Dr. Stephen Charles Franks, DNP, ACNP-BC, CRNI, CDCES, has joined CenterWell as a Board-certified Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Franks earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science from the University of South Alabama and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. His numerous honors include a Medical University of South Carolina Diabetes Symposium poster presentation; the Upstate Health Science Center Research Showcase-Outstanding Abstracts; speaker and award recipient, Johnson & Johnson-Promise of Nursing; inclusion in Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; and the University of South Carolina Student Nurses Association Appreciation Award. Before joining CenterWell in 2023, Dr. Franks has served as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) for over a decade in a variety of settings; Primary care, Advanced Diabetes Management, Diabetes research at Wellpath and previously included Endocrinology and Vascular Surgery at Prisma Health in the inpatient and outpatient setting. He feels that working with seniors provides a unique opportunity to hear real-life knowledge from experienced voices and believes that taking the time to listen to his patients is vital to improving their health and quality of life, a care philosophy that aligns perfectly with CenterWells values. Dr. Franks chose healthcare to improve peoples lives by helping them prioritize their health and well-being. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering on mission trips around the globe, music, and exploring the outdoors.