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.
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.
Dr. Chu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Urology
Board certified in Urology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Chu's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
Chronic Kidney Diseases
Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
End-Stage Renal Disease
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Kidney Infection, Acute
Male Sexual Conditions
Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
Painful Urination (Dysuria)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Bladder Suspension Surgery
Complex Penile Surgery
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
Incontinence Sling Procedure
Kidney and Ureter Removal
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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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