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Meet Dr. Terry L. Franklin MD at TelMD Serving California

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Meet Dr. Terry L. Franklin MD at TelMD Serving California
Meet Dr. Terry L. Franklin MD at TelMD Serving California

Let’s Make Healing the Focus of Health Care!

Let’s Make Healing the Focus of Health Care!

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Terry L. Franklin MD
Let’s Make Healing the Focus of Health Care!
2020 Creator of TelMD
2009 MDVIP Physicians of the Monterey Peninsula
2000 University Health Systems
1995 American Academy of Family Physicians
Awards and Achievements
Affiliations

Terry L. Franklin MD

TelMD was founded on the ideas behind Appreciative Medicine™. This philosophical approach to wellness views health and life as a continuum of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual components. A truly active partnership is fostered between the patient and the practitioner, focusing on the goal of achieving optimal health.

I believe that the mind is often like a ‘drunken monkey.’ Thoughts are created in a very chaotic state, but through meditation and mindfulness, we can calm our brains to optimize our genius.

I believe it’s the human capacity to ‘give back’ that brings out the ‘human’ in all of us. I created TelMD (along with an extraordinarily talented team) to give people the ability to experience the highest quality of health and wellness possible for them. My hope is to optimize the human capacity to heal and for people to think about living more conscious lives.

2020 Creator of TelMD

The idea that started TelMD came from a “Think Tank” that took place at Stanford University in 2018. During a 60-second pitch, Dr. Franklin explained that health care could only be changed if we redefine the patient/physician relationship. He told the panel, “We need to change the conversation in the exam room from a problem-oriented approach to one that focuses on both a partnership and solutions.” TelMD was born!

2009 MDVIP Physicians of the Monterey Peninsula

Dr. Franklin was appointed to serve as the first of the very select MDVIP physicians of the Monterey Peninsula in 2009. The strict and rigorous selection process has high standards and 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, perform comprehensive physical exams and provide treatment of acute and chronic illnesses with a preventative and wellness approach.

2000 University Health Systems

While at the University Health Systems of Eastern North Carolina, Dr. Franklin authored and was the primary investigator of studies on treating 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.

1995 American Academy of Family Physicians

Board-certified 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 continued his training at The London Hospital Medical College, University of London, England. He is credentialed in Medical Acupuncture through the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and has completed advanced studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Franklin is the recipient of many honors for academic, scholastic, and research achievements, and has been recognized as one of the “50 Outstanding Family Physicians in the State of California” by the California Academy of Family Physicians.

Awards and Achievements

Start Up Nomination, SkyDeck/HotDesk U.C. Berkeley, 2017
Start Up Nomination, SkyDeck/HotDesk U.C. Berkeley, 2017
California Academy of Family Physicians, 50 Outstanding Family Physicians, 1998
California Academy of Family Physicians, 50 Outstanding Family Physicians, 1998
Distinguished Resident Award,
East Carolina University, Department of Family Medicine, 1994
Distinguished Resident Award,
East Carolina University, Department of Family Medicine, 1994
Excellence in Research Award,
American Academy of Family Physicians, 1994
Excellence in Research Award,
American Academy of Family Physicians, 1994
Resident of the Year Award,
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, 1994
Resident of the Year Award,
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, 1994
Sponsoring Physician, Heart Patient of the Year Award,
SmithKline and Beecham, 1994
Sponsoring Physician, Heart Patient of the Year Award,
SmithKline and Beecham, 1994
Affiliations

• MDVIP – Personalized Healthcare
• The Ultra Wellness Group
• Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
• University of Southern California
• Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
• UC Berkeley SkyDeck (HotDesk)