Gary P. Blanchard, M.D.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings
37 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.
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
4.9
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
4.9
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
4.9
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
4.9
Care provider concern for questions/worries
4.9
Patients' confidence in Care provider
4.9
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.
Oct 25, 2019
always very satisfied with entire visit
Oct 12, 2019
The Doctor is AMAZING
Oct 10, 2019
I have the highest regard & respect for *Dr. Blanchard. I always enjoy my visits w/him. I do consider him a caring & knowledgeable dr. I like my dr. You have my permission to convey my remarks to *Dr. Blanchard. Please do so.
Oct 9, 2019
Dr Blanchard is very caring. He takes the time to listen and talk to his patients
Oct 4, 2019
He was friendly and a good listener.I felt very comfortable opening up to him.
Sep 4, 2019
Excellent dr. He listens and recommends solutions which are usually the way of getting you help if need be -
Aug 26, 2019
Very good overall.
Aug 19, 2019
I feel very fortunate to have Dr Blanchard as my PCP.
Aug 1, 2019
Excellent, caring Physician
Jul 31, 2019
*Dr. Blanchard is outstanding physician, the reason I moved all my care from UMass -> St. Vincent.
Jul 30, 2019
*Dr. Blanchard is the most caring person I've ever met. His interest & concern makes him more "a friend of the family than just the doctor you go to.
Jun 29, 2019
he is thoughtful and a clear thinker.
Jun 22, 2019
very good
Jun 21, 2019
Dr.Blanchard is the best primary care doctor I have ever had. He listens and includes you in the decisions regarding your health care. He treats you with respect and shows great compassion and is interested in all aspects of your life. I don't feel like I'm a number or an illness or diagnosis when he is treating me.
May 26, 2019
DR BLANCHARD IS ALWAYS PROFESSIONAL AND IS A GREAT LISTENER. HE ALWAYS INVOLVES ME IN THE DECISIONS WE MAKE ABOUT MY CARE.
May 21, 2019
superb clinician, caring and reflective
May 15, 2019
*Dr. Blanchard is a wonderful & caring dr. who answers all my questions & calls the following day to see how you feel.
May 10, 2019
Very pleased with service.
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