Dr. Charles Franklin, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 66

Dr. Charles Franklin, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Doylestown, PA. Dr. Franklin has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abington Hospital—Jefferson Health and Doylestown Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Franklin to book an appointment.

Dr. Franklin

Rheumatology Specialty Center

599 W State St Ste 310 Doylestown, PA 18901
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Franklin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Franklin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Franklin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (267) 893-6780.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Franklin is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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High
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Franklin is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gout
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Dr. Franklin's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(267) 893-6780

Dr. Franklin accepts the following insurance:

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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Franklin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Franklin

4.5

Based on 51 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
1.9607843137254901%
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1 Star
9.803921568627452%
(5)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (39)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (39)
  • Listened & answered questions (38)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
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I've been seeing Dr. Franklin for 10 years now, has always provided me with excellent care, I wish all my Dr's were as good, understanding and helpful as he has been. I would recommend Dr. Franklin to anyone
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Paul Z. – Jun 19, 2021
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Dr. Franklin is professional and knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients. He answers any questions about my disease. And goes above and beyond to make sure you have the medicine and tests that you need to make you feel better. The staff is friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend this office.
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Debbie Mc – Jun 17, 2021
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This is the kindest, most attentive physician I have ever encountered. I have been with him for 26 yrs. I dare say this is a record! He acts more like my primary physician than my primary. He is so knowledgeable and always offers new and alternative options if they are available. I truly value his opinion and admire his ethicical and honest approach to his patients
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Felice – May 27, 2021
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Dr. Franklin always makes the time to answer all my questions. I feel listened to and not rushed. He continues to work with various medications to relieve the symptoms of my condition. The nurses and staff are also very helpful. When I have a question or problem between visits, my calls are answered within a few hours.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Beverly LaRue – Apr 23, 2021
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Dr Franklin always takes the time to listen to your concerns. He never rushes you through the appointment. The staff at the Newtown office are always nice and respectful. No complaints whatsoever!! Highly recommend Dr Franklin
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Diane Scannelli – Apr 17, 2021
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Dr. Franklin spends an enormous amount of time with me and listens to every concern. Answers all my questions and absolutely does not give up. Always figuring out what helps with your condition. I dont always feel well but I know I have a Dr. I can trust and comfortable to tell him anything. He is very tenacious and answers all messages quickly on the portal. He stands by my decision to take as little of meds as possible. He supports my daily living and tries to find ways of encouragements . If you want a Dr. Who values his patients, listens and addresses concerns Dr. FRANKLIN is your Dr. KEEP your appointments they are vital to assisting in your condition. I drive 2 and a half hours 1 way to see him and would drive much further.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Claudine Drugotch – Mar 27, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr Franklin for 35 years, since I was 17. Being diagnosed at age 15 with RA was horrifying and my parents took me to CHOP for the first two years and all I did was get worse. Once I started with Dr Franklin, he helped me so much more then CHOP, just in the first couple of months. Now 35 years later I still feel he is the best doctor I have ever been to see. He doesn’t just take care of his patients, he genuinely cares about them. I would highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Trish Kishel – Mar 27, 2021
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I’ve been seeing Dr Franklin for many years. Aside from my opinion that he is second to none as a rheumatologist, he is also very concerned about one’s total well being whether it’s a rheumatoid problem or not. I’m speaking with personal experience. He has diagnosed none rheumatoid problems and sent me to AAA doctors for treatment. You can’t go wrong with Dr Franklin!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeffrey M – Mar 11, 2021
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Love Dr Franklin! He is always professional, kind, and accurate with his diagnosis. I have several autoimmune issues.
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Cynthia Shafer – Jan 12, 2021
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I have rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Franklin is a caring, very well respected doctor. He keeps finding ways help me to have a better quality of life. Thank you.
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Mary McLaughlin – Dec 11, 2020
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I have been under Dr. Franklin’s care for over 20 years. I have Lupus and I credit him with my ability to function normally! He is kind, caring and extremely competent!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maryann Gruber – Dec 09, 2020
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Dr. Franklin has been my doctor for over 15 years. He is caring and patient, always taking the time to answer all my questions. He strives to help alleviate my pain; he is never rushed or abrupt. I would, and have recommended him. I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Franklin.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lynne Appino – Nov 11, 2020
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It was very helpful for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susanne Gutpelet – Nov 07, 2020
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Dr. Franklin is a calm and patient doctor. He listens to you, ask questions, do some research and make a diagnosis. He doesn't just say take this. ???? I am a satisfied patient. Also, his staff is nice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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AVA M THOMPSON – Oct 31, 2020
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I consider Dr Franklin very caring and considerate about what plans to take and he’s always very informative on his diagnosis
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gayle Martell – Oct 31, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Franklin for 24 years after his diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Excellent doctor with a good bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Ellen Barrett – Oct 29, 2020
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Dr. Franklin has helped me tremendously. He is very professional, down-to-earth, caring, kind, considerate and humanistic with a great sense of humor. He takes his time with me and really listens to any of my concerns and always offers a variety of recommendations/solutions. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and always offers thorough explanations when answering my questions. I drive from Point Pleasant to his offices and it is worth the commute. Dr. C. Michael Franklin is a true find!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debbie D. – Jan 13, 2020
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I've been seeing Dr. Franklin for close to 10 years. I have quite a few medical issues, and he is the professional I trust the most. He listens, tries anything possible to alleviate my symptoms and is a warm and thoughtful individual. Mike takes an interest in my overall health, partially because RA can cause so many diverse issues but also because he's a caring person. I am one of the patients who has not found a medication that has a direct impact on my RA, but we have settled on a regimen that alleviates the pain. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
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Cindy Border – Sep 16, 2019
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Dr Franklin is one of the most caring and patient Doctors Ever! I am a fairly new patient and appreciate the investment Dr Franklin has shown in my health! I Highly recommended Dr Franklin!
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Mrs. Lyner – Sep 16, 2019
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He is so kind and helpful and really listens to you, all explanations he goes over he confirms that i am understanding as we go.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Franklin is the Chief of Rheumatology at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA.  He received his BS from Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY,...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Geisinger Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Geisinger Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Geisinger Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Charles Franklin, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Charles Franklin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Franklin frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Franklin specializes.

Where is Dr. Charles Franklin, MD's office located?

Dr. Franklin's office is located at 599 W State St Ste 310, Doylestown, PA 18901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Charles Franklin, MD speak?

Dr. Franklin speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Rheumatology Specialty Center599 W State St Ste 310 Doylestown, PA 18901
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Rheumatic Disease Associates

Rheumatic Disease Associates Ltd.2360 MARYLAND RD Willow Grove, PA 19090
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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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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Franklin is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Abington Hospital—Jefferson Health

Abington, PA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown, PA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Grand View Hospital

Sellersville, PA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Holy Redeemer Hospital

Meadowbrook, PA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

St. Mary Medical Center

Langhorne, PA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received