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 37 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

Contact Information

(215) 657-6776

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
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
Hand Conditions
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
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
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
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

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 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

Dr. Franklin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Franklin

4.0

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
73.91304347826087%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
1 Star
21.73913043478261%
(5)

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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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Absolutely! Already have recommended.
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First appointment went well but to get a followup appointment you have to wait months and then get rescheduled multiple times or have a physician assistant help you. Then go for a 2nd opinion to find out you were misdiagnosed by Dr. Franklin makes it more upsetting. He doesn't truly care about...Read More
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Dr Franklin has always taken his time with me. He makes sure all my questions are addressed. He responds to my emailed questions amazingly fast. He was the second rheumatologist I saw and the difference was night and day. I believe this gifted doctor really cares about his patients.
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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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    • 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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    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
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    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

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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

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