Dr. Brian Foster, MD

Dr. Brian Foster, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 38
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Dr. Brian Foster, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Wayne State University in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

324 Roxbury Rd

Rockford, IL 61107

Contact Information

(815) 398-9491

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • First Choice Health
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • The Alliance

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Top Care Areas

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

Hand Fracture
high
more than 87% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
high
more than 86% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Foster'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.

Dr. Foster's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Foster "My interest in medicine began at an early age when my dad, as a busy general surgeon, often took me to work with him while making his rounds on the weekend and on call overnight. I loved everything about the hospital: from the hustle and bustle of a level one trauma center, to how my dad put people at ease with his unparalleled bedside manner. Just as influential was what I saw outside of the hospital: appreciative patients thanking my dad for helping them through times when they were sick or injured and most vulnerable. Even as a child, I knew I wanted to make this same difference in peoples' lives. I focused my educational career around medicine and even spent time as a nursing assistant in the intensive care unit during college, where I gained valuable insight into the team effort required for patient care. After completing my medical degree I was exposed to many areas of orthopedic surgery during my residency. While treating an abundance of hand injuries in both the emergency and operating room I began to realize that though they are just a small part of the body, hands effect daily function in a significant way. Consequently, repair of hand injuries and deformities can dramatically improve a patient's life. My decision to pursue hand surgery as a career was further strengthened by a medical mission trip to Vietnam. We operated on children with a variety of hand problems, from syndactyly in Apert Syndrome to ulnar nerve deficiency resulting from trauma. By restoring form and function to these children's hands, we added a new dimension to their lives. My approach to patient care revolves around communication. As a hand and upper extremity surgeon, my job is to evaluate and treat disorders including, but not limited to, traumatic, degenerative, congenital, and rheumatologic problems. A vital part of my job however, is to educate patients and their families of their diagnosis, treatment options, and expected outcomes. To do this well, I must learn what makes a patient unique. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping guide you through the best course of management for your condition. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to further improve your experience at OrthoIllinois. My goal is to provide you the best medical care available."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Foster "My approach to patient care revolves around communication. As a hand and upper extremity surgeon, my job is to evaluate and treat disorders including, but not limited to, traumatic, degenerative, congenital, and rheumatologic problems. A vital part of my job however, is to educate patients and their families of their diagnosis, treatment options, and expected outcomes. To do this well, I must learn what makes a patient unique."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Finger
  • Ataxia
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Injury
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

22  Procedures

  • Amputation
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Finger Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • University Of Richmond
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Wayne State University
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Brighman & Womens / Mass Genl Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Foster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Foster's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foster to family and friends
136 total reviews (44 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (136)

  • 5
    (134)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Foster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (44)

dr. Foster is one of the best things that ever happened to me! Expert, knowledgeable, brilliant in his field...with compassion and understanding for physical problems AS WELL as the emotional well-being for his patients. His entire staff...from everyone at the clinic to everyone in the surgery...more
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Friendly and knowledgable. Pays extra attention to issues and was very helpful with my questions.
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He was very easy to understand and a likable guy.
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Dr. Foster is an incredible physician. From my first visit thru my surgery to my final post-op appointment, he was pleasant, professional, skilled and someone I would highly recommend. He improved my quality of life with the hand surgery he performed. I am forever grateful for Dr. Foster and his...more
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