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Board Certified, American Board of Surgery

Dr. Cox is board certified in general surgery and fellowship-trained in colon and rectal surgery. Her practice encompasses all aspects of colon and rectal health. Known for her caring nature and compassionate approach to patient care, Dr. Cox is highly skilled in the latest minimally invasive robotic surgical techniques and procedures.

Rachel C. Cox, M.D.

A Compassionate Colon and Rectal Surgeon in Denton, TX

Dr. Cox is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. She earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, followed by her general surgery internship and residency at LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport. She completed her fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Cox’s practice encompasses all colorectal health services. In addition to performing screening, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, Dr. Cox treats a broad range of colon and rectal diseases and disorders including colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, and fecal incontinence. She has a special interest in robotic-assisted colon and rectal surgery, particularly with the use of the daVinci Surgical System.

Providing compassion to her patients is the foundation of her practice. “I want my patients to know I am here to support them through their entire journey, not just to only provide colorectal care,” said Dr. Cox. Her main mission is to educate, support and lead her patients through what can sometimes be a difficult path. “I want each of my patients to feel that they can openly communicate with me, not just about the diagnosis or treatment plan, but about any of their concerns,” says Dr. Cox.

Proudly Serving Communities Here and Abroad

Dr. Cox has always had a passion for community outreach at home and abroad. In addition to serving in the Peace Corps in Africa, Dr. Cox was able to work a medical mission trip to Ley Cayes, Haiti during her general surgery residency.

She is excited about the opportunity to begin private practice and bring her experience to help patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, biking, kayaking, crocheting and traveling.

ABOUT Rachel C. Cox, M.D.

Education

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center– Dallas, Texas
  • General Surgery ResidencyLSU Health Services Center Shreveport – Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Internship, General Surgery LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport - Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Degree: M.D.Indiana University School of Medicine – Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Degree B.A.Lake Forest College – Lake Forest, Illinois

Memberships

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons - Candidate Member
  • American College of Surgeons - Associate Fellow
  • American Medical Association

Awards

  • Best Senior Teaching Resident 2020
  • ASBITE scholarly Award for High Achievement 2020
  • Most Operative Cases, PGY2, 2017
  • Honors in Chemistry, Distinction on Senior Thesis

Primary Hospital Affiliations and Surgical Facilities

  • Medical City Denton
  • Medical City Lewisville
  • Texas Health Resources Flower Mound

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