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Family Medicine | Male

Saddleback Medical Group Inc 24411 Health Center Dr Ste 460 Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

To provide a caring atmosphere that provides patient education while addressing the patients concerns for the whole family.

Biography

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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Dr. Foster's Reviews

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based on 28 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Foster's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
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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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.

Dr. Foster's Care Philosophy

To provide a caring atmosphere that provides patient education while addressing the patients concerns for the whole family.

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

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Family Practice

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California At Santa Barbara

    Graduated in 1995

  • Other Education
    Boston University School (Master's Program)

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Procedures Performed

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