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About Dr. John A Francis

Dr. John A Francis, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Independence, MO. He has 12 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Francis has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

123 Ratings with 31 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John A Francis is Great. Dr. John A Francis has been rated by 123 patients. From those 123 patients 31 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John A Francis is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Horizons In Psychiatric Care

4731 S Cochise Dr Ste 206
Independence, MO 64055
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Specialties

Dr. John A Francis has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John A Francis has the following 12 expertise

  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder

Dr. John A Francis has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. John A Francis is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Okay wait time is pretty bad but he is quick and to the point, shouldn’t he be? Everyone complains that he doesn’t take enough time and at the same time complains wait time is too long...

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Wonderful Psychiatrist

There many negative comments about Dr. Francis but I think he is a wonderful doctor. The wait time to see him can be long but I have experienced the same problem with other psychiatrists. He has treated my son for several years. He listens to me and to how my son feels. He has changed his medications several due to undesirable side effects or being to expensive even with my insurance. He may not look directly at you when you are in is office because he is reading through your chart and deciding if your medication needs changed. I also think his relaxed demeanor helps him relate to my son. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent psychiatrist.

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Wonderful Psychiatrist

There many negative comments about Dr. Francis but I think he is a wonderful doctor. The wait time to see him can be long but I have experienced the same problem with other psychiatrists. He has treated my son for several years. He listens to me and to how my son feels. He has changed his medications several due to undesirable side effects or being to expensive even with my insurance. He may not look directly at you when you are in is office because he is reading through your chart and deciding if your medication needs changed. I also think his relaxed demeanor helps him relate to my son. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent psychiatrist.

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Not worth the office issues

Dr Francis seems intelligent, up to date and knowledgeable and I like his personality. That said, there are too many unacceptable problems: •wait time is really long •they auto billed my credit card without telling me. it was not a valid charge and they refused to reverse. •no way to communicate with Dr unless at scheduled appt. •difficult to get appt in near future, major concern •then theres Mary, the "nurse"/ofgice manager who deals with paperwork, etc. She is an incompetent, hateful liar

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Terrible staff

The doctor is good but the staff is terrible. I've waited in the waiting room until 6pm, forgotten. I've waited 2+ hours past my appointment time. If they'd call ahead of the appointment and say the doctor is running late, that'd make the visits better. I'm no longer going to see this doctor.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    12 Years Experience

  • Baylor College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2006

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John A Francis accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
    • Anthem MO Direct Access w/HSA
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • BCBS Kansas City
    • BCBS KC Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

Locations & Directions

Horizons In Psychiatric Care, 4731 S Cochise Dr Ste 206, Independence, MO
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