In order to care for our patients this way, we are a cash only practice. This means we do not contract with or bill insurance companies. We do this because it is the only way Practitioner Frankl can dedicate appropriate amounts of time to properly get to know, educate and care for his patients. Because insurance contracts require providers to accept a greatly reduced rate of reimbursement, the provider has no choice but to become volume driven. This is why most patients get to spend very little time with their healthcare provider. We strongly feel this system and business structure is highly detrimental to both patients and providers, so we choose to practice differently.
In 2012, he and his wife Shannon and two children moved back to Texas to complete his internship in family practice and he established his own practice in 2012. He and his family live happily out in the country with many horses, dogs and cats. He enjoys cycling and free diving and is a voracious reader. He is of Italian descent and is passionate about many things, especially practicing medicine his way so that he can impart real and positive change in people's lives.
I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in 2007 had a my entire thyroid removed, and received radiation. I was taking Synthroid and was under the care of a endocrine doctor. Everyday it seemed as though I was becoming weaker and weaker and feeling sicker and sicker, I couldn’t get out of bed, just exhausted. My doctor never really told me what to expect or what was going on, just increased my medicine and sent me on my way. I was beginning to think that I was never going to get better. I have a husband and three active kids. I couldn’t enjoy my kids because that involved playing with them and I didn’t have the energy to that. All I wanted to do was sleep or rest and be left alone…. My husband was my strength during this time because he took over and did his best to accommodate them and be there for me; let me not forget to mention… he is the step-parent, and an awesome one!
I went to Natural Health Market September 2013 and was asking Brett (the manager) about what to do. He handed me a card and said call this guy which was Dr. Frankl. I did, and had my first appointment September 23, 2014. I will never forget this date because this is the day I found hope and got my life back!
After seeing Dr. Frankl he gave me some of the best answers for my situation. Everyone is different and he treats your signs and symptoms, not your test and scans. (I never got any real answers from any of the doctors I had seen in the past and I have seen many) I had to take my temperature in the morning for 5 days called basal cell temps (that was news to me) also told me to start a NO starch, NO sugar, NO dairy diet- which has become my lifestyle now. He gave me a list of vitamins to take and put me on a natural thyroid replacement pill and was to go see him a month later. Which I did.
I went home and did all of this and almost immediately I could tell a difference. Not only with my new medicine, but the diet. I felt better, had more energy and wanted to do things. I never realized how food and the wrong medicine can affect you. It may cost a little more to eat right and buy “natural,God made food” but in the long run, it is more cost effective than having tons of medical bills and feeling yuck ALL the time! He is the best Dr. I have found. One who cares about you and what your going through. He is a mentor and a blessing to me and my family and I encourage you, challenge you, if you are not feeling right, or have hormonal issues, thyroid issues and just don’t feel good. Give him a call and see what he can do for you. You will not be disappointed. I promise you, and if you are its because you are not doing what the Dr ordered!!
Jennifer - Brownfield, TX
Our son has been a patient of Shane Frankl ever since he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. His program has nothing less than changed our lives for the better. The results have been astounding to say the least. His endocrinologist simply says he is responding “exceptionally rare” in her experiences.
Between you and me, good results come from hard work which is undeniably directly related to the expert advice we have received since being a patient and the Frankl Clinic. Conventional doctors will call our success a “honeymoon” phase and they may be right, but they could be wrong too. I do not know. What do know now more than ever is how in charge God really is. All I know is whatever happens in our future God has it and we have a peace of mind knowing we have tried something, something that made a lot of sense to us.
Shane Frankl’s approach falls closer to what God has in mind for us in our opinion. His solutions and methods resonated well in our gut when we were trying to decide how to treat our son. What he teaches makes sense and I would encourage any parent to take the time to listen to him whether your son has a chronic illness or not. He searches for root problems rather than just addressing symptoms. He takes the time to sit with you and talk in great depth about your health long term and short term. Having Shane Frankl in this medical community is and answered prayer and we are very glad to have him as an option in our healthcare.
In 2012, the week after spring break I noticed blood in my stool. I knew that was a problem so I went to see my family physician. He referred me for a colonoscopy which was to take place in May. I continued to stay active during this time (doing crossfit) even though I was feeling progressively worse. The colonoscopy showed lots of inflammation, and the prescibed treatment was prednisone. My blood count continued to drop and I continued to decline.
During this time, I went from a healthy weight of 185 lbs to 165 and having diarrhea 6-10 times a day. I looked for more “natural ” treatment options but ended up in and out of the hospital multiple times in may. All of this time I had no definitive diagnosis except bloody diarrhea and inflammation.
In June, I went back to the hospital, this time I was told I had possible pericarditis, sepsis, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, dehydration, malnutrition, and anemia. I ended up in CCU with my family and friends preparing for the worst. I was treated for the above diagnoses but I know that I was spared by God. After almost 1 month, I was discharged home on prednisone, antibiotics, and immunosuppressive drugs and weighed 150 lbs. I was not happy with that but was compliant and continued to seek more natural solutions. I stabilized but was not well. I was told by one of my doctors that if he couldn’t get me well, I should see Shane Frankl. I decided to go to the Mayo clinic to see if I could get more definitive answers to what was wrong with me. At this point I was feeling much better.
After 2 weeks of testing, the Mayo told me, “don’t rock the boat”. At that point I was determined to “fix” my body in the most natural way possible. I took natural anti-inflammatory supplements, probiotics, stopped eating foods with preservatives etc. At this point I was feelling ok but not as good as I felt before this all started. I only had intermittent intestinal problems and had accepted that I may have to deal with this for the rest of my life and that I was grateful to be living. I went to a conference to listen to a doctor who spoke about healthy living. During his presentation, he mentioned Shane’s name.
In March 2013, 1 year almost to the day, all of my symptoms were coming back. This time even faster than before. I knew the road I was headed down so I tried to make an appointment with the doctor that I had heard at the conference. He had a month wait time to see him. His receptionist said that I could probably see Shane Frankl in 2 weeks. So 2 weeks later, I sat across from Shane as he explained in detail about hormones and intestinal health and how if left untreated can lead to problems like I experienced. He explained the treatment plan, to which I thought, it can’t be that simple. After all, I had been to the Mayo clinic and they couldn’t help me. I adhered to the plan and my symptoms began to subside dramatically within 3 days.
Since my first visit with Shane, my health has steadily improved and now I feel healthy!
About Frankl Clinic
At Frankl Clinic PLLC, we are passionate about helping people. Through Practitioner Frankl's unique style of care and hormone replacement therapies, we have helped our patients feel good again. Many say that they even feel young again because they have energy and mental clarity and they have been able to greatly reduce the medications they have to take! To achieve this, it takes a great understanding of how the human body works on a cellular level, and this is what sets Practitioner Frankl apart.
What you can expect when you become a Frankl Clinic Patient:
Expect to spend some time with Practitioner Frankl. You will spend about an hour with Practitioner Frankl on your first visit. He will ask you lots of questions so he can get a clear picture of your over-all health status. He will listen to your answers attentively. He will structure a unique treatment protocol for you. He will give you the opportunity to ask questions because he feels it is very important that the patient understands the process. He will follow your progress closely through follow-up visits. The number of follow-up visits depends on the patient and severity of conditions, however, typically most patients only need a few before they are greatly improved!
About Shane Frankl, FNP-C
Practitioner Frankl grew up with 8 brothers and sisters on a working cattle and horse ranch in beautiful Montana. He rode saddle bronc horses through high school, college, the amateurs, and even in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He remains an avid outdoorsman, however, his true passion is medicine. His father was the local town doctor and many other family members became doctors and nurses. Medicine is in his blood and he has been gifted with an extraordinary ability to help others heal their bodies.
Shane graduated from LCU in Lubbock, TX with a bachelors of science. He then received his Masters and Post-Masters from DePaul University in Chicago. While in Chicago, he interned at the University of Chicago and worked as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Heart & Lung Transplant Unit as well as in the Electrophysiology Lab. He was an integral part of the leadership of those units and was asked to stay and offered an extraordinary position there in the Electrophysiology Department, however he felt called back to the wide open spaces of West Texas.