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Dr. Donald Franklin Jr, MD

Nephrology ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Franklin Jr

Nephrology Associates

251 N Lyerly St Ste 100 Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 826-8000


Dr. Donald Franklin Jr, MD is a nephrology specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in nephrology, nephrology & renal medicine, and more.


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Dr. Franklin Jr accepts the following insurance:

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Franklin Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franklin Jr performs End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Franklin Jr performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Vascular Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franklin Jr treats Vascular Disease more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Franklin Jr treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Small Kidney
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franklin Jr treats Small Kidney more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Franklin Jr treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Franklin Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Iron 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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We went to Dr. Donald Franklin, Jr. after seeing several other good doctors, who were not able to help us. Dr. Franklin listened carefully, was caring and thoughtful towards my husband and me. He was able to save my husband's life. I know The Lord used Dr. Franklin to bless us with healing. I thank God for Dr. Donald Franklin, Jr.. His wisdom is a gift.
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Donald Franklin Jr, MD is a nephrology specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in nephrology, nephrology & renal medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Nephrology & Renal Medicine
  • Transplant Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Education

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

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

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