Dr. Robert Foster, MD

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Dr. Robert Foster, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Blue Ash, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bethesda North Hospital and Christ Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Foster to book an appointment.

Dr. Foster

Cincinnati Eye Institute

1945 Cei Dr Blue Ash, OH 45242
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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Foster's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chorioretinal Scars
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Chorioretinal Scars more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Macular Hole
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Macular Hole more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Foster treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Foster treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Foster's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(513) 984-5133

Dr. Foster accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Foster's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Foster

4.9

Based on 101 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.9702970297029703%
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (65)
  • Office environment (65)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (64)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Retina detachment and tears. No problems after DrFoster repaired
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Feb 25, 2021
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I have been going to Dr. Foster for 17 years. He is an outstanding physician with great technical skills. But just as important, he is very professional, explains things, and has a very nice demeanor to work with. 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
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Feb 23, 2021
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I was introduced to Dr. Foster following an emergency referral. It was determined I had macular degeneration in both eyes. In the last few years, he had repaired a retinal year and is now treating me for wet macular degeneration. He is thorough and professional. I value his opinion and wouldn’t trust my eye health to anyone other than Dr. Foster.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Bernadette Frishkorn – Feb 21, 2021
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Dr. Foster had been treating me after a large vitreous hemorrhage and retinal tears for 1 & 1/2 years. He is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent surgeon. He is very thorough with all your eye exams and your eyes are in excellent care with him. He also gives other good advice on dealing with retina eye issues and answers your questions.
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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Ann Arrasmith – Feb 17, 2021
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Dr Foster is very thorough. He checks you for everything possible for the best retina care. He’s doing a great job on my retinal issues for the last year and things are improving greatly. I couldn’t be in better hands.
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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Dennis Nowak, DDS – Jan 27, 2021
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Dr. Foster is an exceptional ophthalmology specialist, and I am grateful to have him treat my CRVO. He is professional and knowledgeable, as well as patient and caring. I 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
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Charlene Scott – Jan 21, 2021
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Excellent professional..Charles Griffith
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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Charles Griffith – Jan 17, 2021
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Dr Foster has treated my mom for several years. We have confidence in his treatment decisions and appreciate his patience with my elderly mother.
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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Dec 15, 2020
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Dr Foster is excellent!! I trust him completely with my eyes!! He has lazered the retina in both of my eyes & did an excellent job both times!! He is caring and always has time for all of my questions!
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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Patty Szuszkiewicz – Nov 18, 2020
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I trust Dr. Foster with my sight. I can't imagine trusting any other team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Nov 06, 2020
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Dr. Foster was efficient, personable, knowledgeable about my case, and clearly articulated options for further treatment.
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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Nov 03, 2020
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I am very appreciative for the care I get from Dr. Foster for a difficult condition
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Paul Toms – Oct 28, 2020
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Very professional and pleasant staff and doctor. All questions were answered and no surgery at this time is needed.
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What could be improved
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Sep 24, 2020
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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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Attila Kilinc – Feb 06, 2020
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Communicated well, competent, pleasant.
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Jan 22, 2020
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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.
What went well
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David Miller – Jan 18, 2020
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I appreciated that he said surgery isn’t appropriate at this time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 08, 2020
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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carolyn king in Cincinnati, OH – Aug 12, 2017
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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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Clifford Wild in Dayton, OH – Aug 11, 2017
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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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Biography

Dr. Robert Foster, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Blue Ash, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bethesda North Hospital and Christ...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Bascom Palmer Eye Inst-U Miami
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Cleveland Clin
Residency Hospital
1989
Cleveland Clin
Internship Hospital

Awards

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

Dr. Foster frequently treats Chorioretinal Scars, Macular Hole, and Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Foster treats.

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

Dr. Foster's office is located at 1945 Cei Dr, Blue Ash, OH 45242. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cincinnati Eye Institute

Cincinnati Eye Institute1945 Cei Dr Blue Ash, OH 45242
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Foster is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Bethesda North Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

26 Awards Received

Christ Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

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

23 Awards Received

Good Samaritan Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

University Of Cincinnati Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received