Dr. Laurence Fox

Family Medicine
Federal Way, WA
male

Locations

Office

Federal Way, WA

Address

34618 11th Place South, #100, Federal Way, WA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(253) 838-4145

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

First Choice Healthcare

Health Net

LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

Other

Regence Blue Shield of Washington

United HealthCare Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

In my early years as a physician I worked in the Emergency Department of a busy Trauma Center in Dallas. Here I mastered the art of putting out fires. After retiring from the chaos of putting out fires, I moved into the practice of preventing fires. I am Board Certified in Family Medicine. My practice interests are centered in an Integrative philosophy. Integrative Medicine is the practice of healing the mind-body-spirit. Treating the whole person, and empowering self regulating healing mechanisms are my approach.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Hawaii, Idaho, Texas, Washington

Doctor Q&A

232 Answers
48 Agrees
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
48 hour Peak: Testosterone injection usually result in peak levels by 48 hours post injection. Then the decline to baseline occurs. Depending on initial dose will ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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Rest and....: Rest and physical therapy for 2-3 weeks. If no improvement then possible cortisone injection. See your doctor
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A 41-year-old female asked:
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Go to Emergency Room: Considering your age you could be having a heart attack. Either call 911 or go to closest emergency department immediately for evaluation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Yes: It can lead to esophageal reflux. Long term reflux can lead to a condition known as barrett's esophagus. Long term reflux gets treated with acid bloc... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
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Watch Blood Pressure: Yes it is generally safe, just watch your blood pressure. Injectable testosterone would carry a higher risk of increase blood pressure. Topical gels... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Depends: Could be a mucoid cyst. If a tobacco user, more attention required. If present more than 3 weeks have evaluated by ENT or Oral Surgeon
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Immediate Evaluation: Your child needs immediate evaluation. Call pediatrician and if unable to see, report to closest emergency department.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Yes: Pre-jaculate can carry sperm. If it comes in contact with the vaginal entrance, penile penetration is not necessary for sperm to gain access.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Pelvic Inflammatory: Pelvis inflammatory disease. Can be from acute infection or chronic. Chronic can lead to infertility.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Muscle Gain: Working out increase the ratio of lean muscle to fat . Changes in lean body mass can be detected by certain body composition analyzers. Exercise isn... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Go to Emergency Room: Several life threatening conditions can cause sudden onset difficulty breathing including spontaneous pneumothorax, asthma, pulmonary embolism, heart ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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See Doctor: Recurrent non specific flu like symptoms can be the sign of underlying problem. If can be sign of festering localized infection or pathology. See do... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Under Supervision: Persons with bmi above 30 sometimes benefit from taking phenterimine for medically supervised weight loss. It is not indicated for those below 30 bmi... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your Doctor: The color of stool is usually dictated by the liver. Caliber of the stool is a lower colorectal issue. The mucous and blood can be from the colon and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Maybe diet related: Childhood sleep patterns are determined by numerous factors. Establishing good sleep hygiene is important. Diet from lunch thru dinner also have an ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Arthritis: A common cause is osteoarthritis. Another cause could be patellar chondromalacia. Have your PCP evaluate
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Not likely: Theoretically possible, but not likely. Usually depends on the strain of virus causing the cold sore.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Maybe: Sleep quality is an important predictor of health. Night time urination that is relatively new could be a sign of diabetes. Could also be from drink... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Not TV: Reading books and play exercises that work on manual dexterity. Children are "blank chalkboards" studies show learning is best accomplished thru fa... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Pregnancy: Pregnancy is a common reason for this. There are other reason, including some medications, changes in hormone levels, pituitary adenomas. See your d... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
See Doctor: Many things can cause acute back pain. Kidney stones are very common, but other conditions can also cause acute back pain. Herniated discs can also c... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Evaluation: Typically would like your 25-OH Vitamin D3 level up around 50. Ask you OB about possibly doubling your dose. As a vegetarian you also need to have y... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Yes: Shouldn't be an issue unless you add additional over the counter cold medications. Any new medications can compete for metabolic breakdown, thus cau... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Careful: Need to be careful when eating whole seeds. Sometimes they remain undigested and can be the source of appendicitis if they become lodged during intest... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Yes: One cyst doesn't negate the possibility of pregnancy. A condition called pcos, poly cystic ovarian syndrome however can make fertility more complicat... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Immediately: Ectopic pregnancy can be life threatening. It needs to be evaluated and treated immediately.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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No: Antibiotics shouldn't interfere with a future std check. Assuming that the Flagyl is prescribed for non std bacterial vaginosis, I am curious why std... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Go to ER: Considering your age possibilities include cardiac origin. Muscle strains won't hurt you, but cardiac events can. Best to have this type of pain ch... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: Infection, both sexually transmitted and non sexually can cause this. Most common would be a condition called bacterial vaginosis, aka bv. Evaluatio... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Shingles: Seek immediate medical evaluation. Shingles can present in this fashion. If in the ophthalmic region, could raise the risk of eye involvement. Shing... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe not be wart: May not be a wart. May have been a sebacious gland or impacted follicle you squeezed. Had your warts examined by a doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: Most likely at your age it represents an infection. Have it looked at before if becomes an abscess.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
NASH: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis--a fatty infiltration that occurs in the liver. If alcohol is not the cause then it is related to the diabetes. Keeping ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Perspective: Some people get anxious because of their perspective. For years psychiatrists have been unfairly called "shrinks'. This slang reference often induce... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibilities: Testicular pain can be from epididymitis, varicocele, hydrocele, testicular trauma or pathology. Transient pain is usually not worrisome. Sudden onse... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Recurrence of these painful cysts and the infection that can follow is best taken care of by a General Surgeon
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Any persistent resting heartbeat over 100 beats per minute needs evaluation. Heartbeat above 120 beats a minute usually starts creating symptoms whic... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Any oil based product has the risk of blocking pores.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
See Doctor: What your describing could be a condition referred to as temporal arteritis. This needs immediate evaluation, including blood work. If it turns out t... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Immediate Evaluation: In the event that this is an acute occurrence you need immediate evaluation for Deep Vein Thrombosis. If this has been progressive over that last coup... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Repeat Preg Test: Repeat pregnancy test in 1 week. Obtain pelvic exam with cultures to evaluate for STD.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Withdrawal Man: Pre-jaculate is know to carry sperm. Betting on pre-climax withdrawal to guard against pregnancy is not a good bet. It is a better bet that the per... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Sudden onset pain with respiratory component could be pulmonary embolism. Unless specific incident, accident, or inciting event occurred, evaluation ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Medication reaction: Most likely medication side effects. Stop medication. If symptoms continue seek medical evaluation.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes they will treat you. But they will have you referred for follow up treatment, and treatment of household contacts. Most case require treatment 2... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gravity: Gravity accounts for many of the increase symptoms with normal maladies.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
See Doctor: Wax, aka cerumen, can cause this. So can eustachian tube dysfunction from allergies or a common cold. See a doctor if it continues for more than a we... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Most risk to pregnancy is in 1st trimester, early 2nd. The typical "white gi" cocktail is considered safe. For that matter, some argue the "green gi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Closed System: The maneuver is meant to reestablish the positions of the otoconia. The semicircular canals are a closed system, so they don't fall out they just are... Read More
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Jul 29, 2014
Oustanding Dr! Extremely knowledgable and caring for your individual health. I was low "T" and no other Dr or specialist could get me back to "normal". I now feel great, lost weight and improved my...Read More
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Nov 13, 2014
Dr. Fox is one of the most caring insightful doctors I have seen. I can recommend Dr. Fox whole heartedly to anyone seeking care
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fox is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I'll seek medical help in the morning now I lmow its necessary.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! just cyst doing better since she now has medicine and it was looked at
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you dr he works hard but has no health care in va moving to ny

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
MD

Residency

University of North Texas

Awards

Top Family Physician, First Place, Seattle Region - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Second Place, Seattle Region - Summer
2014
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