Dr. Thomas Fox, DO

Dr. Thomas Fox, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 62

  
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Dr. Thomas Fox, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Niceville, FL. Dr. Fox has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hip/Pelvic Bones, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Twin Cities Hospital and Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fox to book an appointment.


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Bluewater Orthopedics

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(850) 897-8081
Bluewater Orthopedics1950 Bluewater Blvd Ste 100 Niceville, FL 32578
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Bluewater Orthopedics

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(850) 897-8081
Bluewater Orthopedics120 E Redstone Ave Ste B Crestview, FL 32539
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Bluewater Orthopedics7720 Us Highway 98 W Ste 200 Destin, FL 32550
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals
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Dr Fox has replaced both of my knees (April, Aug) and my left hip In October because I have rheumatoid arthritis and my god, what a world of difference. I honestly get chocked up when I think about how Dr Fix has improved my life. I am able to live with out the sharp and constant pain that was in my joints. I am able to be a father that gets to run and play with my kids instead of siting and watching. Dr Fox listens to your questions and answers them fully. He goes over the joint replacement procedure and makes you feel at easy. The night before your surgery, Dr Fox will call you to see how you are doing and assure you everything will go smoothly, which it does. The staff at the Destin surgery center is top notch, friendly, and professional. Anesthesiologist is very professional and thorough. He make sure you will have no issues with the anesthesia. I highly recommend Dr Fox
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Shane Cr – Oct 21, 2020
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I have not had a doctor who showed the level of concern in over 50 years. My whole experience with the Dr Fox was way better than what I expected. I was walking the dog within a week and push mowing the grass within two. I am sooo gled I went ahead and did it at age 72.
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Phillip Martin – Aug 27, 2020
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I initially visited this office for a knee problem. I actually had to have replacement surgery. Dr. Fox explained in detail the problem and why replacement was necessary. He performed the surgery at Destin Surgery Center. Not only did he fix my knee but he also straightened my leg! For over 20 years I suffered with a bad knee and constant sore leg. I feel like a new person! It's been just about three months since my surgery and I am like a new person! Dr. Fox also stayed in touch after my surgery just in case I had questions or concerns. He is one of the best Doctors I have met! He is professional but very personable. The office staff is great also They are all on their game!
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Dave – Aug 09, 2020
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I have seen Dr. Fox twice before and I really like his work.
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Jul 06, 2020
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Dr Fox and Staff Outstanding staff. Dr. Fox has a great rep as a Doctor and as a Friend. I am very confident in his advice regarding my shoulder in the short and long term. Art Jean, July 1, 2020
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Arthur Jean – Jul 02, 2020
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I am so thankful that I have physicians who care about their patients. Y'all are personal and patient and just AWESOME. I LOVE THIS TEAM
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Victoria Lake – Jul 02, 2020
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Staff is friendly and professional. Usually no wait. Their medical procedures and advise has been helpful
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Martha Woolsey – Jun 29, 2020
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Dr Fox replaced each of my knees, one year apart. I had excellent outcomes. I have nothing but good things to say about Dr Fox.
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Carol Stiller – Jun 29, 2020
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He is very professional and caring. Calls before surgery, talks through the procedure, is up on the latest medical updates. Talks with Mrs. and she is happy too. He has replaced both my knees, one just got polymer piece replaced, plus both shoulder orthodoxy and both wrists carpal tunnel release...bad knees fixed, injured shoulders fixed, feeling in my hands again...THANK YOU. Did mom's knees and at 84 she is still mobile!
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John Outman – Jun 17, 2020
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It was like going to see your best friend. He took time to explain what needed to be done and answered all questions I had.
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Gregory Holcomb – Jun 15, 2020
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Very good surgeon with years of experience which is always recommended. Wonderful bedside manner. He even gave me his personal cell phone number and called to check on me after my rotator cuff surgery. I highly recommend Dr Fox. Very pleased!
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Jun 14, 2020
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I visited Dr. Fox several days ago. I waited to give a response because I wanted to know if his advice and guidance worked; it did! I found Dr. Fox to be thorough in his examination, reviewed my x-rays with me to indicate the issues, provided me specific suggestions to ease the pain, and made sure I understood the alternatives. He was factual, cordial and supportive.
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Jun 12, 2020
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He is a very caring and considerate doctor. Spent time discussing my condition with me and offered some options for me to think about. The only negative is I wanted to speak more loudly. He has a very soft voice. Maybe it’s my hearing! Lol
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Clay – May 25, 2020
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Dr Fox defies the norm and is truly compassionate, ethical and sagacious physician.
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May 15, 2020
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Very honest and straight forward Very pleased with appointment
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Wellington – May 11, 2020
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I think Dr. Fox is great. He's been my Orthopedic physician for a very long time. He's always been very kind and compassionate. He has replaced one hip and both my knees. My surgeries have turned out very well and I would highly recommend him to anyone who has any Orthopedic issues. Thank you to Doctor Fox for helping me lead a better life.
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sharon peaden – May 11, 2020
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I've had a problem with my knee since December 2019. Went to my GP with no results and my Rheumatologist recommend Dr. Fox. He knew what the problem was after evaluating. He fixed my problem quickly and professionally. I Highly recommend him! Wonderful personality!
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Cassandra – May 05, 2020
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I have used Dr. Fox several times now and he always knows what the problem is after evaluating. Has always fixed my problem as quickly and professionally as anyone could. Highly recommend him!
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Apr 23, 2020
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Very caring, personable, professional.
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Feb 20, 2020
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In 2015, Fox replaced my right hip. Both my legs were even before surgery. Fox screwed up my surgery and left me with my right leg 5/8 to 6/8 of an inch shorter than my left leg. This has totally ruined my life and health. I am forced to use inserts in my right shoe to try to even out my gait. The inserts help a little, but I am still left with an unsteady gait and in pain. His incompetence has badly affected every aspect of my life. After surgery, he told me he should have used a larger implant. Too late now.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fox

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fox treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fox treats other conditions, please contact the office at (850) 897-8081.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Fox typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Broken Arm
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Dr. Fox typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Hip Replacement
Hip Resurfacing
Hip Fracture
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Fox typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Fox typically treats 62% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Fox's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Thomas Fox, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Niceville, FL. Dr. Fox has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hip/Pelvic Bones, and Knee/Lower...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1991
Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
York Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Abington Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
St. Josephs Univ.
Undergraduate School

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Twin Cities Hospital

Niceville, FL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast

Miramar Beach, FL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
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