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Dr. Carol M Foster has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Endocrinology
Endocrinologists treat disorders related to our glands and the hormones they produce. Because hormones play a key role in the growth and development of children, these conditions often pose different threats to children than they do adults. That’s where a pediatric endocrinologist comes in.
They can diagnose and treat hormonal disorders such as abnormal thyroid function, growth complications and early or delayed puberty. Ambiguous genitals as well as ovarian and testicular dysfunction are also part of their expertise. Childhood obesity, diabetes and problems with low blood sugar also tie back to hormone function and may require consulting with a pediatric endocrinologist.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Carol M Foster has the following 5 expertise
- Turner Syndrome
- Growth Disorders
Dr. Carol M Foster has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Carol M Foster is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Since my child's condition isn't life threatening, to even see someone at Primary Children's we had to wait a year. Yes, a year. Ridiculous. But, my child's pediatrician kept saying we really should have her seen there because they are the "best." In the meantime, my daughter saw a general doctor and a different endocrinologist, both of whom listened, gave thoughtful feedback, and worked with her. However, when our Primary Children's appointment finally came, I figured we'd better go after waiting a year. So I forked out a bunch of money to have Dr. Foster dismiss everything. "Yes, she has high cholesterol--but I've seen higher." "Yes, she has low T4 thyroid, but I've seen lower." etc. . . I wanted to shout, "Of course you've seen lower and worse. You're an endocrinologist who sees all sorts illnesses. Just because someone isn't about to die, you shouldn't dismiss their ill health. Here's a novel idea, why don't you listen to them now instead of ignoring them, and maybe they won't get to the point where they are about to die!" But I did not shout this because I didn't feel like it would do any good. I very much had the feeling that unless your child is really bad off, this doctor likes to wave her hand give a little grunt--basically her way to tell you this level of "illness" is not worthy of her time. Good grief. Would an oncologist ever say "Yes, you have cancer, but I've seen worse cancer." Regardless if there is someone worse off than you, it's nice to get the care you need. I don't feel we got that. I am sure Dr. Foster has a good heart, but her office manner and attitude was not for me or my daughter.
Office is nice, very hard to get an appointment. We had to wait 8 months to first be seen and then 6 months for follow-up appointment. At that appointment after waiting 30 minutes for the Dr, she spent 2 minutes with us and then said, "see you in a year". They had lost our paper work and she had no idea that we were there to get info on gh shots for our child. She said we'd hear from them in a week but we didn't. We called 2 weeks later for an update and they said they'd call back that afternoon. Waited 2 days and called them again. They hadn't done our new paperwork still. They are nice and friendly, just not on top of things like you want and need your child's specialist to be.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Dr. Foster is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
University Of Utah Health Care
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Locations & DirectionsIntermountain Healthcare, 81 N Mario Capecchi Dr, Salt Lake City, UT
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