Matthew Foster

As the Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Dr. Matthew Foster oversees the Clinical Services production team that is responsible for all of the prescriber intervention services that help ensure that the right medications are being utilized at the right time. He also works closely with the clinical liaisons and design teams to provide enhanced and new clinical services for Optum clients.

Matt has significant experience evaluating complex pharmacotherapeutic pain management issues confronting the workers’ compensation industry. He is experienced in performing therapeutic reviews and interventions for workers’ compensation claims. He has also developed and implemented numerous clinical programs to improve the medication therapy of injured workers.

He has conducted educational activities for hundreds of nurses, adjusters, pharmacists, and other health care practitioners within the workers’ compensation industry, as well as other healthcare venues. Matt also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Work Loss Data Institute, which publishes the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG). In this role, he provides recommendations and input into the contents of the ODG formulary. He holds an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and Lee County College of Medicine, and teaches drug information and managed care clinical rotations to senior Doctor of Pharmacy students.

Prior to his position at Optum, Matt was a pharmacy director and clinician specializing in internal medicine, critical care, and acute pain management at a large community hospital.

Dr. Foster holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is licensed as a pharmacist in Florida. He is also a member of several professional organizations.




Foster
Matthew Foster, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Matthew.Foster@​optum.com

175 Kelsey Lane
Tampa, FL 33619

Topics

  • Comorbidities
  • Chronic pain
  • Fraud, waste and abuse
  • Opioid analgesic utilization/management
  • PDMPs
  • UDT&Ms