Dr. Basil Fossum, MD

Dr. Basil Fossum, MD

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Urology  |  
Male  |  
71 y/o
(14)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Basil Fossum, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Fossum is affiliated with Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital.

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Fossum performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Urinary Incontinence
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Fossum's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fossum "Our practice believes in patient-centric care. We work together with the patient and their family with the goal of achieving their maximum healing and wellness."
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Specialties

  • Urology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bladder Repair Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Retrograde Pyetograms
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Us Air Force Academy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • University Of California San Fransisco
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Univeristy Of Utah Salt Lake City
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Utah
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fossum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Fossum does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Fossum and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Fossum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fossum to family and friends
3.9
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Fossum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Ft Walton Beach, FL |
Staff was extremely helpful and caring when it came time for my treatments to be approved by my insurance policy. They took care of everything and in a timely manner. Thanks!
Eglin Afb, FL |
Doctor Fossum is fantastic, best urologist in the area. Knowledgeable, friendly staff, answered all of our questions.
Freeport, FL |
Typical. Pushes meds. Recurring UTI's. Lazy. I had to find the root of my issues on google.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida |
My husband had a vasectomy with Dr. Fossumand had to go back days later to hear he had a pierced artery. He could barely walk and then did not improve and had to return 3 weeks later to hear he had a blood clot from the procedure. Now 6 months later he still is not 100%. This was a nightmare and he was out of work for a month. I called to see if our bill could be lowered due to complications from the surgery and staff was rude and Dr. Fossum would not even talk with me. It was horrible.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Fossum accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicare
    Blue Choice 65
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Fossum has admitting privileges

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
1000 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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Twin Cities Hospital
2190 Highway 85 N
Niceville, FL 32578
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