Colin K. Franz, MD, PhD

Colin K. Franz, MD, PhD

4.9 
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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Primary Specialty

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Secondary Specialty

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine - 2012
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2013
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2017
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2018

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Neuromuscular Medicine (Certified)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Alignment Category:
Independent Practitioner
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

94 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

56 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

56 Reviews

March 22, 2022

4.0

He knows his business.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

He paid attention to my concerns, is friendly, listens very well and answers questions clearly. He seems to have an excellent grasp of the scientific and medical details that matter.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Friendly and personable not rushed appointment

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Thorough, kind, competent, and very knowledgeable about my condition.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Dr Franz is excellent and spends a lot of time with me explaining my situation and what he thinks we need to do

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January 20, 2022

5.0

I. like how he ask me, how I am doing and I like how he explain things to me he is a good doctor he don’t mind getting what you need.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Dr Franz is attentive and engaged in conversations and creative in searching for solutions to problems.

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December 22, 2021

5.0

He is a very good Doctor!

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December 21, 2021

5.0

He took his time with me and asked a lot of questions.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

He’s terrific- he really listens and he explains well too. I couldn’t be happier with his care - all the staff is great.

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November 14, 2021

5.0

Very caring. Always helping and trying to figure out my daughters complex medical history.

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November 05, 2021

5.0

Once again he is an excellent listener with good & honest advice

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October 17, 2021

5.0

He's the best. His bed side manner can not be beat.

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October 12, 2021

5.0

Listens attentively to all concerns. Gives plenty of time to address everything at visit.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

I have a very complex situation, and I brought a friend to help. He listened to the inputs from both of us and spent time going over me and ordered more tests and will see me in a couple of weeks for the next course of action.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Listens to patients

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Very thorough. Explains in understandable terms. Caring.

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Franz actually listened and looked at me during my visits. That means a lot to me!

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August 25, 2021

5.0

responsiveness

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July 16, 2021

5.0

Very nice Very thoughtful and an expert!

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June 09, 2021

5.0

He is a very good doctor and I am very happy that he is my doctor.

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May 02, 2021

5.0

Kind and attentive

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable and personable. Willingness to explain what was being done and recommendations for future.

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March 19, 2021

5.0

Made me feel at ease, took time to listen to all my concerns and questions, and was very good in explaining everything.

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March 10, 2021

4.0

I just met him today over a telemedicine call, but he met all my expectations of a NM Neurologist.

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Explains everything to me--kind and very competent doctor.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

My first meeting with him was today. He was very thorough and explained what is going on with me. I am very impressed with him

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February 19, 2021

5.0

He understands my situation and communicates very well

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January 27, 2021

5.0

I feel like he is truly trying to help me with my health issues

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Extremely alert to my conditions and symptoms.

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January 19, 2021

5.0

Caring, Consistent and Knowledgeable

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January 13, 2021

5.0

Very responsive to questions

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December 23, 2020

5.0

He is a very good doctor and I trust him very much.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Dr. was very professional and nice¦ Explained everything that was happening in the tests and then some of the results to me, and gave me detailed follow up instructions.

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November 10, 2020

4.0

I have had 2 pleasent experiences w Dr. Franz thus far

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November 08, 2020

5.0

Spent the time to review my medications and recommended new doseges.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

The Dr. was very patient and thorough with his exam and clearly presented the next steps forward to receive care!

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Franz is very thorough, answered all my questions, and is very knowledgeable.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable doctors and staff and provide excellent care. Courteous, too!

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September 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. Franz is a great Dr.

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September 22, 2020

5.0

I was highly satisfied with my care.

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August 29, 2020

5.0

Taking time to really listen and understand my condition

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August 27, 2020

5.0

I just feel like I am cared about and what I say matters.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

All my questions are always answered. I feel that I am cared about.

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August 20, 2020

5.0

Dr. Franz is a good doctor, he takes the time to listen to you. And he explained what it means to me.

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August 11, 2020

5.0

He is a good clinician...even though he has no quick answers to my particular problem

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August 11, 2020

5.0

Happy with provider.

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August 07, 2020

5.0

He took the to listen And read my chart. He was very gentle and respectful.

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July 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Franz is an excellent Dr. Knowledgeable in his field, honest with what is needed to report, compassionate and very helpful with the needs that his patient will require.

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July 23, 2020

5.0

Dr Franz took the time to evaluate my symptoms - did a very thorough exam and alleviated my concerns - the best thing I can say about the visit is that I feel 100% better for having seen Dr Franz

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June 24, 2020

5.0

On top of things

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June 24, 2020

5.0

Excellent care

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June 23, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and took time to explain everything about my condition and possible ways to remedy.

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June 16, 2020

5.0

Patiently listens to everything I say and takes time to figure what is the best route of care for me.

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June 05, 2020

5.0

He explain to you clearly

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June 05, 2020

5.0

He was very through and took time to understand my current situation. He seemed to listen - before drawing conclusions. Was realistic and also seemed like he wants to help and is interested in trying to help find a solution to my issues.

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Independent Disclaimer

This physician is a member of the medical staff at NMH and a faculty member of the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. This physician is an independent physician and not an employee of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations.

Disclosures

External Professional Relationships

Pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies frequently collaborate with basic scientists and physicians within an academic medical center to help advance science and improve patient care. These relationships are important in achieving scientific breakthroughs and in establishing the effectiveness and safety of promising new therapies. In order to assure objectivity in clinical research and patient care, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Feinberg), Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have adopted integrity policies that require research and clinical faculty (in full-time, part-time, and unpaid/voluntary categories) to report compensated and uncompensated external industry relationships. Patients are encouraged to discuss these disclosures with their physician as well as to inquire as to how these relationships are overseen by Feinberg. To learn more about our Disclosure and Professional Integrity Policy, and the conflict of interest policies of our joint affiliate survey partners, please go to our Office for Regulatory Affairs Policies page.