Dr. Charles Franklin, MD

Dr. Charles Franklin, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
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Age 63
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Dr. Charles Franklin, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Willow Grove, PA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1981 and specializes in rheumatology.Read his story

2360 Maryland Rd

Willow Grove, PA 19090

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Franklin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franklin treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Franklin treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franklin treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Franklin treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Franklin treats Arthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Franklin treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Franklin's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

"My philosophy toward patient care centers on communication. Illness can be frightening. Understanding what is going on and how we might help you is the key to successful outcomes. My focus is always on what's best for the patient and how do we achieve the best possible outcome."

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Geisinger Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Geisinger Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Geisinger Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1981
SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
1981

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Franklin

4.1

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
76.92307692307692%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
1 Star
19.23076923076923%
(5)

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My rating for Dr. Franklin is 5 stars and Awesome! .I need someone who is kind and listens and from there; uses their experience, education and spot on diagnostic skills to move and motivate me in the right direction. Who stays on top of new medicines, options and treatments for me. Is held in high...Read More
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Dr. Franklin is an exceptional physician. I have been seen in this practice for several years now for fibromylagia and osteoporosis. Dr. Franklin is professional, warm, and caring and I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Franklin is a wonderful doctor. He listens to his patients and he asks important questions relevent to one's condition to help assess the patient's condition. Most of all, he treats his patients with respect, is positive in attitude, has alternative approaches to offer, and treats the whole...Read More
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I call him “Dr. Bandaid” as he has been keeping me patched up and able to continue with my life . I have been working in unison with his treatment plans and advice for over 20 years, and know that he is up to date and current in his knowledge and treatments. But the biggest plus is that he treats...Read More
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I am beyond thankful for this man. He diagnosed me in 1993 after years of me seeking answers. He helped establish the criteria to diagnose fibromyalgia. Thank you, Dr. Schorr, for sending me to Dr. Franklin. I wish I were still in the area so he could be my doctor. Highly recommend him.
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Locations

Rheumatic Disease Associates

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    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO