Dr. Hector Lastra Franco MD Dermatologist

Dr. Hector Franco is a dermatologist in El Paso, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Del Sol Medical Center and Sierra Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and has been in practice for 39 years. Dr. Franco accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at Del Sol Medical Center and one of 5 at Sierra Medical Center who specialize in Dermatology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Dermatologist: General Dermatology

Clinical Interests: Autoimmune disorders, Cosmetic medicine, PSORIASIS, PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS, COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY

Hospital Affiliation

Del Sol Medical Center

Sierra Medical Center

University Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

University of Arizona
Residency, Pediatrics, 1975 - 1976

University of Colorado
Residency, Dermatology, 1980

University of Arizona
Internship, Pediatrics, 1974 - 1975

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 5 years in Internal Medicine

MA State Medical License
Active through 2014

FL State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Nonsense mutations of the bHLH transcription factor TWIST2 found in Setleis Syndrome patients cause dysregulation of periostin.
Franco, H.L., Casasnovas, J.J., Leon, R.G., Friesel, R., Ge, Y., Desnick, R.J., Cadilla, C.L.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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