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Dr. Lauren Fox-Bergvin, right, credits her father, Dr. Mark Fox, left, for inspiring her to becoming a physician.

Dr. Lauren Fox-Bergvin is a board-certified pediatrician with Plateau Pediatrics and is an active member of the medical staff at Cumberland Medical Center. She credits her father as being one of her biggest role models and says watching him have the ability to help others in so many different capacities made a big impact on her growing up.

“I think having a father who demonstrates such a strong work ethic and compassion for serving others, like my dad, is greatly beneficial,” Fox-Bergvin shared as she reflected on her father, Dr. Mark Fox, who is a board-certified general surgeon with Crossville Medical Group and has been an active member of the medical staff at CMC since 1991. 

She graduated from Cumberland County High School and attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in audiology with a minor in psychology. She was also selected for a sports medicine internship with the UT Athletic Department, where she was able to work with the men’s football and basketball programs.

Her next step was medical school to become a physician, just like her father.

Enrolling in Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine allowed her the opportunity to complete her clinical rotations at Cumberland Medical Center. CMC began its LMU partnership in 2009 to help medical students work closely with local physicians in support of their clinical rotations to provide them an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to the real world of patient care.

“Having the opportunity to do my clinical rotations where I grew up was very meaningful to me,” said Fox-Bergvin. “I think it mostly just solidified wanting to come back to practice in this great community. Also, it gave me even more knowledge into what a great medical community we have here. We are truly blessed by physicians and providers we have right here in Crossville.” 

Unlike her father, she chose to go into pediatrics because she adores being able to practice medicine with newborns, children and adolescents.

She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Children’s Hospital of Erlanger. There, she received the Cathy Stevens Outstanding Resident Award and the Harold Alpers Humanitarian Award, recognizing humanitarian characteristics throughout all residency programs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

“I absolutely love getting to play and interact with my patients, giving out popsicles and (when possible) attend ballgames, plays, dance recitals, etc.,” Fox-Bergvin added. “However the ability to help families take care of their children, their most prized possession, is a tremendous honor for me. I’m thankful parents trust me during such a vulnerable time so I can help their child get better.”

Fox-Bergvin has been on the active medical staff at CMC with her father for almost one year now and added, “It has been fun to attend medical staff and community functions with my dad. We both feel very strongly about supporting the community, as well as continuing to make our local medical staff as strong as possible for our hometown.”