Dr. Lawrence Foster MD
Orthopedic Surgeons — Carmel, NYContact Dr. Foster
Dr. Lawrence Foster specializes in orthopedic surgery, hand surgery in Carmel, New York. Details of Dr. Foster's 25 years experience as an MD, his 3 hospital affiliations and education at Columbia University are available on your free doctor report.
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664 Stoneleigh Ave
Carmel, NY 10512
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Lawrence Foster identified specializing in
Orthopedic SurgeryOrthopedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is trained in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical means. An orthopaedic surgeon is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries, and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system. and Hand SurgeryHand Surgery
A specialist trained in the investigation, preservation and restoration by medical, surgical, and rehabilitative means of all structures of the upper extremity directly affecting the form and function of the hand and wrist.. He obtained board certification from The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery for Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Lawrence Foster accepts the following plans for HIP Health Plan of New York at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group
- Classic Care Improvement Plus
- Classic Child Health Plus
- Classic Choice Plus Direct
- Classic CompreHealth
- Classic CompreHealth EPO
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A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Foster is affiliated with 3 hospitals:
Hospital for Joint Diseases
301 E 17th St
New York, NY
LicenseDr. Lawrence Foster has been confirmed to have a license in New York
EducationDr. Foster attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and graduated in 1988 having 25 years experience. Additional residency training in Orthopedic Surgery was conducted at Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY. Advanced training program of a fellowship in Hand Surgery was conducted at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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- L Foster
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