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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO USA
Internship - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO USA
Medical School - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
Undergraduate - Georgetown University
Washington, DC USA
- Family Medicine
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 7/1/2016, Dr. Franko has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
108 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.4|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.1|
5 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2016
I saw Dr. Franko for several years at Kaiser Permanente. After he moved to the Clinic, and I was no long able to get Kaiser Insurance, I followed him out to the Lorain facility, even though it is a 40 minute drive for me. Dr. Franko is the very best doctor for me and my family. I have a lot of confidence in him, and I appreciate the respect and concern he shows me.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016
Dr. Franko was very good at explaining things and talking to me I thought he was an excellent provider
Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016
I had seen this provider a few years ago and then lost my health insurance, so I wanted to go back to him as I soon will be on Medicare as 12-01-2016. He was very polite and explained things as I asked; and concern for further tests needed.
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016
Dr. Franko and staff are caring and understanding. I was treated with respect and took in consideration my financial status in regard to my treatment. I appreciate all they do.
Reviewed on Jul 6, 2016
Doctor listened to me and my concerns. Scheduled testing to determine my concerns. Did not talk "down" to me. Always compassionate.
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