Dr. David Franco, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 70

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. David Franco, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center South and Jackson Hospital and Clinic. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. David Franco, MD

Pulmonary Associates of the Southeast PC

3686 Grandview Pkwy Ste 500 Birmingham, AL 35243 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(205) 802-2000

Telehealth available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Franco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Franco accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MetLife
Tricare
United Concordia
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Franco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Franco

2.7

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
30.434782608695652%
(7)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
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3 Stars
8.695652173913043%
(2)
2 Stars
17.391304347826086%
(4)
1 Star
39.130434782608695%
(9)
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Been sitting here 2 hours, waiting room packed out. Hardly any movement. Probably my last trip here.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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Glenn Rollins – Nov 30, 2021
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Waited for two hours just to have a prescription renewed for a Cpap. BEWARE, they double book. He doesn't respect my time, so why should I pay for his time.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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May 03, 2018
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I like Dr. Franco just fine but, unfortunately, his staff is so inept it makes me hesitant to overly recommend him. I have found him to be caring and helpful regarding my sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. I have had to wait as much as 4 weeks (and 8 phone calls) to obtain a refill on meds; prior authorizations have taken 3 weeks or more and staff has lied about submitting them to my insurance company when they said they did.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
6 people found this helpful
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montgomery, al – Apr 08, 2017
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I saw Dr. Franco for the first time when the VA sent me there. He had a great staff of courteous people and really took his time to listen to my problems and evaluate everything. It was an overall pleasant experience. He is very knowledgeable as one would expect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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BamaBoy in Clanton, AL – Apr 06, 2017
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Has an adversarial manner. Curt, abrasive.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Don in Montogomery, AL – Oct 26, 2016
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I never got an appointment. I've tried several times to make an appointment without success. I call only to reach one person who has to transfer me to appointments. This person never picks up and will not return a phone call for one of the several messages I've left.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
8 people found this helpful
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Montgomery, AL – Apr 20, 2016
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Dr. Franco made me feel very comfortable when normally I get anxiety going to doctors, He spent over 20 minutes with which was surprising because I am use to physicians spending under 5 minutes. He seemed knowledgeable in Narcolepsy which many sleep specialist are not. His office staff was very nice and got my medication in my pharmacy quickly. In he past it took longer because my insurance always required a prior authorization and I was use to waiting over 2 week with my other sleep specialist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Auburn, AL – Mar 23, 2016
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Does not listen at all, tries to over talk you. will look at you like you are nuts when describing whats going on with yourself, so be careful if you are embarrassed to talk about your issues, cause you will probably leave crying like i did. Had a very BAD attitude over all, felt rushed like i was just wasting his time. In all my years i can honestly say this was close the the worst experience, i already was tired, stressed, and didn't feel good. His office staff was very nice, this guy WAS NOT!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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N/A in Auburn, AL – Feb 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. David Franco, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,Lsu Medical Cener-Shreveport
Fellowship Hospital
Lsu Health Science Center University Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Franco, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. David Franco, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Franco frequently treats Wheezing, Sleep Apnea, and Shortness of Breath. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Franco treats.

Where is Dr. David Franco, MD's office located?

Dr. Franco's office is located at 3686 Grandview Pkwy Ste 500, Birmingham, AL 35243. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Pulmonary Associates of the Southeast PC3686 Grandview Pkwy Ste 500 Birmingham, AL 35243
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David P. Franco, M.D.

Montgomery4770 Woodmere Blvd Ste B Montgomery, AL 36106
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Franco is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baptist Medical Center South

Montgomery, AL

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

Jackson Hospital and Clinic

Montgomery, AL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

LV Stabler Memorial Hospital

Greenville, AL

55% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% lower than the national average

Prattville Baptist Hospital

Prattville, AL

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)