Dr. Donald Franklin Jr, MD

Dr. Donald Franklin Jr, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(1)
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Dr. Donald Franklin Jr, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

251 N Lyerly St Ste 100

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 826-8000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 21 More

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Nephrotic Syndrome
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more than 68% of peers
Vascular Disease
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more than 60% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
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more than 50% of peers

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Nephrology & Renal Medicine
  • Transplant Nephrology
2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Purpura
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
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Procedures

  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Georgia Southern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Tennessee Chattanooga (Erlanger Medical Center)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of Tennessee Chattanooga (Erlanger Medical Center)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Franklin Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Franklin Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Franklin Jr to family and friends
5.0
based on 1 review (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Franklin Jr's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Chattanooga, TN |
He went over my biopsy slides one by one explaining what we were looking at and what it ment for my transplanted kidney. I feel blessed to have a caring physician who has a teaching heart. He truly wants the patient to participate in their own care.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Franklin Jr accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
    Network S
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Franklin Jr has admitting privileges

Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Memorial Hospital
2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Parkridge Medical Center
2333 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Tennova Healthcare - Cleveland
2305 Chambliss Ave NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
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