Troy Foster, DO
As a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physiatrist, Dr. Troy Foster has been with AOA Orthopedic Specialists since July of 2015. He obtained his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the University of N. Texas HSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011.
A lifelong Texan, Dr. Foster originated from Ovilla, TX and he actively volunteers in Medical Services at Mission Arlington, Mansfield Cares, and The Arthritis Foundation Preparticipation Physicals, Habitat for Humanity, and several other organizations.
In addition to his medical history, Dr. Foster also enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, skiing, fishing, hunting, and spending his free time with his 7-year-old triplets. Dr. Foster describes himself as a “do-it-yourself man” with a passion for traveling as well as maintaining an active lifestyle outside of work.
When asked about his biggest challenge, Dr. Foster replied,“During my second year of high-demanding medical-training, my wife was on complete bed rest with our triplets for 13 weeks. We lived in a 2-bedroom apartment with 2 Labradors.”
Practicing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Dr. Foster focuses on identifying and diagnosing causes of pain, planning out treatment, and managing levels of pain while actively working towards eliminating their source non-surgically.
IDENTIFYING SOURCES OF PAIN
An initial visit will start with a physical and verbal examination to get a history of what symptoms are experienced, how long, medication history’s, and previous treatments.
Dr. Foster is one of two doctors in the group that perform EMG/Nerve conduction studies. These studies are used to diagnose nerve disorders involving impingement and damage. In this study it will be determined if and where a nerve impingement exists, the extent of the impingement, and the extent of the damage that has occurred and where.
Treatments provided includes specialized exercise, steroid therapies such as oral, local injection, and x-ray guided injections into the spine under anesthesia, nerve blocks, nerve ablations, and, for chronic pain that fails to respond to anything else, he can preform a trials of implantable devices that override nerve signaling of pain.
Education & Training
University of N. Texas HSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
Obtained Doctor of Osteopathy degree while completing expanded curriculum in Rural Osteopathic Medical Education
Harding University B.A. & M.S., Searcy, AR
Participated in Collegiate and Intramural sports programs. Held offices in men’s fraternity, student association, and campus ministry programs.
- Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (July 2012-present)
Chief Resident 2014-2015
Completion date: June 2015
Duties Include: assessment, evaluation, and management of the acute rehabilitation patient. Assessment, evaluation, and management of neuromusculoskeletal patients in the outpatient setting utilizing electrodiagnostic studies.
6 Case Presentations for Radiology and PM&R residents.Provided resident and nursing lectures regarding EMG/NCS, musculoskeletal, TBI, and physiatry.
- Columbus Regional Medical Center, Columbus, GA
Transitional Internship (July 2011-July 2012)
A rotating internship through Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Trauma and Emergency Medicine
Received Intern of the Year Award
Received “True Grit” Award
- 2013 to Current
Federal Bureau of Prisons via University of North Texas HSC
Providing acute and chronic general medical care for federal inmates.
- 2013 to 2014
Legacy Physiatry Group
Educated and supervised mid-level providers as they provided care to skilled nursing patients
receiving rehabilitative care.
- 2004 to 2009
Baylor All Saints Hospital
Physical Therapy Technician: assisted therapists in Acute, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Outpatient
settings to implement treatment plans.
- 2001 to 2002
Capstone Treatment Center
Clinical Director/ Therapist for Wilderness/Experiential Based Long-term drug treatment center for
- 1995 to 2000
Baptist Medical Center
Case Manager/Therapist: As LADAC, ACADAC, LAMFT provided case management in dual diagnosis
drug and mental health facility including family, group and individual counseling/education.
- American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Texas Medical Association
- Dallas County Medical Society
Licensed to practice medicine in State of Texas with current DPS/DEA. On track to be Board eligible in PM&R in July 2015.
- “Back Hip Pain in Charcot Marie Tooth, A Case for Gait Training.”
- “Readmission to Acute Care From Inpatient Rehab: Factors influencing premature discharge.” (current)
- “Paroxysmal Autonomic Instability with Dystonia Syndrome: Senior Case Project.” (current)
- Christian Service Award-Harding University
- All-Conference Honors in Football and Team Captain- Harding University
- “Cowtown Brush Up” Campaign
- Habitat for Humanity, Fort Worth, TX
- “Be Wise, Immunize” Campaign, Fort Worth, TX
- Volunteer at Mission Arlington in medical services, Arlington, TX
- Eastland Community Health Fair Project (MS IV Senior Project)
- Red Oak High School Preparticipation Physicals
- Quality Improvement Projects: “Patient Continuity in Evening Sign Out”, “Resident Education Improvement Project”, “Managing Chaos in Rapid Response and Code Responses”