Dr. Richard Foster, MD

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Gastroenterology

Dr. Richard Foster, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Carmel, IN. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard Foster, MD

Ascension Medical Group Carmel Gastroenterology

13450 North Meridian St #354 Carmel, IN 46032 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(317) 582-8931

Telehealth available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Foster's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Hemorrhoids more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Foster's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Foster accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Foster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Foster

3.4

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
58.8235294117647%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
35.294117647058826%
(6)
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He is horrible at best...at worst I don't even know. Father was losing blood and showed it in his poop..had to do blood transfusion...Idiot Foster thinks it's a iron disorder...I wouldn't let him touch a family pet let along a real patient.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Johnny – Dec 18, 2021
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I have been a patient with Dr. Foster since we moved from Ft Wayne, 6 years ago. I consider Dr. Foster one of my best Doctors. He has always handled any issue I have had. He listens to me and addresses all of my concerns at every appointment. I find he listens well, addresses all may concerns, quiet but very friendly, takes his time with me and seems caring about my wellbeing.
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Tom Hyder – Apr 20, 2021
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Dr. Foster lacks compassion and listening skills. He does not have a good bedside manner.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Rita – Jul 18, 2020
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Very good
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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Catherine – Jun 23, 2020
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Dr Richard Foster saw me as his patient in May 2017 and as his patient again for the second time today. We need more thorough and caring Doctors such as Dr. Richard Foster and I 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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Donelda Sparks – May 27, 2020
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I saw Dr Foster last year. My GP sent me to St V as indicators showed I had a serious liver issue. I had jaundice. The hospital couldnt figure out what was going on. I literally walked out and was lucky to see Doc Foster. He knew i needed a series of specific blood tests to dial down and figure things out. He is very confident and for good reason, as he knows what he is doing. This is the type of doctor one would hope for. I dont need hand holding, I need a doc that is a straight shooter and knows what he is doing. In the end, he figured out what was happening and diffused a stressful time for me.
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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Craig S – May 23, 2020
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I have read the reviews and some state that Dr. Foster has no bedside manner, and that he is rude. Both my wife and myself are patients of Dr. Foster and I have always found him caring and concerned. He spends time and actually talks and listens. We changed to Dr. Foster 2 years ago when our other Gastroenterologist stopped taking our insurance and it turned to be a blessing. Our past doctor was very fast and would get you in and out ASAP which may be what some are looking for but I appreciate the time Dr. Foster spends, I would give him more than 5 stars .
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
2 people found this helpful
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Michael Paul – Oct 23, 2019
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I really don't like to complain about Physicians because it takes them an incredible amount of devotion and dedication to get their degrees. Dr. Foster may be a very qualified and credible doc, but he evidently missed the lectures on congenial bedside manner. I think it would advantage him greatly to listen to patients without correcting them constantly and he could cool down the ego just a bit. Arrogance just doesn't earn any respect from me at all. He may be every bit as good as he thinks he is, but I really prefer to utilize a doctor that is more concerned about helping me than making me feel stupid. Sometimes it's just not a fit and this was a huge miss.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Sep 29, 2019
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SUCH AN ARROGANT DOCTOR!!! DO NOT SELECT HIM !!! He does not listen to the patient and also accused my mom of lying about her on going diagnosis with ulcerative colitis. He is very rude and has made very rude comments. DO NOT PICK HIM IN THIS OFFICE! He's not the least bit friendly and has made us very uncomfortable. Foster does not treat his patients with respect.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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plainfield, IN – Feb 21, 2019
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I would give 0 stars if able to. He is very arrogant and not a good listener. Accused me of lying about diagnoses from previous Drs. and questioned lab results that were done in years past at HRH. I ended up taking over-the-counter meds that made my condition worse, which I called back and questioned and he upped the dose. Went back to my original Dr. and was diagnosed correctly and started doing the complete opposite of what Dr. Foster said to do and was back to normal within a week.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Avon, IN – Jan 11, 2019
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Rude staff, condescending doctor, not interested in helping with records transfer.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Mooresville, IN – Dec 03, 2018
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Dr. Foster is very professional. He performed my preventive colonoscopy. I would highly recommend him.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Biography

Dr. Foster is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and completed his fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

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What are Dr. Richard Foster, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Foster frequently treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal, Hemorrhoids, and Diverticulosis, Intestinal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Foster treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Foster, MD's office located?

Dr. Foster's office is located at 13450 North Meridian St #354, Carmel, IN 46032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Ascension Medical Group Carmel Gastroenterology

Ascension Medical Group Carmel Gastroenterology13450 North Meridian St #354 Carmel, IN 46032
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