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Fort Hamilton Hospital Spotlight: Dr. Kenneth Foster, Podiatrist.

Dr. Foster. – photo submitted

The Kettering Network and Fort Hamilton Hospital are made up of several highly-skilled physicians who mirror the network’s mission of improving the lives of the people in the communities that they serve.

One of these highly-skilled physicians is Dr. Kenneth Foster. As a practicing podiatrist, he says it’s a quite unique field and he takes it very seriously. Below is his bio:

“Kenneth Foster, DPM is a highly-skilled, general podiatrist serving the Hamilton and surrounding community. Dr. Foster completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and then went on to complete his residency in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery credentials. Dr. Foster brings a diverse range of experiences to his role at Kettering Physician Network Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Foster has worked in Advanced Foot and Ankle Care and has several research publications in the field of Podiatry. Dr. Foster is active in his community by participating as medical personnel in local races and marathons. Dr. Foster’s commitment to his patients mirrors the network’s mission to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve. “– From The Kettering Network’s website

For more information on Dr. Foster: http://www.ketteringphysiciannetwork.org/searchdoc.cfm?ViewRecord=Yes&ID=732

Common conditions and symptoms Dr. Foster sees.

Dr. Foster currently practices at 5 separate locations around southwest Ohio. Including the wound center at Fort Hamilton hospital. He commonly treats diabetic foot ulcers, Achilles tendinitis, foot plantar fasciitis, and ingrown toenails.

When asked about some of the key symptoms he notices, he went on to say that with diabetic foot ulcers the situation can be difficult to manage. Considering that usually there are no visual signs of them. Sometimes the patient will have chills or fever like symptoms or notice drainage coming from the foot.

Achilles tendinitis and foot plantar fasciitis are two common foot pain conditions that cause pain in the heel, tendon, and can cause tight calf muscles. Dr. Foster said he usually suggests stretching to his patients that are in these situations.

“I’m really happy here, no complaints,” Dr. Foster said.

Originally born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Foster started working for Kettering network about 6 months ago.

Dr. Foster said that he really enjoys being able to have a normal life and be able to help people at the same time. He also mentioned that when he was younger, he was a runner and enjoyed it quite a bit, this way he can give back to the athletes in sports medicine.

“For the first time, she doesn’t dread going to work.” Dr. Foster said.

Currently Living in Beavercreek, Ohio. Dr. Foster said he is thankful that he gets to carpool with his wife every day, as she works as an occupational therapist at Fort Hamilton Hospital.

 “They are doing really great things there!” Dr. Foster said.

Within the 5 locations that Dr. Foster practices at, he practices at KPN Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located on 6645 Morris Road, Fairfield Township Ohio 45011 and KPN Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located on 840 NW Washington Boulevard, Suite A Hamilton, Ohio 45013 as the only Podiatrist.  He also practices at the wound center at Fort Hamilton Hospital, where he is proud of the work they are doing there.

 

For more information on Dr. Kenneth Foster: http://www.ketteringphysiciannetwork.org/searchdoc.cfm?ViewRecord=Yes&ID=732