Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Midwestern University (2008) AZ
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2012)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2011)
  • Board Certification, Palliative Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties (2012)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University HPM Fellowship Program (2012) CA
  • Residency: Scottsdale Healthcare (2011) AZ

Awards & Memberships
  • Advance Practice Physician Champion, Stanford Health Care (October 2018)

Administrative Appointments
  • Cancer Quality Council, Stanford Health Care (2019 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Outpatient Palliative Care, Stanford Health Care (2017 - Present)
  • Opioid Task Force, Stanford Health Care (2021 - Present)


Specializing In

  • Pain Pharmacology
  • Psychological Care for Cancer

Practice Locations

Palliative Care in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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Palliative Care at Stanford Hospital Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94305

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(45 reviews)

Great repoire from Doctor !
Very Personable, Liked him very much.
A good listener. He gave me some good tips on moving forward.
Dr. Fronk is very kind, supportive, and knowledgeable. I’m very grateful for his care.
He is a little too blunt, I was expecting just more kindness. He needs to tone it down a bit.
He was attentive and attended to my problems with good advice. And let me know he was there for me in the future. I felt very taken care of.
Knows how to make a patient feel comfortable to share emotions.
It is always a pleasure to meet with you.
He is a very caring Doctor And a Good listener.
He is a wonderful doctor.
Dr Joshua Fronk is very caring and dedicated doctor. Listening and talking to him makes my stress and anxiety much more bearable.
Dr. Fronk provides excellent care which I refer to when thinking about my next steps. I’ve asked two family if they considered palliative care consultation because they are battling cancer because of my care with Dr. Fronk and his team. Unfortunately, they are outside of California, but they would consider Dr. Fronk. I am grateful for Dr. Funk’s guidance and ability to ask poignant questions for me to consider.
Dr Fronk was excellent- was very pleased with the length of the visit and the thoroughness of his answers.
Really great! Felt like he really cared and would be there for us with my Moms struggles with ALS
Excellent in making me feel comfortable when discussing a difficult subject. Helpful and encouraging manner!
Speaks clearly, asks thoughtful questions, seems sincere.
He is very kind and understands very well the cancer patient situation. He can help to better the life of a patient
Dr Fronk is great.
He’s the best!
I love Josh!!! I’m so grateful Dr Johnson told me to see him. He really helps me through every life challenge and my mood is a lot better after our appointments. He’s so funny and always makes me laugh. He’s an amazing doctor and person all around. He also makes sure I’m okay with all my meds and feeling good. He’s not just a doctor to me but also a friend.
Very personable, empathetic, helpful, sincere, friendly, well spoken. However, on the video call, my dad found his movements distracting and would have preferred a regular phone call for his hearing and ability to focus.
Excellent listeners very understanding
Dr Fonk was very competent and straight forward. It is reassuring to have a plan in place for end of life options. Thank you.
He is excellent in every way.
Dr Fronk is so understanding and caring. It’s great to have a doctor who I know will be there if anything gets hard again, and just there in general to listen. I really feel that he cares about how I’m doing and what I’m going through and wants to be there to help. I trust Dr Fronk and I am so grateful to have him as my doctor.
He was so knowledgeable, clear and explain the treatment patiently with me.
He is understanding to my processing this journey.and has listened to my questions with imformative answers.
Dr. Fronk is thorough, compassionate, listens to my concerns, and treats me as part of the team.
Dr.Joshua Fronk is a wonderful Doctor who cares about his patients. He listens to us and we work together so we all have the best care treatment.
I think he is very caring for me as an individual and for my health, and I am confident in his plans
Knowledgeable, empathetic, earnest and forthcoming.
My patient physician relationship continues to work well for me. I am comfortable sharing my palliative related concerns; pharmaceutical, social/emotional, and end of life physical changes which may otherwise be left unsaid. He like my oncologist help to make my remaining qol truely one if quality. I am grateful during this challenging time to be working with both of them.
All the staff with whom I spoke were very helpful, understanding and empathic.
Dr.Fronk is thorough, compassionate, and helps me to realistically form my own goals and expectations for myself.
Approachable, competent, attentive, earnest, direct, respectful and kind.
He was so thoughtful and understanding
Dr. Fronk is an excellent doctor. He cares about me and most of all he takes the time to listen and dialogue with me about my health and mental well being. He is the best!!!!!!!!! I always look forward to our visits.
Dr Fronk is kind, thoughtful, and a great listener.
Excellent provider.
Dr Fronk is a very knowledgeable, compassionate, caring doctor.
He is excellent Dr and helpful
Excellent service. Listens to you. He provides great counsel and its very detail when it comes to explain the effects of medication and what would work better for you or not...
Dr. Fronk as always is a great listener and so caring about my illness. He always makes me feel better because I know he cares about me. I am so glad he is my doctor.
Dr. Fronk is very knowledgeable and empathetic. Easy to discuss issues with.

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