Dr. Daniel Franc, MD

Psychiatry •  Male
  
Dr. Franc
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Spinecal Pablo Pazmino MD Inc

2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 800 Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Dr. Daniel Franc, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 12 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Franc has more experience with Epilepsy, Headache, and General Neurological Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus medical school in 2008. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Franc to book an appointment.


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My mother was displaying an extreme change in personality with OCD type behaviors that were totally abnormal for her. We took her to see Dr Franc and after talking to her for awhile and asking some questions he said it was just depression coupled with age, so he prescribed Prozac. My sister and I stated that this was not simply depression, it was a complete change in her personality and would he please do blood work and schedule an MRI. He begrudgingly agreed to these tests but stated "I will do the MRI but we won't find anything". A couple of days later he phoned my sister to say my mother needed to see a specialist (malignant brain tumor). He could have treated this as a learning experience and apologized for being so dismissive of us but he did not. He never acknowledged that there might have been a better to way to handle the situation nor did he ever call to find out how she was doing. While her outcome wouldn't have changed for someone else early detection could be lifesaving.
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Stacey – Aug 14, 2020
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On my first visit we spoke briefly he ordered a bunch of tests said you didn’t have much time today but we will thoroughly go over everything after tests are complete. After tests done, few weeks later looking forward to my follow-up meeting, he again apologize to me repeatedly within about the first five minutes saying that he was really pressed for time he was going to have to cut it short he’s triple booked. Finally told me that Medicare only pays him for 15 minutes!
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Daniel in Santa Monica, CA – Jun 13, 2019
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I owe my recovery from a stroke to the excellent care provided by Dr. Franc. Both inpatient and follow-up outpatient.He was very accessible and patiently responded to the multitude of questions that I had outlining an excellent plan for outpatient physical and cognitive therapy.
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Roberto Quiroz in Marina del Rey, CA – Nov 21, 2018
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Was the only doctor who could find out what was wrong with me.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Franc offers patients a comprehensive holistic approach to treating patients with disorders affecting the neurological system including diseases such...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Neurological Psychiatry
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2014
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2008
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Medical School
2007
University of Mn Med Sch
Medical School
1998
University of Iowa
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Danish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Awards

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Dr. Franc accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
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Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Franc

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Franc treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Franc treats other conditions, please contact the office at (310) 341-2611.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Franc typically treats 91% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Seizure Disorders
Epilepsy
Essential Tremor
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Very High Frequency
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Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Franc typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Tension Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Headache
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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General Neurological Disorders

General neurological disorder specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease that affect your brain, spinal cord or nerves, anywhere throughout your body.Compare with other General Neurological Disorders specialists.

Dr. Franc typically treats 78% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Seizure Disorders
Brain Disorders
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Dr. Franc typically treats 73% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Stroke
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cranial Trauma
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Franc's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anxiety
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Spinecal Pablo Pazmino MD Inc2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 800 Santa Monica, CA 90403
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