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About Dr. David P Franco
Dr. David P Franco, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Montgomery, AL, with another office in Montgomery, AL. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Franco is affiliated with Baptist Medical Center South. He speaks English.
Dr. David P Franco has the following 3 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
- Angiographic Visualization
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Chest Infection
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had appointment - waited 2 hrs. He waited 7 weeks to tell me results of test he had done. Had another test done - called his office for results - he didn't return my call. Seems to not want to treat you if you don't do like he says. Also likes to use the scare tactic Cancer.
Had an appointment, refered by another doctor. Waited about an hour before I was seen. His staff are rude and inconsiderate. He wanted a sleep study done, then I had to wait 7 weeks for results. Had to call the referring doctor for them - his staff did not pass messages. When I went back to him I waited 1 & 1/2 hr. to see him. Now he has ordered another study and said he'd see me in a yr. Wonder if I'll need to wait that long for those results! Plus, he didn't review my records for previous results - just repeated to me things I'd already told him.
They answered the phone and call you right back to make an appt. Sat and waited over 2 hrs to see the dr at the appt. Went to the scheduled sleep test...now I cant get them to call me back with results..left 3 messages...they want your money then the he-- with you! Very rude staff. He needs to fire them ALL. Don't they realize they make their paycheck with YOUR insurance money so they should at least follow up with your calls..These ladies don't give a flip about patients!! Don't fool yourself. They do NOT care!!
I have been his patient for a long time. He is a good doctor, but his office staff and especially his office manager has to be the most unprofessional, rude and just don't care group of people. I would not recommend him to anyone just for his office staff alone. If I had not been a patient for so long I would have found another doctor. STILL MIGHT!!!!!
My mother-in-law has COPD. As her caregiver, I was familiar with Dr. Franco's practice. When a pre-op x-ray discovered a spot on my lung, I requested Dr. Franco. I find him to be knowledgeable, compassionate, and straight forward. He is not afraid to seek outside help with diagnosis or treatment. I HIGHLY recommend him.
Dr. Franco is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
40 Years Experience
University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1978
St Joseph Mercy Health System
Dr. David P Franco accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- BCBS AL PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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