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My interest in medicine began at an early age when my dad, as a busy general surgeon, often took me to work with him while making his rounds on the weekend and on call overnight. I loved everything about the hospital: from the hustle and bustle of a level one trauma center, to how my dad put people at ease with his unparalleled bedside manner. Just as influential was what I saw outside of the hospital: appreciative patients thanking my dad for helping them through times when they were sick or injured and most vulnerable. Even as a child, I knew I wanted to make this same difference in peoples’ lives. I focused my educational career around medicine and even spent time as a nursing assistant in the intensive care unit during college, where I gained valuable insight into the team effort required for patient care. After completing my medical degree I was exposed to many areas of orthopedic surgery during my residency. While treating an abundance of hand injuries in both the emergency and operating room I began to realize that though they are just a small part of the body, hands effect daily function in a significant way. Consequently, repair of hand injuries and deformities can dramatically improve a patient’s life. My decision to pursue hand surgery as a career was further strengthened by a medical mission trip to Vietnam We operated on children with a variety of hand problems, from syndactyly in Apert Syndrome to ulnar nerve deficiency resulting from trauma. By restoring form and function to these children’s hands, we added a new dimension to their lives. My approach to patient care revolves around communication. As a hand and upper extremity surgeon, my job is to evaluate and treat disorders including, but not limited to, traumatic, degenerative, congenital, and rheumatologic problems. A vital part of my job however, is to educate patients and their families of their diagnosis, treatment options, and expected outcomes. To do this well, I must learn what makes a patient unique.
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Dr. Foster's Rating
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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324 Roxbury Rd, Rockford, IL, 61107
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Rockford Orthopedic Assocs
324 Roxbury Rd
Rockford, IL, 61107
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"Very informative, answered all my questions.Friendly really nice dr.and staff"
  • May 14, 2024
"Very smart, and to the point would highly recommend him"
  • May 7, 2024
" He explain to me the minus and the plus of my surgery very professional thank you, Doctor "
  • March 16, 2024
"Took the time to go over all options and did not rush me. Very friendly "
  • February 22, 2024
"Starting with the front desk ladies really good service. The Dr Assistant Maria really good too. We recommend Dr Foster a 100% He’s an excellent Doctor and an excellent human being! Thank you Dr Foster you did an excellent job in our surgery."
  • February 6, 2024
"Dr Foster was very friendly and engaging. He explained my options. He explained what he was going to do and how it would feel. I felt very confident in his care. "
  • January 5, 2024
"Excellent "
  • December 8, 2023
"Excellent. Very personable, good sense of humor, puts you at ease and explains things in terms that the patient can understand. Gave three possible options for treatment with surgery being the last resort. Decided on course of action with follow up appointment in 8 weeks. Would strongly recommend him."
  • December 8, 2023
"Both my parents have seen Dr. Foster several times. Always been pleased with everything about their visits!! Everyone in his office has always been pleasant and helpful!!"
  • December 7, 2023
"Excellent bedside manner! Incredible surgical skills, I had a radial distal fracture on left wrist. A very complex break. Without surgery I would have had some deformity and very limited function of left hand. I remember the surgery nurse saying what I had was fairly major. Dr. Foster did open surgery and installed hardware that gave the bone a scaffold to grow on and rejoin. 6 months later you can barely see the scar, bone has completely regrown, and I have full function of the hand and wrist with no deformity, my hand looks like nothing ever happened! I am in awe of Dr. Foster’s surgical skills!! "
  • September 26, 2023
"I saw Dr foster because of a mass in my left elbow. He explained the options to me and I decided on surgery. He showed me pictures of what they removed. He has my highest rating. His PA is also wonderful. Refreshing to have a Dr that listens and explains things to you. "
  • September 26, 2023
"Top tier, should have a higher rating than a 5, 10 would be my number. "
  • September 25, 2023
"I was very impressed with him. Great bedside manner and he explained everything about my fracture and treatment and he answered all my questions. "
  • September 6, 2023
"Very good Doctor spends a lot of time with you and listens too your concern "
  • September 5, 2023
"My visit was wonderful. However, Dr. Foster was very busy so I saw his PA Valerie McCannon. She was awesome. She was very professional and she explained and wrote down everything for me. This was so helpful since I am a visual person. Dr. Foster is really lucky to have a PA like her, as not so many are like her. Great Team for sure. Thank you Valerie, you are so pleasant and nice."
  • August 23, 2023
"Dr. Foster is a wonderful doctor and surgeon. He is professional, kind and caring. I definitely would recommend him."
  • August 23, 2023
"Dr. Foster was kind and professional, not apparently rushed and actively listening while educating me in treating my broken wrist. "
  • August 16, 2023
"I didn’t see Dr. Foster, but Val, his PA. She was wonderful! Explained in detail and was very professional throughout my visit. She performed two injections in my elbow and was giving details of the procedure as it was being administered. Highly recommend!"
  • August 15, 2023
"Saw Dr. Foster on a Tuesday in his office and had my hand surgery the very next day! He’s an amazing person, very caring surgeon who is patient, knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable with his medical decisions and team! I’d recommend him to anyone and you won’t be disappointed!"
  • June 14, 2023
"He is always so friendly and explains things well."
  • June 6, 2023


324 Roxbury Rd
Rockford, IL, 61107
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
346 Roxbury Rd
Rockford, IL, 61107
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
75 Francis St
Boston, MA, 02115
650 S Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL, 60102
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Swedishamerican Hospital
1401 E State St
Rockford, IL, 61104


Medical School
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Graduated 2006


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