John M. Franklin, MD

4.74 out of 5

About

Dr. John Franklin is a native of Western Kentucky and obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Louisville. He continued at UofL for both his medical degree and residency training in ophthalmology, then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Franklin has a special interest in treating pediatric glaucoma, and for the past few years has been the only pediatric ophthalmologist in the state to treat this condition. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

His wife, Dr. Lucy Eakle Franklin, also works at UK HealthCare in comprehensive ophthalmology. They have two young daughters.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Training & Education

Degree

University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Residency

Ophthalmology, University of Louisville, School of Medicine

Fellowship

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Ophthalmology

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Ratings & Reviews

4.74 out of 5
20 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr. Franklin was very friendly; very professional. Never felt rushed and listened to our concerns. He established a path forward.

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    Dr. Franklin is very thorough and patient. The wait time is too long to see him.

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    Outstanding Dr.

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    Love, love *Dr. Franklin!
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      Dr. Franklin and his team are always very attentive and patient with both of my children. They always answer any and all questions. We drive almost 400 miles to continue to see Dr. Franklin.
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      Again always good !
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      I can't say enough good things about Doctor Franklin. He took the time necessary to listen and explain my proposed treatment, addressed my concerns without rushing and made me be comfortable with my decision to proceed with surgery.
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      Doctor Franklin is a literal blessing. We are so lucky to have him as a doctor for our baby!
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      We will not be returning.
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      Dr. Franklin was wonderful with explaining my son's condition to him. Being that he is a teenager it was nice that he spoke directly to him and answered any of his questions. I appreciate that he took the time to talk with him about his condition and breakdown how the eye works so my son could easily understand. After the visit my son said "this was the first time in 17 years I understand what I have and why my vision is what it is" this is a huge thing for him as he gets older.
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      He listened to me when it came to my sons care and was very understanding of my feelings and opinion.
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      Dr. Franklin is amazing. The office could use a little help.
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      No regard for time, did not care they we waited as we se did, as we always do. His response when I brought up the wait time every time we have an appointment, "that's about average for us"was his response. I asked if we could switch to a standard optometrist for my daughters treatment, he acted liked a scolded child and basically sent us on our way saying "if they feel comfortable I suppose so" "let us know how we can help you in the future" I did not get any clear indication on my child's progress other than he said we could comeback in 6 months.
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      Dr. Franklin is an excellent doctor! He is very kind, caring, and very knowledgeable. He is one of the best doctors!
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      All three were goof
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      Dr Franklin is fantastic!
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      Dr. Franklin was so patient with mom. I appreciated the way he handled mom.
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      Dr was very informative about diagnosis and why so many exams. I was glad to hear.
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      Dr Franklin is an excellent doctor! He is very kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable.