John A. Frantz, M.D.



Office Location

Office Of John A. Frantz, M.D.
515 22nd Ave.
Monroe,  Wisconsin   53566
734 770 2408
608 324 2149 (FAX)


Patient Education Resources

About "Health Columns and Other Writings"


Introduction - Health Columns and Other Writings / Elaine Bethke


Preface / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Introduction to Expert Patients / John A. Frantz, M.D.

New Additions

Virtual and Egregious Plagiarism / John A. Frantz, M.D., February 1, 2013
Why I Am Not A Mormon / John A. Frantz, M.D., March 17, 2013
Reinventing Fire (Book Review) / John A. Frantz, M.D., July 27, 2012
Put Drug Patents to Work for Everyone / John A. Frantz, M.D., May 14, 2012
Unfamiliar Quotations / John A. Frantz, M.D., March 8, 2012
Marijuana Should Be Quasi-Legal / John A. Frantz, M.D., October 17, 2011
US-Trained Physician Demystifies the Canadian Health System / John A. Frantz, M.D., Nov. 16, 2011
Of the Money, by the Money, for the Money / John A. Frantz, M.D., January 28, 2012
Quakers / John A. Frantz, M.D., Revised January 12, 2012
A Bizarre Psychiatric Consequence of Mammalian Anatomy and PhysiologyJohn A. Frantz, M.D., Revised January 8, 2012
Perspectives on Abortion from Sixty Years of Medical Practice / John A. Frantz, M.D., Revised January 6, 2012

Expert Patients

  Asthma / John AS. Frantz, M.D.
  "Borderline" Diabetes / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Congestive Heart Failure / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Gout / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  High Blood Pressure / John A. Frantz, MD
  Limits To Nature's Wisdom II (Emphysema) / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Migraine Headaches / John A. Frantz, MD


Panic Attacks and Hyperventilation Syndrome / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Peptic Ulcer Disease (stomach ulcers) / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Varicose Veins / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Staying Healthy

  Bioflavonoids / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Diet and Exercise / John A. Frantz, MD
Do-it-yourself Podiatry / John A. Frantz, MD
  Esoteric Nutritional Information / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  A 50 Year Hindsight about Dietary Fat / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Flacking for Big Pharma / John A. Frantz, M.D., December 12, 2011
  How Did You Get Your Sweet Tooth? / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Job Satisfaction / John A. Frantz, M.D.
Medical Common Sense about Athletics / John A. Frantz, M.D., June 9, 2011
  Morbid Inactivity / John A. Frantz, MD
  On Attaining Age 80 / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Paranoia / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Peaceful Interactions between Plants and Animals / John A. Frantz, MD
  Safety Is Knowledge Plus Attitude / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Salt Consumption-Personal & Professional Encounters with Salt / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Sound Bytes and Sound Bites / John A. Frantz, M.D.

So You Want To Lose Weight / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Traveler's Diarrhea / John A. Frantz, MD


Vitamin B 12 / John A. Frantz, MD

Alternative Medicine

  All Substances Are Poisons / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  From Paradoxical Pyridoxine to "Glyconutrients" / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Herbal Remedies / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Herbs: Promtional and Chemical Warfare / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Mithraism & Acupuncture / John A. Frantz M.D.
  Tolerable Upper Limits / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Public Health

  The Biology of Cannibalism (Mad Cow Disease) / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Bottled Water / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Diseases of Civilization / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Don’t Sell Routine Immunizations Short / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Influenza Vaccinations / John A. Frantz, MD
  Kitchen Hygiene / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Marriage as a Public Health Measure / John A. Frantz, MD
  Public Health and Intellectual Property / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Public Health and Terrorism / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Small Pox, Poliomyelitis and the United Nations / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Reproductive Health

  AIDS / John A. Frantz, M.D.
Amazing Teachers VI - E. Stewart Taylor / John A. Frantz, M.D. and Mary H. Frantz, M.D.
  Birds and Bees in the Twenty-First Century / Mary H. Frantz, M.D.
  Endocrine Disruptors / Mary H. Frantz, M.D.
  Ever Since Adam and Eve, Book Review / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Perspectives on Abortion from Sixty Years of Medical Practice / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  RU486 / Mary H. Frantz, M.D.

Recreational Drugs

  Alcohol / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  The Biology of Addiction / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Caffeine / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  A Family Conversation About the Drug War / John A. Frantz, M.D. and Mary H. Frantz, M.D.
  Lessons from Tuberculosis / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Marijuana Should Be Quasi-Legal / October 17, 2011

Performance Enhancing Drugs / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Public Health & Recreational Drugs / John A. Frantz, M.D.


So You Want To Quit Smoking / John A. Frantz, M.D.

End of Life Decisions


I don't have to eat broccoli - George Bush / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Notes For A Health Care Agent / Mary H. Frantz, M.D.


The Ultimate Gift / Mary H. Frantz, M.D.


Tube Feedings / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Medical Basic Science

  Antibiotic Resistance / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Genetic Paradoxes / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Iodine, Glaciers and Goiter / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Lessons From The Arctic / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Limit's To Nature's Wisdom / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Miscellaneous Clinical Precepts / John A. Frantz, MD
  More to Obesity than Overeating? / John A. Frantz, MD
  Second Wind / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Some "Laxatives" Are Not Laxatives / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Stem Cells & Cloning / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Why All Of Us Don't Get Tuberculosis / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Other Science & Technology

  The Age of the Earth / John A. Frantz, MD
  Atolls / John A. Frantz
  Better Gas Mileage in Town than on the Highway / John A. Frantz, MD
  Bicycle - Mechanical Evolution/Social Development / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Biofuels Challenges / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Biology's Integrating Insights for Medical Science /  John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Bizarre Results of Carbon Capture and Storage / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Building and Organic Farming Codes / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  The Clathrate Gun Hypothesis for Runaway Global Warming / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Climate Change: Its Reality and Its Mitigation / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Common Sense Planning For Global Warming / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Generic Scientists / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Global Warming / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Hybrid, The History and Science of Plant Breeding / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Impending Global Warming Demands a New Discussion of Nuclear Power  / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  An Innovative “Treatment” for Emphysema / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Longitude and the Speed of Light  / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Nuclear Disarmament / John A. Frantz, MD


An Open Letter to Ethanol Factories / John A. Frantz, MD


Optical Isomerism and Thalidomide / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Radar, Astronomy, And Opthalmology / John A. Frantz, M.D.

  Reinventing Fire (Book Review) / John A. Frantz, M.D., July 27, 2012

Remarkable Creatures (Book Review) / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Safe Use of Cistern Water / John A. Frantz, MD


A Super-Insulated Home / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Sustainability in Agriculture / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Termite Digestion / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Thorium: Alternative Energy for Future Generations / John A. Frantz, MD


Tips for Hybrid-Electric Driving / John A. Frantz, M.D.

  A Very Brief History of Radio Astronomy / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  What could be Less Toxic than Water? / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Social Commentary

  Academic Myths (including postmodernism) / John A. Frantz, MD
  Affirmative Action, Cuban Style / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Alternative Marriage circa 1960 / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Anecdotes from my Public II / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Anti-Semitism and the Dark Ages / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Approaching The Koran, Book Review / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  The Beautiful Tree (Book Review) / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  A Beneficial Consequence of Gay Liberation / John A. Frantz, MD
  Christian Science / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Driving under the Influence / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Fortune Telling 101 / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  The Gay Marriage Amendment / John A. Frantz, MD
  The Language Police / Mary H. Frantz, M.D.
  A Lesson from Marco Polo (monotheism) / John A. Frantz, MD
Lessons from ProhibitionJohn A. Frantz, MD
  Let's End The War on Terror / Marc Eisen

Magicians and Superstition / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Major Nuances in Population Control / John A. Frantz, M.D.


An Obligatory Preamble to Legalizing Marijuana / John A. Frantz, M.D.

  An Open Letter to Chinese Leaders and Lesbians / John A. Frantz, M.D., March 2, 2011

Primate Archeology / John A. Frantz, MD


Quakers / John A. Frantz, M.D.

  A Voyage to India 1864 / John A. Frantz, M.D.

September 11, 2001 / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Tantrums / John A. Frantz, M.D.


An Unintended Consequence of Literacy / John A. Frantz, M.D.

  War and Sex (Book Review) / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Why I Am Not A Missionary / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Economics & Politics

  Adoption, Science Advisors, and the Gulag / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Agribusiness and Original Sin / John A. Frantz, MD
  Atypical Thoughts on Taxes and Estate Planning / John A. Frantz, MD
  Collapse (book review) / Jared Diamond
  Consensus Conferences (Xenotransplantation) / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Corporate Personhood / John A. Frantz, MD
  The Divine Right of Capitalism / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Economics and Global Warming / John A. Frantz, MD
  Flacking for Big Pharma / John A. Frantz, M.D., December 12, 2011
  The Great Turning from Empire to Earth Community / John A. Frantz, MD
  History Forgets Hostages / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Let Us Give Drug Companies a Choice / John A. Frantz, MD
  The Mystery of Capitalism, Book Review  / John A. Frantz, M.D.
The Next Decade by George Friedman / John A. Frantz, M.D., August 12, 2011
  Of the Money, by the Money, for the Money / January 28, 2012
  The Patients' Bill of Rights / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Prescription Meds, Consequences of Advertising / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Public Health, Public Costs, and Public Benefits / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Put Drug Patents to Work for Everyone / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Scientific Literacy and Political Leadership / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Small Farmers and World Nutrition / John A. Frantz, MD


Unintended Consequences of Health Insurance through Employment / John A. Frantz, M.D.


The UN Takes on Obesity & the US Takes on the UN / John A. Frantz, M.D.

  US-Trained Physician Demystifies the Canadian Health System / Nov. 16, 2011

Vioxx and its Ilk / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Wealth and Our Commonwealth, Book Review / John A. Frantz, M.D.


The Young Physician Encounters Big Pharma / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Miscellaneous Writings

  Agnotology / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Amazing Teachers I - V / John A. Frantz, M.D.
Amazing Teachers VII / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Asking the Right Question / John A. Frantz, MD
  A Bizarre Psychiatric Consequence of Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Childhood Memories from Afghanistan / Winifred Frantz Hoffman
  Did Man Create God?, Book Review / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Don't Wake Me Up For A Sleeping Pill / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  Due Diligence in Naming Diseases / John A. Frantz, MD
  Identification Friend or Foe, A Precursor of Music Appreciation? / John A. Frantz, M.D.
  An International Anthem / John A. Frantz, M.D.

Mark Twain's Moral Pauper / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Sortie into Linguistics / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Stone Age Diet / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Thirteen (Advanced?) Do-It-Yourself Ideas / John A. Frantz, MD


Thoughts About New Orleans and Katrina / John A. Frantz, M.D.

  Unfamiliar Quotations / March 8, 2012
Virtual and Egregious Plagiarism / John A. Frantz, M.D., February 1, 2013

What do Whales Need to Know about SCUBA Diving? / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Why Chinese didn't discover the World / John A. Frantz, M.D.


Why I Am Not a Mormon / John A. Frantz, M.D.