Frank Prescott Dawson, MD| Sports Medicine | MedStar Health

Frank Prescott Dawson, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (563 reviews)

Specialties: Sports Medicine

Languages: English

(443) 777-6787

About me

Medical Director, Sports Medicine, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Frank Dawson MD, is a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician, specializing in sports related injuries. Dr. Dawson attended the University of Maryland, where he received his medical degree, and also completed his fellowship. He did a residency at Miami Children's Hospital.

Dr. Dawson is a part of MedStar Orthopaedics Institute. He sees patients at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. During his consultations, Dr. Dawson clearly explains sports injuries and helps athletes choose a personalized treatment plan for a full recovery.

Dr. Dawson is an associate team physician for the Baltimore Ravens, a team physician for Morgan State University, a sports medicine consultant for Baltimore City Public School System, and a member of Baltimore County Public School System's Head Injury Committee. His clinical expertise includes sports medicine, sports injuries, fracture care and concussion care.


Awards
Dr. Dawson was named a 2021 “Top Doc” by Baltimore Magazine for Orthopaedics: Sports Medicine.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ankle Pain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Concussion
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Concussion
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Finger Sprain
  • Foot Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Insertional Tendonitis
  • Joint Sprain
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Injury
  • Ligament Injury
  • Locking Knee
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Nutrition And Supplement Issues
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Paratenonitis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Quadriceps Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Sports Related Ankle Injury
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Throwing Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Twisted Ankle
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Procedures I perform

  • Exercise Prescription
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Nerve Block
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Stem Cell Regeneration
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
  • Stem Cell Treatment For Joint Disease
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Practice locations

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9501 Old Annapolis Road
Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD, 21042

443-777-6788

Fax 844-606-5109

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Fax 844-606-5109

9101 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-6788

Fax 844-606-5109

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miles away

Fax 844-606-5109

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Open POS II
    • Network OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Open HMO
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2008)

Residency Program: Miami Childrens Hospital (2007)

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (2003)

Awards

  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doc, 2021

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 20, 2023

    Excellent experience

  • Dec 12, 2023

    Very please with the attention and service received

  • Dec 7, 2023

    Our visit has been a nice one. Even though Dr. Dawson wasn't able to diagnose the problem, he explained to us the possibilities and suggested my daughter to see other specialist. And he wrote us a detailed visit summary. Really appreciate.