Dr. Fox has extensive experience in using strict low-carb diets and other lifestyle interventions – combined with medication, if necessary – to maximize the chances of getting pregnant, and for treating PCOS. He’s also knowledgeable in other aspects of women’s health.
While the importance of nutrition during pregnancy is widely known, Dr. Fox believes that diet likewise plays a significant role in the ability to become pregnant.
He is the founder and medical director of Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine. Together with his colleagues, he aims to help couples achieve pregnancy using a less invasive and more natural approach as much as possible. Additionally, he is an assistant professor and teaches obstetrics and gynecology residents at the University of Florida.
He has written chapters in numerous OB-GYN and reproductive endocrinology publications having to do with topics such as endometriosis, treatment of female infertility, and treatment of male associated infertility.1 Professional organizations of which Dr. Fox is a member include the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and several others.2
Dr. Fox received a pre-medical degree in biology from Auburn University and his MD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Mississippi, he was granted a two-year fellowship at the University of Kentucky in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is board-certified both in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Select scientific publications
Fox MD, Hyde JF, Muse KN, Keeble SC, Howard G, London SN, Curry TE. Galinin: A novel intraovarian regulatory peptide. Endocrinol 135: 636-641, 1994.
Fox MD, Allbert JR, McCaul JF, Martin RW, McLaughlin BN, Morrison JC. Neonatal Morbidity Between 34 and 37 Weeks’ Gestation. Obstet & Gyn Surv: 1994.
Tobar Hicks AB, Fox MD, Sanchez-Ramos L, Kaunitz AM, Freeman MF. Clinical characteristics of patients with an abnormal clomiphene citrate challenge test. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Aug; 189(2): 348-52.
Dr. Michael Fox on Diet Doctor
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Medically reviewed articles
Potential conflicts of interest
Dr. Fox owns shares in the Diet Doctor company (every coworker is offered this).
Dr. Fox eats a low-carb diet.
Tobar AB, Fox MD.The clinical characteristics and laboratory parameters predicting diminished ovarian reserve using the clomiphene challenge test. Fertility & Sterility 2003; 80(3):212
He’s also a member of:
- European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
- Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
- Society of Reproductive Surgeons
- Society of Reproductive Endocrinology
- RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association
- Endometriosis Association