Dr. Richard Fox, MD

Dr. Richard Fox, MD

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Dr. Richard Fox, MD is a general surgery specialist in Boulder, CO and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1997 and specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology, and more.

4743 Arapahoe Ave Ste 102

Boulder, CO 80303

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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Dr. Fox's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fox treats Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fox treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Phlebitis
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis
Anal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fox treats Anal Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Fox treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Breast Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fox treats Breast Diseases more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Fox treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Fox's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Peripheral Arterial Occlusion
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma of Lung
  • Adenopathy
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Adhesions
  • Adrenal Cortex Diseases
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Medulla Tumor
  • Adrenal Tumor
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • All Lymphoma
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Amputation
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Repair
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Anorectal Stricture
  • Anoscopy
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortoenteric Fistula
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendiceal Tumor
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Appendix Disorders
  • Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arterial Graft
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Diseases of the Bile Ducts
  • Benign Diseases of the Gallbladder
  • Benign Diseases of the Liver
  • Benign Diseases of the Pancreas
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Clot
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Strangulation
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Breast Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bullectomy
  • Burn Care Services
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Choledochal Cyst
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Breast
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Tube Insertion
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Joint Fusion
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Diseases of the Bile Ducts
  • Malignant Diseases of the Gallbladder
  • Malignant Diseases of the Liver
  • Malignant Diseases of the Pancreas
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Melanoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Re-Operative Surgery
  • Revascularization
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Shunts
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Surgery
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Splenectomy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Tumor
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vasectomy
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Whipple Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

Surgical Care with an Individual Touch! At Alpine Surgical, the practice of Dr. Richard J. Fox, it is our mission to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate, personalized surgical care to all. We are committed to providing you with a complete underst...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Thoracic Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Loyola University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1998
Loyola University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1993
Indiana University / School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
2002
1998
1997
1993

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Board of Medical Examiners,
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support,
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1994
  • Diplomate American Board of Surgery,

Dr. Fox's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fox

4.7

Based on 43 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Every contact I've had with Dr Fox and his team has been exemplary and I would recommend him as the first choice to those I care about. Compassion, detailed explanations, generous time for your questions, everything that is important to me was provided. I feel that Dr Fox went above and beyond, challenging a denied request to my insurance for additional testing, which he felt necessary given the circumstances. This resulted in the insurance covering the test, and discovering from the test an urgent health concern that needs immediate attention. He may have saved my life with his diligence, but the extraordinary care also included taking the time to answer every question, and generally, to make me feel that they were there to support me and help me to figure things out. I highly recommend.
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Patient, attentive, through and knowledgeable.
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I had a laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery with Dr. Fox. He did an excellent job with the surgery. I had a mild complication to my healing after the surgery (not something I did wrong) and his office helped me deal with it even out of state.
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Very professional. Excellent communication skills. Procedure went very well and the recovery and return to normal was quick.
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Dr Fox is so personable & approachable he put me & my wife at ease & comfort going into a surgical repair of my femoral artery. He met us for the first time carrying the large amount of reports from various ct’s, mri’s, ultrasounds, eeg’s and echos that related to a stroke that I had. He had read & reviewed them & was completely familiar with my case (so unlike many doctors). The surgery went exactly as expected. His bedside manner and post surgical follow up should be an example to all docs
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Very positive. Skilled and professional, the plus being a friendly and caring atmosphere.
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Dr. Fox and the Alpine surgical staff were very friendly and professional. The two surgeries I had were top-notch. I highly recommend this team.
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Dr. Fox and his office staff are amazing. I have been a patient of Dr. Fox for over three years and every visit has been on time and very thorough. It is a great feeling when you leave a doctor's office and know that you are receiving the best care. I live in Denver and drive to Boulder to see Dr. Fox, I would absolutely recommend him!
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Great experience. Very experienced Doctor. Procedure went well. Only opportunity - Reception could be a little more welcoming!
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The highest accolades go out to this office, everyone from receptionist to surgeon. Totally at ease with all aspects of my surgery and care. I feel so fortunate to have found Dr.Fox and would not hesitate to recommend him to all in need! Thank you,Dr.Fox and much continued success.
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My hernia repair surgery with Dr Fox was excellent. All my questions were discussed and answered. Very congenial and compassionate doctor. Follow up meeting was great.
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I appreciated his clear explanation of my medical problem and of my impending surgery. The staff was friendly, competent and caring. Should I need surgery in the future, I would not hesitate to go to Dr. Fox again!
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I was totally impressed with Dr. Fox during my consultation appt for parathyroid surgery. He was on time and had already reviewed my history before entering the room, asked more questions about my health history, performed his own ultrasound, put me at ease with his sense of humor and thoroughly answered the long list of questions I had. His office team and surgery team were all friendly and professional. You could tell they enjoyed their jobs and liked Dr. Fox. My surgery was successful!
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Very efficient! Had initial evaluation, scheduled surgery within two weeks. surgery was a success, healing was quick.
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Dr. Fox is one of the most caring, compassionate doctors I've ever met. He spent the time I needed to get comfortable with the surgery procedure that I was having. He explained everything in simple language and answered all of my questions. After the surgery, which was successful, he still spent all of the time I requested. I would definitely recommend him. One caveat - because he spends varying amounts of time with patients, He's always running late. But since I understand why, it's okay.
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Dr. Fox listened to me thoroughly, and thoughtfully provided a recommended course of action for repair of two hernias. He also made sure that his proposed plan was the best plan to support my lifestyle. His support of my concerns after surgery was above and beyond. I highly recommend Dr. Fox.
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During my annual exam, my medical provider felt a cluster lump in my breast. Dr. Fox was able to get me THE SAME DAY to conduct an ultrasound himself of my breast and rule out any issue. It was incredible to have a surgeon do the ultrasound himself, explain to me in detail what I was seeing on the images, and give me information for follow-up. He was very knowledgable, thorough, and thoughtful. I would recommend him to any patient.
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I have been seeing Dr. Fox for a few years and have always received consistent care. He is always on time, thorough and takes his time answering any questions you may have.
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Dr Fox and his staff are well organized, efficient and caring. Dr Fox takes the time to make sure that you have a complete understanding, and have no outstanding questions. Susan Seamans
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My experience with Dr Fox was outstanding from my initial contact as a new patient straight through to the out patient he performed in his office. Dr and staff were all friendly, effiecient, and professional.
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Alpine Surgical

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    • Mon: 8:15am - 4:45pm
    • Tue: 8:15am - 4:45pm
    • Wed: 8:15am - 4:45pm
    • Thu: 8:15am - 4:45pm
    • Fri: 8:15am - 3:45pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 8:30am - 11:30am
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
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GEHA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
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Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
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