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Paul N. Foster, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine

Paul N. Foster, MD, FACP
Paul N. Foster, MD, FACP

" In my career, I've been fortunate to have positions that allowed me the opportunity to teach and lead young physicians to careers in primary care. I strive to continually improve our understanding of the science behind good health, and I've learned that each patient brings their own values, experiences, and health choices to the table. By being mindful of this and truly collaborating with each patient based on their individual needs, we can build and support a holistic health plan that works. Thank you for letting me join you on your health journey. "

Education & Training

Education & Degrees

  • MD: Harvard Medical School


  • University of Washington Medical Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 Circle of Honor, Minogue Honors for best Maryland safety innovations
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Society for Improvement of Diagnosis in Medicine

Specialties, Procedures & Conditions Treated

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Internal Medicine

Other Areas of Practice

  • Primary Care
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Adult Health
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Men's Health
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Travel Medicine
  • Women's Health


  • Cancer Screening
  • Health Screening
  • Immunizations
  • Physical Exams
  • Wound Care

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fever
  • Gout
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Memory Problems
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Palpitations
  • Prostate Disorders
  • Rashes
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infection


  • Jaganathan D, Singh G, Soudagar A, Foster PN. Lessons learned from a controlled trial of a team-based checklist on an academic service. Oral presentation at: Diagnostic Error in Medicine, 9th International Conference, November 6-8, 2016. Abstract published in: Diagnosis 2016;x(x):eA12–eA13.
  • Foster PN, Palabindala V, Yared, J. Implementation of a milestone-based evaluation system: using dispersion to balance 
  • Foster PN, Klein, JR. Defining excellence: next steps for practicing clinicians seeking to prevent diagnostic error. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 2017;6(4):31994.
  • Foster PN. Owning our off-ramps. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 2015;5(2):26873.
  • Foster PN. Would you admit your mother to the residency service? Introducing the JCHIMP resident safety column. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 2014;4(3):24502.