Dr. Michael Fox

Fertility Medicine
Jacksonville, FL
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Jacksonville, FL

Address

7051 Southpoint Pkwy, Suite 200 , Jacksonville, FL
Directions

Office

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 member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: lack of estrogen can cause discoloration of the genital skin. Alternatively, the skin darkening can be caused by insulin elevations associated with i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Theoretical: This is based on the retrograde menstruation theory and other experimental models where menstrual blood is projected back into the abdominal cavity to... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Hard to know: if you are breast feeding your estrogen levels are very low and bleeding can be heavier than normal and could result in some nausea. Thyroid levels ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Unknown.: I doubt this is an issue but for general health you should probably seek medical endocrine consult for an acth stimulation test to see if your system ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Excisional Surgery: In our experience, excision of endo is curative. In many repeat surgeries (over 100), endo was found only in 2 patients. This finding supports the e... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No difference: The repair is static. No chance for change over time.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Terrible: Lupron (leuprolide) causes reversible menopause. So as soon as the medicine takes effect the estrogen drops to zero same as complete menopause. Hot f... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Low Carb High Fat: Read, "why we get fat and what to do about it" taubes. Low carb high fat is the best diet for humans and results in dramatic persistent weight loss, d... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Chocolate Cyst: Agree dr. Kohl. Further though, they are not true ovarian cysts in a traditional sense, but represent invaginations of the surface of the ovary. They... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
You don't : Agree, but the treatment for endo is excisional surgery. If done correctly, there is little need for medical therapy. The research and recommendation... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes; ? >90%: Almost all tubal ligations are reversible. Unfortunately, reproductive medicine has moved away from reversal surgery. Most practices pushing patient... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
? Definition: Non surgical treatments for endometriosis do not cure or treat the disease other than to temporarily suppress function of endometriotic tissue. Studi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on the surg: Depends on the surgery. You need to clear this with your doctor's office. They have your specific information and would be best suited to answer tha... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Rarely, need surgery: Almost all tubal ligations are reversible. Unfortunately, reproductive medicine has moved away from reversal surgery. Most practices pushing patient... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Laparoscopy: Almost all tubal ligations are reversible. Unfortunately, reproductive medicine has moved away from reversal surgery. Most practices pushing patient... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
2 million: So it's reported. 400, 000 at puberty and less than 100 or so at menopause. Where do they go? Women lose eggs on a periodic basis no matter what the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe not: Most would say ok but as we learn more bat metabolism and fertility, the more we respect caffeine as a bad actor. I think it should be strictly avoide... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Possible: We generally think of ablations as sterilizing but depending on the depth of damage to the endometrium, pregnancy could still be possible. An estroge... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
? meaning of quest.: All reproductive issues are important. Tubal issues, ovulation issues, and male factor issues. We promote to patients that in todays high carbohydra... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Hormone replacement (hrt) should be given to all women unless they have significant contraindications. Unfortunately the medical sentiment has change... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No: Letrozole of all the drugs we've used causes virtually no side effects. The symptoms are likely of another cause. The Letrozole is given to stimulat... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Have some: Adolescents are at particular risk of sexually transmitted disease which results in tubal disease / occlusion. If a teen has severe pain with periods... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Chemical structures: Esterified Estrogens are chemically different and most often are plant derived. The Conjugated Estrogens are a group of Estrogens that come from hors... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Don't know: Don't know what super greens are. 1000x more important than any supplements would be to pursue a high animal fat, very low carbohydrate diet. The baby... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Movement is bowel : Missed the movement part. Movement is not related to pregnancy unless you are 20+ weeks and you would see uterine enlargement and know you were pregn... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Low: Sperm can be emitted before ejaculation so the pull out method is not 100%. If you have regular cycles and you are far away from ovulation (cycle day... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Unknown.: We would assume softer, due to increases in prostaglandins released during the cycle. The finding of slight dilation of the cervix represents some ph... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes age dependent: Endometriosis simply lowers people's chances of pregnancy. For most under age 26 or so, pregnancy happens without help and is why 2-3 generations ago... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Multiple options: Any over the counter medicine can be used in early pregnancy. Hydration is the most important aspect for the pregnancy. Drinking as much as you can ... Read More
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A 26-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. In... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Unknown: This could be bleeding from an embryo that is not doing well and you are losing the embryo. More likely though that this is implantation bleeding, or... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Hard to Say: Don't get that ? Much. Most likely not related to the uterus but bowel related. The hormonal changes a week before the cycle starts are characterize... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Must be first preg: You will clearly know baby movement when it comes. There will be no question when it sfarts.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
FSH: Premature menopause, would exist in anyone felt to be menopausal below age 40. The FSH level is the single best test for this. As stated in other pe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
400 ug: This is the minimum dosing for routine pregnancy without any other circumstances that might require more such as elevated homocysteine, twins, or hist... Read More
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A 32-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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
History and records: At your first appointment generally, a detailed medical and reproductive history for you and your spouse. Best to make appointment as a couple. Any ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
No: Likely during surgery a catheter was used to drain your bladder. In 10-20% of cases a low grade bladder infection could cause such frequency symptoms... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Our findings over the last few years point to an enormous increase in ovulation problems for underweight women. It's complicated but even with regula... 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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