Dr. Francis Averill, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Averill
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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 over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Averill has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Largo Medical Center and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Averill to book an appointment.


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Had to wait 2 hours and then he was in for not even 5 minutes. I do not recommend
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Apr 13, 2020
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WORST experience EVER! After waiting over a month for an appt regarding insomnia, Dr Averill prescribed a sleeping med that costs almost $800 and not covered by insurance. One single pill is over $25 through GoodRx! For TWO DAYS now, both the pharmacist and myself have been calling his office to get a substitute rx at no avail. The pharmacy called 2x yesterday and 2x today. I called first thing this morning myself. I then called the answering service and found they have NO after hour message pickup whatsoever for patients. They only answer when they get into the office in the morning?!?!? And the answering service would not take a message because I'm not calling for a sleep study code!? What a crock of crap! ?? Do yourself a favor and GO ELSEWHERE with sleep issues. They have no issue taking your money, yet apparently have issues with follow up and returning calls. This office is a JOKE!
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  • 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
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72hrs Sleepless in Pinellas! – Aug 02, 2019
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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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Janice Collum in Clearwater, FL – Mar 05, 2019
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jane in Clearwater, FL – Jun 16, 2018
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Wonderful Dr. And great staff. Has helped me tremendously. Would highly recommend .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Apr 30, 2018
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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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Mar 07, 2018
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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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St Petersburg, FL – Nov 30, 2017
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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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St Petersburg, FL – Nov 30, 2017
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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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Clearwater, FL – May 12, 2016
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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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D.D. in Clearwater, FL – Feb 15, 2016
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Allergy
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Child & Adolescent Allergy
  • Clinical Research
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
  • Pediatric Immunology
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Research
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1990
Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1986
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1985
New York Medical College
Medical School
1980
Richmond University Medical Center
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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(727) 447-3000

Dr. Averill accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Advantage
Advantage 6350
Aenta HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Idaho Basic
Aetna EPO
Aetna HealthFund CDHP
Aetna HealthFund HDHP
Aetna HMO
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Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD Banner Health Network POS
Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD Health Network Option Plan HMO
Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD HMO
Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD OAMC POS
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Bronze - Advantage 6350 PD PPO
Bronze - Advantage Plus 5500 PD Banner Health Network POS
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 3000 PD EPO
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD HMO
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD OAMC POS
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD POS
Bronze - AdvantagePlus 5500 PD PPO
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Catastrophic - Basic PD HMO
Catastrophic - Basic PD OAMC POS
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HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Florida CDHP
HealthFund HDHP Most of Florida HDHP
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Managed Choice Open Access POS
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Averill

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Averill treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Averill treats other conditions, please contact the office at (727) 447-3000.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 97% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Averill treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Averill performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill treats Emphysema more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Averill treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 100% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Sleep Apnea
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Averill treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Averill performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill treats Emphysema more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Averill treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill treats Asthma more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Averill treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Wheezing
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Averill treats Wheezing more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Averill treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Averill's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilia
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Eye Infections
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • 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
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patch Testing
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • 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

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St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute

St. Francis Sleep, Allergy & Lung Institute802 N Belcher Rd Clearwater, FL 33765
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