July 8th, 2005

Spine surgeon Douglas Foster, M.D., recently joined Great River Health Systems. His office, Great River Spine Clinic, is located in suite 154 in the Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington. Patients may make an appointment by calling (319) 768-3320.

Dr. Foster received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He then completed his residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center and a fellowship in spinal deformity and spinal injury at the University of Southern California’s Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center. Dr. Foster is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery. Before joining Great River Health Systems, he worked at Northwest Arkansas Spine and Orthopaedic Associates in Fayetteville, Ark.

“Dr. Foster is a very highly regarded surgeon, and we are pleased to have him join our staff,” said Executive Vice President Tony Hayes, who coordinated Dr. Foster’s recruitment. “This is the first time we have had a spine surgery specialist on our medical staff, and Dr. Foster’s availability here will be a great benefit for area residents who, in the past, had to drive more than an hour for this type of care.”