Dr. Michael Franklin, MD

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Dr. Michael Franklin, MD
I am an experienced BC neurologist BC in Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Headache Medicine. My philosophy is to treat a patient first and foremost. I spend time with patients. I may not always be on time as as a result. That is how figure things out!!!

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    Dr. Franklin's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Franklin to family and friends
    3.6
    based on 27 total reviews (7 with comments)
    Dr. Franklin's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (7)
    During the visit he answered his cell phone and openly discussed another patient. He did not use names but I heard enough of his conversation to now what he thinks of the patient. I also feel he lacks listening skills as my dad had to explain his issues to him several times. He may know what he is doing as a dr but no bedside manner. I had to give a 1 on everything to show how bad I feel this doctor is.
    in Brooksville |
    He is always very honest and straight forward. He takes plenty of time and really listens.
    in St Petersburg, FL |
    The office staff is so mean and nasty. Same young girl, 2 days in a row was so uncaring. She nastily told me I needed to have my doctor forward my medical records before she would schedule an appointment & there were no appointments until December. I called the next day because my doctor's office had forwarded the medical records. Again her attitude was so horrible. Well, what insurance do you have? What plan? Trying to weed me out and get me off the phone. Not one ounce of compassion.
    in Clearwater, FL |
    I have CMT and he is one of only a few Doctors I've found who has extensive experience with Charcot-Marie-Tooth. 3 Other are neurologist were all but useless for me. His wait time can be a little much, but for a Doctor to spend time with you and explain things as well as he does it is worth the wait. I can't suggest him enough... very knowledgable and helpful.
    in Bradenton, FL |
    This was my 1st visit with Dr. Franklin, so I don't know enough for 5 stars. My prior Neurologist is very smart, but my ins changed & he was twice the drive. It's hard to change Drs. I appreciate Dr. Franklin's friendly staff & short wait time(Lobbies are tough for people with TBI, Migraines, etc. Too much Lobby stimulation & I'm a mess) He's calm, thorough, & the first doctor to ask if I am left or right handed. Seems like a Neurology 101 Question, but not asked. He's impressive with detail.
    in Clearwater, FL |
    The practice is very busy because there are several doctors who share the office. The wait time is long but he spent an hour with me. I couldn't believe it. I got what I needed. If your time is short, this may not work for you.
    St. Petersburg, FL |
    Practice seems more centered on milking the insurance companies than on actual patient care. Wait times are long. I no longer feel comfortable with this doctor.
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    Dr. Franklin says...

    I am an experienced BC neurologist BC in Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Headache Medicine.

    My philosophy is to treat a patient first and foremost. I spend time with patients. I may not always be on time as as a result. That is how figure things out!!!

    Dr. Franklin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Neurology
    •  Board certified in Neurology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    • Neurology

    Conditions Treated

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Anterior Horn Disease
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
    • Chronic Pain
    • Cluster Headache
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Concussion
    • Dementia
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Diplopia
    • Dystonia
    • Epilepsy
    • Essential Tremor
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Huntington's Disease
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
    • Insomnia
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lyme Disease
    • Meningiomas
    • Migraine
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myelopathy
    • Myoclonus
    • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Parkinsonism
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Polymyositis
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
    • Post-Concussion Syndrome
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rasmussen's Syndrome
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Sleep-Walking
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Syncope
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Tension Headache
    • Thrombosis
    • Tourette's Syndrome
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Tremor
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Tuberous Sclerosis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vasculitis
    • Vertigo
    • Visual Field Defects

    Education

    • Medical School
      Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

      Graduated in 1987

    • Internship Hospital
      Kings Cnty Hosp State Univ NY

      Completed in 1988

    • Residency Hospital
      Kings Cnty Hosp State Univ NY

      Completed in 1991

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Montefior Med Ctr Albert Einstein Coll Med

      Completed in 1992

    • Undergraduate School
      Brooklyn College

      Graduated in 1983

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Neurology

    Procedures Performed

    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation