Dr. Franklin Chu, MD

Dr. Franklin Chu, MD

Urology  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Franklin Chu, MD is an urology specialist in San Bernardino, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in urology.

San Bernadino Urological Association

489 E 21st St

San Bernardino, CA 92404
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Learn about Dr. Chu

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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

Dr. Chu's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

56  Conditions Treated


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25  Procedures

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
28 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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
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


Patient Comments (3)

I'm mid process, and this is one of the best doctors I've ever met. He knows what he's doing, and it helps to give you confidence. His group is one of the best in Southern California. I feel like I'm going to come out of this okay due to his expertise.
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Arrogant and incompetent. It's time he retires before he costs someone their life
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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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