Dr. Mark Foster, MD

Dr. Mark Foster, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. Mark Foster, MD is a family medicine specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and more.Read his story

24411 Health Center Dr Ste 460

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Contact Information

(949) 373-7799

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Foster's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Foster "Family Medicine physician Mark Foster, M.D., enjoys all aspects of his practice and has special interests in preventive medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, dermatology, and weight management. Dr. Foster says that good communication, compassion and trust, along with thorough patient education, form the foundation of a strong doctor-patient relationship. "I trained on the East Coast, where evidence-based medicine is strongly encouraged, and on the West Coast, where a good bedside manner is essential," he says. "What I really enjoy about my job is the ability to help the whole family, from the newborn baby to the oldest grandparent." Dr. Foster believes in taking time to educate his patients so they understand medical conditions and possible treatment options. He also enjoys sharing his medical knowledge at community health fairs. Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Foster received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and Family Medicine residency at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where he developed the first Educational Chief Resident position. Dr. Foster also has a master's degree in medical sciences from Boston University.Raised in Pacific Grove, California, Dr. Foster has lived in many coastal areas, which has fueled his enjoyment of the ocean and mountain biking. When relaxing, he likes watching movies, listening to good music, and spending time with family and friends."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Foster "To provide a caring atmosphere that provides patient education while addressing the patients concerns for the whole family."

3  Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Pediatrics

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

141  Conditions Treated

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19  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 California At Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Boston University School (Master's Program)
    Other Education | Completed 1997

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

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foster to family and friends
34 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Foster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

I have been a patient of Dr. Foster's for over ten years. He is a very knowledgeable and excellent physician, he is extremely up to date in the latest in medicine. Dr. Foster has a great personality and a very good sense of humor. I have and do highly recommended him to family members and friends....more
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I have always been very happy with my experience with Dr. Foster. And, today, his staff went above and beyond to fit my husband in (even though he is a new patient). Great staff all around.
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I can say that Dr. Mark Foster is by far the best Dr. around. I currently live in Carlsbad and drive 1 hour because he is truly worth the drive. He returns calls, emails within a very short time. He is very knowledgeable and listens to the patient in depth. I could not say much more amazing...more
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Never met a doctor more self absorbed then Mark Foster. So busy typing into his computer that he does not hear or want to hear anything you have to say. Disorganized, did not even remember why I was there (was for a follow up that he asked me to make), had little information on my issue/prognosis,...more
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He listens, is very thorough and has a great bedside manner. He also has a great sense of humor which I appreciate.
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