Dr. Mark Foster, MD

Dr. Mark Foster, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
(31)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Mark Foster, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Laguna Hills, CA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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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

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."
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Pediatrics
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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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
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex 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

Dr. Foster does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Foster and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Foster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foster to family and friends
3.8
based on 31 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

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
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Laguna Woods, CA |
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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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.
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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
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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.
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Now Accepting New Patients
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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