Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD

Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 59

Accepting new patients

Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Esparza has more experience with Headache than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Blake Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Esparza to book an appointment.

(941) 750-0602

Locations

Pinnacle Medical Group

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(941) 750-0602
Cortez Road7005 CORTEZ RD W Bradenton, FL 34210
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Trustworthy Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

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Dr. Esparza's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Esparza

4.2

Based on 54 ratings

5 Stars
74.07407407407408%
(40)
4 Stars
1.8518518518518519%
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3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
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2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(2)
1 Star
14.814814814814815%
(8)
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What went well
  • Office environment (41)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (40)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (38)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (11)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
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With two hours to go for the appointment, they call me that the doctor will be available in two months.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Adan Batista – Jan 01, 2021
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My first visit was very thorough and he seemed nice enough. However, he did a bunch of procedures that my insurance didn't cover and left me with a massive medical bill for stuff that really didn't help me. My 2nd visit was to get an opinion on whether neck/spine surgery would be advised & help my pain. He put zero thought into saying yes and had nothing else to add. I wasn't happy at such a nonchalant answer concerning such a MAJOR surgery, especially for someone in their early 40's. I still decided to do a consult w/ the recommended surgeon, which the front desk arranged, but I never got a call from ANYONE EVER again about anything. I would not recommend this Dr., especially if you have a tricky pain/health condition and/or autoimmune disease. He put zero thought into sending me off to surgery w/no real explanation or assurance and I'm honestly relieved that his office ended up dropping the ball further so that it never happened. Note: this experience was in 2018/2019.
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What could be improved
  • 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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Aug 25, 2020
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We brought my Dad in for a neurological examination. Dr Esparza spent a significant amount of time with the family and provided detailed information and a course of treatment.
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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Jul 20, 2020
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Dr. Esparza is the most wonderful, knowledge, caring, and patient doctor. He is unbelievably kind and thorough. I can’t recommend him enough.
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Laura V – Jun 03, 2020
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My visit was very professional. The staff was very attentive and Dr. Esparza was very informative. I'm very happy that my PCP recommended him to me
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T.Orth – May 12, 2020
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I recently had my first visit after a referral from my GP. The doctor was knowledgeable and helped explain a recent MRI analysis I couldn't understand on my own. He also explained the causes and potential treatment for my essential tremors condition.
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Apr 23, 2020
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New patient. Transferred from another state. Was very interested in seeing that my disabled daughter got the best care moving forward.
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Debbie Perini – Mar 18, 2020
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Very impressed with Dr. Esparza.
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Richard – Mar 15, 2020
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Great first visit! Impressed with all the staff and Dr. Esparza. Couldn't add more to this review. Nothing more to add.
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No results
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Dudley Waters – Mar 12, 2020
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Dr Esparza is patient, listens and an Extremely kind smart doctor .Im pleased to have his care .
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Elizabeth Flower – Mar 02, 2020
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My husband has dementia. We were looking for a neurologist experienced in dementia that would take time to answer all our questions about testing, etc. Dr. Esparza took time to answer all our questions and thoroughly explain his answers. We would recommend Dr. Esparza to anyone who is looking for a good neurologist experienced in dementia.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J & V Cape – Feb 19, 2020
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Very satisfied with visit. Doctor took his time, we didn't feel rushed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donald Heling in Franklin, WI – Feb 19, 2020
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I am glad to have met and to have Dr. Esparza on my team of medical experts. He seems very knowledgeable and is easy to talk to. Thoroughly satisfied with my visit with Dr. Esparza.
What went well
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Dennis Holt – Jan 15, 2020
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I see Dr Esparza for migraines and multiple sclerosis. He is extremely knowledgeable in both conditions. I've never had more than a 10 minute wait and I never feel rushed. When we discuss my condition and I can't process what he is saying (because of my MS) he pulls up his computer to explain it so I completely understand. I would recommend Dr Esparza to anyone needing real answers to medical conditions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Bandy – Dec 05, 2019
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Dr. Esparza showed the most interest and gave me his time to truly show me he was passionate about helping me with my medical issues than any other doctor I have seen. I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him.
What went well
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No results
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Dr. Esparza, is through and encourages questions. I feel very comfortable having him as my doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Edwin Colon in Bradenton , FL – Jun 06, 2019
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I have been an RN for over 24 years. My son has CP and epilepsy since birth so we have been to many neurologists (especially since I was a travel nurse). Dr. Esparza was very thorough and his goal is to get my son to his best ability he spoke about exercise (I have been trying for years) and plans for his future either with school or work progressing. I am very impressed with his comprehensive caring and knowledge base!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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BRADENTON, FL – May 11, 2019
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Throughout our experience with a family member's Traumatic Brain Injury, Dr. Esparza has been forthcoming and professional; explaining in detail what was happening, what we may expect and how to best deal with a situation that was extremely difficult to face. His compassion touched my heart.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bradenton – Apr 25, 2019
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Dr. Esparza took the time to really understand my problems, as well as really help figure out a solution. He was patient and wasn’t rushed in our appointment. A breath of fresh air to have a doctor really listen and try to understand the situation!
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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FL – Apr 20, 2019
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I found Dr. Esparza to be a caring, thoughtful, smart doctor. He spent lots of time with me, and answered any questions or concerns I had.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Esparza

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Esparza treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Esparza treats other conditions, please contact the office at (941) 750-0602.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Esparza treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Esparza
Similar Providers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Headache
Tension Headache
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Check Dr. Esparza's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Esparza's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

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Dr. Esparza accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Pinnacle Medical Group strives to provide you and your family with the highest quality medical care in Manatee County. Our integrated, multidisciplinary...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Francisco Esparza is a Board Certified Neurologist. His practice of general Neurology extends to services...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

2000
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (941) 750-0602.

Does Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Esparza has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Esparza's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Esparza frequently treats Headache. See all practice areas where Dr. Esparza specializes.

Where is Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD's office located?

Dr. Esparza's office is located at 7005 CORTEZ RD W, Bradenton, FL 34210. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD speak?

Dr. Esparza speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Esparza is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Blake Medical Center

Bradenton, FL

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received