Obstetrician & Gynecologist (OB/GYN), Endocrinologist (diabetes, hormones)
28 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
Center City East
834 Chestnut St
Ste 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
  • Currently 3.1818181818182 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 3.8181818181818 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.9090909090909 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 3.7272727272727 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 3.8181818181818 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 27 minutes
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by Chrissy K on Oct 26th, 2013

I live in Cape May Co. NJ and was told at the age of 25 I would need a hysterectomy for a very large fibroid tumor I had. I was single and had no children at the time, so my doctor sent me to see Dr Fossum at Jefferson. He performed a Myomectomy and was able to save my uterus. He explained to me that I may never be able to have children and that I may need his help getting pregnant if I ever decided to have children. That was in 1992, in 1993 I got married and 10 months later I was pregnant with my first child. I gave birth to my first son on 5/12/97 and when he was 10 months old I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd son who I gave birth to on 3/22/99. I had to have c-sections because of the Myomectomy, But I have 2 beautiful healthy teenage boys today and if it weren't for Dr. Fossum, they would not be here. He is a great doctor and I would recommend him to anyone. He was a miracle worker for me. :)

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by Anji C. on Apr 6th, 2013

I want to go on record and say that Dr.Fossum is a wonderful, patient, skilled , understanding physician and surgeon. I had to have this procedure two years ago but I didn't do it the first time because I was scared and wasn't sure. So walking around for two years and being that anemic was dangerous and it was time for this procedure to be done. I am glad I stumbled on to this wonderful man and he helped me tremendously. He will continue to be my gyn if possible and whatever advice or diagnosis he has it will be taken seriously and dealt with. Thanks to him I have a life , thanks Dr. Fossum

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by mariana on Feb 7th, 2013

Empathetic, takes time to explain things to you, makes you feel at ease. He is everything a doctor should be.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Jan 16th, 2013

Dr. Fossum was amazing. I was having a lot of pelvic pain and was diagnosed with fibroids. In two years the fibroids had grown significantly but another gyno told me not to worry and not to go forward with any surgery until I was trying to get pregnant and couldn't (I'm not getting married until Nov, so trying wasn't an option). I was in pain and suffering until my PCP got an ultrasound and MRI done and a friend referred me to Dr. Fossum. Dr. Fossum is so knowledgeable and confident that he made me feel completely at ease. I scheduled the surgery and thank goodness I had it. He not only found and removed four fibroids but found that I had scar tissue and that my utereus had been attached to my colon. He fixed all of it during surgery and I am doing pheonominal! After two years of dealing with daily pain and nauseousness, I am looking forward to living a new life - pain-free - thanks to Dr. Fossum. I would highly recommned him as a physician and surgeon!

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Jul 6th, 2012

Dr. Fossom, provided excellent care to, he patient, and very knowledgeable about my problem, I thank GOD for him

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  The ENDLESS Patient  |  show details
Jan 27th, 2011

I have been a patient since December of 1994. After seeing several doctors, I found my way to Thomas Jefferson and Dr. Fossum. He was the only doctor to say those 3 little words to me....I DON'T KNOW. That honesty was what led me to trust this doctor. Although I am still in pain and have not been "cured", I feel secure in my treatment and that I will not be abandoned. Dr. Fossum respects that I know my own body and, although I do not have a medical degree, I understand what is happening inside my body. I hope that he knows how truly grateful to him I will always be.. Since I've seen him every month for practically the16 years, I think he has a pretty good idea!

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by BG on Apr 29th, 2010

Don't want any other!

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Excellent Endocrinologist - Great Doctor!  |  show details
by Cynthia Lackie on Sep 16th, 2009

Doctor Fossum has a great bedside manner, takes the time neccessary with you (you don't feel rushed when talking with him), he gets the full picture of your medical situation, and his diagnosis was spot on when so many doctors had no idea what was going on. He saved my life...from misdiagnosis from previous doctors. I would not only recommend him but would see him again if the need arises without a shadow of a doubt.

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  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
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Jul 24th, 2008

Dr. Fossum is a good doctor but i wish he explained to me and my husband more about my condition after my surgery. i believe he should of met up with my husand and I to explained how every went after my surgery.This is my only conplaint however i do believe that he is a good doctor with wonderful nurses by his side.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Jul 17th, 2008

Dr. Fossum is an extremely caring and sensitive doctor. He takes the time to explain procedures and ensure I was comfortable with the plan we were implementing. I would recommend Dr. Fossum for women trying to get pregnant.