Dr. Buddy Festerling, MD

Family Medicine ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Festerling

Hilo Family Health Clinic Inc

73 Puuhonu Pl Ste 200 Hilo, HI 96720

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(808) 969-7922


Dr. Buddy Festerling, MD is a family medicine specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in family medicine.


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Dr. Festerling's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • HIV Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination

Dr. Festerling's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Festerling

3.4

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
21.428571428571427%
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Have been seeing this Doctor for some time now. Feel more like a number than a patient. As others have said, he doesn't seem to care and often is confused about what was discussed at the previous appointment. The care he renders or refers is often not specific to the actual ailment. Wishy washy is putting it lightly. Changing to a real physician, not one who is preoccupied with who knows what! Certinallly not his patients. The staff is just as bad. Confusion runs rampid in this office. I'm out!
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I'm sure Dr Festerling is a good doctor. He does not explain anything unless questioned. Nice guy but spends very little time with you and says very little. Does not appear to be caring. I like him but wish he would take more initiative during our 5 min visits!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Buddy Festerling, MD is a family medicine specialist in Hilo, HI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in family medicine.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Education

1996
University Of Kentucky Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
University Of Kentucky Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
1994
1993