Dr. Joel Franck, MD

Dr. Joel Franck, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Joel Franck, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1979 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3001 Eastland Blvd Ste 7

Clearwater, FL 33761

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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Fusion
more than 75% of peers
Herniated Disc
more than 70% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 58% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Franck does not have any board certifications listed.

13  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Craniocervical Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage

8  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • SUNY Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • SUNY Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Franck's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Franck to family and friends
30 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Franck's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Franck preformed a c1/c2 fusion on me several years ago & it was & is a complete disaster. He installed a screw on both sides of my neck. One of the screws actually was placed in the wrong spot & was hitting a nerve causing severe pain. Because of this pain I had to have another surgeon remove...more
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I do not recommend this doctor. He did my back surgery and sent me home with no antibiotics no pain meds no physical therapy. I ended up having fluids running out my back which he did nothing until a month later when I ended up with a second surgery which showed I had mersa. I endorsed four months...more
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After 10 years of pain and symptoms I FINALLY found a doctor who has access to a DMX and Upright MRI. I have only seen Dr. Franck on 1 visit and I was impressed. He was finally able to explain my cervical problem and give me an accurate diagnosis. He spent 3hrs with me. I find that remarkable. He...more
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Dr. Franck was my surgeon several years ago. I had fusion from C-2 to C-6. I healed quickly and was very thankful that he was my Dr..
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Dr Franck is a wonderful person and an excellent Surgeon. He's kind, caring and polite to his patients and staff.
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