Dr. Richard Fox, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Boulder, CO. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Fox is affiliated with Boulder Community Health and Avista Adventist Hospital.
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 understanding of your medical condition, the various available treatment methods, as well as the details of their surgery. It is our belief that education is paramount prior to proceeding with your surgery. You and your family members can be assured of outstanding surgical expertise both in and out of the operating room. Additional websites; Boulder Breast Center www.boulderbreastcenter.com; Boulder Vein Center www.boulderveins.com
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 General Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Peripheral Arterial Occlusion
Adenocarcinoma of Lung
Adrenal Cortex Diseases
Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Adrenal Gland Diseases
Adrenal Medulla Tumor
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Angiosarcoma of the Breast
Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
Arterial Occlusive Disease
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
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
Bile Duct Cancer
Bile Duct Disorders
Bile Duct Obstruction
Breast Duct Papilloma
Carcinoma in Situ
Carotid Artery Disease
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Conditions
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
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Acid Reflux Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Angioplasty With Stent Placement
Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Bile Duct Procedure
Bile Duct Surgery
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Surgical Procedure
Burn Care Services
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Central Line Insertion
Chest Tube Insertion
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Dialysis Access Procedures
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Pediatric Surgical Procedures
Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
Port Placements or Replacements
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Skin Cancer Removal
Small Bowel Surgery
Suture Soft Tissue Wound
Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
Temporal Artery Biopsy
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Varicose Vein Procedure
Varicose Vein Surgery
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
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?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
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.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
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.
Indiana University / School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School | Graduated 1997
Loyola University Med Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
Loyola University Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
National Board of Medical Examiners,
Advanced Trauma Life Support,
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1994
Diplomate American Board of Surgery,
Media & Publications
Dr. Fox has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
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.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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