Meet Our Gastroenterology Team

You’re in great hands at Tennessee Heartburn Clinic. Our surgeon, Mark A. Fox, MD, FACS, is board certified and has more than 20 years of experience performing minimally invasive and traditional surgeries to treat gastrointestinal conditions affecting the digestive system like chronic heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). For a full list of procedures and conditions treated, click here. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to tell you a little more about our gastroenterology team.

Mark A. Fox, MD, FACS of Tennessee Heartburn Clinic's Medical Team
Mark A. Fox, MD, FACS

Mark A. Fox, MD, FACS

Dr. Fox is established as a leader in the field of anti-reflux surgery and performs minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures to treat chronic gastric reflux. Dr. Fox started and grew his practice for more than 20 years serving the upper Cumberland area.

Dr. Fox went to Tennessee Technological University for his undergraduate degree, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology as a magna cum laude in 1982. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis, where he received the highest honors. Dr. Fox completed his internship and residency at the University of Tennessee – Memphis in 1986 and was Chief Resident from 1986-1991.

Dr. Fox has been board certified by the American Board of Surgery since 1992. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a charter member of the American Hernia Society.

Dr. Fox is affiliated with Cumberland Medical Center to bring excellent care close to home for patients in Cumberland and surrounding counties.

Dawn M. O'Neal, RNFA, CNOR of Tennessee Heartburn Clinic's Medical Team
Dawn M. O’Neal, RNFA, CNOR

Dawn M. O’Neal, RNFA, CNOR

Dawn is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of surgery and operating room experience. She is a certified surgical technologist, certified first assistant, and certified nurse of the operating room. This means Dawn completed extensive training to assist Dr. Fox with surgeries.

Dawn maintains her skills and certifications through specialized training for specific procedures and continuing education requirements. She is also involved with clinical rotations for surgical technologists, student nurses, physician assistant students, and medical student education.

Make an Appointment with Our Team

For more information about the surgeries and conditions treated at Tennessee Heartburn Clinic or to make an appointment, please call (931) 484-5141. To learn more about our office, click here.