Derrick A. Fox, MD
Specialties: Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
Areas of Expertise Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cervical Dystonia, Electromyography (EMG), Myasthenia Gravis, Myopathy, Peripheral Neuropathy
Medical Education Howard University (Washington, DC)
Internship(s) Neurology - East Carolina University (Greenville, NC; 2014-2015)
Residency Neurology - Howard University (Washington, DC; 2015-2018)
Fellowship(s) Neuromuscular Medicine - Duke University (Durham, NC; 2018-2019)
Board Certification(s) Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Professional Memberships American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Philosophy of Care My approach is to first engage the patient to understand their perspective and form a good relationship. I focus on serving the patient first with an accurate diagnosis, clinical assessment and a well-formulated treatment plan.
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Dr. Derrick A. Fox is enthusiastic in his passion for people, medicine and teaching. This has helped him to focus on good communication with patients.
“An appointment with me should be very informative. I encourage questions so that patient develops true insights into their condition and how to treat or control it,” he said.
Dr. Fox knew from a young age he wanted to be a physician. He discovered his love of treating neuromuscular disease later on.
“When I was in medical school, I rotated on neurology and found myself fascinated by the central nervous system. The brain controls the entire body, and when it is negatively impacted, some of the most basic functions that we take for granted can be compromised,” he said.