Dr. Eric Fester, MD

Dr. Eric Fester, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 53

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Dr. Eric Fester, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Dayton, OH. Dr. Fester has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Elbow, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Miami Valley Hospital and Mercy Health - Springfield Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fester to book an appointment.


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Premier Orthopedics - Centerville2400 Miami Valley Dr Ste 160 Dayton, OH 45459
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Premier Orthopedics - Beavercreek2400 Lakeview Dr Ste 210 Beavercreek, OH 45431
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  • Practices at Top Hospital Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Saw Dr Fester for an impinged shoulder. He gave me a measured diagnosis with several options of care. He suggested a hydrocortisone shot and PT. After 4 weeks of PT, the shoulder feels like new. I really appreciated that he included my desires in his considerations for how to deal with my injury. I would recommend him to anyone with joint injuries.
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Jul 17, 2020
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FANTASTIC! Friendly, knowledgeable, available and thorough! Got me in for surgery ASAP and even changed the date to sooner to help me out with work. Got me in and out. He was also available to speak on the phone with post surgery.
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I went there with both of my sons, one with knee and the other shoulder. He misdiagnosed both of them. The one with the shoulder injury had surgery with Dr Fester and was still having issues and come to find out it was the wrong surgery. He had to have another surgery months later, obviously with someone else. My son with the knee issue, he had two fractures and a torn meniscus that went unnoticed. We dealt with him and the injury for months and just like my one son, he was totally wrong a
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Jan 23, 2019
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I have yet to have have an appointment with Dr. Fester which hasn’t been rescheduled. Always 1-3 weeks later. One of which I had to go to his Urbana office or wait a month. And when I do finally get to see him, I don’t feel like a patient, more of an inconvenience to him. I feel very rushed and he doesn’t seem to listen to my concerns. I honestly don’t know how he justifies billing my insurance, he doesn’t do anything but waste my time.
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May 08, 2018
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Dr Fester is so caring and very smart. He knows so much about orthopedics. He is great at what he does. His back staff are very nice and funny.
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Feb 07, 2018
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Misdiagnosed my son with a strained muscle in his lower back. ignored our request for an MRI. After 15 visits of PT and no improvement, we finally were ordered an MRI to discover he didn't know what was wrong. Wasted $600 in PT appointments. He wanted to refer us to someone in Dayton and we asked for a referral to OSU. After not hearing from his office for 2 weeks, we went to Children's who ordered a bone scan to discover a stress fracture. Now my son is out another 2 months to rest from the PT
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My 14-year old daughter had an appointment with Dr. Fester in October of 2014. He was excellent in speaking with and listening to us. He is very attentive and informative and is great at explaining his evaluation and diagnosis. His office is on the North side of Springfield, and it was a 50 mile roundtrip for us, but the drive was well worth it. I highly recommend him.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fester

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fester treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fester treats other conditions, please contact the office at (937) 312-1661.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Fester typically treats 60% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Fester typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Fester typically treats 60% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Sprain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Fester typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Fracture
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Fester's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Fester accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna EPO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice PPO
Gold Choice
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Medicare
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medical Mutual of Ohio EPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio HMO
Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
Medical Mutual of Ohio PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Medicare
United Behavioral Health HMO
United Behavioral Health POS
United Behavioral Health PPO
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

About Me

Biography

Dr. Eric Fester, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Dayton, OH. Dr. Fester has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Elbow, and Knee/Lower Limbs...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Eric Fester, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fester frequently treats Shoulder/Upper Arm, Elbow, and Knee/Lower Limbs. See all practice areas where Dr. Fester specializes.

Where is Dr. Eric Fester, MD's office located?

Dr. Fester's office is located at 2400 Miami Valley Dr Ste 160, Dayton, OH 45459. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Miami Valley Hospital

Dayton, OH

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019)

Mercy Health - Springfield Regional Medical Center

Springfield, OH

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average