Dr. George Francis, MD

Dr. George Francis, MD

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Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
75 y/o
(45)

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Dr. George Francis, MD is a dermatologist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in dermatology.Read his story

Forefront Dermatology - Pittsburgh

4727 Friendship Ave Ste 300

Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Francis performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hair Loss
very high
more than 97% of peers
Ringworm
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Francis's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Francis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Francis "Dr. George Francis was born and raised in Monessen, PA. He attended Washington and Jefferson College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He continued his education at the University of Bologna, in Italy, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree. After graduation, he moved to the Pittsburgh area and continued his education at St. Francis Medical Center where he completed a residency program in internal medicine. To pursue his interest in dermatology, he also completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and became a board-certified dermatologist. He then joined the dermatology practice of Drs. Farney and Nieland. Dr. Francis was very involved with St. Francis Medical Center and in 1993 opened his own practice across the street from the hospital. He was named Chief, in the Division of Dermatology at St. Francis Hospital and held that position until the hospital closed. He was also named Chief, in the Division of Dermatology at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital in 2004 and held that position until his associate, Dr. Melanie Costa, took over the responsibilities in 2008. Dr. Francis has also enjoyed teaching dermatology to students and residents throughout his career. He currently lives in Fox Chapel with his wife Susan, and enjoys photography, travel and reading."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Francis "Forefront Dermatology is committed to providing the most innovative, leading-edge and appropriate medical dermatology solutions for healthy and beautiful skin. Whether you're suffering from an unexplained chronic skin condition, are embarrassed by acne or want a thorough skin cancer screening, we help detect problems before they become critical, physically or emotionally, and treat all diseases involving the skin, hair and nails. Our patients come to us with medical problems they can see and feel. We respect their unique reactions to these conditions, and we understand the effect they have on their lives. We address each patient with empathy, and we design personalized treatment recommendations that respect the whole person, inside and out."
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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

31  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Washington & Jefferson College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Bologna
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • St. Francis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Francis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Medical Society, Member
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, Member
  • Pittsburgh Academy of Dermatology, Member

Dr. Francis' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Francis to family and friends
45 total reviews (27 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

  • 5
    (41)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Francis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (27)

I have been a patient for several years and I find Dr. Francis to be an outstanding doctor. He is always well prepared and familiar with my medical history. He is extremely professional and spends whatever time necessary to answer my questions as well as taking an interest in my personal...more
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I have been seeing Dr Francis since 1975, when I developed cystic acne. We used to have a standing weekly appointment, and he would find me dermatologists in other cities when I was on vacation, or worked out of town. What a competent/caring doctor....especially for a late teen/young adult trying...more
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Wonderful, kind and patient Doctor. Listens to what you say. Excellent Office and Nursing staff. Office functions like clock work.
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Dr. Francis has provided our skin care exams and services for several decades. I have complete confidence in his analysis and treatments when required.
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Dr. Francis is very thorough and is concerned with your total health, not just your skin! Have recommended him to friends and family.
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