Dr. William Foster, MD

Dr. William Foster, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 27
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Dr. William Foster, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 27 years old and has been practicing for 18 years.

3401 N Broad St Fl 6

Philadelphia, PA 19140

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Top Care Areas

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Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 92% of peers
Retina Diseases
high
more than 84% of peers
Visual Field Defects
normal
more than 80% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Foster "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."
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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Blindness
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Cytomegalovirus Infection
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Multifocal Choroiditis
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Scleritis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • The California Institute Of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • St Joseph Hospital Retinal Vasc Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • UCLA Med Ctr/Jules Stein Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Harvard Medical School
    Other Education | Completed 1995

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
Media & Publications
  • Please see my list of publications in PubMed.gov (search under WJ Foster).,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Foster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foster to family and friends
4.0
based on 4 total reviews
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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Hospitals where Dr. Foster has admitting privileges

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Temple University Hospital
3401 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19140
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