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Lindy P. Fox


Hula-Hoop dancer, jigsaw puzzle lover

Dr. Lindy P. Fox is a dermatologist who cares for patients in the hospital with complex skin conditions.

Fox's research focuses on the impact of dermatologists have in the hospital setting. Her work has helped define this subspecialty within dermatology. She studies continuity of care for hospitalized patients with skin conditions, and she looks at how emerging patterns or new associations of skin diseases are recognized, documented and defined.

Fox earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her residency in dermatology at New York – Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Fox is president of both the Medical Dermatology Society and Society for Dermatology Hospitalists, and is secretary-treasurer of the Pacific Dermatologic Association. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and Dermatology Foundation.

  • Education

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2000

  • Board Certifications

    Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

  • Academic Title


  • Languages


Inpatient dermatology is like detective work: Attention to details and patterns unveils clues to the diagnosis. It keeps me on my toes!

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    479 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 20, 2023
    Dr Fox is the best! UCSF is fortunate to have her
    Dec 20, 2023
    This physician practices the highest standard of community care
    Dec 19, 2023
    Always so professional and very appreciative of her expertise
    Dec 15, 2023
    Dr. Fox is an extraordinary doctor. Not only is she excellent as a dermatologist, she is also very kind and personable. I very remarkable person.
    Dec 11, 2023
    Dr. Lindy Fox is an excellent physician. Over the years that I've seen her, she has helped me in every possible way. She is as caring and kind as she is astute in her judgement about what she sees reflected in my skin problems; as a result she prescribes medications that are helpful. I very much appreciate all she does for me, time and time again.
    Nov 30, 2023
    Dr. Fox is the best
    Nov 30, 2023
    Dr Fox is an outstanding physician who knows me well from so many years of treatment...
    Nov 17, 2023
    Dr. Fox is very good. Getting an appointment with Dr. Fox has proven to be difficult.
    Nov 16, 2023
    Dr.Fox best in everything.
    Nov 09, 2023
    This all in spite of clearing being under pressure of time......
    Nov 09, 2023
    Excellence in practice
    Nov 07, 2023
    Dr Fox is very efficient and detailed in her exams. She listens and truly cares for the patient
    Nov 07, 2023
    Dr. Fox called me "my friend" over and over. This means she did not know my name. That's okay, as she was very busy, but maybe a bit more effort could be made. I felt I was in the hands of a very good doctor, but there was not much of an attempt to describe what was going on with various skin growths. I had to ask.
    Nov 02, 2023
    Did the bare minimum. Only wanted to deal with one issue. Was in the room about 4 minutes. Clearly didn't have time for any non cancer issues
    Oct 31, 2023
    Dr. Fox is an excellent physician.
    Oct 26, 2023
    Dr fox is a consummate professional. I have absolute trust in her skills. She has always delivered with a genuine concern for my well being...Im always thanking her :)
    Oct 24, 2023
    Dr Fox is the most caring doctor l have ever encountered.
    Oct 21, 2023
    Dr. Fox is great; very professional, thorough and pleasant.
    Oct 20, 2023
    I don't feel I participated in a "discussion." Providers did tell me what they were doing at the moment---I had to ask what a "biopsy" entailed, and was never told about the possible outcome of the test. The whole experience felt rushed; without space for thoughtful questions or responses. I'm concerned that that is our health system--and it needs to be changed
    Sep 29, 2023
    Sep 22, 2023
    I have no reservations at all about recommending my doctor; however, I would have to mention the wait times, which have always been an issue but have gotten worse after the pandemic.
    Sep 20, 2023
    My only hesitation in recommending this provider is the difficulty in securing an appt
    Sep 15, 2023
    Dr. Lindy Fox is an excellent physician. She has helped me time and time again as I get strange and stubborn new rashes. I appreciate both her diagnostic skills and her lovely, human warmth. I am extraordinarily grateful for all she does for me.
    Sep 06, 2023
    Exceptional physician!
    Aug 31, 2023
    Dr Fox cares for her patients! She explains and listen to your concerns! Dr Fox is very compassionate
    Aug 25, 2023
    Dr. Fox was phenomenal! She was professional, friendly, answered my questions and calmed my anxiety. My situation was urgent and Dr. Fox put my mind at ease that my spreading eczema will be ok. She assured me the plan us to take care of the current situation and once healed the care plan will be to get to the root cause. And for that I am truly and sincerely thankful! I completely appreciate Dr. Fox!
    Aug 24, 2023
    Dr. Fox is very professional, thorough and shows a real concern for my issues.
    Aug 23, 2023
    This doctor seems to practices the highest standards of community care
    Aug 08, 2023
    All of my visits with Dr. Lindy Fox have been extraordinarily helpful. She is not only an excellent physician, but she also shows great care, thoughtfulness, and kindness in her work.. I am enormously grateful to her for helping me'
    Aug 01, 2023
    Dr Fox was very kind and friendly. She was very proficient and thorough with my skin exam. I felt very comfortable and at ease. This was the very first time I had a complete skin exam to look for possible cancer. I was relieved that Dr Fox didn't find any cancer. I found this to be a very positive experience.
    Jul 28, 2023
    Dr. Fox and the entire staff are excellent! They are knowledgeable, professional, caring and welcoming. I would very highly recommend them to any one seeking dermatological care.
    Jul 23, 2023
    Dr fox is excellent. It is a privilege to be under Dr Fox's care
    Jul 21, 2023
    Dr. Fox is an awesome practitioner. Very pleasant to communicate with.
    Jul 14, 2023
    Dr Fox is very knowledgeable friendly and cares about her patient's!
    Jul 11, 2023
    Dr. Fox was VERY thorough in my exam. She checked my scalp, feet, etc for any weird moles, which is what I was looking for, in my exam!
    Jun 17, 2023
    Dr. Lindy Fox is a superb physician, and I feel extraordinarily lucky to have her as my dermatologist. She has helped me many, many times over, and I am grateful.
    Jun 14, 2023
    Jun 13, 2023
    Beyond very good; excellent in all spheres; professional and personal
    Jun 13, 2023
    Dr. Fox is a brilliant doctor and always a true professional. I recommended her again yesterday to someone. Best doctor I have ever had.
    Jun 02, 2023
    I'm sure Dr. Fox is very knowledgeable in her field. But when I ask questions, I don't feel she's really listening to me. I wait several months for an appointment, I travel two hours each way to see her, and I'm only given about five minutes. I had a question about a skin condition and she didn't even look at it before telling me what she thought it was and hurriedly moving on.
    May 23, 2023
    I am so lucky to have Dr Fox a brilliant clinician and caring physician
    May 17, 2023
    Dr Fox is a very caring person and excellent physician. Explains well without rushing throrugh the visit
    May 16, 2023
    Dr. Fox is exceptional and represents the best in patient care at UCSF.
    May 04, 2023
    Lindy inspires conference in her diagnosis
    Apr 28, 2023
    Dr. Fox and her staff are excellent! They are professional, friendly and caring. Truly top notch!
    Apr 24, 2023
    Lindy Fox was great.
    Apr 20, 2023
    It was late in the day and the appointment felt rushed. I had never had a mole check and there was no information afterwards telling me what to look for next time so I don't waste anyone's time. One mole she didn't even appear to even look at. I am confident in her ability to assess my situation but she was definitely short on time.
    Mar 30, 2023
    Superb physician.
    Mar 09, 2023
    Excellent in all respects.
    Mar 07, 2023
    Difficult making appointments is the primary reason not to recommend the clinic
    Mar 03, 2023
    All the doctors I have dealt with have shown great compassion and kindness.They explain throughly step by step what we agreed upon to do. They make me feel comfortable.
    Mar 02, 2023
    Dr. Fox is an outstanding clinician. She is very thorough and takes time to explain her assessment of my condition. She also explains treatment options in detail. Her professional demeanor is excellent; very caring.
    Feb 28, 2023
    She's the Best!!
    Feb 20, 2023
    I have recommended Dr Fox to many people and they have been very pleased with her care
    Feb 16, 2023
    This doctor consistently provides the highest standards of community care in her specialty
    Feb 09, 2023
    Dr fox is wonderful and caring. Very thorough
    Feb 04, 2023
    Dr. Fox was very nice and pays very big attention to my skin. She prescribes the right medication for my eczema and provides the instruction how to use. After analyze my previous skin operation she heal the new spot to prevent it. She answers all my questions on MyChart very quick and professional. I'm very happy with my appointment with Dr. Fox.
    Feb 03, 2023
    Have been a patient of Dr Fox for years, absolutely outstanding!
    Feb 01, 2023
    Excellent! They showed great compassion and explained the treatment throughly for us to understand.
    Jan 28, 2023
    Jan 26, 2023
    Dr. Fox is brilliant, takes so little time to figure out concerns and solves it instantly!
    Jan 24, 2023
    Dr Fox is amazing!
    Jan 24, 2023
    Absolutely great physician.
    Jan 24, 2023
    Treatment plan has been effective in improving condition.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Dr. Fox is professional, very experienced, pleasant to interact with, and concerned about my welfare and clinical improvement. Very good patient experience.
    Jan 18, 2023
    Excellent care
    Jan 13, 2023
    Dr. Fox has carefully evaluated my skin which is vulnerable to cancer following squamous cell carcinoma that metastasized and required a lengthy surgery and 6 weeks of radiation ...I am grateful for her oversight and close attention
    Jan 10, 2023
    Excelente doctor in all ways. Thank you.
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dr Fox is always very pleasant and appears to care about your health, but could be better about communicating what needs to be done and why, or explaining the treatment options and implications.
    Dec 14, 2022
    Have already recommended Dr. Fox to several others
    Dec 11, 2022
    Best provider!!!
    Dec 08, 2022
    Dr. Fox is an empathetic provider and has my highest regard
    Dec 07, 2022
    Dr. Fox was outstanding as usual.
    Dec 03, 2022
    Perhaps I would have liked to have spent more time talking about the possible relationship between a couple of my medical issues.I am aware that my dermatology issue is very rare, very serious, and that the treatment has been very successful. I am grateful and hope to stay with this provider.
    Nov 30, 2022
    She is efficient yet personable. I always appreciate her care and concern. Very reassuring and communicative physician.
    Nov 29, 2022
    The care provider made me wait over 20 minutes the assistant closed the door to the room and did not tell me the provider was running late when I opened the door the provider said she would be with me shortly but took her time to come and treat me.
    Nov 29, 2022
    Excellent care by a superior doctor
    Nov 15, 2022
    Excellent on all accounts
    Nov 09, 2022
    Dr Fox has consistently practiced the highest standards of community care in dermatology
    Nov 03, 2022
    The visit was extremely short
    Oct 28, 2022
    Have been treated at this facility for years, outstanding staff of physicians and nurses!
    Oct 20, 2022
    We are so happy to have Dr. Fox as our dermatologist!
    Oct 13, 2022
    Sep 29, 2022
    Sep 24, 2022
    Dr. Fox is one of the best doctors I have ever had.
    Sep 23, 2022
    I have consistently received excellent care from Dr Fox and have recommended her to several friends.
    Sep 16, 2022
    Dr. Lindy always so friendly and professional. Always feel heard and appreciate her genuine concern and caring manner
    Sep 15, 2022
    Excellent provider.
    Sep 07, 2022
    Dr Fox is the most compassionate, wise, on top of it DR
    Aug 27, 2022
    Dr. Fox is a great clinician. She takes a genuine interest and is very thorough in her examinations. She explains current conditions and offers treatment options in-depth.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Dr Fox is excellent
    Aug 23, 2022
    She was very caring and thorough
    Aug 17, 2022
    I would highly recommend Dr. Fox to others but my hesitation would be how difficult it is to get an appt.
    Aug 10, 2022
    Too difficult to get timely appointments
    Aug 03, 2022
    Dr Fox is a true professional.
    Jul 27, 2022
    Consistently shows highest standards of community care
    Jul 21, 2022
    Dr. Fox is the best dermatologist I've ever had, and I've had quite a few.
    Jul 19, 2022
    Dr. Fox is excellent .
    Jul 14, 2022
    The visit seems a bit rushed.
    Jul 14, 2022
    Dr. Fox was the best. I was referred to Dr. Fox by my sister for a dermatitis issue on my right breast. I appreciated how patient, kind and thorough she was to help me diagnose the issue (that had been ongoing for 3 years) and to validate a previous skin biopsy. She went above and beyond to resolve my issue. I am so appreciative for her expertise and help.