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About Dr. Richard Forster

Dr. Richard Forster, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He has 50 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Forster is affiliated with Jackson Memorial Hospital, JFK Medical Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He speaks English.

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Primary Address

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

7101 Fairway Dr
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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Dr. Richard Forster has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    26 Expertise

  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Eye Infections
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant (Penetrating Keratoplasty)
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Edema
  • Eye Diseases
  • Eye Exam
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Pain
  • Fungal eye infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Hereditary Corneal Dystrophies
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Penetrating Eye Injuries
  • Pink eye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Postcataract Aphakia
  • Vision Issues
  • Vitrectomy

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
  • Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital
  • Education

    50 Years Experience

  • Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1963

  • Jackson Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard Forster accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • Avmed Choice
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Humana South Florida HUMx HMOx
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, 7101 Fairway Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL


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