AboutDr. Gregory Foster, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Richardson, TX, with other offices in McKinney, TX and Richardson, TX. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Foster is affiliated with Dallas Regional Medical Center (Galloway Campus), Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Methodist Richardson Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Gregory Foster has the following 4 specialties
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
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- Angiographic Visualization
- Chest Infection
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
Dr. Foster is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Dallas Regional Medical Center (Galloway Campus)
1011 N Galloway Ave
Mesquite, TX 75149
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
2831 E President George Bush Hwy
Richardson, TX 75082
Methodist Medical Center
1441 N Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203
Medical Center Of Mckinney
4500 Medical Center Dr
McKinney, TX 75069
Medical Center Of Arlington
3301 Matlock Rd
Arlington, TX 76015
Leland Medical Plaza
2696 W Walnut St
Garland, TX 75042
North Central Medical Center - West Park Campus
130 S Central Expy
McKinney, TX 75070
Plano Specialty Hospital
1621 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75075
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
3500 W Wheatland Rd
Dallas, TX 75237
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Of Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75231
Medical Center Of Lewisville
500 W Main St
Lewisville, TX 75057
38 Years Experience
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
Henry Ford Health System
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