Dr. Charles Foster, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 75
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Dr. Charles Foster, MD
Dr. Charles Foster, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Waltham, MA. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Foster is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

1440 Main St Ste 201

Waltham, MA 02451

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Dr. Charles Foster, MD

Dr. Charles Foster, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • 6 More

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Dr. Foster's Experience

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Dr. Foster's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
91

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birdshot Chorioretinitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Wash University Barnes Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Mass Ee Infirm Harvard
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foster to family and friends
4.2
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Foster's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Windham, NH |
Wait time is long but worth it. The level of expertise, friendliness and knowledge level of the staff and the fact that all tests are done and reviewed on the same day are incredible. Highly recommend this office, especially if you are afflicted with something rare and want the leading doctors, tests and treatment methodologies.
in Plaistow NH |
After almost two frustrating years of treatment with local Dr.s, I was referred to Dr. Foster. He started me on immune suppressing treatment that has been incredibly successful in keeping my Uveitis in remission. I had cataract surgery performed by Dr. Foster in June of 2016 that also was successful. I have complete confidence in him and the Fellows I see at every visit. In addition, I did see Dr. Anesi once when Dr. Foster was unavailable, and I was extremely impressed by him, as well.
in Clarkston, MI |
My daughter developed chronic uveitis in the right eye. It was diagnosed as idiopathic. After one year of treatment at the Kellogg eye center not only did it get worse but they encouraged me to keep my child on steroids drops for over 1.5 yrs. After flying into to Boston and meeting Dr Foster her whole life has changed for the better. He is the only person that can cure uveitis. My regret is wasting 1.5 yrs of my daughters life at the Univeristy of Michigan. Thank GOD for him.
in Westwood, MA |
Simply the best Professional Caring and always, always with me in mind first I've been a very fortunate patient if Dr. Foster for well over ten years. I wish all my doctors were like this great man
in Milton, GA 30004 |
My ATL GA eye docs said there is nothing wrong. Just keep using these RX eye drops. My dentist said there's nothing wrong with soft tissues in your mouth. I flew to BOS to see Dr. Stephen Foster, who diagnosed a rare, one in a million autoimmune condition that affects all mucous membrane tissues. It can lead to blindness, SEVERE discomfort and death. It is incurable. However, I am now in remission for three years without drug. I cannot say enough positive about this remarkable doctor.
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Dr. Foster accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Foster has admitting privileges

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
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Mount Auburn Hospital
330 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
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