Dr. Paul Francis, MD

Dr. Paul Francis, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o
27 reviews

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Dr. Paul Francis, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Scottsdale, AZ. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Francis is affiliated with Abrazo Central Campus, Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center....See Less

Dr. Paul Francis

8412 E Shea Blvd Ste 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • One Health
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.
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Dr. Francis' Experience

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Dr. Francis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Decompression
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine, Baltimore MD
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Francis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Francis is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Francis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Francis to family and friends
4.1
based on 27 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Francis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Gilbert, AZ |
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 risk. I was so afraid, he talked to my kids who were worried about it before surgery and after surgery. I woke up after surgery and next day went back home. I have no problems. Thanks a lot Dr Francis.
in Carefree, AZ |
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 any other doctor who has seen my before and after MRI's, have told me what a lucky lady I was and still am. Dr. Francis was "the best" and probably still is. Still counting my blessings!
Tempe, AZ |
Talked about himself the entire time. As in the WHOLE time. Counseling was horrible. Did not explain my MRI, pathophysiology, course of disease, treatment options, nothing. Shut down every inquiry I had about treatment telling me to live with it. Straight up told me he doesn't like surgery before I said a word. Did not ask any questions or even listen to questions when I spoke up. Worst experience I have ever had from an MD. Felt more confused and frustrated after leaving.
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Dr. Francis accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • 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

Hospitals where Dr. Francis has admitting privileges

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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Abrazo Central Campus
2000 W Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85015
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