Adam M. Franks, MD

Interim Chair, Department of Family & Community Health; Associate Residency Director


Clinical Interests


Education & Training

  • Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Huntington, W.Va.)
  • Residency: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Huntington, W.Va.)
  • Fellowship: University of Tennessee (Memphis, Tenn.)


  • Certified: American Board of Family Medicine

Marshall Family Medicine - Lavalette

4600 Route 152
Lavalette, WV 25535
Phone: 304.697.9480

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Chongswatdi N, Seaman C, Harman D, Rollyson W, Franks A.. 2022. Analysis of Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Monitoring Protocol Adherence in an Academic Medical Center: a seven year analysis and literature review 2022;8(2)

Wellman C, Ratcliffe, J, Rollyson W, Grome M, Franks A, Walker R.. 2021. A Cross Section Analysis of Over the Counter Analgesic Use patterns in Appalachian Seniors, Focusing on Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.

Franks A; Murphy M, Griffis M; Franks R, Franks CM; Petty G. 2021. Alpha-Gal Allergy: a new threat to Appalachia 2021 Oct 7;7(4)

Franks A, McCann K, Davies T, Petrany S. 2021. Intentional Structured Opioid Monitoring Protocol: responsible and viable opioid deprescribing

Wendt BJ, Franks AM, Dusing SLO, Hess KL, O’Hanlon, KM, Petrany, SM.. 2021. Penile Variant of Mondor’s Disease: A Challenging Diagnosis Requiring Primary Care and Urologic Collaboration. 2021 June;40-3

Lester P, Franks A, Rollyson W, Barbour J, Curry M. 2021. Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: a diagnosis obscured by concomitant recreational drug use 2021 Oct; 7(3)

Dever J, Franks AM. 2020. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) in a Patient with Diabetes: a primary care perspective. 2020 Oct;6(4)

Pellegrini, Vincent D. Jr MD; Franks, Adam M. MD; Englander, Robert MD, MPH. 2020. Finding Greater Value in the Fourth Year of Medical School: Accelerating the Transition to Residency 2020 Apr;95(4):527-533

Franks, A and Petrany, S. 2020. Building a Culture of Scholarship Within a Family Medicine Department: a Successful Eight-Year Journey of Incremental Interventions Following a Historical Perspective of Family Medicine Research Oct 2020

Rupp D, Huth C, Stickler K, Franks A, Rollyson W, Freeman T, Giangarra C, Ours D. 2020. Shoulder Pain in a Weight-lifting Adolescent Athlete: A Zoonotic Etiology. 2020 Dec;19(12):517-521
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Seaman C, Amos M, Franks AM, Sexton A, McClelland K, Harris EM. 2019. Diabetic Muscle Infarction: A Rare End-Organ Vascular Complication of Diabetes 2019;5(4):27-37

Rodriguez K, Wellman C, Franks A, McClelland K, Bannister T. 2019. Pigmentary and Other Dermatologic Manifestations of Minocycline: a reminder of adverse effects 2019 Oct 1;5(4)

Franks A. 2018. PSEUDO TTP

Krauss A, Barker S, Franks, A.. 2018. Revisiting Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A Subsequent Pregnancy. Nov 2018

Franks A, Bannister T. 2018. Thrombotic Microangiopathy

Franks AM, Urian JW, Patton R, Barker S. 2018. A Shocking Etiology of Placental Abruption: a Case of Electric Shock During Pregnancy

Franks A, McCann K, Saab M, Bell K. 2018. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Through Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome to Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: a Journey Through Unclear Diagnoses 2018

McCann K, Franks A, Petrany S. 2018. Observational study of the structured and monitored management of chronic non-malignant pain with opiates in a rural primary care office in a high opiate abuse region. 2018; Jan 5

King-Mallory R, Barker S, McGrogan K, Franks A. 2018. Nadolol in Pregnancy: A medical student's reflection on her pregnancy 2018 Oct;4(4.5)

Kevin S. McCann, MD, Shawndra Barker, MD, Raymond Cousins, MS, Adam Franks, MD, Clinton McDaniel, MD, Stephen Petrany, MD, and Eric Riley, MD. 2018. Structured Management of Chronic Nonmalignant Pain with Opioids in a Rural Primary Care Office J Am Board Fam Med 2018 31 (1)
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Jarrell A, Mays A, Bannister T, Franks A.. 2018. Cobalamin Deficient Thrombotic Microangiopathy: a Case of TTP or Pseudo-TTP

Franks A. 2017. CFS/EDS/POT

Franks AM Fischer R Plummer A Nettey R. 2017. Poland Syndrome: A Case of a Left Handed Infant 2017 Apr (8): 1-4

Franks A, Guzzo R, Barker S. 2017. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy - A Case Study from the Perspective of a Primary Care Physician Son 2017 Jan/Feb;113(1):36-9.

Franks, AM, Petrany S, McElroy S, Alley A. 2017. The Marshall Family Medicine Residency twINTERN Schedule: The Impact of an Innovative Hospital Coverage Scheme on Resident Fatigue. Fam Med. Fam Med. 2017;49(6):468-72.)
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Franks A, Curtis C, Barker S. 2015. Velamentous Cord: A Dangerous Case Complicated by a Rural Population 2015 10 29;1:(1) 8

Shapiro J. 2013. Simple acid-base disorders - Metabolic Acidosis book chapter