Dr. John Franklin, MD

Dr. John Franklin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 48

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. John Franklin, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Augusta, GA. Dr. Franklin has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Doctors Hospital and Augusta University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Franklin to book an appointment.


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Augusta Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists

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(706) 863-9797
Augusta Orthopedics Sprts Medcn3650 J Dewey Gray Cir Augusta, GA 30909
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Augusta Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists305 Jones Ave Waynesboro, GA 30830
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
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    • Thu: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
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Thomson Office2520 University Dr Thomson, GA 30824
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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4.6

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      Dr Franklin replaced my total knee replacement for the 3rd time. This was the first time I used Dr Franklin. He is an excellent Doctor!
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      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Jul 16, 2020
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      meds were not call in and the front desk was very hatefully and said no one else could sign off on meds. We spend 30.00 for co pay and a lot for ins. this is not the way to treat people that need their meds
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      steve weaver – Dec 21, 2019
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      Dr. Franklin has zero bed side manner. He only chooses patients he feels certain will benefit from knee replacement AKA patients NOT obese. Studies have shown this is not the case. Obese people DO benefit. Seems to me obesity is a cause of needing knee replacement and perhaps this Harvard graduate doctor should rethink his idea of helping only those ideal patients and helping/perfecting the surgery for those who are less than ideal AKA obese.
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      Dec 10, 2019
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      Very caring knowledgeable and compassionate physician one of the best
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      • Explained conditions well
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      Aug 24, 2019
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      Very tip top care. It’s like they done this before. At 48yrs old Dr Franklin replaced my right hip January of this year. It’s now November and currently have more mobility that I had expected. I am back to work full time as a maintenance tech for a local cable company here in Augusta with currently no work restrictions. Dr Franklin and staff are truly lifesavers.
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      Robert A Ingraham in Augusta, GA – Nov 21, 2018
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      The greatest I'm not impressed with much but I am with Dr. Franklin.
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      Wm C Watkins in Augusta, GA – Nov 08, 2018
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      Dr. Franklin has been excellent!. I had broken my femoral neck (hip) and he listened to my desires/concerns. He ended up putting in three screws. It has been four months and everything is progressing well. I thank God, and I thank God for Dr. Franklin! He is a very good physician! Strongly recommend Dr. Franklin - a great man!
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      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      Ranger Bob in Fort Gordon, GA – Sep 08, 2018
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      My last experience with Dr. Franklin was eye opening...not only is he a great doctor he is also a truly honest man. I currently work outside of the Augusta area and injured my Achilles, doctors around this area stated I need surgery ASAP to repair my injury. Dealing with Dr. Franklin on a separate occasion I thought in my best interest to get his opinion. Dr. Franklin recommended no surgery was necessary...I did not have the surgery! My Achilles has healed great on its owe. Highly recommended Dr
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      Jul 26, 2017
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      Best and caring Doctor I have ever seen. He has replaced my right and left knee's
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      Joseph Moore in Martinez, GA – Feb 18, 2017
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      Dr. Franklin accepts the following insurance:

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      Choice Plus POS II
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      Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
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      BlueChoice-GA PPO
      Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
      Healthy Support-GA PPO
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      Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
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      Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
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      Blue Choice HMO
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      Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
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      UniCare
      UnitedHealthCare
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      Options PPO
      United Healthcare
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      Worker's Compensation
      Worker's Compensation WC

      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for Georgia
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Knee/Lower Limbs

      Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

      Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Knee Disorders
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Franklin treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

      Dr. Franklin treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

      Osteoarthritis of Knee
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Franklin treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of their peers

      Dr. Franklin treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

      Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Franklin treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 97% of their peers

      Dr. Franklin treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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      Dr. Franklin's conditions and procedures:

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • ACL Surgery
      • Ankle Surgery
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Elbow Surgery
      • Elbow Tenotomy
      • Excision of Femur or Knee
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Foot Surgery
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Pain
      • Joint Replacement Surgery
      • Joint Surgery
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Ligament Reconstruction
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Neuroplasty
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Paracentesis
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

      About Me

      The surgeons of Augusta Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists have all undergone rigorous training and are committed to staying on the forefront of the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery. As a group, we are able to provide you with 24-h...Read more

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

      Education

      2007
      Massachusetts General Hospital
      Fellowship Hospital
      2006
      University of Cincinnati / Main Campus
      Residency Hospital
      2005
      University of Cincinnati / Main Campus
      Internship Hospital
      1994
      Davidson College
      Undergraduate School

      Languages

      • Spanish
      • English

      Awards

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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Doctors Hospital

      Augusta, GA

      72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

      Augusta University Medical Center

      Augusta, GA

      71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

      Burke Medical Center

      Waynesboro, GA

      81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

      University Hospital

      Augusta, GA

      72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

      • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)