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Dr. Frances D. Faro, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Female, Graduated 2002, University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

799 E Hampden Ave Suite 400
Englewood, CO 80113
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Dr. Faro's Care Philosophy

I enjoy helping patients to understand the mechanics of their bodies. I believe that all healing begins with this education and understanding, whether the cure involves surgery or conservative treatment. I was drawn to the area of foot and ankle surgery because sound feet really are the foundation of good health. My goal is to educate patients about their options and together choose a treatment plan that fits their life and goals.

Dr. Faro's Specialty

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Amputations
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
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  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthrodesis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bunionectomy
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Casting
  • Clawtoe Correction Surgery
  • Dressing and/or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot & Ankle Ligament & Tendon Repair
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture/Dislocation Treatment
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Removal of Foreign Bodies
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injections
  • Tendon and Bursa Injections
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revisions
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Contracture
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthrodesis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Broken Toe
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
  • Charcot's Joint
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Claw Toe
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot & Ankle Disorders
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hallux Limitus
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Pain
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Diseases
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Injury
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Muscle Strain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
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Dr. Faro's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
      Graduated: 2002
  • Internship Hospital:

    • University Of Colorado
      Graduated: 2005
  • Residency Hospital:

    • University Of Colorado
      Graduated: 2009
  • Fellowship Hospital:

    • Union Memorial
      Graduated: 2010
  • Undergraduate Schools:

    • Emory University
      Graduated: 1996
  • Other Education:

    • University Of California At San Diego
      Graduated: 2004

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Faro's Background Check

Malpractice

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Colorado
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information for the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact you quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.

Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 
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