Dr. Ira Fox, MD

Dr. Ira Fox, MD

Anesthesiology  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ira Fox, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Tamarac, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook in 1985 and specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine.Read his story

Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants

7171 N University Dr Ste 300

Tamarac, FL 33321
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Concentra
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care

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Dr. Fox's Experience

Dr. Fox's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Fox's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fox "Dr. Ira Fox has developed a worldwide reputation as an innovator, educator and leader in interventional pain medicine. He has dedicated more than 30 years to treating and alleviating chronic pain conditions.In 1996, he co-founded Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants (APCC) with Dr. Jay Lasner, the first South Florida anesthesia group specializing in the treatment of chronic pain. His goal has always been to provide long-term relief for individuals living with pain from injuries, accidents, cancer and chronic spine conditions such as failed neck and lumbar spine surgeries. Dr. Fox is continuously perfecting new procedures and techniques. Dr. Fox works closely with primary care physicians, specialists and surgeons to pursue the most accurate diagnosis. Each year, he assembles nearly 200 health care professionals for a day-long pain symposium. The conference features APCC's physicians and other thought leaders from throughout the country to provide insight and information on the latest studies and literature. Additionally, he educates and collaborates with physicians around the globe, including underserved third-world countries. He is also involved in clinical trials and has delivered presentations at the World Institute of Pain's Annual Meeting in Budapest, as well as performed live demonstrations at many conferences. He is chairman of the World Institute of Pain Committee on Project Development. He has also been chairman of the Advisory Board, honorary treasurer and is on the executive board since 2011. Dr. Fox has served as a trustee for the World Institute of Pain Foundation. He is the president of the World Society of Pain Clinicians and a lifetime member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Dr. Fox holds the distinction of being the Inaugural Executive Examiner at the WIP & American Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography (AAPMU) 1st Annual WAPMU International Congress. Dr. Fox and his colleagues at APCC are firmly committed to reducing or eliminating chronic pain. First, they determine the source of the pain and the best treatment plan. Whether it's using a conservative approach such as physical therapy or a more advanced interventional procedure such as spinal cord stimulation, APCC physicians strive to help patients function again, get back to work and live life to the fullest. APCC offers a wide array of interventional procedures such as stem cell therapy, which can be especially effective for patients suffering from joint and disc pain, and oxygen-ozone treatment for those who suffer from excruciating pain from bulging or herniated discs. They provide all types of minimally invasive techniques in treating pain, as well as medication management if necessary."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fox "The mission of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants (APCC) is to concentrate on the diagnosis and treatment of pain, through the use of interventional techniques. The physician staff of APCC are pain specialists dedicated to finding long term relief for individuals living with pain associated with accidents, surgery and chronic conditions. The caring staff of specialists will work with you, explain the procedures and answer your questions."


  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Adhesiolysis
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tulane
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Monmouth Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Monmouth Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Gold Coast Magazine- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Top Doctors, 2011
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fox's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fox to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

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Dr. Fox's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in South Florida
After 1 visit he was accusing me of taking other drugs, which he actually writes the prescription for. He also accused me of drinking. Neither my wife or I drink. I do not drink. Then he accused me of selling my prescriptions. He did all this in front of a group of students from Nova...more
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in ft lauderdale, fl
Helped my back Was in terrible pain
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in Ft Lauderdale, FL
He took away my pain
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in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Very satisfy, very profesnal, expand every thing before process.
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in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Fox is amazing! When I first came to see him I could barely move. After getting the recommended treatment, I have never felt better.
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