Howard W. Francis, MD, MBA Howard W. Francis, MD, MBA

Howard W. Francis, MD, MBA

Ear Surgeon, Head and Neck Surgeon

4.9 out of 5  (35 ratings, 4 reviews)
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919-681-8069 Office number
919-681-6881
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Being a physician fulfills my lifelong desire to be of service, and as an otologist I am fulfilled everyday by helping to improve my patients’ quality of life through the diagnosis and treatment of ear and skull base disorders. I take great pride in the mastery of my craft and the high standard of our teams. I enjoy serving patients of all ages from infancy to the senior years, and my expertise spans the full range of the medical and surgical management of complex ear, hearing and balance disorders. I value the development of strong patient-doctor relationships and am guided by the belief that every patient deserves the same compassion and high standards as I would expect for my own family. I consider a successful patient-doctor encounter as one in which I have effectively communicated my opinions on diagnosis, treatment options and risks, permitting the patient and family to become true partners with me and our team in the decision-making process and ongoing management of the condition. I am a professor and the Division Chief of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences at Duke. Previously I was the Vice Director and Professor in the Dept. of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012-2017) and Director of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center (2011-2017). I am guided by gratitude, faith and commitment in  my professional life and in my role as a husband of over twenty years and father of a daughter and son.

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LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Harvard Medical School, MIT Division of Health and Science Technology (Massachusetts), 1990
MBA, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (Maryland), 2012
RESIDENCY
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland), 1990-1995
FELLOWSHIP
Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, Johns Hopkins University (Maryland), 1995-1997
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
American Board of Otolaryngology, Neurotology
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (35 ratings, 4 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.