About Us

Dr. Harrison "Gabe" Frank, MD

Harrison "Gabe" Frank, MD / Owner and Provider

Dr Frank, a native of Northbrook, IL, began his education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, graduating with a degree in Biology. After a 3 year hiatus playing professional basketball at home and overseas, Dr Frank continued his education at the prestigious Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. His training continued at Wake Forest Baptist Health, where he completed a fellowship in NeuroRehabiliation.

Dr Frank has spent the last several years treating several different types of chronic medical conditions. It was during that time that he began his interest in regenerative and anti-aging medicine, and has gone through extensive additional training with the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr Frank looks to treat the cause of the disease, not just cover it up with medications. As a Rehabilitation physician, Dr Frank focuses on restoring the body to its highest functioning capacity.

By opening the Frank Institute for Health and Wellness, Dr Frank has created a unique, one of a kind practice that focuses on the person as a whole.Cert2_edited_small


Erica G. Murphy, ATC, LAT / General Manager

Erica Murphy came to Frank Institute for Health & Wellness with a background in Sports Medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of New Hampshire.

Murphy is nationally board certified as a certified athletic trainer and licensed to practice athletic training in the state of North Carolina. She is also a Graston Technique Clinician and serves as an active member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.

Prior to taking the position at Frank Institute for Health & Wellness, Murphy worked as an athletic trainer at Tops Athletics in Wilmington, NC and in the private high school setting in West Palm Beach, FL where she covered various sports daily.

Mrs. Murphy is a native of Hudson, New York. She is passionate about Athletic Training and dedicated to the well being of the athletes she oversees. She loves sharing her love for the sport of running through gait training and corrective exercise. She takes pride in working with her athletes and says it is extremely rewarding when they meet their personal goals!

Kate Lunsford

Kate Lunsford / Clinical Coordinator

Kate Lunsford is the Frank Institute’s clinical coordinator. Originally from New Jersey, Kate has been living in North Carolina since 2008. She grew up spending time during the summer on Emerald Isle and fell in love with the crystal coast. After high school, she decided to move to Eastern North Carolina and attend East Carolina University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. GO PIRATES! Lunsford graduated with honors and was an active participant in Epsilon Sigma Alpha; a service sorority that raises money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Before coming to the Frank Institute, Kate was an educator and spent 6 years in the classroom.

Lunsford is a true life-long learner and decided that a change of pace was exactly what she needed to challenge her. She continues to tutor students in her free time and plans to keep up with her teaching license for the future.

Kate resides in Wilmington with her husband, two dogs and two cats. She is passionate about animal rights and helping others! In her free time she enjoys laying on the beach, reading, working out, and being with her friends and family.