Founding Families

Eric Fox, M.D.

Eric G. Fox, M.D. and mother, Mrs. Amanda Doyle Fox, of North Willow Family Medicine, LLC, has generously bequeathed the office building at 428 North Willow Avenue.


In practice for more than 20 years, Fox received his medical degree in 1988 from the University of Louisville - School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at the University of Birmingham in 1991. He traveled extensively and practiced medicine in many different areas before deciding to make Cookeville his home. Currently, he is on the medical staff at CRMC, where he is serving on the Quality Committee and has since 2008. 


A former chairman of the TMA Judicial Council, Dr. Fox is a member of the Insurance Issues Committee and has served previously on the association’s Ad Hoc Task Force on Physician Supervision in remote Locations. Dr. Fox is a 2008 graduate of the TMA Physician Leadership College.


He served as attending physician and clinical assistant professor at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, and as a preceptor of Vanderbilt University emergency medicine residents at Nashville General Hospital the 1990s. Dr. Fox is currently on faculty as a clinical associate professor, Department of Family Medicine ETSU Quillen College of Medicine and on the clinical faculty of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also a member of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians and has been a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.


Dr. Fox is beginning to pursue the development of a center for emotionally neglected and physically abused children. This center will also use dogs and horses to teach loving and caring. According to Dr. Fox, this 800-acre family farm in Tompkinsville, Ky., will become a haven for those in need of nurturing. Establishing the center will be an ongoing process for some time. It is his hope that the building being given to The Foundation will be used as a counseling/administrative center to assist in this endeavor.


"You have to give back when you have been blessed as I have," said Dr. Fox. "I am grateful to my grandparents and parents for their hard work and tenacity that enables me to be able to do this. I also thank God for allowing me the ability to 'give back' in a way that means so much to hurting children."


Dr. Fox's hobbies include coin and gun collecting and spending time with his daughter, Erica Nicole Fox, currently attending college in Alabama, and his mother, who currently resides in Cookeville.