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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.

Thomas L Franzen, MD

Family Medicine

4.7 out of 5 (271 Ratings, 40 Comments)4.7271

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: 1997

Contact

Carle Rantoul (primary)
1540 E. Grove St.
Rantoul, IL 61866
(217) 893-7700 (217) 893-7700

Medical Interests

  • Low risk obstetrics
  • Sports medicine
  • Pediatrics and adolescent medicine

Medical Training

Residency

  • Family Medicine, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, 1994-1996

Internship

  • Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN, 1993-1994

Qualifications

Education

  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana, IL, 1993
  • BS, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 1989

Certifications

  • American Board of Family Physicians

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association

10/02/2019

It is hard to get an appt. with doctor took me over a month

09/30/2019

I wish Carle could and would get me into a different division of doctors sooner than 7 months. I find this time line way too long to treat something that would only take 2 hours at most.

09/27/2019

Dr. Franzen seemed very caring and friendly. He paid close attention to me even when I wasn't aware and used his observations to make judgement on my issue. He seems very knowledgeable and aware. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.


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.

10/02/2019

It is hard to get an appt. with doctor took me over a month

09/30/2019

I wish Carle could and would get me into a different division of doctors sooner than 7 months. I find this time line way too long to treat something that would only take 2 hours at most.

09/27/2019

Dr. Franzen seemed very caring and friendly. He paid close attention to me even when I wasn't aware and used his observations to make judgement on my issue. He seems very knowledgeable and aware. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.

09/18/2019

Dr Franzen Is arragant

09/17/2019

Working with Dr. Franzen is a delight!

09/11/2019

Truly was happy to see my Dr. Also updated my personal information and was on board with tests & labs Dr Franzen ordered. Thanks Team Franzen

09/09/2019

The last few times I've checked in, the kiosk hasn't been there and the lines to check in have been a few patients long.

08/19/2019

Dr. Franzen was very kind to me.

08/08/2019

The self check in Kiosk is not working.

07/30/2019

Very good appointment got a lot of information on concerns

07/24/2019

Dr. Franzen is amazing.

07/11/2019

All went well as usual.

07/10/2019

Dr Franzen always makes me feel comfortable. And always explains and gives options if they are any appropriate. I recommended him to my nephew

06/19/2019

I love Dr Franzen and the Rantoul clinic. Dr. Franzen is so patient and caring with my family. He is the best doctor around. I really appreciate him taking his time and explaining to me what to do ad how to handle my problem.

06/05/2019

This was my first time seeing Dr. Franzen. Seems like a good doctor.

06/02/2019

The nurse was great, the Dr?? Franzen was not. His bedside manner was awful and while my child was in a lot of pain, crying loudly and nearly having a panic attack due to the severity of the pain, Franzen repeatedly admonished her for not staying still and continuously said "it can't hurt that bad". Just an awful experience!!!!

05/31/2019

I just flew in and needed to go to convenient care, I walked in later but was taken care of and greeted. Front desk was fantastic, nurse was friendly and caring, dr listened and explained issue with me while providing a level of compassion and understanding. Thank you to everyone.

05/13/2019

Dr Tom Franzen is awesome,need more just like him.

05/10/2019

I like the way the nurses talk to you and take care of you real good and the doctor was real good, too. I would recommend him to other patients. Thank you.

05/10/2019

Everybody was friendly This took much longer than a minute