Dr. William Foster, MD

Dr. William Foster, MD

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Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery | Male | 27 years old

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Care Philosophy

Many patients are uncomfortable with the impersonal and automated nature of medical care today. In my office, I believe that every individual patient deserves my full attention. I will take the time to listen and to offer you treatment options and excellent care, based upon the current scientific literature.Read more

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Dr. Foster's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Foster's Care Philosophy

Many patients are uncomfortable with the impersonal and automated nature of medical care today. In my office, I believe that every individual patient deserves my full attention. I will take the time to listen and to offer you treatment options and excellent care, based upon the current scientific literature.

Dr. Foster's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, 2004
    • • American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award with Commendation, 2007
    • • Rosenbaum Research Award, Washington University Department of Ophthalmology, 2002
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, 2005
    • National Academies Keck Futures Initiative on Smart Prosthetics, 2006
    • 5-Star Physician by the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan, 2006
    • • National Eye Institute/ARVO Travel Fellowship Grant, 2002
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  • Media & Publications
    • Please see my list of publications in PubMed.gov (search under WJ Foster).

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cytomegalovirus Infection
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Multifocal Choroiditis
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham and Womens Hospital

    Completed in 2003

    St Joseph Hospital Retinal Vasc Center

    Completed in 2005

    UCLA Med Ctr/Jules Stein Eye Institute

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    The California Institute Of Technology

    Graduated in 1988

  • Other Education
    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Focal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Panretinal Photocoagulation
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Surgery