Dr. Francis Rockett, MD

Dr. Francis Rockett, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 86
Dr. Francis Rockett, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Newton, MA and has been practicing for 54 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1957 and specializes in neurosurgery.

2000 Washington St Ste 222

Newton, MA 02462

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc
more than 53% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 49% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 40% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vascular Disease

3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1957
  • Boston City Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1958
  • Chldns Hospital Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1964
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1964
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rockett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rockett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rockett to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rockett's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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Dr. Rockett is kind and soft spoken. He gives thorough exams and will recommend the best course of treatment for you. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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