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Meet Dr. Terry Franklin, M.D.

About Dr. Terry Franklin, Medical Director

Dr. Terry FranklinTerry Franklin, MD, FAAFP specializes in delivering personalized preventative healthcare to every patient he serves. By integrating Eastern and Western philosophies in his private practice, Dr. Franklin has pioneered a creative approach to healthcare, coined: Appreciative Medicine™. This philosophical approach to medicine views health and life as a continuum of your physical, emotional and psychological being as well as a spiritual quest. Appreciative Medicine™ truly fosters a partnership between the patient and practitioner, focusing on achieving optimal health.

As a Board-certified physician and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Franklin holds advanced degrees in chemistry and medicine. He completed graduate medical studies at East North Carolina University and trained at The London Hospital Medical College, University of London, England. He is credentialed in Medical Acupuncture though the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, and has completed advanced study in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

While at the University Health Systems of Eastern North Carolina, Dr. Franklin authored and was the primary investigator of studies on treating coronary heart disease through lifestyle modifications. An experienced educator, he has presented at numerous seminars and workshops and has been a guest speaker at major medical conventions throughout the nation. He is the recipient of many honors for academic, scholastic and research achievements, and was recently recognized as one of the “50 Outstanding Family Physicians in the State of California”, by the California Academy of Family Physicians.

In 2009 Terry Franklin, MD was appointed to serve as the first of the very select MDVIP physicians on the Monterey Peninsula. This strict and rigorous selection process requires an accomplished, dedicated and specialized physician to keep an intimate practice of up to 600 patients. This practice size allows Dr. Franklin to spend valuable time with his patients and perform comprehensive physical exams that provide treatment of acute and chronic illnesses with a preventative and wellness approach.

Located in Monterey, Terry L. Franklin, M.D. is one of the most highly regarded practices in the tri-county area.

Honors and Awards

  • California Academy of Family Physicians, 50 Outstanding Family Physicians, Profiled, 1998 Distinguished Resident Award, East Carolina University Department of Family Medicine, 1994 Excellence in Research Award, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1994 Resident of the Year Award, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, 1993 Sponsoring Physician, Heart Patient of the Year Award, Smith Kline and Beecham, 1994

Current Affiliations

  • MDVIP – Personalized Healthcare Ryan Ranch Medical Group Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Franklin is the First Primary Care Physician on the Monterey Peninsula to Offer:

  • MDVIP – Personalized, Preventative Healthcare Acupuncture within his private practice and Medical Aesthetics programs within his practice

Published Works

  • Expect a Miracle: You Won’t be Disappointed! Published by the Center for Appreciative Medicine, March, 2003

Patients Share Their Stories

  • “Office staff was very nice and accommodating as well!”

    Brigette B.

  • “When we are asked how we like Dr. Franklin we say we trust him with our lives.”

    Rick G.

  • “ Great practice with amazing staff!!”

    Brittany G.

  • “5 stars for everyone!”

    Jenni I.

  • “I could not ask for a better Doctor or health care.”

    Thomas W.

Your Partners in Health & Well Being

  • 24/7 Emergency On-Call Physician and Staff

  • Treating You and Your Family Like Our Family

  • Healing Oriented Medicine

  • Full-Body Approach to Your Health

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