Rate Dr. Ben Forster
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I haven't even had an appointment with Dr Foster and already I dislike the service and attitude of his staff. I certainly hope they don't represent him. When I rang to make an appointment to see him I was quizzed by his secretary with fifty questions before they would even confirm if he would see me. It appeared that if I didn't have private health cover that was going to be a problem and that I should rate the level of my injury and discomfort. Further I had also seen another doctor in the practice but I was seeing Dr Foster about another matter and I was once again grilled. The secretary wanting to know what I wanted to see Dr Foster about, why I had seen the other doctor in the practice. What my medical condition involved. She made me feel very uncomfortable and it was really none of her business. I was then told that I had to forward my referral to them so that Doctor Foster could decided how urgent my case was. This was all to be done based on a two line letter from a GP
Submitted July 31, 2014 | flag
I can highly recommend Dr Forster. I had a subtalar joint fusion. 6 months later no swelling or pain. He explained what to expect. He is ver approachable and professional.
Submitted July 1, 2014 | flag
Such a great man, made me feel completely at ease with jokes and warmth and eased my worries and nervousness. As a young woman, without parents there too, it was great of him to acknowledge that and do what he could to make me at ease. Gave me options as he knew i didn't want to jump straight to surgery even though it will be the eventual outcome. Walked me step by step through my scans so it wasn't just him throwing big words at me and me not understanding, he showed me where and why and what each option would entail and fix.
Submitted May 12, 2014 | flag
Brilliant Surgeon and person! After being shuffled from Dr to Dr with an ankle injury and pain that was getting worse I was finally lucky enough to be referred to Ben in the public system. From the minute I met him I felt comfortable, at ease and all of my fears were put to rest. After trying non-surgical treatments, we decided surgery was the way to go. Now 11 days post op and after seeing Ben again 2 days ago, apart from bruising and swelling, my ankle feels so much better! If you get the chance to see Ben, DO IT!
Submitted March 2, 2014 | flag
Although late for almost every appointment Ben fixed my messy ankle and foot and I am really happy. I spoke to his team about the lateness and they told me he was so in demand they had to double book to get people in and I have seen him racing from one room to another BUT he's worth the wait! I now have a stable ankle. He has a great sense of humor, easy to talk to with a real down to earth attitude where you feel he gets what you are saying, answered all my questions, even repetitive ones, didn't push me into the surgery route even knowing it was my only real option, he let me get there in my own time when I felt ready but gave me a little push when I needed it and supported me through the early rehab. He made me laugh just before my surgery to reduce my nerves. I'd recommend him for anyone with an ongoing or unusual ankle injury.
Submitted Feb. 21, 2014 | flag
After five years of pain in my right foot and many incorrect diagnosis by other doctors, Dr Forster was the only one capable of fixing it. It was major surgery but i am now pain free and feeling great. If you get a chance to see Dr Forster consider yourself very lucky.
Submitted Aug. 4, 2013 | flag
We are extremely happy with the wonderful new left foot Ben has provided our son Tristan with and can't wait to have the right one receive his magic later this year. Only two years ago was our son's Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease correctly diagnosed and that of his father's (despite him receiving a similar operation by another orthopaedic doctor in the 1990s). Dr Forster has provided excellent medical and humane attention and is responsible for enhancing our son's happiness, future and hope. We recommend him highly and have already made another appointment for another member of our family. Thank you very much from the Fidges and Fidgets
Submitted March 4, 2013 | flag
Ben is the best!Not only in his surgical ability,but also his bed side manner and kindness.
Submitted Aug. 7, 2012 | flag
Very friendly and easy to talk to, didnt make me feel silly asking questions and answered all my queries. Has helped me so much with my right ankle after a previous doctor completly ruined it. Doing all he can for it without having to put it through more surgery, also admits when he is not sure about something and gets a second opinion without jumping straight into it and possibly making the situation worse. Wouldn't go to anybody else.
Submitted Feb. 9, 2012 | flag
Ben has done a miraculous job of reconstructing my right foot as a result of botched surgery/after care from Dr T Saxby. It has been a long hard 'road' involving bone grafts and metal plates, but I'm nearing the end of the saga and hopefully getting back to work very soon. I have the utmost confidence in his skills and highly recommend him.
Submitted Dec. 29, 2011 | flag
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