About Me

Dr. R. Patrick Francis is a Board Certified Audiologist. His training began at West Virginia University where he earned both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees. His first position was with the West Virginia public school system as an educational audiologist. He soon gravitated toward the medical aspects of audiology and spent the next 20 years working with physicians and hospitals. In 1988 he moved to Pittsburgh and worked as the Director of Audiology for a prominent Ear Nose and Throat physician practice. He returned to school and earned his Doctorate degree in audiology in 2002 from Salus University.

In 2006 Dr. Francis opened his own practice focusing on rehabilitative audiology. He emphasizes patient education at his practice including family members, significant others or anyone the patient wishes to include in their pursuit of better hearing. He believes that patient education is the key to successful outcomes and it allows the patient to make educated decisions about their own hearing healthcare.

Dr. Francis has enjoyed raising his three daughters along with his wife Karen in both Shaler and Cranberry Townships. Now that his daughters have grown, Dr. Francis devotes more time to serving his community as a Rotarian, and mission work in Mexico. When time allows, Dr. Francis and his wife enjoy hiking, kayaking and traveling.

Contact Information
Contact Information
  • Phone: (724) 933-3440 Call
Skills
Specialities
  • Audiologist
Clinical Focuses
  • Assistive Devices
  • Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Protection
  • Musician Monitors
  • Specialty Ear Molds for Pilots, Musicians, Bluetooth Devices and other communication needs
Languages
  • English
Education & Training
Education
  • Salus University
    Doctorate in Clinical Audiology
    2000 - 2002
  • West Virginia University, College of Human Resources and Education
    Master of Science, Audiology
    1984 - 1986
  • West Virginia University, College of Human Resources and Education
    Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology and Audiology
    1980 - 1984
Training
  • Full-time Audiology Trainee
    Veterans Administration Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV
    1985 - 1985
Work Experience
Work Experiences
  • Private Practice
    Francis Audiology Associates, LLC
    2006-Present
  • Director of Audiology
    Metropolitan ENT Associates
    1988-2006
  • Audiologist
    EENT Physicians & Surgeons of Charleston Inc.
    1987-1988
  • Educational Audiologist
    Regional Educational Service Agency, Region IV, (RESA IV)
    1986-1988
  • Part-time Audiology Technician
    Morgantown Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic, Inc.
    1986-1986
Certifications
Board Certifications
  • Audiology
    American Board of Audiology
    2006
  • Licensed Audiologist in Pennsylvania
    1988
Advanced Training Certifications
  • Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser, Pennsylvania
  • Registered Hearing Aid Fitter, Pennsylvania
Affiliations
Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow
    Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • Fellow
    American Academy of Audiology
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
  • President
    Sunrise Rotary
    2013
  • Community Choice Gold Awards for Audiologist and Hearing Aid Center
    2014
  • Cranberry Cup “Spirit of the Cup Award”
    2013
  • Board Member
    The Crossings Homeowner’s Board
    2012
  • Rotarian of the Year
    2011
  • Traineeship Scholarship
    Veterans Administration Medical Center
    1985
  • Student-Faculty Representative Undergraduate
    West Virginia University
    1984
Accepted Insurances
Francis Audiology Associates