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Dr. Selmon Franklin III, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Franklin III

Dr. Selmon Franklin III, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University of Tennessee - Memphis in 1982 and specializes in internal medicine.


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Dr. Franklin III's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our mission is to elevate the health of our community through multiple medical specialties providing excellent care delivered with wisdom, compassion, integrity and a commitment to technology, education and scientific inquiry.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Wilmington Center Delaware
Residency Hospital
1982
University of Tennessee - Memphis
Medical School
1982

Awards

Dr. Franklin III's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Franklin III

4.9

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Dr Franklin has been looking after 5 members of my family for well over three decades. He has been exceptional in every aspect. He has taken the time to research - answered any questions we have had. He reviews our medical history before our appointments and discusses any treatment options in detail and explains what he is prescribing and why. When necessary he has referred us to other specialist also with great success. We greatly respect and highly recommend Dr Franklin. Best Doctor.
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Best Dr ever. I highly recommend him. Could not ask for a better Doctor. ??
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Ted Franklin has been my primary care doctor for 24+ years. His professionalism and expertise has been nothing short of stellar over those years - never over or under-reacting to issues requiring attention. He has always been right on the mark with treatment and/or advice for any issue. I would highly recommend Dr. Franklin to any and everyone that I know and have done so regularly. He far exceeds the standards upon which any practice would receive high marks.
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I have been seeing Dr Franklin and his staff for years. And I have always been treated with respect friendly and kindness that is why I would always be a patient at diagnostic center. Because of all the people I have delt with on almost all floors are always kind and respectful and I can joke with them and it’s all right because I do have a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend diagnostic Center and Dr Franklin and his staff I have gotten to know them over the years.
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Dr. Franklin has been our family primary care doctor for more tha 20yrs. When my family needed to see him for urgent care we knew we would be taken care of. His staff always relayed our illness comments to him, as well his messages back to us. Which was either he wanted to see us right away as a walk-in patient, or we needed to get to the emergency room as soon as possible, or my favorite, good news I don’t think you have anything to worry about, we’ll you at your nex appointment.
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Dr. Franklin is the best!
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Dr. Franklin is WONDERFUL! He has been my Dr. for 20+ years and has ALWAYS MET EVERY NEED that I (and my family members) have had as his patient(s)! He is caring, competent, personable and professional. He is a very good listener and is continually processing what is being said, as it is being said, to help develop a formal evaluation of each situation. This, in turn, allows him to develop an informed, recommended course of action. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. FRANKLIN TO EVERYONE! GREAT DOCTOR!!!
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I have been going to Dr. Franklin many years and have ALWAYS received excellent care. He is very knowledgeable and up -to-date about diseases and their treatments. The office/nursing staff is very kind & helpful.
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I would highly recommend the office of Dr. Sermon T Franklin. The medical and personal care is the best you will experience. Everyone is professional and genuinely caring.
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I have been a patient of Dr Franklin for over 20 years and as a nurse I can say Dr Franklin is exceptional in his practice, knowledge, compassion and professionalism. He is the best example of what a Dr. should be. He went above and beyond to help me in a difficult time.
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I've been a patient of doctor Franklin for over 20 years and I can say they he truly listens to his patients needs and he truly cares about his patients....... I highly recommend him!
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Our family loves Dr. Franklin! He is caring, personable, and knowledgeable. He always takes time to listen and never rushes you through an appointment. I would highly recommend Dr. Franklin! He is the best!
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Dr. Franklin is perhaps the most caring and personable physician I have ever met. The visits are always pleasant even when I haven't been the best of patients in following the doctor's advice. All that, by a very professional and extremely qualified practitioner. I highly recommend Dr. Franklin.
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I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Franklin. He has been my primary care physician for decades and is also my son's internal medicine doctor. I have total faith in his abilities as well as the specialists he has referred me to over the years.
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I LOVE Dr. Franklin and his staff. They are always friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Franklin always takes time to listen and talk to me about my "aches and pains." I appreciate the fact that I never have to wait very long in the waiting room to see him.
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Dr Franklin is proactive and cares about his patients. I've never felt rushed.
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Dr Franklin is and excellent,knowledgeable,very caring physician. he spends time with his patients, answers questions in a manner tha a lay person can understand
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Dr. Franklin has been my primary care physician for over 25 years. He is well prepared, considerate, and willing to work with you on ways to keep me healthy and is very respectful of my time. I highly recommend him.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Franklin for over twenty (20) years. . He has been so helpful to me over the past years with all my medical problems and I have had a number of them. He has made sure I had the right medicines and the right medical care from other specialist Doctor's if I need them. In all these years he has made sure all my health problems were being taken care of by him and keeping informed with other doctors he sent me to. He cares about my health and I need a Doctor who cares.
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Dr. Franklin has been my GP for 30+ years. He is thorough in all ways. He always takes all the time you need to answer questions, and to Explain things. I have never had to wait at an appt. his staff is very Knowledgeable and professional. Hope he never retires.
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