Meet Our Providers

With providers practicing in 50 specialties at 13 convenient locations, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle.

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Medical Services

Carle Foundation Hospital

Based in Urbana, Ill., the Carle Foundation Hospital is a 413-bed regional care hospital that has achieved Magnet® designation. It is the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center.

611 W. Park St, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3311

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center is comprised of a 24-bed critical access hospital and medical clinic based in Hoopeston, Illinois.

701 E. Orange St, Hoopeston, IL 60942
(217) 283-5531

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

Located in Olney, Ill., Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is a 104-bed hospital with nearly 600 employees serving portions of eight counties in southeastern Illinois.

800 E. Locust St, Olney, IL 62450
(618) 395-2131

Convenient Care vs. ED

Carle Convenient Care and Convenient Care Plus offer same-day treatment for minor illnesses and injuries through walk-in appointments.

Not sure where to go? Click here for a list of conditions appropriate for the emergency department

*These locations are Convenient Care Plus locations.

Philanthropy

Philanthropy gives hope to patients and helps take health care in our community to a whole new level.

Franklyn Christensen, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine

4.6 out of 5 (49 Ratings, 5 Comments)4.649

Why do some of our providers not have a star rating? This can be for several reasons, including:

  1. The provider has not yet received the minimum number of patient satisfaction surveys to be eligible for display.
  2. The provider practices in a specialty or office that does not use the specified surveys currently used for these ratings.

Profile

Joined Carle: 2014

Contact

Urbana (Main Campus) (primary)
611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-4930 (217) 383-4930

Medical Training

Fellowship

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, 1998-2001

Residency

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Juan Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1994-1998

Internship

  • Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, OH, 1993-1994

Qualifications

Education

  • MD, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1993
  • BS, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1989

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Professional Societies

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

09/17/2019

Nice experience

03/06/2019

I always feel like I am receiving the best care when I visit MFM. Great group of people from receptionist's to doctors.

02/25/2019

Everyone was wonderful, they all made an unpleasant situation bearable and made us feel comfortable. It was and is very much appreciated.


While Carle measures many aspects of our patients’ experience, only the survey questions specific to each provider are used to calculate their star rating. The surveys asks patients to evaluate their physicians in areas like communication, listening skills and respect. Results are used to evaluate patients’ overall perception of care and to identify areas for improvement. For each provider, ratings from their patients are averaged together to form a single star rating.

09/17/2019

Nice experience

03/06/2019

I always feel like I am receiving the best care when I visit MFM. Great group of people from receptionist's to doctors.

02/25/2019

Everyone was wonderful, they all made an unpleasant situation bearable and made us feel comfortable. It was and is very much appreciated.

01/23/2019

It's fine, the ones who took care of me took good care of me and it's good that it always happens like that.

01/16/2019

We had to travel over [#] hours for this appointment [...] and little empathy was expressed when we did not get the [...] views needed for the appointment. The dr did not try again and did not communicate any better than the nurse who did the [...]. Very cold and frustrating environment as a whole, If I had any other choices with my local OB for [...] I would be exploring those at this time.