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Dr. Kenneth Hess, DO

Family Medicine ·  Male · Age 39

Dr. Hess

Dr. Kenneth Hess, DO is a family medicine specialist in Bristol, TN and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Edward Via Virginia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and specializes in family medicine.


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(423) 844-6860

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Dr. Hess' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Spermatocele
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Sunburn
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

No two patients or circumstances are equal, and often your illnesses are just as varied. I'm committed to educating you about your illness and your choices for recovery, spending the time you need to get answers to your questions.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

East Tennessee State University
Residency Hospital
East Tennessee State University
Internship Hospital
2009
Edward Via Virginia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
2002
Bluefield College
Undergraduate School
2009
2002

Awards

Dr. Hess' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hess

4.3

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Hess and his staff are caring and compassionate. Wait times are short and I always feel I have received great medical care. My mother and I both see Dr. Hess and we couldnt be happier.
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DR Hess, has been my Dr for awhile , however I took my elderly mother to him he was so kind to her , he gave her time to answer his questions. I like the care she received from him. In just one office visit he checked her for things that she hadn't had done in years . I am so thankful that he is my mother's Dr. DR Hess is the best DR there is .
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Great care and followup
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Absolutely trust DR Hess, with my health he does every test possible to find out what your problem is ,and he fixes it . He is the most knowledgeable DR there is ! DR Hess is the most compassionate DR ,and he listens to you . If they were giving out DR of the year awards as far I am concerned that award would go to DR Hess. Because he is the best DR that there is .
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Arrogant & knows it all. I went to a COMPETENT provider in Abingdon after being increasingly sick for more than a month & was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. Hess ordered a home pulse oximetry test and never bothered to share the results with me. When I asked why he didn’t, he said it was up to me to call him, UNLIKE EVERY OTHER TEST RESULT when I received emails with results. I have cystic fibrosis & and asked for Pulmicort. He refused to prescribe it. RUN, don’t walk, away from him!
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I wouldnt see anyone other than Dr Hess.Hes my PCP and I want the best.
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He did not address any of my concerns. He is far from compassionate. Asked me about traumatic experiences and made me relive them and offered me no help or insight. Seemed to not care at all about my health problems. I felt like he really just blew me off. He marked me as high risk medication misuse and drug tested me. I have never done drugs in my life and of course it came back clean. He is very inexperienced and unfamiliar with medications and my disorders. I wouldn’t recommend this doctor to
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Great doctor will listen and try his best to fix what is bothering you and will not push medications on you
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After seeing my doctor for 15 years, I learned he was retiring and I had to find a new doctor. The first doctor that I scheduled an appointment with was Dr. Hess, and I am lucky that I found him on the first try. He has never seemed to be in a hurry and apologizes if he is late. He has helped me figure out some problems that were not able to be diagnosed in the past.
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He has been my doctor now for several years. As a senior citizen I so much appreciate the time he takes with me in explaining things related to my health. He has never failed to get back in touch with me if I need him for an appointment or just to answer a health related question or concern I have. He is a very sweet young man and is dedicated to his patients and has an excellent bedside manner. He is from the Southwest Virginia. I would highly recommend him to any of my family or friends.
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Dr Hess is a Great & Professional MD ! I went the same MD for over 20yrs but now I'm so Thanful I found Dr Hess ! He listens to me & he talks to me, he is not a 10 min Doc! I feel he truly cares about my Health! & myconcerns, I! Retired after working in crtical Care for almost 35yrs & I feel I know when a Doc Cares about your Health not just your insurance! So Thankful I decided to go to Dr Hess! I'm old enough to be his Granny & he is A Doll! Some of the older MD's around here are burned out &
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Dr Hess is the best doctor that there is.
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My husband and I both are patient's of Dr. Hess. He is very attentive and listens to us. Very concerned about his patients. The only problem that I have found is that on certain days, the office staff is overworked and not enough help
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Always listens.
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While a half way intelligent doctor, he is rude, does not listen to his patients and he often places you on the newest, most expensive medications and will continue to do so even when they've been proven ineffective. I would not recommend him to anyone dealing with anything more severe than a cold.
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