Dr. Frank B. Watkins, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 66

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Dr. Watkins:

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Dr. Watkins' Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Saint Barnabas Hospital
4422 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
Mount Vernon Hospital
12 North 7th Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Watkins

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
St Barnabas Hospital Ortho Clin
St Barnabas Hospital Ortho Clin
4487 3rd Ave Fl 1
Bronx, NY 10457
Brooklyn Premiere Orthopedics
Brooklyn Premiere Orthopedics
1414 Newkirk Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
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    Dr. Watkins' Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
    • Elbow Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Excision of Tibula or Fibula
    • Foot & Ankle Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot & Ankle Ligament & Tendon Repair
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand & Wrist Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee & Leg Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Replacement
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
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    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injections
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Bunion
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
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    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture
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    Background Check for Dr. Watkins

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for New York.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Yale University
    Graduated in 1976

    Internship Hospital

    Hosp Joint Diseases

    Residency Hospital

    Hosp Joint Diseases

    Fellowship Hospital

    Rancho Los Amigos Hosp
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Watkins & Staff

    • English
    • French
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Watkins' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Watkins has admitting privileges:

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    • Mount Vernon Hospital

    • Saint Barnabas Hospital

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Watkins

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watkins to family and friends

    10 responses
    below
    national average

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    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    10 responses
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    10 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    9 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 10 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Watkins
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    10 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    9 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    10 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    10 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Watkins accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Emblem Health
    • Fidelis Care
    • HealthFirst
    • Humana
    • Locals (any local)
    • MagnaCare
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Neighborhood Health Plan
    • Oxford Health Plans
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    • POMCO Group
    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

    A
    St Barnabas Hospital Ortho Clin
    4487 3rd Ave Fl 1
    Bronx, NY 10457
    (718) 960-9000 (Office)
    B
    Brooklyn Premiere Orthopedics
    1414 Newkirk Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11226
    (718) 759-6100 (Office)
    C
    Ambulatory Care Center
    1 Brookdale Plz Fl 2
    Brooklyn, NY 11212
    (718) 240-5013 (Office)
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
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    Under 10 minutes
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    How well provider listens and answers questions
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