Peter Franks, M.B.B.S. for UC Davis Health

Peter Franks, M.B.B.S.

Professor- Emeritus

Peter Franks is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Family and Community Medicine

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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Franks focus is on patient-centered family care.


Family and Community Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.Sc., London University, London, England, 1970

Medical School

M.B.B.S., London University, London, England, 1975


Family Medicine, Highland Hospital/University of Rochester, Rochester NY 1976-1979


University of Rochester, Rochester NY 1979-1981

Curtis Hames Research Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2007

Dean’s Mentoring Award, UC Davis, 2006

Fenton JJ, Kravitz RL, Jerant A, Paterniti DA, Bang H, Williams D, Epstein RM, Franks P. Promoting Patient-Centered Counseling to Reduce Use of Low-Value Diagnostic Tests: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb 1;176(2):191-7.

Fenton JJ, Robbins JA, Amarnath AL, Franks P. Osteoporosis Overtreatment in a Regional Health Care System. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan 4:1-3.

Jerant A, Fancher T, Fenton JJ, Fiscella K, Sousa F, Franks P, Henderson M. How Medical School Applicant Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status Relate to Multiple Mini-Interview-Based Admissions Outcomes: Findings From One Medical School. Acad Med. 2015 Dec;90(12):1667-74.

Amarnath AL, Franks P, Robbins JA, Xing G, Fenton JJ. Underuse and Overuse of Osteoporosis Screening in a Regional Health System: a Retrospective Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Dec;30(12):1733-40.

VanGompel EC, Jerant AF, Franks PM. Primary Care Attributes Associated with Receipt of Preventive Care Services: A National Study. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Nov-Dec;28(6):733-41.

Jerant A, Bertakis KD, Franks P. Body mass index and health care utilization in diabetic and nondiabetic individuals. Med Care. 2015 May;53(5):409-16.

Sohler NL, Jerant A, Franks P. Socio-psychological factors in the Expanded Health Belief Model and subsequent colorectal cancer screening. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Jul;98(7):901-7.

Jerant A, To P, Franks P. The effects of tailoring knowledge acquisition on colorectal cancer screening self-efficacy. J Health Commun. 2015;20(6):697-709.