Dr. Michael D. Fox, MD

DD_Fox_roundDr. Michael D. Fox, MD, is a reproductive endocrinologist with expertise in nutritional treatment to improve fertility based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

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

For DD members only, you can learn more about Dr. Fox’s approach to reproductive medicine by tuning into Ask Dr. Fox.

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Medically reviewed articles

Can fasting help treat endometriosis?
Can keto help reduce or eliminate uterine fibroids?
Why is it harder to lose weight during the luteal phase?
Is it harder to be in ketosis during menstruation?
Is keto affecting the contraceptive implant?
Does PCOS go away after pregnancy?
"Is it harder for me to lose weight because of PCOS?"
Is a calorie deficit necessary to lose weight?
Recommended treatment for PCOS and endometriosis?
Can fasting and IF for women be problematic?
"Can intermittent fasting help with amenorrhea?"
"Any tips to hack the dawn phenomenon?"
"Can keto help with recovery from fertility treatments?"
"Is there a risk of bleeding on keto?"
Can progesterone help relieve menopause symptoms?
What to do about stubborn stomach fat?
'Help! I have PCOS and just can't seem to lose more weight'
Can you start keto when you're already pregnant?
Will these medications for PCOD inhibit weight loss on a keto diet?
What sort of hormonal imbalance is this?
Can you switch to a low-carb diet during pregnancy?
What can you do to fight unwanted hair growth?
Does hormone replacement after menopause help or hinder weight loss?
Can you eat low carb while pregnant?
Ask Dr. Michael D. Fox about nutrition, low carb and fertility

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.


You can find Dr. Fox on LinkedIn. Plus, you can learn more about the Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine by checking them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Team Diet Doctor

  1. 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

    Sarajari, S, Muse KN, Fox, MDEndometriosis. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 11th edition, 2012.

  2. He’s also a member of: