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

4.9 out of 5 (219 reviews)

Specialities: 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. 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 2017 “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
  • Quadricep 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
Ellicott City, MD, 21042

410-772-2000

Fax 410-350-2664

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9101 Franklin Square Drive
Medical Arts Bldg Ste 213
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-2000

Fax 866-857-9388

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9101 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-6788

Fax 443-777-6787

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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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, 2017

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Aug 23, 2021

    Dr Dawson has an excellent bedside manner and explained everything to me so that my child too could understand.

  • Aug 18, 2021

    Dr Dawson was very nice and professional one of the best doctors I've worked with

  • Aug 16, 2021

    Excellent doctor. Great with kids.