By Meredith Knight | Photo by Lauren Medean
From the time he was a boy, Frank Rodriguez dreamed of a career in medicine. He did, that is, when he wasn’t dreaming of becoming a professional ballplayer. “I loved sports of all kinds,” he said. “If I wasn’t on the baseball field, I was shooting hoops in my driveway. If I wasn’t there, I was perfecting the perfect spiral with the pigskin.” Alas, a sports career wasn’t in the cards for young Frank. But that didn’t stop him from directing his love of sports another way.
As a lifelong athlete, he knew firsthand how an injury can land anyone on the sidelines. Now as an orthopedic surgeon, he’s able to help people from all walks of life reduce their pain and restore their bodies’ functionality and mobility. It’s something he’s been doing and loving for almost 30 years. There’s nothing more rewarding for Dr. Rodriguez than seeing patients who were once riddled with pain and limitations get back to the active life they love, whether that’s training for a marathon or being able to play on the floor with the grandkids.
As his practice has grown, he’s settled into a specialty in reconstruction, replacement, and arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Patient education is a hallmark of his practice. He believes in spending time with each patient explaining their options, answering their questions, and putting their minds at ease. Patients are like family to Dr. Rodriquez. Some of them, for over twenty years, have trusted him with more than one joint replacement, and others have encouraged family members to come in for care, so Dr. Rodriguez was able to improve the lives of several members of the same family.
More about Dr. Rodriguez
Dr. Rodriguez lives with his wife Kimberly, the love of his life, his best friend, and his wife of thirty-nine plus years (although we have been together for 42+ years). He and Kimberly both agree that Texas is the best state to live in, and they’re proud to call it “home”. Together they’ve raised three kids and are keeping their fingers crossed for grandchildren. They love the Dallas Fort Worth area because it has the best combination of professional opportunities and lots of SPORTS!
In his free time, Dr. Rodriguez indulges his love of sports by cycling, going to college football games, and collecting sports memorabilia, especially sports cards from the ‘60s and ‘70s. In fact, some of his basketball card sets are the top cards in the world. The family dog, Duncan, the ninth Golden Retriever the Rodríguezes’ have owned over the years, even gets his name from former Spurs star, Tim Duncan.
Dr. Rodriguez’s home-away-from-home is Christ Chapel Bible Church in Burleson.He and his wife enjoy Bible study and putting God first in everything they do. Dr. Rodriguez cherishes the opportunity to share the gospel with his patients and often prays with them before surgeries. Find out more at ArlingtonOrtho.com.