Our Doctor


Melinda Francisco Best, MD, DPPS, FPSDBP


Training and Education

Fellowship training

  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

University of the Philippines- Philippine General Hospital

Residency Training

  • Pediatrics

University of the Philippines- Philippine General Hospital

Medical Training

University of the Philippines- College of Medicine

College Education

BS Psychology

University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City, Philippines


  • Outcomes of Children Diagnosed with Global Developmental delay in a Tertiary Government Hospital. 2013. ML Francisco 
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Early Initiation of Breastfeeding Among Women who  Delivered in Philippine General Hospital. ML Francisco. (2nd place (poster), PGH Annual Research Contest 2008); 3rd place Research Contest 3rd Annual Meeting and Convention: Neonatal Sepsis: Future Directions from Lessons Past. 01 February 2009
  • The National Tuberculosis Control Program in Santo Tomas, Batangas: patient awareness and practice  of DOTS and household contact screening. M Delos Santos, M Diaz, R Diaz, K Espejo, MC Francisco, ML Francisco, R Gagwis, AL Garcia, CM Garcia, CL Gaston. 1st place Interns Research Forum, April 2004
  • The Organizational Profile of Philippine General Hospital Women’s Desk. A multidisciplinary Model for the Management and Prevention of Violence Against Women. R Bella, A Dacanay, ML Francisco, J Nicodemus
  • The Effect of Momordica charantia L trypsin inhibitors on Human Blood Coagulation in vitro. A Antonio, J aquino, J catapia, M Chua, A Dacayanan, R Franco, ML Francisco, L Lapitan, D Magno, A Merca, N Natividad, V Oplado, B Pepito, J Salvador, L Sarmiento, K Tolentino, C yance. 1st place Biochemistry Group Competition, 2000. 2nd place GRUPPO MEDICA award on Outstanding Research on Herbal Medicine, July 2001. Most Outstanding Researcher Award (Dizon-Oreta Santos Ocampo Research Award), 2004
  • An Evaluation of Frozen Section Biopsy in the Diagnosis of Salivary Gland Lesions at the Philippine General Hospital from 1994-2001. CC Elgar, G Escota, R Esguerra, A espiritu, M Evangelista, M Florentino, C Francisco, MC Francisco, ML Francisco, R Gagwis, A Gracia, CM Garcia, CL Gaston, JA Gonzales, M Guerrero. Oct 2001
  • The Pharmacology of Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol)- A Drug of Abuse. A literature review. MC Francisco, ML Francisco, R Gagwis, AL Garcia, CM Gracia, CL Gaston, JA Gonzales, M Halili, M Hernal, H Hernandez.Sept 2000
  • A Community Diagnosis of Barangay 67 Pasay City, Philippines. C Dyhianto, C Elgar, G Esccota, A Espiritu, R Esguerra, M Evangelista, M Florentino, R Francisco, MC Francisco, ML Francisco, R Gagwis, A Gracia, CM Garcia
  • The Function of Light Illumination and Face Transformation in Face recognition. C Castro, ML Francisco, A Tan, S Yson. 1997


  • Philippine Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Fellow
  • Philippine Pediatric Society, Diplomate
  • UK- Association for Research in Infant & Child Development, member
  • Philippine Medical Alumni Society
  • University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society
  • University of the Philippines Asian Medical Students Association
  • University of the Philippines Likas
  • Pi Gamma Mu Honor society
  • Phi Kappha Phi Honor Society
  • University of the Philippines Bukluran ng Sikolohiyang Pilipino
  • University of the Philippines  Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Diliman

Clinic and Hospital Affiliations

  • M. Francisco Children’s Medical Clinic, Medical Director
  • Pasig Doctors Medical Center, Active Consultant
  • Fatima University Medical Center Antipolo, Active Specialist Consultant
  • Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, Medical Specialist II
  • RG Medical Center, Active Consultant
  • Thoughts and Works Behavioral Intervention, In-house Developmental Pediatrician
  • 4 Corners Therapy Center, Pasay, in-house Developmental Pediatrician
  • KEEN Therapy Center, Antipolo, in-house Developmental Pediatrician