Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cookeville Doctor Appointed To State Committee

Dr. Eric Fox has recently been reappointed to serve on the Insurance Issues Committee of the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) for a two-year term. The Insurance Issues Committee monitors and addresses all insurance issues, both government and commercial, affecting physicians, practices and patients in Tennessee. This includes reimbursement, regulation and policy changes, lawsuit settlements, contracting issues, networks, pay for performance, workers compensation, etc

“It is an honor to be asked to serve in this capacity as the healthcare environment continues to change and it is a great opportunity for me to expand my knowledge,” says Fox. “In today’s medical community, it is vital to learn all that you can to help in furthering the cause of medicine for both patients and physicians.”

Dr. Fox earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, in 1988. He completed his family practice residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Fox served as the attending physician and clinical assistant professor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. He was also the preceptor of Vanderbilt University Emergency Medicine Residents at the General Hospital in Nashville. Dr. Fox is a member of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Fox is on staff at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He is also the clinical associate professor in the family medicine department at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, Tennessee. His office is located at the North Willow Family Medicine, 428 North Willow Avenue in Cookeville. To contact the North Willow Family Medicine, call 931-372-7788 or visit Cookeville Regional on the web at www.crmchealth.org. Dr. Fox is currently accepting new patients.