Dr. Richard Fox, DO

Dr. Richard Fox, DO

Save
Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o
(54)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Fox, DO is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Tamarac, FL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Read his story

Dr. Richard L. Fox D.O., PA

7171 N University Dr Ste 203

Tamarac, FL 33321
Get Directions

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medica

Learn about Dr. Fox

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Dr. Fox's Experience

0%ExperienceMatch
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 Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Fox's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fox "I am 48 years old and I graduated from Michigan State University for both undergrad and medical school. I have been practicing Internal Medicine for 22 years. I did my internship and residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington, Michigan. I am board certified in internal medicine and have always been board certified and am current with all my continuing medical education requirements. I have been married for 22 years to my wife Kim who is also the practice manager of my office. We have 3 children. I enjoy fishing with my brother and family vacations and reunions. Medicine is not black and white. It is a science and an art form. Good physicians have excellent practical knowledge and excellent intuition. Medicine by medical matrix created by pharma and insurance companies is not my forte. Patients don't usually fit into nice and neat black and white boxes. "

More

Read More

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fox "Dr. Fox's care philosophy is that everyone is unique.  It's important to understand a person's current medical history as well as past history and family history to understand a patient's full comprehensive medical profile.  Dr. Fox also believes in continuity of care.  If the individual insurance plan will permit; Dr. Fox will care for his patients in the office and during hospitalizations in order to maximize quality of care and minimize misdiagnosis from hospital physicians unfamiliar with the patient's medical history.   "
1

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine*
197

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

More

Read More
18

Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Allergy Shots
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination

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.

Education

  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Botsford General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Botsford General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fox has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Fox does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Fox and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Fox's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fox to family and friends
3.9
based on 54 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Fox Says:

Since 2015 my office has undergone many changes.  We have contracted with AthenaHealth for our EMR and Billing management.  This has allowed for the office to become much more efficient and has added additional services like a secure patient portal which allows patients to access their medical records securely and message me privately.  It has also streamlined all prescriptions...

more
Dr. Fox's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
|
I highly recommend Dr. Fox. He is as competent as the best and cares about his patients. I trust his professional opinion, and that's the most important thing for me in a doctor. His office staff are competent and always try to accommodate the needs of the patients. Nobody can make a better choice than Dr. Fox if they care about their health.
in Parker, CO |
This is the internist everyone searches for..so bright, kind, and thorough. Dr Fox sincerely cares about his patients and he leaves no question unanswered. I feel very fortunate to have been recommended to his practice.
in Parker, CO |
Dr Fox is by far the BEST
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL |
He has been my doctor for several years. He and his staff are very organized working with all the new upgraded health record systems. Appointments are easy to make and my wait time is short. With all the changes in insurance over the years I've always been happy that I've been able to keep Dr Fox as my doctor.
Pompano Beach, FL |
Best doctor I've ever been to.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Fox is an amazing physician and the staff are compassionate and efficient. I have been seen in an emergent situation; I just call and tell them my situation and they fit me right in. They also will work with you if you have an enormous deductible and need to be on a payment plan. Dr. Fox is highly recommended and his staff is highly recommended. They are the best.
in Tamarac |
I have been a patient since 2004. Great Doctor, fantastic bedside manners, really cares, asks a lot of questions!
in Delray Beach, FL |
About four years ago, thanks to Obamacare, I was able to get health insurance after being denied for several years due to pre-existing conditions. I did not know of any doctors in the area and chose Dr. Fox randomly. Over the next three years, I received the best health care and the Doctor allows for more than ample time with his patients. I can only imagine what my health would be
in Tamarac |
He is amazing!!! So compassionate and knowledgeable. His office is clean and organized and you don't wait for hours to see him. They use electronic records and have a patient portal. I can always be seen when I'm sick and can ask medical questions through the portal. Friendly staff! Love this office and physician!!!
in TAMARAC,FL |
DR FOX IS THE BEST. I HAVE BEEN GOING TO HIM FOR MANY YEARS. HIS OFFICE STAFF LEAVES SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED.THEY WONT LET YOU WALK IN IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY. THEY ARE HORRIBLE,UNCARING AND UNPROFESSIONAL. THEY MAKE YOU PAY FOR EVERY LITTLE THING $25.00 TO DRAW BLOOD EVEN A FLU SHOT WHICH IS FREE AT WALGREENS.THERE ARE SIGNS ALL OVER THE OFFICE SAYING YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING YOU WANT.PRETTY SOON THEY WILL BE ASKING YOU TO PAY YOUR BILL AND GET REIMBURSED BY YOUR INSURANCE CO.
in Tamarac, FL 33321 |
Best doctor and smartest in town. Linda Superior
in Tamarac, FL |
I was a patient with Dr. Fox for many years. I had a medical emergency at the time & they weren't available and refused to help me . I would have to wait over a month & a half before seeing Dr. Fox. I had to go to another doctor at the time who was able to see me right away. I temporarily changed doctors because the other doctor was closer. I have moved and am closer to Dr. Fox now. The office staff refuses to give me an appointment because they said it is office policy not to take patients back
I apologize for this. If you have a medical emergency that is suppose to go to me to determine if you should be seen in the office or if you need to go directly to the ER. I have no record of this in our EMR system. I have addressed this situation with the staff to make sure emergencies are dealt with properly. I did have a policy that once patients voluntarily leave my practice they are not allowed back. However, I have realized this is a harsh policy. My apologies.
Tamarac, FL |
I have been a patient for nearly three years. Every time I visit, I am more impressed with Dr. Fox than the time before. He is not only thorough, he is also friendly, caring and truly takes the time to listen to my concerns regarding my conditions, medications, etc. I cannot sing his praises loud enough. He is by far the best physician I have had since moving to Florida more than 20 years ago.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
My experience at Dr Fox office was great. Front desk wad courteous and helpful. Dr fox was attentive, caring and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this office!
in Tamarac, FL |
Dr. Fox has always been patient with me on all my visits, his staffs are very courteous, kind and professional.
Great experience and excellent service
in Fort Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Fox is the most trustworthy and caring Doctor I have ever visited. H always makes time to take care of his patients. THE STAFF IS GREAT
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
I've been a patient of Dr Fox for several years, The office is at its best I've ever seen. The staff at the front is very helpful and were able to fit me in to be seen. Dr Fox is the best!
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
GREAT DOCTOR THAT STAFF HELP ME REGULATE MY MEDICATION LIST ON WHAT I SHOULD AND SHOULD BE TAKING THAT COULD HAVE SAFE MY LIFE
Have you seen Dr. Richard Fox, DO?

Visit Dr. Fox

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Fox accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Preferred Care Partners
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Fox has admitting privileges

University Hospital and Medical Center
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
View Hospital Profile
Broward Health Coral Springs
3000 Coral Hills Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065
View Hospital Profile