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About Dr. Paul M Francis

Dr. Paul M Francis, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Scottsdale, AZ. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Francis is affiliated with Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea. Dr. Francis has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul M Francis is Great. Dr. Paul M Francis has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Paul M Francis is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Paul M Francis Md Pc

8412 E Shea Blvd Ste 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Specialties

Dr. Paul M Francis has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Neurosurgery
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Laminectomy
  • Glioblastoma
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Surgery
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Stroke
  • Craniotomy
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer

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Reviews

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Great surgeon, Poor follow up

Dr. Francis did a great job for me, but my concerns for service were after surgery. Not sure if it was his staff or him. I could NEVER get a return phone call on my concerns when I was having pain again. I would speak to his receptionist/office manager and she would promise a call back but it never happened. My fear is that I still have issues in my neck but was never able to see or speak to the doctor again.

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Only Time Will Tell

The office staff were great, very kind and compassionate. Unfortunately, by the time I was in the Dr's patient room and going over my history for the 20th time in the last year I stared crying. My pain is wearing on me and sometimes I feel hopeless. When Dr. Francis came in the first thing he did was introduce himself and ask why I was crying. I explained. He looked at my MRI and said that I was losing water in my discs which is normal if you are over 15, and until I got over "my fear of life" surgical intervention would not help me. I've done quite a lot of work on my behavioral health issues and have been shuffled back and forth across the medical/behavioral health line for years. I will take his advice seriously as by many accounts he is brilliant and skilled, but for my specific case I found him dismissive and condescending. Also for the record, the actual medical condition I was seeing him for is bulging disc abuting on the S1 nerve root at L5 S1, and bulging at the L4 L5.

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What a GREAT man!!

Doctor Francis will not blow sunshine up your back-end. He explains everything to you and ensures you understand. He is a very kind, respectful, and brilliant man. I highly recommend him!!

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Alan F.

Not only an outstanding doctor but a wonderful caring human being. He is the best. His office staff is great. I am President of his fan club. I recommend Dr. Francis without hesitation.

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Five Stars

Dr. Francis has operated on my twice. He is a "gem". His office staff is also wonderful. I have recommended him to several people without hesitation.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Francis is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1987

  • Barrow Neurological Institute

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Paul M Francis accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Paul M Francis Md Pc, 8412 E Shea Blvd Ste 100, Scottsdale, AZ

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