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Dr. Michael Fox

Fertility Medicine
Jacksonville, FL
34 years experience male

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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.

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Fertility Medicine

Doctor Q&A

441 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Usually on time: Generally the cycle will come 2-5 days after the Progesterone has been discontinued sometimes though the process may not happen as planned. At a min... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Could be: It is possible that this is normal. We don't normally begin to worry or evaluate for causes of infertility until you have been trying for 6 months. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Stess?: If you feel that you are possibly pregnant but have negative home testing, perhaps a blood test would be in order. If negative and always regular, ph... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Actually this is slightly more common after day five transfer ~1%. Since the embryo is in nearly hatching or hatching, the transfer "pressure" can ca... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
More than one egg: In normal human females, one or much less frequently two follicles release eggs that could be fertilized and produce pregnancy. The older a woman get... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
72hours: Likely only capable of producing a pregnancy for 48 hours or so. No guarantees though and likely is variable even with the same male on different occ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Difficult Question: That is a moderate sized fibroid. Our thought is unless it is mostly exterior to the uterus that it should most likely be removed. Especially if you... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
No way to know: No studies have ever looked at re-hydrating dried sperm to check for viability. It is possible that while you think it's dried, the central portion o... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
I agree: We are in north florida but work out of a surgery center in our office where we have control over costs and can offer very competitive cost structure ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Several options: If you have PCOS, there are several approaches. We find that attention to metabolic health is the most effective treatment. This means using a low c... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
? early cramps: The most likely answer is early menstrual cramping for an unsuccessful cycle. That said, almost anything goes in these cycles in regards to cramping ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
What you can do...: pursue a very low carbohydrate high fat diet. you body and the fetus need those ingredients to make a healthy pregnancy. Decrease stress. No aero... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Must be first preg: You will clearly know baby movement when it comes. There will be no question when it sfarts.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Anything possible : Don't know what sperm granuloma is? Might be a rare complication but have never heard of this reaction.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Varies: Generally starts several days, even up to seven or so after ovulation. This is related to the Progesterone hormone production in the luteal phase of ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
No: Don't sweat the numbers! HCG values are variable and anything over about 30 17 days after lh surge or about 15 or 16 days from ovulation is potential... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
You might be: 10-40% of pill users actually ovulate. This is dependent on the particular progestin (progesterone like compound) in the pill. Not much data exists ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Confusing yes: If that was a home pregnancy test one of three things are possible. First the test was false pos (least likely). Second, you have been pregnant since... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Not Great: The fertility issues with IUD's centers around infection and tubal disease. Without infection, the IUD is perfectly safe. The risk of infection is l... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Debatable: The theory is that increased temperature of the testicle causes problems with sperm development. Our experience has been that unless a varicocele is ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
It's not exact: Clear stretchy mucous is a sign of estrogen stimulation and less thicker mucous is a sign of progesterone stimulation. progesterone begins to increase... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Resistance Training: Read, "slo burn fitness revolution" by fred hahn. Resistance training done in a novel slow way is the only appropriate form of exercise. 30 min 2x/ wk... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Won't always: Pcod is a clinical diagnosis so you may figure it out fairly easily. Irregular cycles, evidence of elevated male hormones, and evidence of pco on ult... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
No: The vagina can be enlarged with dilation, either through sex or using physical dilators like a sex toy or specifically made vaginal dilators. Vaginal... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Yes most certainly: Pregnancy is the most dangerous time for women with pcos and Insulin resistance. Pregnancy is like a fast forward into your future health. Hormones of... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: That is a long period of infertility and suggests a definite cause. You should identify a fertility specialist in your area that could do a basic eva... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Not long: I tell most patients, as soon as they feel like it. Usually 7-14 days or so. Depends though on your surgery type and would go on the recommendations... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Not necessarily: Overweight individuals who have Insulin resistance and high Insulin levels will retain fluid related to the Insulin effect on the kidney. The fluid i... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Interstitial: Interstitial cystitis? Find someone who will prescribe high dose vaginal estrogen for a cure.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Ovulation disorder: If this is a recurrent event (kit + on cd 18 to 19) your picture is one of subtle ovulation disorder with short luteal phase. This could be due to st... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Yes it is possible. Pants less likely but possible transmission through undergarments. There are reports of hot tub pregnancies as well due to sperm... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Don't understand?: ? What you are asking. Assume worried about pregnancy from sperm on hands? Dry hands would most likely equate to dead sperm. There is no guarantee ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Cant say for sure: Don't know abt estrogen without a number and were you taking supplemental estrogen? Remember just because pgd is done, it doesn't absolutely verify t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Hard to pinpoint: Don't know why you are on a progestin 16-23 or if you're trying for a pregnancy. Ovulation kits turn positive 2 days before ovulation (physical ovula... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Implantation bleeding is an unknown and only theoretical entity. There is no science to say it really exists. We occasionally see bleeding in the tw... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Hard to say: If you can discern a regular cycle out of that pattern, you probably do ovulate around cd 14 from the beginning of the real bleeding. Spotting especi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Yes good for iui, but if that is his consistent result (on two tests), and the cervix is normal and you are not using Clomid (clomiphene) as a stimula... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Six days: Six days plus or minus a day or so.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Actually the first bit of ejaculate can contain the most sperm and pregnancy can easily occur from exposure to this part of ejaculation. This is a c... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Very Negative: Insulin causes the ovary to produce extra male hormone such as testosterone but others are produced. Male hormone is detrimental to the follicle and d... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Time: This is synchronized hair loss. We see it anytime the hormone balance moves rapidly toward or away from estrogen, such as pregnancy or pill start etc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 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. In... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Need Treatment: Unless your cycles are exactly 28 days and have always been regular, i would suggest you seek treatment. We prefer Letrozole over Clomid (clomiphene)... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Very possible: Sperm can stay in the system 72 hours or so. Nobody knows how long they can fertilize. Most feel at least 48hrs. It is less likely if you just saw ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Unknown.: Likely not. If sperm that are "cold" or less than body temperature are placed in the female, they will rapidly increase their temp to 98.6. At that ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
Yes depends: There is great variation in quality of ovulation. Some patients when tested have normal ovulation while others, subnormal. The patients with subnorm... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 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. In... Read More

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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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