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About Dr. James D Foster

Dr. James D Foster, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Henrico, VA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Foster is affiliated with Henrico Doctors Hospital-Forest. Dr. Foster has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James D Foster is Great. Dr. James D Foster has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James D Foster is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Commonwealth Primary Care

2200 Pump Rd Ste 100
Henrico, VA 23233
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Specialties

Dr. James D Foster has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Check-up
  • Family Planning
  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Influenza
  • Weight Loss

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Reviews

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One Star

I've seen Dr. Foster for separate issues and each time he spent at most a few minutes with me, barely made eye contact, and tried to treat me for issues that seemed beyond his professional abilities. For instance, I was having stomach issues that really should have been referred to a specialist but he stated he could do the same thing as a specialist and I initially trusted him. I also saw him a year before that for anxiety and what ended up being depression but he treated it like it was a cold or a broken bone and did not refer me to a psychiatrist or listen to my symptoms very well. He simply prescribed a generic medicine that had he looked at my chart he would have seen had already been prescribed to me and hadn't worked. He said to me, "this is what we prescribe to everyone" but mental issues should not be treated this way, they should be treated as individual cases and that's when I knew this was beyond his scope of understanding.

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Not the best but not the worst

My first impression of Dr. Foster was not great. However, it was 4:30 in the afternoon, the end of a long day for him I'm sure. I would not use the words compassionate or sensitive to describe him based on my experience but he was okay. He made an effort to connect, I don't think it's his forte. I didn't get the impression he cared if I was a return patient but he was polite. He does have manners, and he is professional. I would bet a lot of people think he's a great doctor. For me personally, however, I left feeling worse than when I came in.

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Terrible doctor

Nurse was rude, jerked papers right out of my hand without even saying hello. Was mad at me for no reason and slammed door when leaving the room. Doctor was insensitive to my issues, treated my like I was ten years old, and told me to go to my other doctors to get my issues resolved.

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Skilled, caring doctor

I've been a patient of Dr. Foster's for 20+ years. He cares about his patients, he's knowledgeable and compassionate. I highly recomment him

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Five Stars
  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Medical College Of Virginia Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James D 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 HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 1
    • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Optima Health
    • Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
    • Optima Vantage HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Commonwealth Primary Care, 2200 Pump Rd Ste 100, Henrico, VA
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