Troy Foster D.O.Getting to Know Dr. Troy Foster

Dr. Foster is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with a focus on helping patients who suffer from lower back pain. Other practice areas include general physiatric care, management of neuromuscular diagnoses, acute musculoskeletal injuries, electrodiagnostic studies, spasticity management, sports medicine, and non-operative spine disorder and pain management.

Education and Medical Training

He earned his osteopathy degree at University of North Texas Health Science Center College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas, and his undergraduate degrees at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He completed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2007-2011
    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.
  • 1988-1995
    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.

Post-Graduate Training

  • 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 outpatientsetting 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

Employment History

  • 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
    adolescent males.
  • 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.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society

Current Licensure

  • 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)

Honors & Activities

  • 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”