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Dr. Patrick Francke, MD

Radiation Oncology ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Francke

Carolina Regional Cancer Center

4708 Oleander Dr Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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Dr. Patrick Francke, MD is a radiation oncology specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in radiation oncology.


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Dr. Francke's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francke treats Cancer more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Francke treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francke treats Gynecologic Cancer more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Francke treats this condition more than 34% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
Skin Cancer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francke treats Skin Cancer more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Francke treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma

Dr. Francke's conditions and procedures:

  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachytherapy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor
  • Breast Brachytherapy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Neck Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology Procedures
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radium-223 Dichloride for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • TrueBeam™ Radiosurgery

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Dr. Francke and his staff were professional and caring. Dr. Francke is cool, calm and confident. I went to UMSC head and neck cancer clinic for a second opinion, they reviewed Dr. Franckes treatment plan and sent me back to him saying I was in excellent hands. They were right. One fact that was important to me was that he worked with my treatment team in a seamless manner.
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I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and referred to Dr. Francke. He and his staff were very thorough, empathetic, and explained completely my situation and recommended treatment. I met with him every week during my treatments, and he was always very friendly and helpful. He was always interested in how I was doing and feeling during the radiation treatments. An excellent doctor with an excellent staff.
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Dr Francke and the entire staff are excellent. They are caring and personal throughout the time of your treatment. No questions are too small or big. They try to do everything they can to accommodate you and put you at ease. They also offer helpful suggestions throughout the course of your treatment. Dr. Francke is willing to take as much time as needed to talk with you and help you in anyway possible. So thankful for such great care in Myrtle Beach!
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Dr Francke leads a very well run group of cancer treatment specialist. Appointment schedules were well maintained. Dr. Francke is very knowledgeable and his confidence provides a great deal of comfort while the patient is going through a very difficult time.
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He was very professional and answered all my questions before treatment. He also provided statistical information on the outcome for my type of cancer with and without the radiation treatment. This was very helpful in making my decision and feeling good about my treatment. His followup has been excellent. I would highly recommend Dr. Francke.
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I am a patient of Dr.Francke who has just completed 46 radiation treatments. Dr.Francke is exemplary of what a good doctor should be. His approach to dealing with your cancer makes one feel at ease and that you will have a much better life after treatment. His staff is made up of a group of people who put you at ease during the treatment process. Salvatore Scorza Myrtle Beach,SC
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Dr. Francke is an excellent Doctor, very informative and an extremely knowledgeable Oncologist. Many thanks to him I write this after a long and difficult battle fighting stage 4 head/neck cancer. During the 33 radiation treatments, Dr. Francke made radiation level adjustments during this process. His personal and professional attentiveness was extremely reassuring.
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I had an very good experience with Dr.Francke. He explained what was happening to me in terms I could understand.He kept me informed during the whole radiation process and at the end explained what I can expect in the future.I would certainly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in my situation.
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Dr. Francke was very kind and understanding of my health and the anxieties that accompanied it. He listens.....he truly listens. Dr. Francke explained everything in detail, asks questions and followed up with any concerns and questions that I might have at each meeting. He makes you feel like you are his only patient. Although this is a very difficult part of your journey in life, this doctor tries to reassure you about the process.
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Yesterday was my first visit with Dr. Francke. He explained what kind of Cancer I have and gave me all the options. He did not try to push any option and answered all of my and my wife's questions fully. Based on experience with physicians, Dr. Francke spent more time with us than we had expected. When we left we had a good idea of what we were going to do and felt very confident that if we went with radiation, we would be dealing with an excellent physician.
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About Me

A cancer diagnosis is individually accepted and understood; therefore, it is important that I help each patient feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the treatment planned for their specific cancer care. I desire to provide state-of-the-art radiation treatment expertly and compassionately as though every patient is my only patient.

Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2005
American College Of Radiation Oncology
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Ky College Med
Residency Hospital
1991
St Vincent's Hosp
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Western Kentucky University
Undergraduate School
2005
1994
1991
1990
1986

Awards

Locations

Carolina Regional Cancer Center

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)