In 1903 Thomas Edison was concerned about the healthcare of his time and stated:

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”


Terry L. Franklin, MD, specializes in delivering personalized preventative healthcare to every patient he serves at his family medicine practice in Monterey, California. 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 through 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. He is also the primary physician for Pebble Beach and takes care of majority of the visitors during the Pebble Beach Golf Tournament, as well as the main physician for the resorts in the area.

At this office, Dr. Franklin implements functional, holistic, and regenerative medicine to address a variety of patient needs. From wellness care to hormone therapy and weight management programs, Dr. Franklin takes a whole-body approach to helping patients achieve optimum health and wellness. He offers patients via in-office, virtual, and home visits to fit their lifestyle needs.

To learn more about Dr. Franklin’s treatment options, call the office or book an appointment online today.

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    "The best PCP in this town! He is warm, caring, extremely knowledgeable, doesn't rush his patients and actually listens."

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    "I am very pleased with the care & professionalism of the doctor. Very attentive & excellent medical care. I have referred others & they are very pleased with the care."

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    "I've moved away from the Monterey area, but will continue to make the app 150 mile trip to him because I don't feel I could get such high quality care anywhere else."

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    "Dr. Franklin is very easy to talk too & never too busy to answer my questions. I can't complain about the Front Desk Service, they have been Professional and Friendly!"

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    "Takes his time and tells you what you need to hear. Not what you want to hear. Encourages lifestyle changes long before medication is considered."

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Terry L Franklin MD
1011 Cass Street, Suite 106
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-647-3190
Fax: 831-373-1007

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