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Dr. Paul Francis, MD

Dr. Paul Francis, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 62


Dr. Paul Francis, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.


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(480) 267-9151

Dr. Francis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
CopperPoint Mutual
Worker's Compensation WC
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
One Health
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Francis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 95% of his peers

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

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Francis performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Spinal Stenosis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Francis treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Francis' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Barrow Neurological Institute
Fellowship Hospital
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, Baltimore MD
Internship Hospital
1987
New York Medical College
Medical School
1987

Awards

Dr. Francis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Francis

4.3

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
16.129032258064516%
(5)

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Great surgeon, even better person. Listens to his patients and answers all questions. Doesn't rush the patient out of his office.
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My experience with dr. Francis was excellent
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Dr. Paul Francis saved me from living in a wheelchair. I can walk because of him. I'd been to three other doctors in Prescott and all didn't think I needed anything but shots in my back. NO! I lost the ability to know that I have to pee.... could have been so much worse if Dr. Francis hadn't put me...Read More
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I had a three level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, I can not believe he is so down to earth and kind in todays date. He explains everything to you and will give you all options, He will even tell you if you want you can wait and watch but with these risks I will recommend not taking the...Read More
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Dr. Francis saved my life 19 years ago - brain tumor surgery. Was told by Dr. Francis how difficult it was - Surgery lasted 12 hours. Was allowed to go home from St. Joseph's Hospital after three days. Life was able to go on after that - I will always remember the name of Dr. Paul Francis, and...Read More
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