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Dr. Francis Averill, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Averill

St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute

802 N Belcher Rd Clearwater, FL 33765

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Dr. Francis Averill, MD is a pulmonologist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1985 and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.


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(727) 447-3000

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Dr. Averill's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cough
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Dr. Averill treats Cough more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Averill treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shortness of Breath
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Dr. Averill treats Shortness of Breath more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Averill treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sleep Apnea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Averill treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea

Dr. Averill's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergy and-or Sensitivity Elimination Reprogramming Technique
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Eosinophilia
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Eye Infections
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Food Allergy
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Itchy Skin
  • Latex Allergy
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Parasomnias
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patch Testing
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Xolair® Therapy

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Giving of ourselves...so you receive...the best care."

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Child & Adolescent Allergy

Board Certifications

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

Education

1990
Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1987
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1985
New York Medical College
Medical School
1980
Richmond University Medical Center
Undergraduate School
1990
1988
1987
1985
1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Averill

3.0

Based on 50 reviews

5 Stars
48%
(24)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6%
(3)
1 Star
46%
(23)

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I have severe sleep apnea. My test score was that I stopped breathing 63 times p/hr. Saw him for 2 yrs. My score only improved to 20-30 times p/hr with his care. I expressed concern many times but his response was, "Well, you're better than you were." I felt dismissed and angry. Finally saw another sleep doc who had me under control that SAME NIGHT!! This man is uncaring and dismissive. He never pulled a detailed report, had my pressure too high and didn't care. Avoid him!
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I am a new patient here at St. Francis, Sleep, Lung & Allergy Institute.. I could not be happier with the level of service that was provided to me and my Husband. You all do a fantastic job serving your patients. God Bless you all!
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Had to wait forever. Dr spent maybe 3 minutes with me and was rude
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Wonderful Dr. And great staff. Has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend .
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I have been to the office twice. The office staff is professional and helpful. The Doctor is prompt and thorough. He listens thoughtfully and is well prepared to discuss the situation and any potential future direction. I would highly recommend him as a pulmonary provider.
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Would not recommend this doctor. Impossible to get in touch with nurse, phone rarely goes to voicemail and when it does, calls are never returned. I got lucky and actually got to speak to the nurse but never got a return phone call. Later attempts were unanswered. Requires unnecessary appointments when all you need is a referral. Have always waited at least 45 minutes until after my appointment to be called back and then another 15 for dr to show up. big waste of my time and money.
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I wish I had checked Health Grades before I went to Dr Averill. Everything Iv read has happend to me as well. He came in the room & didn't introduce himself or greet me & my husband. He began immediately typing on the computer. He then prints out something from the internet and hands it to me, with no explanation. Then gets up to leave. I have to stop him by asking him what my diagnosis was, and what the treatment plan was. He gave a brief answer and just left! AVOID this "Dr"!!!!!
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Greats nicely, asks 1-2 brief questions, then spends most of the visit inputting on the computer, seldom looks back at you, then gets up - and he is done or is sending in a nurse to give you an injection. When you go back out to reception , is when you find out when he wants to see you again. Does not really communicate much with you through out the visit, doesn't voice what he feels is happening with you and what to expect. You have to ask, in order to get an answer.
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Dr. Averill Administered a harsh drug and on the first night I had problems with the med I 1st called the Pharmacy for this med and they told me I need to speak to my Dr. so I called his off and left a message and 7 days later (still having issues) no phone call, this is a med that could cause serious problems if not monitored closely but he seemed to have no concerns, needless to say I got a new Dr. and when I called Dr. Averill's to cancel all future appt. then they decided to call
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My impression of Dr. Averill was very poor. He did not introduce himself when he entered the room. He did not excuse himself when a staff member knocked and asked him a question, instead he just got up and left without saying anything and was gone for 10 minutes. He seemed downright annoyed when my answers to his questions didn't fit whatever form he was trying to fill out on his computer and didn't pay attention or outright dismissed my attempts to explain why I was answering as such.
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