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Dr. Robert Fox

Dr. Robert Fox started Shalem Healing in 2003. Dr. Fox is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician and Nurse Practitioner.


During his years of study, he interned under Dr. Leaf Ye Song, M.D., at her Madison clinic, and at Guanzhou University Hospital and Provincial Hospital.

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Prior to his studies at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Fox completed a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and worked as a design engineer designing patient monitoring equipment. His Nurse Practitioner degree is from Marquette University.

In 2014-2015 Dr. Fox completed a Stem Cell Fellowship through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.  He also completed the Advanced Stem Cell Education Program through the Bone Marrow Stem Cell Institute, Boynton Beach, FL. 


Dr. Fox did rotations at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW)/Medical College of Wisconsin’s Immunodeficiency Clinic, CHW inpatient and outpatient cardiology, Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, and ProHealth Care. His board certifications are in Pediatrics and Acupuncture. 

Dr. Fox started Refua Medicinals, a Nutraceutical/Herbal Medicine company built on 20 years of Dr Fox's clinical practice of seeing what truly works to benefit health and ameliorate disease.  Refua Medicinals seeks to promote health and relieve chronic illnesses, such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, dementia, neuropathy, insomnia, depression, allergies, etc. with clinically proven / research-based nutraceutical dietary supplements. Refua Medicinals medicinal teas, extracts, tablets and capsules address chronic health issues and illnesses as well as diseases that are currently poorly treated or untreatable.  Profits from Refua Medicinals go to providing health care in underserved neighborhoods.


Dr. Fox is also a Tai Chi Chuan Teacher, certified by Michael Milewski of the Tai Chi Chuan Center of Milwaukee.

Practice Interests

Dr. Fox's interests are in nutritional science, functional medicine, regenerative medicine and stem cell treatment; Chinese Medicine approaches to allergies, asthma, ADD, ADHD, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, complementary cancer treatment, recurrent infections, eczema, and general prevention.


Educational Background 
  • ASTEP - Advanced Stem Cell Education Program - Bone Marrow Stem Cell Institute, Boynton Beach, FL. 2015

  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine - Stem Cell Fellowship, 2014-2015

  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine - Advanced Stem Cell Workshop 2017

  • American Association of Environmental Medicine - LDA/LDI certification 2017

  • Ohio State University Pediatric Mental Health Fellowship 2017

  • Marquette University - MS Nursing - Nurse Practitioner 2011

  • Post Masters - Florida State - DOM, Acupuncture Physician, 2010

  • Pacific College Oriental Medicine - Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, 2019

  • Midwest College of Oriental Medicine - MS Oriental Medicine 2003

  • Milwaukee School of Engineering - BS Biomedical Engineering 1999

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