Ask DR Foster

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Mike Bartolatz
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Ask DR Foster

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DR Foster is the foremost Ocular Immunologist in the World.
his ask Dr Foster forum is available for you to ask questions. I often interact with him via email however so you will rarely see a post from me at his site. his website is where allot of information on all forms of uveitis and other ocular inflammatory diseases. Dr Foster is a board certified rheumatologist, cornea specialist and Ocular immunologist. he Teaches through Harvard University Medical School and practices at MERSI his clinic affiliated with the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis foundation.

you will have to 'join' YUKU to post, this is a formality to prevent uncivil comments and to keep SPAMERS at bay.
the OIUF also has support forums for individuals with Ocular inflammatory disease and for Pars planitis

Wish you all the best,
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Re: Ask DR Foster

Post by Kelly682 »

I actually used that website thinking "oh, he'll never get back to me" but he did! I was shocked. I actually met with Dr. Foster this past friday and he is brilliant!! He sat down with me and told me " I couldn't be cured" but he said it in a way that made me think there is hope and I can be treated. He explained my condition and how mine is "genetic". I can't change my genes, which obviously makes total sense. He spoke in laymans terms which made me feel better. He told me his plan for me for the future, and it seems reasonable. I never once had a doctor telling me to email him, if my uveitis flares up. I don't quite understand how his office works. I was seen by a Technician, then a "fellow" and then Dr. Foster himself. It was odd, and I did a LOT of waiting. I waited about an hour and a half for a total of 15 minutes doctor/patient time. I would totally recommend Dr. Foster for anyone who is in the Boston or surrounding areas!!

Word to the wise: be prepared to pay large sums of money upfront. Even if you have insurance. I had to pay $250, after I had a lil argument with the girls at the front. They want their money that day. Ask them what they are charging you for. They said I had testing done and I didn't. I was originally supposed to pay $548. And I have insurance!!!! A little crazy if you ask me. Be careful and save money before you go!!
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