Dr. Kurt Francis, MD

Dr. Kurt Francis, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kurt Francis, MD is a cardiovascular & pulmonary diseases doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

Pulmonary Medicine at St. Mark's

1160 E 3900 S Ste 2000

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Hometown Health Plan
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas


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

Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Francis "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 services 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."


  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing


Read More


  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis

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.


  • University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine Oklahoma City Ok
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine-Salt Lake City
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine Tulsa Ok
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Oklahoma State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine Tulsa Ok
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Francis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Mark's Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures

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Dr. Francis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Francis to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Francis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in South Jordan, UT |
I have COPD. Quick note to thank Dr. Francis and his staff for helping me lead a close to normal life with this medical condition. Tried several other pulmonary Dr's who work at local hospitals which was not a good experience. Highly recommend Dr. Francis. Guaranteed you will not be disappointed. Jim W. South Jordan, UT.
in West Valley City |
Dr Francis is very kind, thorough, and professional.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Dr. Francis and his staff take wonderful care of their patients. They are friendly, efficient and have my trust. I would recommend them to anybody needing the care of a pulmonologist!
in Salt Lake City, UT |
After just 2 visits and some new meds, I'm breathing SO MUCH better!! Could not have had a better doctor, and his staff is amazing!!
in Sandy, UT |
I have been seeing Dr. Kurt Francis, MD for several years. In addition to being an extremely knowledgeable and all around exceptional in his field, he is compassionate, doesn't rush you and makes you feel comfortable. You will leave knowing you are in good hands. I have referred several people to him and everyone has come back with positive comments.
in Midvale , UT |
Dr Francis is a wonderful physician. He takes the time to listen to our concerns and answers our questions honestly. We never feel rushed when we have an appt. The wait time is usually less the 5 minutes . I highly recommend Dr Frances.
in Midvale, UT |
Dr Francis takes the time to listen to my concerns. He also explains my condition and avenues to take to help me. Dr Francis is a great doctor and I've recommended him to my family members.
in Bluffdale, Utah |
Dr Francis and staff are always concerned about your health. They are never in a hurry and spend time explaining the problem and solutions. Friendly and outgoing. The best.
in South Jordan, UT |
I saw this MD twenty plus years ago, until about 10 years ago. This may not account for much, but I have an MBA in healthcare. I know when MDs are pulling krap. Never this doctor. I also, as a female who tends to attract attention, know when MDs are running game. NEVER this doctor. SOLID INTELLECT. SOLID REPUTATION. SOLID CHARACTER. He is what all physicians should be. I think of him, and I feel only thankfulness. I sent my mom to him. I had everyone to pick from. He is it. He is the best.
Herriman, UT |
I have had several visits to Dr Francis office and each experience has been a very positive experience. Very knowledgeable professional staff.
in Holladay |
This was my first visit. Dr Francis thoroughly explained the stage and consequences of my copd. He gave me a sample inhaler to add to my regimen and a prescription if I want to continue it. He explained that the suspicious area on my recent CT scan did not by itself indicate cancer and what other tests I needed. I left feeling very relieved.
in Sandy, UT |
I would highly recommend Dr Francis. He knows his stuff and as a patient you are treated as such, not a number.
in Salt Lake City, Utah |
Dr. Francis is very professional. He listens carefully and explains things clearly. He is kind and caring. He has a good sense of humor and a pleasant demeanor. I highly recommend Dr. Francis!
in Oakley, UT |
I already sent a review.
in Taylorsville |
I was nervous but Dr. Francis listened to my concerns, answered my questions, addressed my concerns, was prompt,kind, and had good bedside manners. I would highly recommend him!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Francis accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Hometown Health Plan
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PEHP
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Pyramid Life
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
    Value Care
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • Union Pacific Railroad Employee Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare
  • Wise Provider Networks

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Hospitals where Dr. Francis has admitting privileges

St. Mark's Hospital
1200 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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