Dr. Kara Hoisington, DO


Endocrinology | Female

SPARROW HEALTH SYSTEM DIABETES CENTER 2900 Hannah Blvd Ste 114 East Lansing, MI 48823 Get Directions
Dr. Kara Hoisington, DO
Dr. Kara Hoisington, DO is an endocrinology doctor who practices in East Lansing, MI. She has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Hoisington is affiliated with Sparrow Hospital, Sparrow Clinton Hospital and McLaren - Greater Lansing.

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Dr. Hoisington's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Lansing, MI |
Cancelled an appt on me after months of waiting, and refused to see me 4 months later when I was 10 mins late in a snow storm, even though we still had 20 mins left. Couldn't get in with her for 6 more months. She should not be accepting new patients. In the meantime she over-prescribed a medication putting me at clinically toxic levels. DId not review prior tests. Treats patients terribly and is a terrible doctor. Avoid.
Haslett, MI |
I've been going to Dr. Hoisington for several years. I'd been living with horrible thyroid problems since an RAI done by a terrible doctor years earlier. My primary care doctor wasn't any better at dealing with it but wouldn't refer me. Dr. Hoisington self-referred me when I was in the exam room with my mother (the patient). I'm finally starting to feel better. More energy, less brain fog, etc, She really listens and works on adjusting things to get best results. So glad I found her!
East Lansing, MI |
Dr. Hoisington conducts little discussion about your situation, and spends the bulk of her time with you sharing inane stories of other patients or things outside the office. I usually wait for about 50-60 minutes to be seen, and then have no discussion about my actual situation. Additionally, I have regularly had mistakes with my prescription dosage, and I have verified that it was not the pharmacy's fault. I thought things would get better in her new office, but they have only continued.
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Dr. Hoisington's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Endocrinology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


  • Medical School
    Lake Erie Coll Of Osteo Med

    Graduated in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Endocrinology

Procedures Performed

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling