Dr. Michael Franklin, MD

Dr. Michael Franklin, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Franklin, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

1201 5th Ave N Ste 202

Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 16 More

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Temporal Arteritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Franklin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Franklin "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!!!"


  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • 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


Read More


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

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.


  • Brooklyn College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Kings Cnty Hosp State Univ Ny
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Kings Cnty Hosp State Univ Ny
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Montefior Med Ctr Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Franklin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Franklin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Franklin to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Franklin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in St Petersburg, FL |
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.
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 accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    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)
  • 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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Franklin has admitting privileges

Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
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