Peter Franks, M.B.B.S.

Peter Franks, M.B.B.S.


Family and Community Medicine


  • 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).

Philosophy of Care

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


Family and Community Medicine


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

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


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


University of Rochester, Rochester NY 1979-1981

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine, 1980

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Honors and Awards

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

Dean�s Mentoring Award, UC Davis, 2006

Select Recent Publications

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.