Dr. Mark Foster, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Foster
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EmergeOrtho, Wilmington, NC

2716 Ashton Dr Wilmington, NC 28412

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(910) 332-3800

Dr. Mark Foster, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Foster has more experience with Ankle/Foot and Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cape Fear Valley - Bladen County Hospital and J Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Foster to book an appointment.


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Dr. Foster is affiliated with J Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital Southport, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Foster

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Foster treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Foster treats other conditions, please contact the office at (910) 332-3800.

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Dr. Foster typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Foot Conditions
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Foster typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Low Back Pain
Spinal Stenosis
Pathological Spine Fracture
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Foster's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Foster accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Foster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Foster

3.7

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
64.28571428571429%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (21)
  • Staff friendliness (21)
  • Listened & answered questions (20)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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Went to him on a workmans comp claim after a month of trying to find a provider. Brought all of my overseas medical records and imaging. He completely disregarded the mri showing a herniation and said it was an "old injury" and made findings solely off xrays taken in the office that day. Said "your on federal workman's comp theres nothing I can do for you" and was completely dismissive on my symptoms, questions and concerns. Then had the audacity to write in his clinical notes that I had secondary financial interest being on workman's comp. (It only pays 1/4 of what I actually make working) stay far away from him if your on a workmans comp claim- he doesn't give any care or concern. We were 2 hours past my appointment time and he spent less than 10 minutes evaluating me when he was provided almost 3 weeks of hospital and medical records to review. If I knew this was going g to be the care I received when I came home I would have let the surgeon do the surgery I needed in dubai.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 24, 2020
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Very good experience. Staff friendly and very efficient. Dr Foster was very professional and through. Gave options for pain relief.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bennie' Leverich – Nov 18, 2020
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Wonderful doctor! Very thorough and keeps impeccable manners. Teaches how to take care of your own health/exercises to help with low back pain. Thank you Doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Geneviève – Nov 18, 2020
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Dr. Foster is taking care of my back pain and accompanying sciatica. He is a caring professional and explains everything very well. I would highly recommend. PS. I am a retired hospital administrator who knows and understands physicians better than the average layperson. This doctor is good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SunsetMarine – Nov 15, 2020
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He seemed quite rushed and more interested in ankle CT done in March, which I totally forgot about the sprained ankle! My Ankle did not hurt!!!I My most severe pain came from bottom of heel! There is tenderness and pain associated with plantar fasciitis but he was very quick to diagnose and stated I objected medication. I told him due to heart disease and 5 heart attacks and congestive heart failure I did not take over the counter pain meds!! I left with more questions than answers but he was in a hurry 5 min max!! I will get a second opinion and get the bone spur removed!!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nov 04, 2020
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Friendly, knowledgeable, explained my issue well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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William Rhatigan – Nov 01, 2020
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Explained diagnosis, very pleased with visit. Would recommend
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 21, 2020
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Wasn’t impressed. I felt rushed and left with more questions than answers, so I got a second opinion and received a different diagnosis where the dr showed me on the X-ray the cause of my pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 06, 2020
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Yes, Dr Foster is the Greatest... I have been going to him for years. I would highly recommend him....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lynda Albert – Oct 02, 2020
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Fabulous.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl – Sep 01, 2020
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Dr. Foster was professional, competent and spent quality time with me reviewing my situation and choices to move forward. In addition, the front desk staff were absolutely accommodating and friendly.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jenna Brown – Jul 28, 2020
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I was happy with the staff , very welcoming and helpful and Dr Foster shown me great concern with professional attitude. The office was very clean and well maintained all over a great experience. Thank you for being there for me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Wanda Carter – May 31, 2020
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Dr Foster is an excellent Dr. He has a wonderful personality and explains everything to you in your language not in medical terms. He makes sure you understand everything he’s talking to you about. I would recommend him and EmergeOrtho Drs for any of your Orthopedic problems . My husband has been to Dr Lescault & Dr Rineer for different problems and he will tell you the same thing .Excellent Drs in this group !
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Diane – Feb 19, 2020
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I was sent to this guy on a work related injury. I felt like I had to fight to get my concerns heard which all of them weren't. I had the same experience the previous reviewer did. He basically told me that my injuries weren't near a car crash and it was time for me to go back to work. Regardless of walking with pain and injury concerns. 0 compassion or concern. I asked to be sent to another facility if possible. I feel he doesnt care about listening. I felt belittled and insignificant. Dont waste your time with him. I didnt get the help I needed. I wish I could rate him 0
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 08, 2020
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Husband was in pain after a kyphoplasty but was told to suck it up and see a pain management doctor. Increased pain meds until pain doctor could be seen with no explanation of what was being prescribed. No call from federal. Turns out pain was caused by a hematoma that caused a fall and hospitalization of 10 days due to being on blood thinners. Dr Foster did not due a proper assessment. My husband has been fighting cancer and “sucking it up” for five years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 14, 2020
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Dr. Foster has been treating my compression fracture injury since late July.He has been great to deal with and does a great job. Ashton Drive and Cutlar Crossing locations in the area are Emerge Ortho offices and I have had no issues at all.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Brian – Oct 20, 2019
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Has helped me tremendously with my sciatica. At times it had been debilitating. I highly recommend Dr. Foster
What went well
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Oct 13, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our doctors have remained North Carolina's compassionate experts in providing experienced treatment for bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions....Read more

Biography

Dr. Mark Foster practices in Wilmington at 2716 Ashton Drive and 1168 East Cutlar Crossing in Brunswick Forest in Leland.  Dr. Foster is a graduate...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
NC Spine Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Med Coll WI
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Medical University of South Carolina Medical Ctr
Residency Hospital
1984
Medical University of South Carolina Medical Ctr
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Dr. Foster frequently treats Ankle/Foot and Spine. See all practice areas where Dr. Foster specializes.

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Dr. Foster's office is located at 2716 Ashton Dr, Wilmington, NC 28412. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

EmergeOrtho, Wilmington, NC

EmergeOrtho2716 Ashton Dr Wilmington, NC 28412
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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EmergeOrtho - Wilmington/Ashton2716 Ashton Dr Wilmington, NC 28412
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    • Sat: closed
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EmergeOrtho - Leland/Brunswick Forest1168 E Cutlar Crossing Leland, NC 28451
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Cape Fear Valley - Bladen County Hospital

Elizabethtown, NC

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

J Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital

Southport, NC

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center

Bolivia, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)