Joseph Frankhouse, MD, FACS

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

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

Affiliations:

Emanuel Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Mount Hood Medical Center

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     95 Ratings     42 Comments

Jan 11, 2023
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Dr Frankhouse is a trusted physician - so glad to have him as part of my health care team

Dec 9, 2022
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I love Frankhouse , he is very nice . He talks to us so that we understand what is going on . Thanks !

Nov 9, 2022
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Staff was very helpful and friendly. I was very happy with my visit with Dr. Frankhouse. I feel like he listened and was empathetic to my concerns. I have great confidence in him.

Nov 9, 2022
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They got me in the next day. It is an urgent situation and scheduled me for surgery in 9 days. He was excellent on explaining every possibility. We couldn't be happier with the care received.

Nov 7, 2022
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My procedure had to be rescheduled because I was not informed that I should discontinue WARFARIN prior to the procedure.

Oct 20, 2022
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Always a positive experience (but it feels like time to give up the COVID mask).

Oct 20, 2022
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Very knowledgeable, caring are respectful. Wouldn't want any other doctor for this particular health issue.

Oct 17, 2022
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The provided has the history for my medical problem and he addressed it professionally. Dr Frankhouse is a true doctor and knows how to address this problem with dignity.

Oct 12, 2022
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Dr. Frankhouse is a compassionate, skilled, accomplished physician. I have absolute confidence in his care.

Sep 28, 2022
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Little or no help, for my health needs.

Sep 21, 2022
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He took the time to listen to me and then time to explain.

Aug 29, 2022
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Dr. Frankhouse is amazing at providing all of my needs, expectations, and I trust all of his judgment and advice on my health.

Aug 24, 2022
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Dr Frankhouse and his staff were very respectful. My procedure was not one I would look forward to having and one that can be embarrassing.

Aug 4, 2022
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Love the doctor manners towards me

Aug 3, 2022
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Dr Frankhouse is always attentive knows his science and is interested in me. Appreciate him and his great team.

Jul 8, 2022
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Dr. Frankhouse is great, he's very thorough and listens to you. He takes his time to answer your questions and makes you feel like they are important even if they aren't serious. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs his specialty. He's great and has all my confidence.

Jun 22, 2022
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Offered Depends for clean-up. And wipes.

Jun 13, 2022
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1-Punctual which is not common to Physicians. Since they do not have time management class In medical school. 2- Knows his subject well. He explain good which I can under stand.

Jun 10, 2022
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Second time I've seen Dr Frankhouse, I like his straightforward approach, recommended him to my brother

Jun 8, 2022
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On occasion my scheduled appt. date gets changed. Don't always like it, but feel dr. has a reason. In 2016 my care was transferred to Dr. Frankhouse by prior physician. i was upset. But have come to appreciate Dr. F.'s care - Especially his "first do no harm" mantra. My case/health has been difficult to care for and he is managing it very well. I'm grateful. He is definitely in the right profession!

May 18, 2022
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Provider said he was sorry for difficult hospital experience. Not his fault but nice to have a provider acknowledge.

May 18, 2022
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Always good experience

May 5, 2022
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Dr Frankhouse and his staff were amazing. I left feeling so much better than when I arrived. The fact that I smiled and laughed at a appointment that I was nervous says a lot!!

May 4, 2022
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Dr. Frankhouse is the best doctor and a excellent person. Happy to have him.

Apr 20, 2022
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I would have liked him to ask, Any questions? I wanted to ask some very personal things but I didn't. That's on me. Had I had a prompt to ask anything I likely would have but again that's on me. I really like Dr Frankhouse he makes an uncomfortable situation more comfortable and that's my top concern.

Apr 18, 2022
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On time, informative and helpful.

Apr 18, 2022
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He is Great he has been very good to me

Mar 30, 2022
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Dr Frankhouse explained things thoroughly and answered all our questions in laymen's terms. He is s as Kai a highly skilled surgeon and dealt successfully with my complex surgery. He simply saved my life.

Mar 30, 2022
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This was my final visit with Dr. Frankhouse following an arduous year of treatment for cancer. Dr. Frankhouse was the initial doctor I saw following my diagnosis and he was instrumental from that day on in my successful treatment and recovery. He was thoughtful, honest and compassionate and quintessentially the kind of physician one hopes facing a difficult health issue. Legacy and patients are incredibly fortunate to have him as a physician.

Mar 30, 2022
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He is a very good listener and he's a very caring Doctor, he helped me getting my health back I would recommend him to anybody, he's a very nice doctor

Mar 30, 2022
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Dr Frankhouse has been amazing.

Mar 16, 2022
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I felt like I was in good hands from my first visit. Especially since the problem I was experiencing was of a great personal nature. Dr Frankhouse displayed optimum competence and professionalism, balanced with kindness, warmth and compassion. And, with just the right amount of lighthearted humor which helped me feel more relaxed and comfortable. Not an easy thing to do in this type of a situation! Each experience with him, whether it being an office visit, or a telephone call with test results, or actual surgery, has been consistent with all of the aforementioned qualities.

Mar 7, 2022
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Dr. Joseph Frankhouse is a superior doctor. He is an expert and makes you feel at ease. I often confide in him about other health issues. He always gives me excellent advice. When I go to him, I feel I am in the hands of an expert.

Mar 3, 2022
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Dr. Frankhouse is an active listener. He listened to my concerns and took a lot of time explaining, addressing my concerns. I am happy with him.

Feb 25, 2022
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I enjoyed visiting with Dr. Frankhouse. He took time to get full history regarding my issues and promptly assessed and determine the next steps of care. I am thankful my previous provider referred me to Dr. Frankhouse.

Feb 25, 2022
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Frankhouse and his team both at solmen creek and good Samaritan were great, I do feel Good Samaritan does need more nurses, personally my stay there was not bad, but I felt the nurses were spread thinned.. When I was able to get one they were phenomenal.

Feb 23, 2022
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Dr.. Frankhouse is a stellar physician!

Feb 18, 2022
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His care, personal attention and desire to work with other physicians as part of a team is greatly appreciated. His respect for my decision to not accept blood helps me to put my trust that I did and will continue to receive the best possible care from him.

Feb 18, 2022
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Always nice to see Dr. Frankhouse!

Feb 14, 2022
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Spent a lot of time explaining my surgery in detail.

Feb 9, 2022
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Dr. Frankhouse was very professional and helpful. He took significant time with me to help me understand the condition abs options I could pursue. Great doctor!

Jan 31, 2022
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Dr Frankhouse is one of the best physicians that I see regularly. His demeanor during the exams always put me at ease, explains in easy to understand details and his follow up notes in MyChart for the patient should set a standard for all physicians at Legacy Health.
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