Dr. Luke Budleski, DO

Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMaleAge 44

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Luke Budleski, DO is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Stevens Point, WI and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center in 2004. He is affiliated with Aspirus Wausau Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Luke Budleski, DO

Orthopaedic Associates of Wausau

5409 Vern Holmes Dr Stevens Point, WI 54482
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(715) 344-1600
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Budleski's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Budleski treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Budleski treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Budleski treats Fibromyalgia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Budleski treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Coccygeal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Budleski treats Coccygeal Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Budleski treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Budleski's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prolotherapy Injections
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Budleski accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Catastrophic Blue Priority-WI
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Well Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Arise Health Plan
Arise Health Plan HMO
Aspirus Network, Inc.
North Central Healthcare Alliance (NCHA)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
ChoiceCare Network
Choice Care (Humana)
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HealthEOS
HealthPartners
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Gold
Gold Choice
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
Security Health Plan (SHP)
Today's Options
Medicare Advantage PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Universal American
WEA Trust
Trust Preferred POS
Trust Preferred PPO
WEA Insurance Corporation POS
WPS Health Insurance
Indemnity
Statewide

Dr. Budleski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Budleski

3.8

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
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(15)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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1 Star
27.272727272727273%
(6)
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Had been a patient for several years. In 2019 I returned to see Dr. Budleski after a 2 year absence to request a referral to the Mayo Clinic as he had long told me there wasn’t a doctor in Wausau capable of addressing the issues with my spine. He told me “you have to remember your spine is 30 years older than you are and since you’re in your 70’s that would make your spine over 100 years old and you should be dead but you’re not.” He asked me why I wanted a referral to Mayo I reminded him what he’d told me previously. His response was “the only thing Mayo can offer you is another spinal fusion and that is an 8 hour surgery and I don’t think you’d survive that.” I left in tears. My disgust with Dr. Budleski has not diminished in the 2 years since.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 26, 2021
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I am absolutely and completely satisfied with the technical skills applied to my lumbar and right shoulder by Dr. Budleski. He focused on my medical and treatments needs. His services could have been done more painlessly. I barely felt it. My evaluation, from the experience of 3 other spine doctors, scores Dr. Budleski a high five stars.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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E. Baese in Townsend, WI – Jul 17, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Budleski for several years. He is excellent in his specialty and has given me injections into my back as needed. I also have exposure to him as I have a medical condition that requires frequent interaction with an area of the hospital in which he does his procedures. Each time I am exposed to him, I like him and respect him more. I highly recommend him based on his medical specialty. His skill is exceptional and his bedside manner is fantastic. Fantastic Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ron Zahrt in Wausau WI – Feb 22, 2018
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Had a procedure at another location with a VERY bad experience. My procedure 2 months later with Dr Budleski was a complete opposite. The entire staff at the Procedure Center were kind and caring, but Dr Budleski went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and informed, with a great outcome. What a difference a doctor makes.
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Laura in Stevens Point, wi – Feb 19, 2018
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I have never been treated so well by a physician. Dr. Budleski was personally engaged, from beginning of procedure to the end. He treated me kindly, and with respect. I was also asked continually if I was in pain, and he adjusted the procedure accordingly. I HIGHLY recommend this man for any procedure you are needing that he has been referred for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Cam in Wasau, WI – Mar 22, 2017
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He takes the time to actually listen to me and not rush me out of his office like most doctors seem to do. He also tries everything possible to help me get rid of my pain and find a long term solution to my situation. He is an excellent doctor, and I would recommend him to anyone with back or neck issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Angel in Schofield, WI – May 27, 2016
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He seems to be a nice guy but he seems to not want to listen to our pain concerns like the MRI is telling him all he needs to know. He seems to be wanting to always be right. I feel like he thinks I'm lying to him.my pain is very real and no pictures will tell him that I have a high tolerance to pain so if I have pain I have pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Feb 26, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Luke Budleski, DO is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Stevens Point, WI and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2008
Uw Hospital & Clinics
Residency Hospital
2004
Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Luke Budleski, DO offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Luke Budleski, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Budleski frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Fibromyalgia, and Coccygeal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Budleski treats.

Where is Dr. Luke Budleski, DO's office located?

Dr. Budleski's office is located at 5409 Vern Holmes Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54482. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopaedic Associates of Wausau

Aspirus Stevens Point Surgery Center LLC5409 Vern Holmes Dr Stevens Point, WI 54482
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Aspirus Spine & Neurosciences

Aspirus Spine & Neurosciences Institute425 Pine Ridge Blvd Ste 300 Wausau, WI 54401
2

Aspirus Spine & Neurosciences Institute

Aspirus Spine & Neurosciences Institute3200 Westhill Dr Ste 102 Wausau, WI 54401
3

GI Associates

GI Associates611 Veterans Pkwy Woodruff, WI 54568
4

Affiliated Hospitals

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Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Wausau, WI

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)