Dr. Basil Fossum, MD

Dr. Basil Fossum, MD

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Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
71 y/o
(14)

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Dr. Basil Fossum, MD is an urology specialist in Fort Walton Beach, FL and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in urology.

21st Century Oncology

914B Mar Walt Dr

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

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.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

51  Conditions Treated

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26  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 and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • 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

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Twin Cities Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Fossum's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fossum to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

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)

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!
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Doctor Fossum is fantastic, best urologist in the area. Knowledgeable, friendly staff, answered all of our questions.
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Typical. Pushes meds. Recurring UTI's. Lazy. I had to find the root of my issues on google.
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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...more
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