Frank L. Kane, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Practicing good medicine is much more than simply diagnosing disease and dispensing medication. The simple act of carefully listening and showing empathy and respect often have a tremendous influence upon a patient's health. Healing is a consequence not only of medication or other therapies, but also of caring.

I became a doctor when I realized that I care how people feel, and I think my patients sense this in me. Over time, a trust develops that can be used to guide patients to wellness. My smaller, personalized healthcare practice, similar to concierge medicine, offers me the opportunity to provide quality care in a comfortable environment with the necessary time to focus on prevention and wellness.

As a private doctor affiliated with MDVIP, I am able to offer unhurried office visits and put my patients first. A successful doctor-patient relationship requires time - time to listen, time to think, time to share ideas and time to form a close bond that will facilitate the best medical care possible.

In addition to being board certified in family medicine, I also have a keen interest in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, lipidology and sports medicine.

I am proud to be the first physician from New Jersey to serve on the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), 2001-2006, and I was appointed Chairman during my last year. The ABFM is responsible for the certification of over 70,000 family medicine physicians. I am honored to be an eight-time recipient of the Readers’ Choice Best Doctor Award from the New Jersey Herald, 2008-2015.

My family practice is located in Newton, New Jersey and serves the surrounding communities in Sussex, Morris, Warren and Hunterdon counties. I am on staff at Newton Hospital and make social rounds on my patients when hospitalized.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Medical 1974
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ
Bachelor of Science, Physician’s Assistant 1978
Medical School
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ
Doctorate of Medicine 1982
Residency
Mountainside Hospital
Montclair, NJ
Family Practice 1982-1985
Chief Resident 1984-1985

Professional Society Memberships

Board Member, National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants 2007-2011
Board Chair, American Board of Family Medicine 2005-2006
Board of Directors, American Board of Family Medicine 2001-2006
President, New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians 1993
American Academy of Family Physicians 1980-present
New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians 1980-present

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Teacher, “Tar Wars Program,” Sparta Elementary Schools 1997, 1998
Graduate, Fundamentals of Management, September 1997
Coordinator, State Officers Conference Seminar, “PR for Pennies” 1996
Coordinator, State Officers Conference Seminar, “Tips to Improve Public Relations/Publications Statewide” 1995
Member Panel, “Take Time to Talk” with C. Everett Koop 1995
Member, Task Force on Practice of Bariatrics, New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners 1993
Commendation, NJAFP House of Delegates for Contributions to Family Practice in New Jersey 1984

Honors and Awards

Readers' Choice Best Doctor, New Jersey Herald 2008-2014
Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010
America’s Top Family Doctors, Consumer Research Council of America 2009
Recipient NJAFP Leadership & Outstanding Service Award 1999

Certifications

Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Suzanne

    Dr. Kane is a terrific doctor. He listens with compassion and is comprehensive examinations lead to thoughtful diagnosis. Even my ...

  • Member: Raymond

    Dr. Frank Kane has cared for both my late wife and myself. He has been outstanding in every way -very knowledgeable, accessible, ...

  • Member: Marie

    My doctor, Frank Kane, and his entire staff have made a huge difference in my healthcare. Knowing that they are just a phone call...

  • Member: Jean

    Both my husband and I are cared for by Dr. Kane. It's a big burden off our minds as we know we are getting more personal care. W...