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Dr. Michael Franklin, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Franklin

Saint Anthonys Neurology Group

1201 5th Ave N Ste 202 Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

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Dr. Michael Franklin, MD is a neurology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in neurology.


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(727) 820-7701

Dr. Franklin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (8/10/2017)View details
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Dr. Franklin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franklin treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Franklin treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franklin treats Migraine more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Franklin treats this condition more than 97% 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. Franklin treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Franklin treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Franklin's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • 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
  • 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 Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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

About Me

Biography

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!!!

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Montefior Med Ctr Albert Einstein Coll Med
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Kings Cnty Hosp State Univ NY
Residency Hospital
1988
Kings Cnty Hosp State Univ NY
Internship Hospital
1987
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical School
1983
Brooklyn College
Undergraduate School
1992
1991
1988
1987
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Franklin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Franklin

3.6

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
58.064516129032256%
(18)
4 Stars
9.67741935483871%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
1 Star
29.032258064516128%
(9)

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I have been a patient of Dr. Franklin's for over 10 years for my Multiple Sclerosis and he is the most knowledgeable doctor that I have ever been to. He may sometimes be late in seeing you, but that is because he tales all of the time that you need with him. He has always treated me with respect as I do with him.
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Dr Franklin is highly intelligent, caring, and has a dry wit. As a long time chronic migraineur, my experience with Dr F brought me to a new level of ability and comfort. He is the only Neuro doc I have met who regularly attends conferences in multiple specialties of his discipline- including migraine -and takes the time to educate his patient. There is a wait to see him, however it is well worth it.
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Dr. Franklin insisted that I had a unique condition which was uncurable and would require meds every day. When I told him my symptoms didn't really match the description of this syndrome, he became very annoyed with me. To make a long story short, my husband took me to another neurologist out of state and on the first visit he determined that my symptoms were from a bad infection. Once placed on an antibiotic my 'permanent condition' went away and I recovered completely.
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I can't say enough kind words about Dr Franklin and his PA Carol.. My husband was in ICU and needed a treatment that Dr Franklin only does in his office. When they became aware of my husband's plight, they were able to get what they needed to do the procedure in the hospital. Dr Franklin came in at 9 PM to do the procedure. The next day my husband was moved from ICU after 12 days to a regular room. I will be forever grateful for their help and the relief they have given my husband.
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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.
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He is always very honest and straight forward. He takes plenty of time and really listens.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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