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Dr. Robert Foster, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 58

  
Dr. Foster

Cincinnati Eye Institute

1945 CEI DR Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Dr. Robert Foster, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology.


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Dr. Foster accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Dr. Foster's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Retina Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Vitreoretinal Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Foster performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Eye Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster performs Eye Surgery more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Foster performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Foster's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Headache
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Dr. Foster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Foster

4.9

Based on 84 reviews

5 Stars
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In my opinion, Dr. Foster is an outstanding ophthalmologist. This is what impressed me the most. During my visit, he reviewed my record and suggested that until he finds out what caused the problem, he did not want to make a quick decision.
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Communicated well, competent, pleasant.
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He was very professional and informed of my condition He was very reassuring and I felt he demonstrated confidence in his assessment of my condition. I believe he is a very competent physician.
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I appreciated that he said surgery isn’t appropriate at this time.
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Dr. Foster is caring , patient and answered all my questions on the treatment of macular degeneration. I cannot imagine seeing another Dr. for my treatments.
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I have been privileged to be a patient of Dr. Foster for the last few years. I have found him to be an especially caring and competent provider of attention to my unique and somewhat complicated eye issues. I have always been very comfortable during my appointment with Dr. Foster and extremely comfortable in following his assessments and directives thereafter. Dr. Foster is highly professional and gentlemanly in his speech and demeanor. I would wholeheartedly endorse recommendation of him.
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Dr. Foster is the best. He treated me for macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease & vitreoretinal issues. He's the most knowledgeable person about these eye problems. I had surgeries, laser work & shots in the eye. I went from 50% vision in one eye & about 0% vision in the other eye to 20/20 in the good eye & much improved eyesight in the bad eye. I was very close to losing my eyesight. Now I am able to see again with my glasses. He is Chairman of the Board at CEI. What more do you want? Jane
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The results of my eye surgery are better than expected. I highly recommend him.
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Great physician. Compassionate Complete Confident Everything a patient needs and wants in a doctor.
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I have been seeing Dr. Foster for my Diabetic Retinopathy for awhile and LOVE him!! He is extremely through, very concerned, light handed and explains everything to me in an easy way I understand. I would HIGHLY recommend him.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Foster, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Bascom Palmer Eye Inst-U Miami
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Cleveland Clin
Residency Hospital
1989
Cleveland Clin
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

Awards

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Christ Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average