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
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    109 Ratings    40 Comments

Where I see patients

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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

Legacy Medical Group-Colon and Rectal Surgery

2121 N.E. 139th St., Suite 120
Vancouver, WA 98686
360-487-1036

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     109 Ratings     40 Comments

Mar 9, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse is the best doctor in the world. He has saved my life twice and is the only one I trust to perform a colonoscopy or surgery on me.

Feb 24, 2020
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Dr. Joe is an exceptionally good "listener".

Feb 20, 2020
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Very professional, very knowledgeable, very kind and understanding.

Feb 12, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse has a knack for being a very good listener. He answers my questions - not always immediately, but answers me when he has thought it over a bit. Office staff is not only friendly, but they have a great sense of humor!!

Feb 12, 2020
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Dr. Frankhouse was attentive, informative and had good humor. He explained things clearly and seemed to know his stuff.

Feb 10, 2020
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Dr Frankhouse is not only a super smart and astute clinician he is also a heck of a nice and personable guy. thanks

Feb 3, 2020
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Dr Frankhouse and his team stepped in to care for me in an emergency situation [detail removed to protect privacy]. He was stellar in every way - as was his resident. Dr. Frankhouse was very attentive and generous with his time, compassion and care. I have seen my fair share of hospitals unfortunately and the care I received from Dr. F and the nursing staff at Good Sam hospital was the best (top 2) I have received!!! I am eternally grateful to them all!

Jan 6, 2020
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Good doctor.

Dec 26, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse listened to my concerns and took the time to address those concerns. I truly appreciated his listening to me and respecting my input regarding the exam.

Dec 23, 2019
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The staff seems to enjoy working at this clinic. Dr. Frankhouse is patient, knowledgeable, has a good sense humor. He is good at email follow up. One minor point is he classified my hemorrhoids as stage 2 and his documentation says stage 3. I will ask him t clarify. Thanks.

Dec 23, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is a very caring physician with excellent surgical skills. Appreciate everything he has done for me dealing with my recent surgical and post surgical care!

Dec 16, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse's personality and manner helped greatly with the embarrassment I felt about a proctological examination.

Dec 12, 2019
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very good physician that listens.

Dec 9, 2019
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very good

Nov 25, 2019
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I was very pleased with how approachable Dr. Frankhouse was and with his caring humorous manner of dealing with me as a new patient.

Nov 18, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse and the care he provided were precisely what I had been hoping for.

Nov 13, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is the best! I have seen him for a few years now and he truly cares about me. He makes an uncomfortable topic easy to talk about. He is very understanding and gives options other than surgery. He is an amazing person and doctor. one of a kind!

Nov 7, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is kind and patient. He is thorough and made me feel comfortable talking about my issues. I would highly recommend him. I am thankful I have him as my doctor.

Nov 4, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is so caring and is a great doctor.

Oct 4, 2019
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This provider was superior in every single way you could possibly ask for!!!! I have NEVER been so impressed, so pleased, and confident, actually smiling an so thankful I had found and chosen this outstanding provider!!!!

Oct 2, 2019
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Great doctor with excellent patient interaction considering his specialty. He was competent but kept the atmosphere calm and lighthearted for a tough illness.

Sep 26, 2019
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I enjoyed his sense of humor.

Sep 18, 2019
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BEST HEALTH PROVIDER I HAVE EVER HAD IN [age removed] YEARS THANK YOU SO MUCH

Sep 11, 2019
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I like him quite a bit. However, his handshake is to hard for me. I have bad arthritis in my fingers and he crushed me with that grip. I appreciated a strong manly handshake in my 40s now not so much. He is a good guy though!

Sep 6, 2019
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I had an appointment within 2 days and am scheduled for surgery within 10 days! Awesome! Dr. Frankhouse was very thorough, kind and considerate.

Sep 4, 2019
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very thoughtful and kind and energetic and informative Doctor. I liked him very much.

Jul 29, 2019
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It was short.

Jul 10, 2019
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no complaints.

Jul 10, 2019
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Whenever I mentioned that the surgeon was Dr. Frankhouse, all the other doctors & nurses told me that Dr. Frankhouse was the BEST! We found that to be true. Not only did he do an excellent job performing the surgery, he called us after hours to tell us about the cancer he'd removed & that there was a clean margin. He'd also called us previously to answer questions & keep us informed. This was during his lunch break, I believe. Dr. Frankhouse puts the patient first. He is also extremely funny. He gives excellent advice for the present and future. He's a gem.

Jul 8, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse was running late, so there was a wait.

Jul 1, 2019
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Frankhouse is always super empathetic & has great bedside manner.

Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse is great. Excellent professional skill and above all, he cares. I called him on weekends twice. He, himself, called me back both time, within 15 minutes. He arranged an emergency visit for me on a Sunday p.m.

May 9, 2019
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Both doctor and staff were very prompt, knowledgeable, and understanding!

May 9, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse was a referral and was very good in helping me with my needs for a stoma that is a forever thing. I have new health insurance now an my needs are being taking care of.

May 6, 2019
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Dr. Frankhouse was very easy to talk to and it was very obvious he loves what he does. Made me feel comfortable talking about a very uncomfortable situation.

Apr 29, 2019
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good experience answered all my questions and concerns.

Apr 17, 2019
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Always kind and compassionate care!

Apr 11, 2019
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The Front Desk lady, the Medical Assistant & Dr Frankhouse were all very personable & I am very likely to refer my friends & family to them for similar problems in the future.

Apr 8, 2019
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My visit was very good. I learned a lot. Great visit.

Apr 8, 2019
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He listens very intently. Never rushed.
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