Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD

Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD

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General Surgery  |  
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46 y/o
(69)

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Dr. Karl Francis Jr, MD is a general surgery specialist in Provo, UT and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Utah Surgical Associates

3550 N University Ave Ste 250

Provo, UT 84604
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • PEHP
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Rib Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 88% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Francis Jr "You, the patient, are the most important person to our practice. We are committed to providing the best possible medical care. Excellence is our goal. We have worked to provide a full range of service and have highly trained and knowledgeable staff who have been together for some ten years plus. We look forward to being part of your medical team."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Utah.

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

  • Creighton University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Creighton University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Francis Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Francis Jr' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Francis Jr to family and friends
4.8
based on 69 total reviews (47 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (69)

  • 5
    (63)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Francis Jr' 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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (47)

in Spanish Fork, UT
Surgery is something I don't look forward to, but Dr. Francis put my mind at ease. He was very thorough on what to expect & made me comfortable with the choices that had to be made.
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in Springville
Very professional and friendly. He kept me updated and informed about every aspect of my surgery, before and after. His staff has been exceptional in communication with me and helping me with the requisite paperwork for my job to facilitate my recovery.
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in Spanish Fork
10/10 Would recommend. He's is very professional and knowledgeable.
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in SPRINGVILLE
Dr. Francis is great doctor. He is caring and always make sure that you understand what is going on. He listen to my concerns. Every surgery he has done on me has gone great! His staff is great! Joni is amazing. She is caring and always calling to make sure I was okay. Dr. Francis and his staff...more
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in Springville
Dr. Francis is a competent, caring surgeon. He explained the surgery to me, outlining what would happen, and what I could expect. The surgery went smoothly, even though he discovered during surgery that the organ he was removing was infected. Immediately after I came out of the anesthesia, Dr....more
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