Dr. Robert I. Fox, MD

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Dr. Robert I. Fox, MD

Rheumatology | Male

ALLERGY & RHEUMATOLOGY CLINIC 9850 Genesee Ave Ste 420, La Jolla, CA 92037 Get Directions
(858) 457-3270

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Care Philosophy

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.Read more

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

Dr. Fox says..

SJOGREN'S SYNDROME: World expert, textbook and medical journal author, international educator.

Also expert in treating:

Rheumatoid arthritis

Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus -- SLE)

Sclerodoma

Ankylosing spondylitis

Gout

Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (CPPD) (formerly called Pseudogout)

Vasculitis

Reactive arthritis (Reiter's syndrome)

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Infectious arthritis (including Lyme Disease)

Tendinitis and Bursitis

Osteoarthritis

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Psoriatic arthritis

Spondyloarthritis

Takayasu's Arteritis

Spinal Stenosis

Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's)

Raynaud's Phenomenon 

Fibromyalgia

This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Procedures Performed

Dr. Fox says..

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

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  • Joint Injection
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    Stanford University Med Center

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Stanford University Med Center

    Completed in 1977

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford University Med Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1968

  • Other Education
    Combination MD/PHD Program

    Completed in 1974

    Harvard Medical School

    Completed in 1974

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Fox's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Fox's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Fox

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Fox's Care Philosophy

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.

×

Dr. Fox says...

SJOGREN'S SYNDROME: World expert, textbook and medical journal author, international educator.

Also expert in treating:

Rheumatoid arthritis

Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus -- SLE)

Sclerodoma

Ankylosing spondylitis

Gout

Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (CPPD) (formerly called Pseudogout)

Vasculitis

Reactive arthritis (Reiter's syndrome)

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Infectious arthritis (including Lyme Disease)

Tendinitis and Bursitis

Osteoarthritis

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Psoriatic arthritis

Spondyloarthritis

Takayasu's Arteritis

Spinal Stenosis

Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's)

Raynaud's Phenomenon 

Fibromyalgia

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Dr. Fox says...

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