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Dr. Michael Fox

Fertility Medicine
Jacksonville, FL
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Jacksonville, FL

Address

7051 Southpoint Pkwy, Suite 200 , Jacksonville, FL
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Jacksonville, FL

About

Bio

Dr. Fox was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Jacksonville, Florida where he attended The Bolles School. After graduation from Auburn University, he received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1987. After completing one-year internship in Internal Medicine at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, he transferred to the University of Mississippi for an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. After completing his residency in 1992, Dr. Fox was awarded a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr. Fox has received many awards and scholastic accolades during his educational training. During medical school at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Dr. Fox was inducted into the prestigious honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha in his Junior year of training. Dr. Fox passed his board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1995 and sub specialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 1997. Dr. Fox serves as the Medical Director of Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor and serves as the Division Chief for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville. Dr. Fox has authored chapters in several OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology texts on such subjects as Endometriosis, Treatment of Female Infertility and the Treatment of Male Associated Infertility. Further, he has published numerous journal articles in well-known specialty periodicals. Dr. Fox continues to actively participate in research with the University of Florida residents, continually presenting important clinical research both locally and nationally regarding current infertility issues. Dr. Fox is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, The Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons, The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology, Resolve and The Endometriosis Association. Along with the goal of assisting couples to achieve desired results, Dr. Fox is also a highly skilled laparoscopic surgeon with a keen interest in endometriosis and pelvic pain. He also works with patients on the underlying metabolic causes of infertility, e.g. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and insulin resistance. Other interest areas include Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PMS, and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Dr. Fox is happily married and is the proud father of five children, Madison, Michaela, Magnolia, Millicent and Maddox. He and his wife, Felicia recently delivered spontaneous triplets!! As a result, he now has unique insight into this most distressing side effect of infertility treatment. In addition, he is an avid sportsman enjoying hunting, fishing, boating as well as other outdoor activities with his family. He loves collecting antiques and photography.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Doctor Q&A

355 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Bleeding common: Bleeding at any point after ovulation and during the first trimester of pregnancy is very non specific and does not really point to any diagnosis. Im... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Need workup: You should find a physician in your area to evaluate your situation fully. Open tubes and normal sperm might not be a complete evaluation. There are... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Need to see Doctor: It is impossible to diagnose this over the internet. It could be petechiae which are breaks in the small skin capillaries and could indicate a blood ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Unknown: trying to understand the ? I'm assuming hCG 414 then 263 two days later. If that's true the pregnancy is abnormal but whether it's a uterine or tuba... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Can get back to work: Programs have always been divided on whether a woman can resume normal activity or should be on bed rest for a period of time after embryo transfer. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Most likely day 14: Normal cycles are 27;28;or 29 days in length. With that consistent pattern, ovulation would most likely occur on cycle day 14. If you have intercour... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Some: Some programs have age cutoffs. Ask if you are over 35 and you are told egg donor only option….
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
? cervical bleeding: If you normally have regular cycles and bleeding starts so early in the cycle it is most likely cervical from the intercourse. When bleeding occurs a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
PCOS and Miscarriage: Pcos is related to miscarriage. We find that more than 50% of untreated PCOS pregnancies end in miscarriage. Treatment includes Metformin, hormonal ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Multiple causes: Delayed cycles are usually due to delayed ovulation. This is most commonly caused by stress or underlying ovulation disorders. Pregnancy that is ear... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Nothing: Estradiol is the form of estrogen produced by the ovary. 17 beta Estradiol to be exact. It is easy to manufacture this and put it in a medicine form... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Possible: Overall, too much is discussed about and emphasis placed on "implantation bleeding." bleeding is exceedingly common. It could be from inside the ute... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
??: Don't know what af stands for? Pain is so non specific that no clear conclusions can be derived from it. There is a great deal of bowel dysfunction ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: The hormonal axis begins very rapidly after cessation of birth control pill suppression. If you had normal regular cycles before you started pills, t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
OK: Would suggest not checking for ovulation if you have regular 28 day cycles. This produces anxiety and stress that works against you for successful pr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have a follicle (egg) develop after 3 missed pills, especially if the pills missed are the first 3. Follicles are already developin... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
If: If you have osteoporosis/osteopenia, don't forget to eat lots of protein and fat to aid bone repair.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
You: You can lose more weight if you don't engage in aerobic exercise... Weights instead.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Possible. With disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, the brain senses life threatening stress. The first reaction is to decrease fertility to protec... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No definite cause: Ovulation pain is not experienced by all women and even those who do don't have it every cycle. Most likely your cd16 pain is related to ovulation wit... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Likely not: Cervix is likely not completely healed and the uterus still reacting to the inflammation at the cervical level. If pain or bleeding persists, you sho... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Helps ovulation: Clomiphene fools the brain into thinking there is not enough estrogen produced by the ovary so the brain sends out more signals to the ovary to get to... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No: You should check with your doctor. This could just be a fluid issue. I would try to drink more fluids but if that doesn't work then see your doctor.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Multiple: Many are born with abnormalities in sperm production. Some lose production ability with time. Infections can block tubes, vas deferens, that take sp... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
None: Facial hairgrowth or hirsutism is a slowly progressive problem due to over exposure to male hormones, known as androgens. Shaving has no effect. As ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Not Really: Bcp's provide hormonal changes that would decrease not increase hair growth. They are used for this purpose to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome, pco... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Try hard: She needs to find a physician that understands hormones like a reproductive endocrinologist that treats and has interest in hormones and menopause. T... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Ovulation Problem: Hard to understand your ? As written. I'm reading cycle >35d and negative preg test at that point? What that says to me is there is an ovulation pro... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Great Question: Actually, a normal patient can be stimulated to produce polycystic ovaries through the addition of male hormone. Higher than normal male hormone leve... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
???: Hard to know your ? Many lean pcod pts are really hypothalamic ovulation disorder in disguise. Your wt is very low. Stop all aerobic exercise get sle... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
? Normal: This could be normal the cramping is less normal but very on specific. The discharge could be normal if no symptoms. If symptoms seek evaluation at gy... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Mixed Answer: Lh predictor kits measure the lh surge, not ovulation per se. If you have a good lh surge, your chance of ovulation is about 95%. There are problems... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Repro Endo: Reproductive endocrinologists are the sub specialists most familiar with pcos. Ob/gyn's and endocrinology are also trained but don't see the disease ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No: If you have been taking pills appropriately for more than one month your chance of pregnant is less than 2%. It doesn't matter the timing of pills, j... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
? moist: The cervix has blood during the cycle and the mucous gradually forms under estrogen influence from cycle day 3-5 to cycle day 12-14 where it is profus... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes, maybe......but: Hemachromatosis would be a very unlikely cause of pituitary dysfunction in a 29 year old and i would only entertain that if there was other severe org... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
??: Cycle length is first day to first day. 21 days is extremely short, if add cycle of say 5-6 days that is a 26 to 27 day interval? If you are at 32 da... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Old data (from the 1970's and 80's showed an increased pregnancy rate with hsg. This though was using the old oil based dye that is not used any more... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Multiple: 3 basic signs: irregular long menstrual cycle intervals, ultrasound findings consistent with pros, and hyperandrogenic features (male hormones) such a... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Usually nothing: As infertility specialists, we often encounter cysts of various descriptions in patients with no pain. The medical system has labelled cysts as a pai... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No: Pcos is caused by increased insulin, Insulin resistance that is all part of the diabetes ii disease spectrum. Insulin increases male hormone (androge... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Complicated: Syndrome is due to high Insulin levels. Patients have the type ii diabetes gene expression. Early in dmii, Insulin levels are high. Insulin in the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Likely irritation of the cervix with slight bleeding to create that discharge. An ultrasound with your doctor would be reassuring if you have more qu... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No: I can't think of any reason that lifting weights would increase hair growth unless Anabolic steroids or testosterone was being used. There are no kno... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: Depends on duration and the status of the hair follicles. Once transformed to a terminal hair (like eyebrow hair), it is very difficult to resolve wi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Difficult: Most surgeons have very steady hands. It's like fighter pilots; can't do the job unless you meet the criteria. In surgery though, the base of the h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Be careful: If you are female aerobic exercise is really not your friend. Stress responses lower estrogen levels and the stimuli for ovulation (fsh). Our societ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Basically any: All birth control pills have some positive metabolic effects that improve pcos. Some of the progestins are slightly preferred but if you find one is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Unknown effects: Rises in luteal phase of the cycle along with progesterone. As far as we know, it is simply a precursor to progesterone. It has risen in popularity ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Different approach: In a 40 year old with irregular cycles you should seek fertility care. Your spontaneous (successful) pregnancy rate is very low and you don't want to... Read More
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Testimonials
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Excellent reproductive endocrinologist. Teaches patients how to best improve fertility status without jumping to expensive procedures. Excellent with PCOS care.
Dr Fox is and excellent reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist. I have recommended many patients who have had great results
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Nov 19, 2014
I have been trying to get pregnant ,negative 11/18/14 to birthday ,help .
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Lbz Thanks dr. Fox. I'm 36 and had pretty bad endometriosis. Had laparoscopic surgery 3 Years ago before we started Ivf...improved some. Still have one endo 2mm left on one side. But again, quantity i...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Unfortunately I could not take the prempro they put me on it made me very mean. I won't take it until I have too. I already have osteoarthritis.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much doctor and I wonder If you explain the AMH test and how is it possible to increase it and possible treatment plz

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Alabama School of Medicine, AL
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSPITAL

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Jacksonville, FL - Winter
2013
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, Second Place, Florida - Winter
2013
Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, First Place, Florida - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine

Publications

Neonatal morbidity between 34 and 37 weeks gestation
Laparoscopic pomeroy tubal ligation as a teaching model for residents
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