, 2019
*Dr. Blanchard took care to listen, answer questions, and gave me the time I felt I needed.
Mar 20, 2019
excellent
Mar 14, 2019
During my visits with *Dr. Blanchard he spends a lot of time discussing my health issues with me. I have great confidence in him and would recommend him to others.
Mar 13, 2019
Nothing but praise for my care provider. Best PCP I've ever had.
Feb 27, 2019
They don't come any better than Doctor Blanchard.
Feb 21, 2019
Excellent.
Feb 13, 2019
I have the highest regard for *Dr. Blanchard & *Ashley, his nurse. He is the best dr. I ever had.
Feb 9, 2019
Dr Blanchard is the best!
Jan 18, 2019
Dr. Blanchard is the best doctor I have ever had. Yes caring, informative, encouraging, and kind.
Jan 17, 2019
I only wish that there was another response besides very good, something like extraordinary or truly exceptional.
Dec 28, 2018
Dr. Blanchard is outstanding!
Dec 27, 2018
*Dr. Blanchard is a great doctor and is very compassionate.
Dec 22, 2018
Thoroughly professional and congenial in all aspects of of the visit; always.
Dec 21, 2018
there are no words to describe Dr. Blanchard. I am so happy my mom found him.
Dec 14, 2018
Have recommended Dr Blanchard to another person who is also very satisfied
Nov 23, 2018
My doctor is so caring and concerned he really knew about me and explains everything concerning my care.
Nov 19, 2018
*Dr. Blanchard and team are excellent.
Nov 17, 2018
Dr. Blanchard is outstanding in every way. I trust his info and judgement to the highest degree.
Oct 24, 2018
Dr Blanchard is such an assets to St Vincent, every Doctor should learn his listening skills.
Oct 23, 2018
Dr. Blanchard is an outstanding physician who is the most caring physicain who is genuinly concerned about his patient's health and well being.
Oct 9, 2018
Very impressed with *Dr. Blanchard.
Oct 3, 2018
good
Sep 30, 2018
In this fast paced world few have take time to make the patient feel like they are there for you. *Dr. Blanchard is!
Sep 25, 2018
*Dr. Gary Blanchard is excellent in all area.
Sep 23, 2018
My care was primarily provided by Dr Blanchard. He is an outstanding physician who goes the "extra mile" to know me as both a patient and a person. He takes the time to explain various treatment options and checks to see if I have questions/concerns about the treatment and follow up.
Sep 22, 2018
I LOVE *Dr. Blanchard. He is the best! We, my husband & I (who is now deceased) thought he was the best dr. we ever had.
Sep 15, 2018
Dr. Blanchard is very caring, thorough and compassionate. He treats me as a friend and shows interest and concern in me as a whole person, not as a number or medical condition. I love the way he includes me in decionmaking and plan of care. He is the best doctor I have ever had.
Jul 19, 2018
*Dr. Gary Blanchard was very friendly and courteous and explained my situation in laymen terms.
Jul 19, 2018
*Dr. Blanchard made me feel very comfortable and welcome as soon as he walked in the door - I was very lucky to be invited into his practice, hopefully for many years to come.
Jul 5, 2018
*Dr. Blanchard is the ultimate medical professional. I & whoever has him as a PCP OK very fortunate. #10. (I have.)
Jul 3, 2018
Altogether an excellent experience
Jun 27, 2018
Dr. Blanchard as well as his staff are exceptional---always courteous, always caring, always friendly, always informative, and about all, always very knowledgeable.
Jun 21, 2018
I totally trust my primary care doctor he is very up front with me and took the time I needed to ask questions _____ ease my mind.
Jun 20, 2018
Dr Blanchard & Staff are the best
Jun 18, 2018
Doctor explained all we talked about and answered any questions I asked. We also both questioned about the medications which was followed up with adjustments!