Dr. Terri Foster, DPM

Dr. Terri Foster, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. Terri Foster, DPM is a podiatric surgery specialist in Matteson, IL. She graduated from University of Osteopathic Medicine And The Health Sciences and specializes in podiatric surgery, podiatry, and more.Read her story

4440 211th St Ste 102

Matteson, IL 60443

Contact Information

(708) 481-8637

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Foster performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hammer Toe
very high
more than 87% of peers
Bunion
high
more than 86% of peers
Foot Conditions
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Foster's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Foster "Dr. Terri Foster is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and HEalth Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. She received her baccalaureate degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Foster completed a post-graduate training program at the Foot & Ankle Rehabilitation Center in Hazel Crest, Illinois. Dr. Foster became interested in Podiatric Medicine while working with a Podiatrist part-time during high school and during her summer breaks from college. As such, she feels that she bridges the gap between "old fashioned" treatment techniques and contemporary treatment options. She has served the South Suburban and Chicagoland area for over 22 years with an emphasis on prevention and educating her patients. She also maintains a philosophy of exhausting conservative therapy and treatment options as an alternative to surgery being the first recommendation. Her affiliations and accomplishments include, Former President and Secretary, as well as, current member of the Cook County Podiatric Medical Association, Board Member of the National Podiatric Medical Association, Member of the Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Olympia College Advisory Board and South Suburban PADS Volunteer Podiatric Physician."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Foster "We take a three step approach to treatment 1) Evaluate and attempt to provide immediate relief (based on diagnosis and treatment options), 2) Educate patient on cause of problem and ways to prevent reoccurrence, and finally 3) Provide surgical intervention when necessary.

There is always a personal touch to our service. We listen. Our staff deals with patients directly, an answering service is never used. The doctor is also available and easily accessible to answer patient questions and concerns. Home visits are taken by appointment."

4  Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Orthotic Fitting
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatry

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Foster does not have any board certifications listed.

48  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Bone Spur
  • Bunion
  • Callus
  • Clubfoot
  • Corn
  • Diabetes-Like Foot Weakness
  • Diabetic Foot Conditions
  • Dry Skin
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot Callus
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infections
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Wounds
  • Fracture
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Nail Abnormality
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Diseases
  • Neuromas
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcer
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Foot Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Toe Fractures
  • Toe Sprain
  • Toe Wounds
  • Warts
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13  Procedures

  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Toenail Removal
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • Bradley University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Osteopathic Medicine And The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Foot & Ankle Rehabilitation Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Foster has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Foster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Foster's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foster to family and friends
7 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Foster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Foster is kind, compassionate, and very understanding! I saw her today for a heel spur that has been plaguing me for months now. She explained to me all of my options, and was very gentle in performing the procedure I needed for the condition. I do recommend her to all seeking a podiatrist in...more
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My first visit with Dr. Foster was very refreshing. Great bedside manner, good listener. She is very thorough in her delivery and very patient. She makes your first visit very comfortable. She isn't just concerned with your foot but you as a whole person.
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Dr. Foster treated my father for gout. When you walk in the office is very clean and the staff was very cheerful and friendly as they greeted us. They gave me paperwork to fill out and thoroughly explained everything as far as insurance cost, in office costs, etc and answered all questions I had....more
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I would NEVER recommend anyone to go here! The office does not use your insurance the way it is meant to be used. If your deductible is not met you are charged for everything, not the % you are suppose to pay. You are not informed of this policy until after services have been rendered. When I...more
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I've only went to one visit. It was a horrible experience. I went for suspicion of a fungus but was told I had to come back for testing because I had on nail polish. Why wasn't I told this when setting up the appointment? Why wouldn't you have polish remover in your office? My time and money...more
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