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: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 124 RATINGS & 53 COMMENTS)

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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
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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

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5.0 out of 5     124 Ratings     53 Comments

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.

Jan 14, 2022
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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
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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
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I felt respected and doctor was incredibly knowledgeable.

Dec 29, 2021
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He was very patient in explaining options to deal with a medical concern

Dec 29, 2021
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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
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Dr Frankhouse and his staff were amazingly kind and supportive. Wonder experience.

Dec 10, 2021
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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
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Very detailed. Good and bad

Dec 2, 2021
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Very professional, yet easy to talk to--makes me feel comfortable about talking about embarrassing and difficult to discuss matters.

Dec 1, 2021
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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
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Dr. Frankhouse was very good. It took one week to see him. I had hoped to see him sooner.

Nov 24, 2021
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Great provider! Very fair and balanced in care.

Nov 17, 2021
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Dr. Frankhouse is a excellent! Love him as my dr.

Nov 4, 2021
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Very professional and knowledgeable. Listened, answered questions and provided information.

Oct 11, 2021
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He finally seemed stymied by my condition. I am seeking a second opinion. No hard feelings.

Sep 30, 2021
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Dr. Frankhouse listened and made me feel comfortable. He was very kind, professional and had a great sense of humor. He made me feel like a human and not just a patient.

Sep 13, 2021
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Dr. Frankhouse is always personable, relaxed, and a good listener.

Sep 8, 2021
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I waited a long time and traveled a good distance to see Dr Frankhouse based on what I read about him on the internet, and I was not disappointed. He spent a good 45 unhurried minutes with me discussing my medical issues I am having, and I feel confident that he has put together a competent team of providers to help resolve my issues. I look forward to my 3-month follow-up appointment and hopefully moving on to surgery in his competent hands.One concern is that in reading back over his notes and summary of visit on the patient portal, he wrote that he discussed with me things that I do not recall actually discussing, such as diet and fiber supplements.

Sep 2, 2021
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Dr. Frankhouse is very compassionate and obviously very knowledgeable. I feel very confident in trusting my care to him. A "10" ranking is not nearly high enough. I never felt ill at ease, AT ALL.

Sep 1, 2021
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Dr. Frankhouse was very knowledgeable, respectful, and friendly. He took the time to make me feel comfortable during an uncomfortable exam.

Aug 31, 2021
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Having to wait too long for follow-up visit.

Aug 31, 2021
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This was just my first visit regarding an upcoming surgery.

Aug 27, 2021
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MA was very comforting and relatable. Dr was extremely kind and tried to make me as comfortable as possible regarding my appt concerns. Great bed-side manners

Aug 19, 2021
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Dr. Frankhouse did excellent job explaining everything pertaining to this visit.

Aug 19, 2021
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My experience with this provider has always been good. As hard as it can be to hear some information I think it's important to know where I stand with regard to procedures, diseases and treatments and that's how I interpret Dr. Frankhouse, his treatment of me has been honest and kind. There's always room for improvement but I'm completely satisfied with the provider and the process.

Aug 4, 2021
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I really like that Dr. Frankhouse provides information that is very easy to understand.

Aug 4, 2021
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I don't anticipate anyone I know to need this type of care

Jul 26, 2021
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Hard to overstate the competence and professionalism of my care. Dr Frankhouse worked me into a full clinic schedule for evaluation of an urgent problem. My care was compassionate, caring and comprehensive. Beyond expertise, empathy was evident. I feel very very lucky to have received medical care in this way. Truly "textbook!

Jul 15, 2021
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Dr. Frankhouse is the best of experts he finds solutions to your health issues.

Jul 15, 2021
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This was a post-op appointment. Over the past three months Dr. Frankhouse has performed three separate procedures/surgeries on me, all relating to a large polyp in my rectum. I am satisfied that Dr. Frankhouse is very skilled as a gastroenterologist, and he may well have saved my life. In addition, he is easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor.

Jul 14, 2021
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Excellent provider, very thorough, respectful and explained things in a way that I could understand. Great sense of humor.

Jul 9, 2021
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Dr FRANKHOUSE demonstrates an obvious concern for his patients, their medical history, and how he can help. He listens. He is courteous. He exudes confidence and his optimism is contagious. You leave with confidence that you are in good hands.
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