Dr. Richard Fox, MD

Dr. Richard Fox, MD

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General Surgery  |  
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46 y/o
(29)

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Dr. Richard Fox, MD is a general surgery specialist in Boulder, CO and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1997 and specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology, and more.

Alpine Surgical

4743 Arapahoe Ave Ste 102

Boulder, CO 80303
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 90% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
normal
more than 69% of peers
Cancer
normal
more than 62% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fox "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"
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Vascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Amputation
  • Anal Repair
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Anoscopy
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy
  • Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arterial Graft
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bullectomy
  • Burn Care Services
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • 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 Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • 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 Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Joint Fusion
  • 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
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Re-Operative Surgery
  • Revascularization
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Shunts
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Surgery
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • 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
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vasectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Whipple Procedure

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • 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.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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.

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Dr. Fox's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fox to family and friends
4.6
based on 29 total reviews (16 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Fox's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

in Louisville CO 80027
Very efficient! Had initial evaluation, scheduled surgery within two weeks. surgery was a success, healing was quick.
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in Boulder, CO
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...more
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in Denver, CO
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...more
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in Rollinsville
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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