Rose Franco, MD

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Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease , Sleep Medicine
4.9 (177)
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I believe in comprehensive patient-centered care. I want to work with patients to determine how the pulmonary or sleep disorder that they have is impacting their overall health and wellbeing. I strive to be the provider that can help improve their quality of life through addressing these conditions.


Dr. Franco joined the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network in 2003. She provides clinical care, is the associate director of the adult cystic fibrosis program and is a nationally known expert in sleep disorder care. Additionally, she is actively involved in teaching at the Medical College of Wisconsin and training future physicians in residency and fellowship programs. As part of this, she directs the training of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows.



Diseases & Conditions

Chronic Lung Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Cystic Fibrosis
Muscular Dystrophy Related Respiratory Insufficiency
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Restless Leg Syndrome

Treatment & Services

Evaluation of Pap Equipment
Pulmonary Function Interpretation
Sleep Study Interpretation
Ventilator Set Up and Maintenance

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital


Pulmonary Medicine - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-9400
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Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Doctor of Medicine - (1991)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - (1994-1997)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency in Internal Medicine - (1991-1994)

Board Certifications

Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Sleep Medicine

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.9 out of 5. 177 ratings, 53 reviews
Dec. 23, 2019
not friendly used reason for no contact on flu and other germs. very impersonal
Dec. 14, 2019
always very happy with Dr. Franco
Dec. 3, 2019
answer all my questions. She. explained everything very thoroughly. she called into different providers to go over questions I had. if I had to describe a perfect. i dr. she will be one thank you
Nov. 25, 2019
love Dr Franco
Nov. 22, 2019
just being a great provider.
Nov. 8, 2019
Felt like there was a good exchange of information and I was listened to.
Nov. 4, 2019
This was my first visit with Dr. Franco. Dr. Franco and her staff's care and advice was spot on and I am already overcoming some concerns that have plague me for some time. I am so thankful for the care I received.
Oct. 18, 2019
Dr. Franco is wonderful, kind, caring and professional. She a credit to the hospital.
Oct. 18, 2019
Dr. Franco is both professional and caring.
Oct. 15, 2019
Good listener. Answered my questions so that I could completely understand.
Sept. 24, 2019
Doctor listens to me and provides understandable options for my care
Sept. 8, 2019
she cares for her patients
Sept. 4, 2019
Dr. Franco is a wonderful Doctor. I would recommend her anyone.
Aug. 30, 2019
Dr. Franco is an "easy" person to be with. That is a valuable asset when communicating medical issues with a patient. She is very knowledgeable and makes sure you understand the step by step pieces that need to happen to determine a diagnosis. Very impressive physician!
Aug. 22, 2019
Dr. Franco is a very caring professional and extremely knowlegable provider! she took a lot of time explaining my condition and also explained in detail her recommendations and treatment plan. I was very happy and felt so good about my appointment with her?
Aug. 21, 2019
Dr. Franco has a wonderful bedside manner. She's caring, thorough and very easy to talk to. So happy with my care!
Aug. 19, 2019
Dr. Franco is always there for me, whether I email her with questions or call the office. Her prompt response to all shows me that she really cares about my health. She is the BEST!!
Aug. 19, 2019
I appreciated the time my Providers took to understand the answers I was trying to give about previous care. she didn't get upset that I couldn't used some of the This she was saying so she repeated as needed.
Aug. 18, 2019
had to wait 45 minutes beyond my appointment time to see the Doctor.
Aug. 14, 2019
I have been a patient of Dr. Franco's since 2005. She is very, professional, personable and easy to talk too. Dr. Franco knows my medical history and is not afraid to talk with me about making healthy choices with her support.
Aug. 9, 2019
I feel blessed to be working with her.
July 23, 2019
*Dr. Franco listened to all my concerns & was able to give me information to understand my asthma better.
July 19, 2019
At previous visit and this visit, provider was clearly unfamiliar with my situation. At this visit she apologized for not being up to speed on things. She did review some records during the visit (including a message I had sent months prior with questions, some of which had gone unanswered). I understand that this physician is very busy and I appreciate that she was able to get me in sooner than scheduled, but I also feel that it would have been helpful if she had reviewed the records and been familiar with the situation. I appreciated her proactive approach to helping me prevent future illness, and her honesty regarding monitoring of a condition that is likely benign. I would probably recommend this physician to others, although I feel that perhaps she should not be accepting new patients.
July 16, 2019
always takes time to explain things and I'm not rushed out of the office. Dr. Franco has a calm and pleasant disposition.
July 15, 2019
Dr. Franco has always been very good to work with.
July 1, 2019
Dr. Franco was extremely helpful and an extremely nice person! The clerks at the desk were very polite and helpful.
June 18, 2019
Reputation for this specialty. appeared to have read my chart prior to my appointment. Since this is first visit, hard to rate ongoing relationship match
June 14, 2019
no one was listening to me except Dr.franco. she ordered a lot of tests and found me a great surgeon..because of them I have a whole new lease on life. God bless them both....
June 3, 2019
Dr. Franco was EXCELLENT. I was so surprised that she called me after hours to give me my test results, she knew I was very anxious for the results. The best physician I have ever gone to!
May 31, 2019
Receptionist, pulmonary function tech, and Dr Rose Franco were friendly, helpful, informative, and provided excellent attention. Dr Franco continues to provide up to date medical care and intervention for my long standing asthma with worsening having occurred two years ago.
May 30, 2019
Dr. Franco is one of the best doctors that I have ever met.
May 29, 2019
Any time I need to see a provider I have been very satisfied with the care I get. Everyone is so courteous, friendly and a joy to work with. I would recommend others to join the Froedtert family.Thank you for Great service
May 22, 2019
very smart and through and caring
May 17, 2019
Personable, interest in me.
May 17, 2019
I like the way question are answered, if I don't understand, she gives it to me in a different way.
May 11, 2019
Thank you. Dr. Franco was very patient and answered all my questions.
April 24, 2019
Dr. Franko is always very thorough knows what she is talking about and explains well. This visit though she was more than an hour behind and did not spend as much time with me. She usually is very good at keeping up. She pays attention to what needs you have and does her best to bring about those things to make them happen. Very good!
April 21, 2019
Dr. Franco provided new information about narcolepsy that no other doctor in 10 years has provided to me. I'm so glad I switched to her and am grateful for all the time she spent with me.
April 18, 2019
Very professional & knowledgeable. Wonderful "bedside" manner. Highly recommend!
April 17, 2019
Dr. Franco is one of the best doctors I have had the privilege to take care of me. I would recommend her to everyone. She is asset to the hospital as is her team.
April 11, 2019
My BP was high ("white coat hypertension" and assistant wanted to check it again after visit. She did & it had gone 10+ points.
April 9, 2019
Dr. Franco was very knowledgeable about my daughter health and history. This was our first visit and experience with Froedtert and she really sold me.
March 26, 2019
Very pleasant to have for physician I can trust her opinion - shows great concern for my care. Listen and tells me what to expect and what I can do better. I commend her for that and I appreciate *Dr. Rose Franco.
March 26, 2019
Dr Franco is very personable and listens to your concerns. There's a certain genuineness to her approach that you don't get with other doctors.
March 22, 2019
Keep being nice to people. Keep up the good work & service.
March 9, 2019
Dr. Franco is an excellent listener and has extensive knowledge which she shares, as appropriate.
March 8, 2019
I was very impressed with the visit from the receptionist through the physician visit.
Feb. 26, 2019
Dr. Franco is extremely knowledgeable in terms of my diagnosis and acquiring the proper treatment. she was most concerned about my personal experiences and in trying together known outcomes and solutions based upon studies and her clinical expertise. It was the first time in 4 years that someone took the time to truly listen, pull together all of my records, pin point the problem and come up with not only a viable treatment option, but also a cost effective one as well. She is an examplary physician and deserves the highest praise for performance and dedication! I am her success story right here. My life is changing for the better! Thank you Dr. Franco!
Feb. 24, 2019
Most of my appt. was with the Dr. Nurse, this was for a specialty visit and I took the time to read up on many of the Dr. and my choice was with her, and the nurse did not know anything about my problem. The Dr. did come in after 1/2 the apt was over.
Feb. 24, 2019
Note: All questions answered were for my call provided by *Dr. Franco. I was not happy w/courtesy of nursing staff who got me ready to see *Dr. Franco, and if I could score that accurately I would.
Feb. 18, 2019
great experience.
Jan. 26, 2019
I am very happy with this doctor she has always treated me with the best treatment and kindness towards me as a senior citizen
Jan. 22, 2019
Dr. Rose Franco is an astute clinician and excellent communicator. She treats her clients (myself, my spouse) and staff with the utmost respect.