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- Ocular Allergies
- Ocular Health
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate School - Salus University
Elkins Park, PA USA
Undergraduate - The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 7/26/2018, Dr. Foster has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
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112 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||5|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019
Dr Foster was excellent. Very attentive, knowledgeable and kind. I had my husband see her as well because I liked her so much!
Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Foster is very personable and respects patient's time. The assistants were very busy that day, so instead of waiting for them to do the preliminary exam, Dr Foster did it herself so that I dont have to wait for a long time to see her. She made me feel like a very important person and I really appreciate that.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019
Dr. Foster was excellent
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
this visit was with dr. foster, not dr. ripkin as scheduled. dr. foster was very attentive and helpful
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019
Dr. Foster did an excellent explanation of my condition. She gave me plenty of time for questions and provided printed material to take home. I also found her to be very reassuring.
Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019
Dr. Foster is very informative and friendly.
Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018
Very efficient staff, easy to deal with, doctor was exceptional.
Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018
This was my first time seeing Dr. Foster. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends. She was professional, informative, and very kind. She made me feel comfortable talking about my concerns.
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018
very good experience, Dr Foster spent a lot of time with me & answered all my questions. very professional
Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018
Dr. Foster is my New Opthamologist. I could not be happier. she is smart and personable.
Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018
Dr. Foster is a wonderful doctor. Could not have asked for a better experience during my visit. Would refer all of my family and friends to Dr. Foster.
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018
I absolutely loved Dr Foster!!!!! She made sure I understood everything fhat we did that day and worked with me to help find the cheapest place to get my prescriptions
Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018
Doctor Foster was extremely patient and understanding of all my needs, I was never at this particular location before, but I will go back, and from now on, I will get all my glasses there and recommend them to everyone what a pleasant staff. The best visit I've had with a doctor in a long time. I wish I could give them a hundred Stars because they deserve it!!!
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018
The care provider was most competent!
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018
This routine office visit was most pleasant. The care provider was most friendly, caring and professional.
Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018
Dr Foster treated me as she would have treated her own mother. She was caring, she listened, and she was thorough.
Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018
The doctor made me feel comfortable and thoroughly explained what she was doing through the examination. She gave me quite a bit of information about the medication I needed to take and left ample time for questions. I had several follow-up appointments, I always felt like I had great continuity of care.
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