Dr. Franklin Chu, MD

Dr. Franklin Chu, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Franklin Chu, MD is an urology doctor who practices in San Bernardino, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Victor Valley Global Medical Center, Community Hospital of San Bernardino and St. Bernardine Medical Center.

San Bernadino Urological Association

489 E 21st St

San Bernardino, CA 92404
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Chu performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chu "As the senior partner of the largest urology group in Inland Empire, we believe in always doing the right thing for our patients. It is a privilege to have the trust of our patients which we will never violate. As a Christian physician, I believe God is the Great Physician and He works through my hands."


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  • Urology

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Distention
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Incontinence
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Diseases
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testicular Torsion
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bladder Suspension Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Tex Med Br
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Uc Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Of Illinois Urbana Champaign
    Other Education | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Charles R Ream MD Award 2009 for excellence in Medical Journal Publication, 2009
Media & Publications
  • Pathophysiology of Overactive Bladder, American Journal of Medicine Supplement, March 2006 Vol. 119 (3A) 3-8, March 2006
  • Management of Overactive Bladder and Urge Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly Patient., March 2006
  • A Clinical Study of LA2250 22.5 MG: A New Subcutaneous Depot Delivery System for Luprolide Acetate in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer., Sept. 2002
  • A Clinical Study of LA 2500 7.5MG: A New Subcutaneous Depot Delivery System for Luprolide Acetate in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer., Nov. 2002
  • Efficacy and safety of Solifenacin Succinate 10 mg Once Daily: A Multicenter, Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controll, Parellel-Group Trial in Patients With Overactive Bladder, 2009:70:
  • Management of Incontinence for Family Practice Physicians,, March 2006
  • A Twelve Month Clinical Study of LA-2585 45.0 MG: A New 6-Month, Subcutaneous Delivery System for Leuprolide Acetate for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer., 2006 Feb
  • A Phase I, multicenter, open-label study of the safety of two doses levels of a human monoclonol antibody to human alphav integrins, intetumumab, in combination with docetaxel and prednisone in patients with castration resistent metastatic prostate cancer, 2011 29:67
  • Toremifene Improves Lipid Profiles in Men Receiving Androgen Deprivation therapy for Prostate Cancer, Iterim analysis of a Multi-Center Phase III Study, April 2008
  • An Eight Month Study of LA-2573 30.0g, A new 4 month subcutaneous delivery system for Luprilide Acetate in the treatment of Porsotae., 2003 Aug
  • Extended-Release Formulations of Oxybutynin and Tolterodine Exhibit Similar Central Nervous System Tolerability Profiles: A Subanalysis of Data From the OPERA Trial., 2005 Jun
  • A new Prostate Cancer Drug: Eligard, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Bernardine Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Chu is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Chu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chu to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Chu Says:

We have a tremendous shortage of urologists in the nation. There is an even more acute shortage for urologists in our area due to the unwillingness of the newly trained urologists to come to our city. In order to keep the quality of the new associates we hire, we are unwilling to hire just any urologist. As a result there are times when the wait in our office is very long. We ask for your patience

Dr. Chu's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Bernardino Ca |
Arrogant and incompetent. It's time he retires before he costs someone their life
in Highland, CA |
He discovered my prostate cancer and the treatment was so effective that my family is so relieved,thank you Dr, Chu.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chu accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Elect Choice
    Elect Choice EPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Advantage Platinum HMO
    Advantage Platinum POS
    Advantage Platinum PPO
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare EPO
    Medicare HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Chu has admitting privileges

St. Bernardine Medical Center
2101 N Waterman Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92404
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Community Hospital of San Bernardino
1805 Medical Center Dr
San Bernardino, CA 92411
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Victor Valley Global Medical Center
15248 11th St
Victorville, CA 92395
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