John Frino, M.D.

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John Frino, M.D.

John Frino, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics


Physician Rating

4.8 out of 5

115 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Department: 336-716-8200

  • Fax: 336-716-6286


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg

  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • Ped Ortho Soc of NA

  • Scoliosis Research Society

  • Am Medical Assn

  • Arkansas Medical Society

  • Beta Gamma Sig Nat Bus Hon Soc

  • Fin Mngt Assn Nat Honor Soc

  • Forsyth County Medical Society

  • Golden Key National Honor Soc

  • NPI: 1528098936

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Trauma, Hip Dysplasia, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Scoliosis

Education & Training

  • B.S.

    1991 - Clemson University

  • M.D.

    2000 - WFU School of Medicine

  • Residency

    2005 - Orthopaedic Surgery: Univ Of Arkansas For Medical S

  • Fellowship

    2006 - Orthopaedic Surgery: Childrens Hospital Of Boston

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery


Research Contact Information

  • Academic: 336-716-9813

  • Department: 336-716-8200

  • Fax: 336-716-6286

Research Interests

  • Fractures, Open, Surgical Wound Infection, Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy, Lumbar Vertebrae, Wound Healing

Recent Publications

  • The use of dual growing rods to correct spinal deformity secondary to a low-grade spinal cord astrocytoma Kuhn EN, Muthigi A, Frino J, Powers AK.. J Surg Case Rep. 2015;2015(10):1-4.
  • Surgical management of spasticity in the child with cerebral palsy Kolaski K, Frino J, Koman LA. In: Brashear A, Elovic E, eds. Spasticity: diagnosis and management. New York: Demos Medical Publishing;2011: 397-416.
  • Classic measures of hip dysplasia do not correlate with three-dimensional computer tomographic measures and indices Stubbs AJ, Anz AW, Frino J, Lang JE, Weaver AA, Stitzel JD.. Hip Int. 2011;21(5):549-558.
  • Use of vacuum-assisted closure in pediatric open fractures with a focus on the rate of infection Halvorson J, Jinnah R, Kulp B, Frino J.. Orthopedics. 2011;34(7):e256-260.
  • The impact of intrathecal baclofen on the natural history of scoliosis in cerebral palsy Shilt JS, Lai LP, Cabrera MN, Frino J, Smith BP.. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008;28(6):684-687.
  • Collagen-platelet rich plasma hydrogel enhances primary repair of the porcine anterior cruciate ligament Murray MM, Spindler KP, Abreu E, Muller JA, Nedder A, Kelly M, Frino J, Zurakowski D, Valenza M, Snyder BD, Connolly SA.. J Orthop Res. 2007;25(1):81-91.
  • Trends in adolescent lumbar disk herniation Frino J, McCarthy RE, Sparks CY, McCullough FL.. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006;26(5):579-581.

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 1/3/2018

    I was truly grateful to have received outstanding care for my son from provider/ nurses

  • 11/29/2017

    great experience and always have been for years

  • 11/20/2017

    dr. frino talked to Haley and asked appropriate questions regarding her health and physical activity that she could relate to. He "remembered" that she played soccer and tennis and discussed those activities and how those activities help her physical condition

  • 10/30/2017

    Dr. Frino has been there every step of the way with me from discussing and recommending surgery, making himself accessible for questions before my surgery, visiting me everyday in the hospital and checking on me after I went home from the hospital-- always with a smile on his face too!

  • 10/23/2017

    I have already recommended Dr. Frino to someone else.

  • 10/10/2017

    If there were a mark above 5 I would give it to Dr. Frino. He is a wonderful physician who always listens and has the best interest for his patient. He makes you feel like he is treating his own child and wants what he would want as a parent. The best move we have ever made in the realm of medical decisions was deciding to get a second opinion from Dr. Frino. He has made a difficult experience more bearable. There is nothing harder than having a child with a diagnosis that has no real answers. He understands that and treats his patients with compassion and sensitivity, trying to treat not just the medical but also the emotional healing that must occur also.

  • 9/25/2017

    Fine, all good.

  • 8/23/2017

    Awesome Dr. He was great with our child.

  • 8/23/2017

    The doctor was very friendly and understood my concern about my daughter.

  • 7/27/2017

    Adore Dr. John Frino!!!

  • 6/20/2017

    A+ to Dr. Frino and Sybil Snow!!!

  • 5/22/2017

    Dr. Frino is a wonderful doctor. He has always been very caring and helpful before, during, and after Haley's surgery. He always takes his time in the exam room and doesn't make you feel rushed.We are so thankful to have him as her doctor, he has truly been a blessing to our family during a very scary time.

  • 5/8/2017

    Dr. Frino, is the best!

  • 5/8/2017

    *Dr. Frino is fantastic and we appreciate the time spent with us.

  • 3/30/2017


  • 3/16/2017

    Very personable & knowledgeable.

  • 3/16/2017

    dr frino is so kind and has helped Jamie so much. iam a health care worker also & I recognize great care when I see it & dr frino gives exceptional care!!

  • 3/13/2017

    Dr.Frino was the most courteous and knowledgeable doctor I have ever met. He immediately made my daughter feel at ease and established a great rapport with her from the minute he walked in the door. He listened to my concerns and addressed them all in such a kind manner.


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