Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 58

  

Dr. Francisco Esparza, MD is a neurology specialist in Bradenton, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in neurology and psychiatry.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Esparza

4.1

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Esparza was outstanding. He spent a great deal of time with me and I felt that he really cares about his patients. He is simply terrific.
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Dr. Esparza, is through and encourages questions. I feel very comfortable having him as my doctor.
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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!
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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.
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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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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.
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This doctor deserves NO stars. He messed up my hemi-facial spasm treatment that other doctors had successfully treated for years. It's been 2 months and I don't know when my face will be back to normal.
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Dr. Esparza accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

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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Dr. Esparza's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Esparza treats Migraine more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Esparza treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

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

Essential Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Esparza treats Essential Tremor more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Esparza treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Essential Tremor

Dr. Esparza's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Ataxia
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurasthenia
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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 team of physicians truly cares about you and your health, working together to provide a coordinat...

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Education

Jackson Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Medical College of Pennsylvania
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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