Dr. Peter Forster, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 64

Psychiatry

Dr. Peter Forster, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in San Fran, CA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of Ca medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital). His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Peter Forster, MD

Gateway Psychiatric Services

211 Gough St Ste 211 San Fran, CA 94102 ()
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(415) 551-0520

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Dr. Forster's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Forster performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Forster performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Psychological Evaluation
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Dr. Forster performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Forster performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forster performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Forster performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Forster's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (ISRT)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
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Dr. Forster's Reviews

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Dr. Forster is not only a seasoned professional with years of expertise in complex psychiatric diagnosis, but demonstrates compassion and access to this concerned family member on several occasions. I remember one night though, a different hospital location, my loved one entered an emergency admission. I called their office at closing hours to get medication list. How surprised and thankful, that evening, Dr. Forster reached out with support, making a scary circumstance a little better. Caring!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Debra DeLash in CA – Dec 17, 2018
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Dr Peter Forster is the best. He worked with me for about 7 years. I was struggling with multiple issues when we first started working together and would sometimes forget about appointments. Dr Forster worried about my well being when I didn't show up as scheduled and he would personally check on me at my house to make sure I was ok. He went above and beyond because he is a kind person and truly cares about his patients. I got sober while working with Dr Forster and he was incredibly professiona
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Emily in San Francisco, CA – Aug 03, 2018
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Dr. Forster is amazing. I was down in the dumps for months and finally knew I needed help. When I reached out to him, he promptly established me as a new patient and we started working together right away. He's super tech saavy, extremely responsive and works around my schedule. Thanks to him, I'm back to 100%. Thanks Dr. Forster!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Joy – Jul 28, 2018
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Dr. Forster cared for my daughter while she was going through the worst time in her life. I was at an absolute loss - I did not know what she needed or if I could even provide it. My fear was that she would end up seriously hurting herself or worse. Dr. Forster took her on and her life changed drastically. He made her his partner in her recovery. When she would skip appointments he followed up and made sure she would be at the next one. I do not overstate when I say he is the best psychiatrist
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Debra in Corte Madera, CA – Jul 24, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Peter Forster, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in San Fran, CA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of Ca...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

1990
University Of California-San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University Of California-San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1985
Univ Of Ca
Medical School
1981
Pitzer College
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Peter Forster, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Forster frequently treats Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , Psychological Evaluation, and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Forster treats.

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Dr. Forster's office is located at 211 Gough St Ste 211, San Fran, CA 94102. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Gateway Psychiatric Services211 Gough St Ste 211 San Fran, CA 94102
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital)

Mountain View, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)