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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... More
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.
SJOGREN'S SYNDROME: World expert, textbook and medical journal author, international educator.
Also expert in treating:
Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus -- SLE)
Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (CPPD) (formerly called Pseudogout)
Reactive arthritis (Reiter's syndrome)
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Infectious arthritis (including Lyme Disease)
Tendinitis and Bursitis
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's)
Dr. Fox performs highly skilled and precise:
Major joint and soft tissue aspirations to relieve swelling and pain and evaluate for infection.
Joint and trigger point injections of pain/inflammation-reducing steroid medicines
No malpractice history found for California.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Graduated in 1974
Completed in 1975
Completed in 1977
Completed in 1979
Graduated in 1968
Completed in 1974
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Robert I Fox, MD, PhD provides an exceptionally high standard of solo-practice personalized care that is extremely rare in the current medical arena. Dr. Fox personally sees and treats all his patients each visit-- (he does not use Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners).
Carla Fox, RN (his wife), oversees the Clinic as Administrator. Staff is highly trained, efficient, professional, friendly and responsive.
Dr. Fox's "old school" philosophy, creative "out of the box" thinking, clnincal knowledge and judgment-- and support to navigate the medical access circuit-- work complimentarily to thoroughly and precisely evaluate, diagnose and manage patients and achieve optimal clinical outcomes. Many of his patients are referred by other medical world experts from leading global medical institutions. His patients typically present with highly complicated conditions, and he "gets it" --to his patients' poignant relief. He treats everyone as he would wish his family to be cared for-- with expertise dignity, compassion, understanding, and respect. He takes his time to LISTEN, and makes patients feel very personally cared for in a thoughtful and kind manner. He commonly coordinates care via direct email communicaton throughout the day and evenings, 7 days a week, to address medical concerns promptly.
Patients are empowered by being provided physician visit notes, personalized medication lists, printed orders, printed legible prescriptions, treatment plan, and he often emails patients informational online resources during office visits, to ensure they understand their conditions and treatment, and become their own patient care advocate. His average high complexity New Patient Consultation visit is ONE HOUR, and office follow-up revisits are a HALF-HOUR, so that the patient is not rushed.
***Dr. Fox is NOT an "in-network provider" for Medicare, Medi-Cal, ACA or private insurance carriers because he will not tolerate clinical decision-making interference and insurance reimbursement-based ploys. However, typically all labwork, tests, and imaging studies he orders ARE covered by insurance plans.
He does tirelessly go the extra mile for his patients in a multitude of ways, including expediting ER admissions, paving the way for referrals to top medical institutions and specialists when necessary, and sensibly streamlining reduced cost prescriptons from local pharmacies --more reasons why he is so beloved and revered by his grateful patients.