Dr. Don Franklin III was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. From there he moved to Birmingham, Alabama to compete at Samford University on a college golf scholarship. Following his undergraduate studies, he decided to pursue his passions for science and humanities, which landed him in the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He elected to stay in Memphis following medical school to complete an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the prestigious Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics. Through a mentor in his residency program, he was introduced to Knox Orthopaedics, and it very quickly became apparent that Mountain Home was where he wanted to spend his career.
Dr. Franklin completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Taos Orthopaedic Institute in Taos, New Mexico. He spends his free time fly fishing, hunting, and playing golf. He also serves as a team physician for the United States Ski & Snowboard Association. Dr. Franklin and his dog, Cooper, moved to Mountain Home in September 2020, when he joined the physician team at Knox Orthopaedics. Dr. Franklin is accepting new patients.