Joseph Frankhouse, FACS, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Board-certified; General Surgery, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Colon & Rectal Surgery (GMIS), Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    101 Ratings    51 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Colon and Rectal Surgery

2222 NW Lovejoy Street, Suite 601 Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-5514

About Me:

I was recruited to come to Portland in 1997 by Surgical Associates to become an all-around General Surgeon. I initially began my career doing all sorts of surgery ranging from vascular reconstructions, to breast, to head and neck, to colorectal. I returned to Portland following and joined the oldest Colorectal surgical group in Portland working closely with other surgeons also highly trained and focused on only Colon/Rectal Surgery. My training and education as well as subsequent experience proved to be extremely beneficial and rewarding. . In 2010, I was recruited to lead Legacy Health's Colon/Rectal Surgery program, with special interest in developing a program for screening, prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. My current practice is focused principally on colorectal surgery, but also includes surgery of the abdomen in general. I also treat all types of anorectal complaints including hemorrhoids, and what is traditionally regarded as Proctology.

Year I Started Practice: 1997
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     101 Ratings     51 Comments

Oct 22, 2018
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all good.

Oct 3, 2018
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Excellent visit

Sep 26, 2018
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Love Dr. frankhouse. He is wonderful, and so is his staff, and everyone at Good samaritan.

Sep 19, 2018
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VERY favorably impressed with Dr. Frankhouse and his staff (this was my first consultation with Dr. Frankhouse)

Sep 17, 2018
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I found the Doctors nurse and receptionists to be great, they were very professional and helpful, the Doctor and his staff were great in making me comfortable and secure in my treatment.

Sep 17, 2018
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I had a very good visit.

Sep 7, 2018
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I recommed a blanket warmer as it was chilly in the office

Sep 5, 2018
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Dr. Frankhouse himself & his staff were friendly, pleasant, efficient. An excellent visit for a one time problem.

Aug 20, 2018
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In my opinion I was treated by excellent professionals that knew what they were doing and performed the best treatment possible.

Aug 20, 2018
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Frankhouse and his team provide exceptional and personal care, giving me great confidence in my long-term survival in dealing with CRC. I can't compliment Joe enough.

Aug 20, 2018
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very very knowledgeable and concerned about my problem wanting me to know all options and best choice to correct problem

Aug 8, 2018
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He found that wht I thought were hemorrhoids, was something else completely. he referred me to the LHC gynecological oncologists group. I am awaiting a call from their office for an appointment.

Aug 1, 2018
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My visit/visits with Dr. Frankhouse as far as answering questions & discussing my health was excellent. I will say that Dr. Frankhouse is a great & caring doctor!

Jul 24, 2018
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The initial meeting with the doctor didn't go into enough details about the preparation prior to the procedure. When I left after the first meeting I was suppose to receive instructions on prepping for the procedure which I never received

Jul 16, 2018
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He was amazing. Kind, personable, thoughtful.

Jul 13, 2018
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Dr. Frankhouse was very patient with me as I was very concerned about my problem and very worried. I was also nervous and he would explain this until he knew I understood. He is an awesome doctor.

Jul 10, 2018
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I went to see Dr. Frankhouse after recommendations from the Legacy Bloodless Surgery Program, a personal recommendation from a friend, and after reading his bio and qualifications. Dr. Frankhouse and his nurse purposefully made me feel comfortable as soon as I entered the examination room. Dr. Frankhouse is a good listener and made it easy to communicate with him, especially regarding subject matter that is personal. He took the time to explain what I needed to know. I would be very happy to recommend him to others, and I am glad to have him as a resource for myself in the event of future needs.

Jul 9, 2018
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Outstanding level of service.

Jul 2, 2018
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Very nice gentlemen.

Jun 20, 2018
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Great office, great doctor.

Jun 11, 2018
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The doctor asked me what was bothering me, my symptoms. I explained I was referred to him, because the other doctor could not help me. This doctor said my condition did not require any treatment at this time. I appreciated the second opinion very much and info he gave me.

Jun 11, 2018
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Dr. Frankhouse and staff and all drs in the practice are fantastic. i always feel well cared for and lucky to have them.

Jun 4, 2018
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Not requiring a follow up appointment I still appreciated Dr. Frankhouse's overall concern in making sure I know to call or reach out in the future if I have any questions or concerns.

May 30, 2018
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Very professional, considerate, and comfortable.

May 21, 2018
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As usual, Dr. Frankhouse examined the area i was concerned about, spoke with me about symptoms, gave his best appraisal of the problem and laid out possible solutions (including doing nothing). Dr. Frankhouse and his staff always are friendly and professional. They are very reassuring to deal with.

May 21, 2018
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Provider was professional, concise, knowledgeable and forthright about my medical issue and the range of treatment options open to me, with timelines.

May 7, 2018
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This doctor was thorough in talking through all the salient points of this [details deleted]; did not sugar coat, was matter-of-fact but also warm and personable as well as experienced. This was consult _____ I decided he would conduct my surgery and follow-up care.

May 2, 2018
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Dr. Frankhouse is the absolute best! He has helped me through some rough spots, both physically and emotionally, and I always am better for having seen him. He is a doctor I trust completely.

Apr 30, 2018
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I would say Dr. Frankhouse has always cared for my health cheerfully & very supportively & respectfully. I like that when I ask questions, he takes time to think first, then answers.

Mar 22, 2018
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Dr Frankhouse is without a doubt the nicest gentleman I have ever met! His bedside manor was beyond expectation! Not only did he spend almost 2 hours with my elderly mother on her first visit but he was able to explain everything to our family in simple to understand terms about why surgery is the best option! His use of diagrams about the surgery were excellent especially to those that were present in the room. He left nothing out about what to expect during the coarse of the next several weeks prior to surgery. I have nothing but confidence in this gentleman in his ability to perform this surgery that mom will have in three weeks. As the son of the patient who also works in the medical field as an ED nurse for the past 35 years, I have nothing but respect and admiration for Dr Frankhouse.

Feb 28, 2018
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I give Dr. Frankhouse my highest compliments.

Feb 14, 2018
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Caring and compassionate provider. Clinical expertise is comforting. I'm in great hands.

Jan 29, 2018
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This was a follow up to surgery that Dr Joseph Frankhuse performed on [date deleted]. He always listens to my questions and gives answers that are direct and not filled with medical terms that I would not understand. He gives good suggestions on my road to recovery.

Jan 22, 2018
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Treatment in Dr. Frankhouse's office has been uniformly excellent, unlike my hospital stay at Good Sam, which was repeatedly so bad that I left at @ AM without medical authorization and made to walk home to Scappoose. My Insurance company is reviewing their position in that matter and I've sought legal advice.

Jan 15, 2018
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I had a hemorrhoid removed

Jan 10, 2018
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The [date deelted] appt was a follow up after surgery in [date deleted] --- Dr. Frankhouse is awesome

Jan 10, 2018
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I could not ask for a more competent or compassionate doctor than Dr. Frankhouse. I have never encountered a doctor that I had as much confidence in. He is a super star in my book. I feel fortunate to have been in his care. Unbeatable combination of knowledge, skill, and people skills. The Best!

Jan 3, 2018
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all good!

Jan 2, 2018
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I was very happy with Dr. Frankhouse and staff

Dec 27, 2017
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I've know Dr. Frankhouse for 40 years he is one of a few (very few) that keep abreast of advancement in her field of endeavor. There are very few of the new DOCTORS that have skill & compassion.

Dec 20, 2017
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I was thoroughly impressed with my experience

Dec 18, 2017
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I have a complicated health history and there are no easy answers for my conditions.

Dec 18, 2017
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I had a great experience with Dr. Frankhouse and his staff. was impressed with how organized the office was and really appreciated how he listened and answered all my questions

Dec 8, 2017
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Care from Dr. Frankhouse and his staff is always excellent.

Dec 6, 2017
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I was referred to Dr. Frankhouse by my regular provider Dr. Drew. I couldn't have ask for a better doctor. He was very caring and did everything he could to help me.

Dec 4, 2017
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Dr. Frankhouse was excellent. Knowledgeable, clearly explains procedures and possible outcomes. I couldn't have asked for more.

Nov 27, 2017
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The service was great. The attending nurse was very efficient and caring.

Nov 27, 2017
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I saw Dr. Frankhouse for a sensitive and embarrassing ongoing health problem. He carefully listened to my concerns, put me at ease, and treated my problem. He treated me with courtesy and respect. I always feel like I'm in the best hands when I see Dr. Frankhouse.

Nov 22, 2017
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I felt that my concerns were addressed at the time I presented, and that I was listened to. There was interest taken in me and my well being, I wasn't just pushed through, but treated with respect. My health was the foremost concern through out the conversation, but he also took the time to find out my preferences, concerns, as well as what I wanted to do during the process. I felt as if he was working with me on the solution and not just dictating one.

Nov 22, 2017
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I had an excellent appointment .

Nov 22, 2017
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Dr. Frankhouse is a awesome dr. Listened to all my concerns. He helped me solve them.
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