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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

Wednesday: 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
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Hawaii, Idaho, Texas, Washington

Doctor Q&A

232 Answers
48 Agrees
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Immediate Evaluation: You might have a peri-tonsilar abscess which needs immediate evaluation. An Urgent Care should be equipped to evaluate you
A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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ACL: Might be an ACL tear. Stop running, be cautious walking down stairs, and have it checked.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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See Doctor: Since our hands are such necessary functional units of our body, you never want to lose even 5% function. A hand injury necessitates careful medical... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
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Yes: You bet. One of the common mistakes with taking extra Vitamin D3 is not taking enough. Magnesium. The only time you need to be cautious is if you su... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Relative Risk: Anything that can enter a mothers body whether ingestion, skin contact, or inhalation can effect the fetus. You wouldn't let her hang out in a garage ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
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Possible: Bad combination. High blood pressure or tachycardia can occur. Refrain from strenuous activity until they wear off. If you feel bad seek medical att... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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See Doctor: Sexually transmitted diseases can present like this. Some may go away temporarily only to reoccur later. It is helpful to your doctor if they can see... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Remove: Sounds like the channel in which the ring exists had developed an infection. Needs to be removed and the hole examined by a physician who can take a c... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Medical School Debt: Average medical school debt is now around $180, 000. Paid mine off in 18 years. Yes, it is the same as a mortgage payment. Yes it is a burden, and... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
12-24 hrs: It is dosed twice a day because of its 1/2 life. 12-24 hrs expected infection fighting concentration after last dose.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Enlarged Ovaries: A physician performing the appropriate physical exam could feel enlarged ovaries, but the term "blocked ovaries" is not something that is noted on a t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Dehydration possible: Extensive vomiting can lead to dehydration and more importantly electrolyte abnormalities. Pedialyte was formulated for re-hydration. Inability to hol... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Swimming: Rehab of a injured hamstring should be done with consultation of a physical therapist. These can be nagging prolonged injuries. Swimming is a choice ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes sitting long periods of time can inflame a lumbar region that as severe spinal stenosis. The pain in your hip and groin can be from aggravated ne... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Surgical Reversal: You will need surgical reversal if you wish to get pregnant the old fashion way.
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
See Doctor: Cough congestion sore throat all sound like influence like illness. However, since sob is in the mix it would be best to be evaluated by your doctor.
A 16-year-old male asked:
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3-7 days: Bacterial bronchitis usual begins resolving in 3-7 days after antibiotic initiation. If is is viral bronchitis then antibiotics will have no effect o... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Protein: For those on cost conscious budgets, a high protein shake supplement is usually a reasonable priced foundation to start with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Not 100 % effective: While more effective that not taking anything, no birth control is 100 % effective. Sometimes changes in the metabolism of hormones due to changes in... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Depends: Depends what kind of virus. Influenza like virus related syndrome can take a couple of weeks to recover from. Epstein barr virus can cause chronic t... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
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Not normal: Recent changes in post marketing Cipro (ciprofloxacin) reporting have lead the fda to recently send out warnings to physicians regarding the class of ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Seek evaluation: Could be peri-rectal abscess. Seek evaluation as soon as possible.
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Possibly: Most psychotropics can have endocrine dysfunction as a side effect. More important than androgen deficiency side effect would be the link between the... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
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Need Evaluation: This needs evaluation has it could represent a deep vein thrombosis. Lymphatic blockage can also cause this, and since it sounds like a sudden acute ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Numerous: Coxsackie virus is a pretty common one. Herpes is another. Adenovirus is a more aggressive virus that can infect the oral region and cause severe s... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need Evaluation: Fever for 10 days warrants a medical evaluation. Possible causes include viruses, but also pneumonia, meningitis, bronchitis to name a few. Have you... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
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Unlikely: Heart issues at your age are rare, especially in light of your fall history. May represent a rib fracture or spine fracture near thoracic nerve root ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Pregnancy Possible: Pregnancy is possible. Your doctor or an Urgent Care provider can discuss options.
A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Immediate Evaluation: You could have Temporal Arteritis which needs immediate evaluation, especially in light of your visual complaints. Failure to treat could result in p... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
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Seek evaluation: Chronic infections conditions in this area may warrant a multifaceted approach, which may include a wound culture to determine the appropriate antibio... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Doctors Splint: Splints provided by your doctor are usually specifically made for proper anatomical immobilization. When healing a fracture site it is important to m... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ovulation: Ovulation usually occurs between 12-21 days after the last day of your last menstrual period. It varies from woman to woman. Ovulation usually result... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
See Provider: Persistent pain in this area needs evaluation. Persistent pain with fever needs to be evaluated now. Hernias can cause pain in this area, as well as... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Herpes: Herpes can be reoccurring. Won't show up on uti. Usually reoccurs in same area. Have doctor examine when red spot present. Blood test can confirm... Read More
A member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The episodes of inflammation are usually the reason a person gets diagnosed. More important for a person with this condition is that it can be a symp... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Pre-jaculate fluid is shown to have sperm. So "pull out method" has failure history. Take a pregnancy test. If negative, take again in a week.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Initiation of therapy usually results in a temporary rise in blood pressure. After this, the over conversion of testosterone into estrogen by the aro... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Other Causes: History of traumatic brain injury aka TBI, concussions, and chronic opiate use also can cause low T.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Ligament Tear: Even if you had negative x-rays, ligaments tears can cause joint instability that can cause continuing pain. See your doctor regarding appropriate sp... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
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Not Likely: It is not likely. Vi peel is a chemical peel that often causes an inflammatory reaction as the superficial "burn" removes superficial skin damage. S... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Go to ER: Tongue and throat swelling can be life threatening. It can be an allergic reaction. You never want to wait until it obstructs your airway to react. ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Under your jawline would be lymph nodes. Enlarged lymph nodes can indicate infection. Progressively enlarging or persistently enlarged lymph nodes n... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Pre-ejaculate can contain active sperm. You can get pregnant using the withdrawal method
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
See Doctor: See your primary care provider within the next week. Any fever or acute illness symptoms then be seen ASAP
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal: That blood pressure is considered normal. Your bottom number isn't high. However in cases of elevation, both anxiety and lack of sleep contribute. C... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Re-Evaluation: You need re-evaluation. With smoking history it would also warrant a chest x-ray. You may be suffering from a treatment failure due to a resistant b... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Depends whether this has been a life long issue which is usually a food allergy or intolerance. If this is a relatively new thing, a trip to the gast... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Anything that doesn't incur increase in intra-abdominal pressure such as holding your breath with activity shouldn't cause any additional risk than ge... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
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No: Stress is usually related to repeat outbreaks, not new infections. New infections from exposure usually has more to do with current health status and ... 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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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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