Ratings for Dr. Vanessa R. Foster
Dr. Foster shows compassion and takes the time to listen to your concerns. She answers your concerns in a way that eases your thoughts. She kept me encouraged through my pregnancy and made sure medically that I was having a healthy pregnancy. (It was my first pregnancy and I was nervous and scared). She is a great gynecologist and I have recommended her to family and friends.
Today was my first time as a patient with Dr. Foster. She treated me with disrespect and had a terrible attitude. Upon entering the room she failed to even introduce herself to me to make me feel comfortable. She spoke to me in a very condescending manner. She failed to answer any of my questions concerning my issues and instead constantly asked me "Do you have any questions?". How can I ask questions if she isn't giving me any information that I didn't already know? She asked me if I was on birth control, and when I told her no she made an extremely sarcastic, rude remark, as if she personally judged me. While she completed my pap smear she was very rough and I don't even think she put the gel on the instrument used during a pap smear. Needless to say, it hurt and she did not even try to console me. When I told her it hurt and that she was moving too fast, she said "Girl, I have 12 more patients after you!", as if I was just a number that she needed to rush to get through with. I couldn't believe it! I literally started crying during the procedure and she did not even care. She just prescribed medication to me and left. I left around 5:45pm. Upon leaving I realized that the office closed at 6:00pm. So how could she possibly have had 12 more patients after me?? Sarcasm or not, she was rude and I will never return to this establishment again!
I had seen a few other doctors at Women's Healthcare of IL before, but I've stuck with Dr. Foster for years now. They are all wonderful, but Dr. Foster and I have a similar personality, which I think helps when you're choosing any doctor. but especially an OB/GYN. I feel like she "gets" what my concerns are, and either reassures me that everything is OK, or we come up with a treatment plan that we both agree with. She doesn't waste my time either - which as a working woman, I appreciate! In and out and to the point! Love you, Dr. F!
Dr. Vanessa R. Foster's Credentials
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- Illinois Medical College (Grad. 1997)
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