Dr. John Franco, MD

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Dr. John Franco, MD
Dr. John Franco is a sports medicine physician at New Mexico Orthopaedics. His focus is in knee, shoulder, hip and ankle arthroscopies, repair of articular cartilage injuries and minimally invasive surgery methods. He believes that orthopaedics has offered him the perfect opportunity to combine his backgrounds in mechanical engineering and kinesiology with his desire to interact with and help others on a daily basis. Dr. Franco enjoys helping patients accept and understand their injuries, working with them through the recovery process. He utilizes non-operative approaches to recovery whenever possible to meet patient goals in a timely manner. When surgery is appropriate, Dr. Franco will use the most advanced, minimally invasive or arthroscopic techniques in order to correct ailments and return the patient to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible with minimal discomfort. Dr. Franco has developed a special interest in adolescent injuryprevention and joint cartilage repair and regeneration. He has contributed to the publication of several articles and research studies, and he continues to be very involved with the Santa Monica ACL Injury Prevention Project and is a proud member of the New Mexico Orthopaedics Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship. Being involved in sports medicine as a team physician has been of significant value to Dr. Franco. He has previous experience as a team physician at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup and at Pepperdine University, as well as with the New Mexico Scorpions professional hockey team and U.S. soccer teams through regional coverage of both men's and women's national soccer team events. He continues to work with the Albuquerque Isotopes AAA professional baseball team and is also proud to provide medical coverage for local high school sports teams. Away from the office, Dr. Franco enjoys golf, tennis, running, hiking and skiing. Unquestionably, the most important part of his life is time spent enjoying the company of his two sons and his amazingly supportive wife.

201 Cedar St SE Ste 6600

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 724-4300

Dr. John Franco, MD

Dr. John Franco, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Franco's Experience

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Dr. Franco's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of New Mexico Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of Nm School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Santa Monica-Ucla Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Franco has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Franco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Franco to family and friends
4.5
based on 20 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Franco's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in albuquerque, nm |
I was there for my 8:00 appointment at 7:30 am, and the first person in the waiting room. Dr. Franco was 65 minutes late when I walked out. He is rude and thoughtless about the time patients take out of their day to see him. I will never return to see him and I warn others about his being so unprofessional.
Thank you for your feedback Cy Yen. We are continuously working to improve the entire patient experience. We will definitely take your comments into consideration when considering process improvements. Please feel free to contact me at 505-768-7507. Penny
Portales, NM |
Due to a myriad of health problems, I have had many doctors, and I can tell you that Dr. Franco is the best one and it isn't close. He has performed two hip surgeries for me and possesses a unique ability to build a relationship with his patients and give the greatest care possible.
in Albuquerque, NM |
DR. Franco's staff was amazing, from setting up an appointment to everything after that was a great experience. Even the staff for my MRI were great. DR. Franco did a great job repairing my Meniscus and cleaning up my knee. my surgery was done on May 13, 2016. It's 3 months since my surgery and i feel no more pain or discomfort when i step and walk now. Before my surgery i was in a lot of pain. Thanks to the Dr. Franco for his professional touch i feel great.
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Dr. Franco accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
    Commercial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Franco has admitting privileges

Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Lovelace Medical Center
601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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