Dr. Mark Foster, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
(30)
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Dr. Mark Foster, MD
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.

24411 Health Center Dr Ste 460

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Contact Information

(949) 373-7799

Dr. Mark Foster, MD

Dr. Mark Foster, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

To provide a caring atmosphere that provides patient education while addressing the patients concerns for the whole family.
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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 Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
3

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Pediatrics
1

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
20

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Reaction
  • Bedsores
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Genital Herpes
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hypertension
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Obesity
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foster to family and friends
3.9
based on 30 total reviews (7 with comments)
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 (7)
Santa Ana, CA |
He listens, is very thorough and has a great bedside manner. He also has a great sense of humor which I appreciate.
in Lake Forest, CA |
Thank you Mark Foster MD , for your help with my lower back, sciatica, stenosis. Pain Management and DR Mathew Harris made my life again happy and painless! Without your knowledge , I would be still in pain! Thank you ! Bob Stejskal and Iva Kolda
in Laguna Hills California |
I've had Dr. Foster for years he's a Doctor Who really cares about finding the answer not just covering it up
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Dr. Foster spends time with my husband and I. He assiduous to ascertain a treatment plan. He is a positive person and rather jovial at times. The front desk person (man) is often curt and dismissive to patients.
in Laguna Woods Village, CA |
Dr. Foster is very thorough and considerate. He does not rush, but truly listens; although he makes sure that you know that he is the doctor and you are the patient. He does not push medications, but instead encourages the patient to work towards getting the body strong to aid in the healing process. Medications become a crutch, but exercise and healthy living have better long term results.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
I waited over a half hour in the waiting room and over 30 minutes in the room waiting for the doctor. He then did show up and after a short appointment I was told to wait for a lab. I mentioned that I had already been there well over an hour for a ten minute appointment but I was assured I would be called to the lab in the next 5 minutes. Fifteen minutes later I went to the front desk and mentioned this and was given attitude by the front desk so I left. My next experienced was worse.
in California |
In a word, I trust Dr. Foster. He's consistent. Always friendly, thorough in his review of test results and positive in demeanor. He's the best primary physician I've ever had...
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Dr. Foster accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Foster has admitting privileges

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills
24451 Health Center Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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