Clinical Spotlight: Richard A. Foreman, CNP

Premier Pulse     February 2024

Richard A. Foreman, CNP: A Hematology/Oncology Practitioner's Journey from Observation to Healing

What is your clinical specialty?


Where did you go to school?

Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Wright State University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Wright State University

What brought you to Premier Health? 

Previously worked in palliative care, and a large percentage of our patients came from oncology referrals – it has been a good transition.

Why did you choose medicine as a career? 

My first degree was in sociology, so I naturally observe people in all settings. As I became older, I recognized that maintaining health and wellness allows us to pursue that which we find meaningful in life.

Who are the people who influenced and/or mentored you? 

My wife, who is a pharmacist. Also, several of my peers since I transitioned into health care. 

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? 

My role requires me to be an extrovert, but I’m naturally more of an introvert.  

Where is your hometown?

Dayton, I left a couple of times for school and the military but came back.

What, if any, sports team(s) do you cheer for?

OSU football, Bengals, Reds

What is the last book you read? 

“The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying” (recommended to me by one of our patients)

What is your favorite song in your playlist? 

70’s music (music I grew up with)

What is your favorite food?

Pasta, Italian

What is your favorite hobby?

Fishing (catch & release) and boating

What is your favorite animal, and why?

Dogs (unconditional love/loyalty). Also, dogs can be trained to do numerous advanced tasks.

Where is your favorite vacation spot, and why?

Any cabin on a lake with a dock.

Describe something (a thing, person, place, experience, etc.) for which you are especially thankful:

I am especially thankful for my wife - she improves the lives of all those around her. 

Pick a side

iPhone or Android?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Beach bum or mountain hiker?

Mountain hiker

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?

Tennis shoes

Paperback or e-reader?


Coffee or tea?


Cooking or baking?


Sweet or salty?


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