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John Frino, MD

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John Frino, MD

John Frino, MD

Section Chief, Orthopaedics

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics


Physician Rating

4.7 out of 5

121 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Fax: 336-716-6286


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • American Medical Association

  • Arkansas Medical Society

  • Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society

  • Financial Management Association National Honor Society

  • Forsyth County Medical Society

  • Golden Key National Honor Society

  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America

  • Scoliosis Research Society

  • NPI: 1528098936

Clinical Interests

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

Education & Training

  • BS

    1991 - Clemson University

  • MD

    2000 - Wake Forest School of Medicine

  • Residency

    2005 - Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • Fellowship

    2006 - Orthopaedic Surgery: Children's Hospital of Boston

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery


Research Contact Information

  • Fax: 336-716-6286

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Incidental durotomy in the pediatric spine population.
    West JL, Arnel M, Palma AE, Frino J, Powers AK, Couture DE. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 11; 22(5):591-594.
  • 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. . 2015 Oct; 2015(10)
  • 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. ; 21(5):549-58.
  • 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 Jul; 34(7):e256-60.
  • 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 Sep; 28(6):684-7.
  • 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 Jan; 25(1):81-91.
  • Trends in adolescent lumbar disk herniation.
    Frino J, McCarthy RE, Sparks CY, McCullough FL. J Pediatr Orthop. ; 26(5):579-81.

All Publications

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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.

  • 7/30/2018

    Dr Frino is an excellent doctor and surgeon. We feel like he truly puts the patient first. My concerns were quickly alleviated knowing Dr Frino was in charge and conducting my daughter's surgeries. Even when our daughter needed additional surgery outside system, Dr Frino gave us excellent perspective and advise. We feel complete trust and appreciation for how he cared for our daughter in both surgeries. No surgeon has cared more about our daughter. We trust and highly recommend Dr Frino!

  • 7/18/2018

    Everything about the visit from start to finish was great!

  • 7/2/2018

    we can not say enough good things about Dr. Frino... he is a great doctor and Surgeon, and we highly praise him to friends and family...

  • 6/18/2018

    Dr. Frino is absolutely amazing! His commitment to his patients is second to none ! I would highly recommend Dr.Frino to anyone in search of medical advice or surgery!

  • 5/30/2018

    Dr. Frino is excellent. we saw him when Natalie was an infant and he was so knowledgeable about her condition. I am a nurse and I reserve high praise for the best of the best. Dr. Frino is among the best of the best!

  • 5/17/2018

    everyone took their time with savannah & answered ALL of her questions

  • 5/12/2018

    love Dr. Frino. would recommend him to everyone

  • 4/7/2018

    Dr. Freno is very good with our son. He takes time to listen to all of us and gives very clear answers and directions.

  • 2/24/2018

    *Dr. Frino is absolutely wonderful. He is so kind, knowledgeable, caring and amazing with children. A true asset to the Baptist team. He is everything one would want in a physician caring for your child.

  • 2/13/2018

    Dr Frino made me feel the most at ease at the Dr's in a while. And, he listened to me and had a good sense of humor (that matched mine) during this difficult time.

  • 1/29/2018

    Very good visit. Great office and doctor!

  • 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.


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