Dr. Donald B Franklin MD Nephrologist

Dr. Donald Franklin is a nephrologist in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Erlanger Medical Center and Parkridge Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Franklin accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Erlanger Medical Center and one of 15 at Parkridge Medical Center who specialize in Nephrology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology

Hospital Affiliation

Erlanger Medical Center
High performing in Nephrology

Parkridge Medical Center

University of Tennessee Medical Center
High performing in Nephrology

Education & Medical Training

University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1985–1988

Vanderbilt University
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1988–1990

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Nephrology

GA State Medical License
Active through 2015

TN State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Acute renal failure and myalgia in a transplant patient.
Najafian, B., Franklin, D.B., Fogo, A.B.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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