M. Patricia Fox, MD

Dr. Patricia Fox is a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon who specializes in the full range of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions and offers the latest treatments, including fracture care, microvascular, nerve decompression, repair or reconstruction, fusions and replacements, bracing, injections and arthroscopy.

Dr. Fox is a summa cum laude graduate of Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, where she also earned her medical degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

After her residency, Dr. Fox sought further specialization in the hand and upper extremity and completed an additional year of training through a fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Fox enjoys establishing a relationship with her patients that gives them the confidence they need to get them where they want to go. Her approach and philosophy for patient care involve getting to know and understand each patient’s concern and its effects on their daily life to develop a tailored plan to help them regain their strength and function using the options right for the patient, including comprehensive nonsurgical, surgical, and follow-up care.

When she isn’t seeing patients, Dr. Fox likes to stay active outdoors engaged in activities such as cycling, running and hiking. She also enjoys traveling and fishing, as well as waterfowl and upland bird hunting.


  • Arthroscopy for the Hand and Upper Extremity
  • Elbow and Shoulder Replacements
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Trauma and Fracture Care
  • Microvascular Work of the Hand and Upper Extremity
  • Nerve Decompressions
  • Nerve and Tendon Transfers
  • Pediatric Congenital Conditions and Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Repair and Reconstruction
  • Small Joint Fusions and Replacements
  • Sports Medicine Surgery for the Hand and Upper Extremity
  • Wrist Fusions and Replacements

Medical Degree

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL


  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA


  • Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Fox is available to see patients at the following location:


3831 Piper Street, Suite S-220
Anchorage, AK 99508

Testimonials for Dr. Fox

“Dr. Fox was very professional. She took her time even though I know she was busy. I would recommend her any time.”

- Verna P.

“Professional, friendly, well informed. I couldn’t ask for more.”

- Ken B.

“Dr. Patricia is a very caring and understanding physician. She listens carefully to what you say, and never makes you feel rushed. I will highly recommend her to anyone in need of her expertise.”

- Carol B.

“Dr. Fox was awesome. I see her again in a week. I love her honesty. She saw my daughter rather fast. The whole company and employees rock.”

- Renate N.

“Dr. Fox was very knowledgeable. Would recommend. I will have surgery in December to remove cysts.”

- Anita G.

“She is very professional and thorough. I always have all my questions answered.”

- Nancy M.

“Doctor Fox is a unique individual. She showed the utmost concern for my injury, and I am delighted with the care I am receiving.”

- Richard T.

“It was my first visit with Dr. Fox, and it certainly won’t be my last. She was extremely knowledgeable and straightforward to talk to. Dr. Fox listened to my concerns and gave me several options to treat me. I felt as though she was there to heal and not ‘treat’ the issue. I look forward to future visits with my new doctor!”

- Steven E.

“Great experience with Dr. Fox. She explains everything well, takes time to answer any questions, and has an excellent professional manner in care for her patients. Surgery and healing have gone well. I had my two-week follow-up today with Dr. Fox and began physical therapy with Nate today. Thanks, Dr. Fox, and all the staff. Great experience at AFOC.”

- Nancy C.

“She’s thorough in her examination and explaining the issues and what’s needed to correct them.”

- Christie N.

“I feel that all the medical staff are very professional and kind people. I was treated with the right amount of respect and never spoken to with any kind of anger or frustration. I could understand everything they said about what we’re doing and what was going to happen in the future. I also believe that Dr. Fox did a fantastic job of performing my surgery. I am very grateful to all for helping me get my hand back in shape, so I can begin working again. Thank you so very much to my physical therapists, Yasmin and Nate. They have worked hard in getting my hand back together so I can continue to live without difficulties.”

- Sean B.

“Dr. Fox reduced my dislocated left wrist Monday night after an auto accident and performed surgery the following Monday morning to bolt the fractured bones back together. I also had an office visit the day after the crash. I got treated in a friendly and professional way. I was impressed at how fast I got seen in the clinic as a walk-in patient.”

- Glen G.