Dr. Robert I. Fox, MD

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Dr. Robert I. Fox, MD

Rheumatology | Male

Robert Fox MD 9850 Genesee Ave Ste 910, La Jolla, CA 92037 Get Directions
(858) 457-2023

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      Specialties

      • Rheumatology
      • Internal Medicine

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      • Internal Medicine

      Conditions Treated

      • 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

      • Joint Injection
      • Steroid Injection

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        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

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        Sanctions

        No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      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

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • 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

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      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
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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.

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      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