Dr. Charles Franklin, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 67

Rheumatology

Dr. Charles Franklin, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Willow Grove, PA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Franklin has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1981. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Doylestown Hospital and Grand View Health. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Charles Franklin, MD

Rheumatic Disease Associates

2360 MARYLAND RD Willow Grove, PA 19090
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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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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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(215) 657-6776

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Dr. Franklin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Franklin

4.5

Based on 62 ratings

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1 Star
11.290322580645162%
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Very likely. I have recommended him to a friend.
My visit was excellent. My checkin was prompt and everyone was very friendly and professional. Dr Franklin is an excellent doctor, who is friendly, informed and answered all my questions about my future treatments.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Candace V Wallace – Aug 13, 2022
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Knowledgeable
Dr Franklin is always attentive and helpful and I am confident in his assessment
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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Lynn Evans – Aug 07, 2022
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Dr. Franklin has always listened to all of my health problems and suggested great solutions! He has a warm welcoming bedside manner, and is easy to talk to.
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
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Deborah Levin – Mar 22, 2022
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Absolutely the best. I drive 2 and a half hours to see him. Well worth every trip. Spends time,listens,compassionate. Just all around the best.
What went well
  • 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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Claudine Drugotch – Feb 12, 2022
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Since I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis some 30 years ago Dr Franklin has provided the required care and medical guidance that has given me a great quality of life ….despite the associated pain and set backs associated with these auto immune diseases . He’s in a class by himself Geoff Fitzgibbons
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 05, 2022
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Dr Franklin is a doctor who is truly concerned about your total well-being. He is very thorough, very knowledgeable and if he sees a problem that falls outside his realm of expertise, he will offer up recommendations.
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
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Jeffrey Mazer – Jan 13, 2022
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Professional and friendly staff. Spacious waiting room with appropriate social distancing. I have been a patient of Dr. Franklin’s for 23 years. Treatment is approached on an individual basis always allowing the input of the patient. He is professional, caring and intuitive. I not only trust him to care for my health, I have entrusted my daughters care to him as well. Incredible physician
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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Jean – Dec 16, 2021
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Dr. Franklin is informative, compassionate and his care is ‘spot-on’. He is an expert medical diagnostician and rheumatologist. The scope of his experience ensures that he can resolve and stop the majority of one’s pain and suffering in a single visit. He always finds the time to fit a patient into his schedule. He cares.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Gerald – Dec 05, 2021
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My family has been going to Dr Franklin for years. The nicest Dr. you could ever have. The longhorn office and the workers are also very helpful. Just wish it wasn’t so far from my house. Willow Grove is much more convenient but to get Dr. Franklin I go the distance.
What went well
  • 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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Theresa Talamo – Nov 06, 2021
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Dr. Franklin has been my Rheumatologist for 21 years. He is one of the most knowledgeable, competent and professional doctors I know. I have Lupus and I am able to control it because Dr. Franklin has helped me all of these years. I credit my ability to function to him! He is a wonderful person!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Maryann Gruber – Oct 14, 2021
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Dr. Franklin is phenomenal! Truly! I was in my early 40’s when diagnosed with RA. As he was explaining the disease to me, he saw that my face was full of fear. He said,”I promise I will take good care of you.” He absolutely has. Never heard a Dr ever speak those words. Dr. Franklin is thorough and comprehensive with a soft spoken caring approach. His knowledge of auto immune disease is vast. He takes a lot of time at each visit to explain and ask questions. I trust him with my life.
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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Amy – Sep 17, 2021
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Always able to answer my questions regarding RA. If I ask him about something I read he tells me if its true or not and if he hasn't heard about it will do some research and let me know!
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
No results
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Jul 12, 2021
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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.
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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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
  • 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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Diane Scannelli – Apr 17, 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
1 person found this helpful
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Trish Kishel – Mar 27, 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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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
1982
Geisinger Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1981
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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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 2360 MARYLAND RD, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

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Locations

Rheumatic Disease Associates

Rheumatic Disease Associates Ltd.2360 MARYLAND RD Willow Grove, PA 19090
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Rheumatology Specialty Center599 W State St Ste 310 Doylestown, PA 18901
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Langhorne Office1717 Langhorne Newtown Rd Ste 101 Langhorne, PA 19047
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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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Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown, PA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Grand View Health

Sellersville, PA

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Holy Redeemer Hospital

Meadowbrook, PA

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Jefferson Abington Hospital

Abington, PA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

St. Mary Medical Center

Langhorne, PA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received