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About Dr. Carol A Foster

Dr. Carol A Foster, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Aurora, CO. She has 37 years of experience. Her specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Foster is affiliated with University of Colorado Hospital. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Carol A Foster is Good. Dr. Carol A Foster has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Carol A Foster is 2.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University Of Colorado

1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
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Dr. Carol A Foster has the following 1 specialty

  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Carol A Foster has the following 10 expertise

  • Hearing Loss
  • Tumors
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Allergies
  • Polyps
  • Deviated Septum
  • Smell Disorders
  • Facial Trauma

Dr. Carol A Foster has 0 board certified specialties

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May know her stuff but has no "bedside manner"

It took a month to get in to see her for my vertigo and by the time I got in it was mostly gone. She was really rude and abrupt. She didn't seem to care much for patients - maybe she's more interested in research.

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I was referred to Dr. Foster from my current ENT at University of Colorado Hospital when I phoned to make an appointment when I complained of dizziness due to Meneire's Disease. Her office signed me up for initial vestibular testing prior to my appointment. I was assured the testing was routine and covered by my insurance. They said Dr. Foster would not see me without the initial testing. UCH just billed me $1,800 for the "routine" testing! I still have yet to even see Dr Foster, I have been waiting over three months for my appointment. I am still dizzy and yet to have any answers! Please save yourself time, money and pain. I had an ENT mention Denvet Ear after the testing. Please go there! Dr Foster is not interested in helping people with the way she operates her practice!!!! I a paid more for her routine testing than I did to have a baby!!!!

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I was diagnosed with Migraine Associated Vertigo nearly 4 years ago. It ruined my flying career. I moved to Colorado and was hoping to find a good doctor. I didn't. After my initial exam that took months to get, she recommended a sleep apnea consult. She said I'm fixed, we've found the problem. After my sleep apnea was fixed, I returned to her to follow up because I still have my symptoms. Before I followed up in person, I called her and left a couple messages, no response. When I showed up to her office I was excited, but my excitement quickly turned into confusion as she basically chewed me out for bothering her. She asked me why I was here and there is nothing she can do for me. She said that there is nothing wrong with my inner ear or my balance. And that was that! First of all, she never got an MRI or CT scan. How could she know just by a few ear tests. She could have easily returned my calls. I understand if she is limited in her abilities, but that is no reason to treat hurting patients with such disdain. I thanked her and got up and left. Yes, I still suffer from migraines, dizziness, and unbalance. No I was not given a recommendation of someone to follow up with. I rarely use swear words. But once out of the building I let them fly. My wife was with me and equally confused at Dr. Fosters behavior.

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Half somersault

I am not a patient of Dr. Foster but saw her video on UTube about vertigo which I have been suffering with for 7 weeks, I've been given the big run around with my GP, sent to a neurologist who referred me to a OT/PT, enough already this is crazy, so I started to research this myself and came across Dr. Fosters video, I tried the maneuver which was the half somersault and that was it, done,gone, that simple, wish I would have seen this sooner, would have saved me so much time and frustration, I hope you read this Dr. Foster because I want to say THANK YOU for posting that video and finding a simple "Do it yourself" method.

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One size fits all

With other disorders maybe Dr. Foster is more thorough but when it comes to my situation which can be quite classic it felt like a one size fits all. I have Menieres and Vestibular Migraines. Dr. Foster told me I do not have Menieres and that I only have vestibular migraines. She went on to explain that Menieres is a one size fits all diagnosis for being dizzy and not knowing why. Anyone who has Menieres for any length of time already knows this. It seemed to me that she was making a semantic change to my condition by stating it's only vestibular migraines. She suggested some dietary differences to control migraines and then told me to stop taking my Menieres Meds (Diazide). She told me I can follow up with my GP and I don't need to come back to her. It seemed as though she thought she was giving my some great gift or surprising me with removing the Menieres diagnosis. She did little to effect my symptoms and clearly seemed disinterested in whether or not her suggestions to me (stopping meds and dietary changes) would work as she told me to follow up with my GP. It all seemed quite careless and arrogant. She seemed somewhat flippant about my protest that the Menieres treatments I had received were valuable and had controlled symptoms in the past. All she did was hand me her photocopied one size fits all form for controlling migraines and told me to "get ready" because menopause is going to be really bad. I spend several thousand dollars on testing and hours at the office to be a part of her revolutionary stance on Vestibular issues that to me seems more like a mere semantic issue than any true original work with any merit.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Foster is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    37 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Carol A Foster accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem CO Blue Priority PPO
    • Anthem CO Bronze Pathway X HMO
    • Anthem CO Gold Pathway HMO
    • Anthem CO HMO
    • Anthem CO Pathway
    • Anthem CO Silver Pathway X HMO
    • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Health
    • Rocky Mountain Good Health and Vista HMO PPO
    • Rocky Mountain Summit Group
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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University Of Colorado, 1635 Aurora Ct, Aurora, CO
Uploaded January 1, 2012


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