Frankhouse Joseph
Legacy Health Partners

Joseph Frankhouse, MD, FACS

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

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 109 RATINGS & 47 COMMENTS)

Read all reviews

Where I see patients

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
  • 503-413-5594
  • Get Directions

Legacy Medical Group-Colon and Rectal Surgery

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

Patient Rating

Legacy wants every patient to have great care, every time. To help measure and improve patient satisfaction, we send surveys to randomly selected patients after their appointments. We use this feedback from the surveys to improve and enhance the care we offer. Learn more about our surveys & ratings

4.9 out of 5     109 Ratings     47 Comments

Oct 20, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very knowledgeable, caring are respectful. Wouldn't want any other doctor for this particular health issue.

Oct 17, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Frankhouse is a compassionate, skilled, accomplished physician. I have absolute confidence in his care.

Sep 28, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Little or no help, for my health needs.

Sep 21, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
He took the time to listen to me and then time to explain.

Aug 29, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Love the doctor manners towards me

Aug 3, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Frankhouse is always attentive knows his science and is interested in me. Appreciate him and his great team.

Jul 8, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Offered Depends for clean-up. And wipes.

Jun 13, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Second time I've seen Dr Frankhouse, I like his straightforward approach, recommended him to my brother

Jun 8, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Provider said he was sorry for difficult hospital experience. Not his fault but nice to have a provider acknowledge.

May 18, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Always good experience

May 5, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Frankhouse is the best doctor and a excellent person. Happy to have him.

Apr 20, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
On time, informative and helpful.

Apr 18, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
He is Great he has been very good to me

Mar 30, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Frankhouse has been amazing.

Mar 16, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr.. Frankhouse is a stellar physician!

Feb 18, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Always nice to see Dr. Frankhouse!

Feb 14, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Spent a lot of time explaining my surgery in detail.

Feb 9, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
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.

Jan 14, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Frankhouse did a great job speaking directly to pt, listening and providing options that were understandable. We waited awhile to be seen... and we are sure the dr. gave all the same care & attention.

Jan 13, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Frankhouse was incredibly patient, lighthearted, and made me feel comfortable in an area not usually so. Clearly competent and intelligent. LISTENED. Spoke in terms that were easy to understand.

Jan 5, 2022
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I felt respected and doctor was incredibly knowledgeable.

Dec 29, 2021
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
He was very patient in explaining options to deal with a medical concern

Dec 29, 2021
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I have been seeing Dr. Frankhouse for a year for rectal cancer stage 3. He has always been stellar-honest, compassionate and thoughtful. I have appreciated knowing what I would be facing as I could then adapt, even through difficult times. He is a 15 on scale of 1-10.

Dec 27, 2021
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Frankhouse and his staff were amazingly kind and supportive. Wonder experience.

Dec 10, 2021
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Frankhouse has been an invaluable resource for my colorectal issues and healthcare including two surgeries. I would recommend him to family or friends in need of this specialty care. I can definitely overlook the wait times to schedule an appointment or during appointment times since his information and skills outweigh any inconvenience in my part.

Dec 10, 2021
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very detailed. Good and bad

Dec 2, 2021
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very professional, yet easy to talk to--makes me feel comfortable about talking about embarrassing and difficult to discuss matters.

Dec 1, 2021
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Progress report reflected that Dr Frankhouse listened well and also reviewed my records and viewed my last colonoscopy film before he made his recommendations in conjunction with his rectal exam. His technique was excellent and there was no pain involved. His bedside manner was excellent. He had the courtesy of a chaperone in the room for the exam. His use of humor and the twinkle in his eye added to making the experience as pleasant as possible. A true gentleman

Nov 29, 2021
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Frankhouse was very good. It took one week to see him. I had hoped to see him sooner.
View More