Dr. Peter Forster MD Patient Reviews

Overall Review

3.7
  • 10 patient ratings
  • 5 comments

5 Patient Reviews

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  • Wait Time 6.7 minutes

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5.0 of 5
March 14th, 2015
Dr. Forster's the Best
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Dr. Forster is by far the best psychiatrist I have had in over 50 years of therapy. I have been under his care for more than 10 years. I have been under psychiatric care since I was diagnosed with major clinical depression at age 14. (We have recently added a Bipolar II diagnosis.) He is the most caring, trustworthy and emotionally present psychiatrist I've ever had, and I've had a few. During a crisis period he was able to see me, though it took time from his own personal life. He truly cares about his patients and it shows.
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5.0 of 5
September 27th, 2012
Great psychopharmacolgist & psychotherapist
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Dr. Forster has helped me change my life for the better. I spent 30 years being misdiagnosed & trying various medications & therapies suggested by various psychiatric professionals. Finallly, I found Dr. Forster, who was able to accurately diagnose my illness & helped me get both the appropriate medications as well as the best evidence-based therapy to treat it.He is the kindest and most compassionate physician I have ever met. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a known or suspected mood disorder.
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5.0 of 5
March 28th, 2010
The Very Best
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I was very lucky to find Dr. Forster - with out his help I know that I would not have gotten my life back. He is cool, loving, smart, caring and very available -- he treats patients like they are his friend, rather than just another patient. I highly recommend him.
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5.0 of 5
March 25th, 2010
State of the Art Psychiatry
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Steady, thorough, kind, insightful...He values each person, even when they are feeling their worst. These are words and thoughts that come to mind to describe Dr. Forster. His strengths: His ability to dig deep to see the whole picture. He cares about you and listens deeply. Personal experience: When my brother came out of Stanford Hospital with psych symptoms after a brain injury, my family was told that the only physician to see was Dr. Forster. They weren't kidding. Dr. Forster has been there for my brother personally- and for us as a family. Dr. Forster worked with my family to get a detailed history of every complicated pharmaceutical combination my brother had ever had. As a result, he stabilized my brother and gave him back his life. This extra work, this thoroughness and attention to detail has had clinical results: my brother hasn't been hospitalized since they first met (seven years ago). My brother now lives as normal a life as possible, with support from Dr. Forster.I'd like to mention that his office team is terrific. I have seen them manage a crisis: a patient who ran out of meds in Indonesia. I think the UN could have used them after the earthquake in Haiti. They figured out how to solve a slew of difficult international delivery problems like pros.Team player: Dr. Forster is also willing to work with other health care providers to develop realistic and sometimes creative steps toward wellness. For instance, I have created a long-term health care team for my brother. Dr. Forster works well with a UCSF neuropsychologist who provides secondary support.Creativity: I know he is incorporating a companion dog into the treatment of another patient. Flexibility: He is also willing to see patients via Skype so they don't need to travel to San Francisco each time they need an appointment.Personal Fact-Finding: I once did my own review of how Dr. Forster was treating my brother pharmaceutically, and found that he was providing "state of the art" psychiatry. I am aware that he is well connected to what is going on a UCSF and lectures on bi-polar disorder. In the changing field of psychiatric research, it feels good to know we have a person on our team who incorporates new research as it is made available.Well, I guess you can tell that I give Dr. Forster my highest recommendation. I hope our story was helpful to you too.Be Well!
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5.0 of 5
March 25th, 2010
A comprehensive clinic
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Dr. Forster and the other clinicians at Gateway Psychiatric Services are thorough, compassionate and professional. I would recommend Dr. Forster to anyone looking to clarify a diagnosis, refine a medication regimen or navigate through rough waters.
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