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Dr. Peter Forster, MD

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37 years of experience
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Dr. Peter Forster, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Mountain View, CA. They specialize in Psychiatry, has 37 years of experience, and is board certified in Psychiatry. They graduated from Univ Of Ca and is affiliated with Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital).

Dr. Forster works at Gateway Psychiatric Services in Mountain View, CA with other offices in Pleasanton, CA and San Francisco, CA. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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  1. 1
    Gateway Psychiatric Services
    257 Castro St Ste 218, Mountain View, CA 94041 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 350-2100
  2. 2
    Gateway Psychiatric Services
    5674 Stoneridge Dr # 218A, Pleasanton, CA 94588 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (925) 262-1183
  3. 3
    Gateway Psychiatric Services
    350 Parnassus Ave Ste 601, San Francisco, CA 94117 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 551-0520
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    Gateway Psychiatric Services
    211 Gough St Ste 211, San Francisco, CA 94102 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 551-0520

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  • Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital)

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    Dec 17, 2018
    Dr. Forster is not only a seasoned professional with years of expertise in complex psychiatric diagnosis, but demonstrates compassion and access to this concerned family member on several occasions. I remember one night though, a different hospital location, my loved one entered an emergency admission. I called their office at closing hours to get medication list. How surprised and thankful, that evening, Dr. Forster reached out with support, making a scary circumstance a little better. Caring!
    Debra DeLash in CA — Dec 17, 2018
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    About Dr. Peter Forster, MD

    Specialties
    • Psychiatry
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 37 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1609975309
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of California-San Francisco
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of California-San Francisco
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Univ Of Ca
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Pitzer College
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Peter Forster, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Forster is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    6 patients have reviewed Dr. Forster. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Forster.

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