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About Dr. Mark Foster

Dr. Mark Foster, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine and Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Foster is affiliated with Heritage Valley Beaver, Same Day Surgery at UPMC-South Side and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark Foster is Great. Dr. Mark Foster has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark Foster is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Mark R Foster MD

425 1st Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Dr. Mark Foster has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine

    If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
    However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis

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If you a looking for a spine specialist

After a period of time of enormous frustration, I came across Dr. Foster through a recommendation (actually several)... He has been a Godsend, and although unable to eliminate my condition he certainly has made it much more tolerable. The time spent with the patient is incredible in today's fast-paced medical world, thoroughly explaining, and/or answering any and all questions. Entertaining at times. He has two very interesting books which I would highly recommend you read at some point in time. I never expected the level of consistent professional high quality care that I have received and have been extremely pleased. Nothing to dislike of this Doctor. I would highly recommend to see him and stay with his plan of action. He has few peers in his category of spine specialty and a very pleasant demeanor, combined with an exceptional staff.

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25.0 minutes
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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Heritage Valley Beaver
  • Same Day Surgery at UPMC-South Side
  • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
  • UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside
  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Upstate Medical University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Graduated in 1979

  • University Of Pennsylvania Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mark Foster accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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Locations & Directions

Mark R Foster MD, 425 1st Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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