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.
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.
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 Pain Medicine
Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Interventional Pain Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Fox's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Arthritis of the Spine
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical Herniated Disc
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Joint Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Phantom Limb Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Cord Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Cervical Facet Joint Injection
Cervical Medial Branch Block
Chronic Pain Management
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Cortisone Injection
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Epidural Steroid Injections
Facet 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 Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Peripheral Nerve Block
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Spinal Nerve Block
Stem Cell Therapy
Trigger Point Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
What is medical malpractice?
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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