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Dr. Franklin Chen, MD

Hand Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Elbow Surgeon, Shoulder Surgeon

Professional statement

Hand Surgery, Sports Medicine, General Orthopaedic Surgery After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University in Rhode Island, Dr. Chen earned his Medical Doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He continued at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he completed his General Surgery internship followed by a four-year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Chen received his subspecialty training during his fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the renowned Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University. After completing ten years of vigorous training, Dr. Chen lived in Chicago as a practicing physician in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He was a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University and served as Team Physician for the Evanston High School football teams.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • AmeriHealth

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Hand Surgeon
  • Elbow Surgeon
  • Shoulder Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internship in General Surgery
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Thomas Jefferson University, The Philadelphia Hand Center, Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1245387554

Office locations

Edison Metuchen Orthopedic Group

10 Parsonage Rd, #500

Edison, NJ 08837

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If Dr. Chen was not a top Doctor on my list ( as far as I’m concerned) He cares about his patience and lisens to there issues and addresses them in terms you completely understand. #1 DOCTOR AS FAR AS IM CONCERNED.
Less than 1 month ago
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I’ve seen him twice and he’s been great! He’s also super quick and easy once he sees you, you’ll be soon on your way out unless u have to get an X-ray. The wait can be long sometimes.
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Dr Chen is knowledgeable and great at what he does. Definitely my first choice and only referral for anyone I know, or overhear, who has a hand or extremity issue.
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Dr. Chen has been providing me with ongoing treatment which I am overall very satisfied with. Although I am not healing as quickly as I'd hoped, he has been consistently providing me with appropriate treatment options. I feel that he worksvery hard to help his patients achieve a quick recovery and return to normal functioning. His bedside manner really is wonderful even though actual face to face time with him is short. He appears to be thoughtful and confident in his clinical decision making and makes sure to thoroughly discuss anything necessary and makes himself available for questions. This is a VERY BUSY medical practice, but surprisingly the patient care and customer service aspect does not seem to suffer much because of it. The front desk staff is not generally "warm and inviting" but they are efficient and never rude to me. I have been put on hold for quite a few minutes when calling, but I eventually get someone who is willing to help. The medical assistants really seem to care about the patients wellbeing and take ample time to discuss my concerns so they can accurately convey them to Dr. Chen before he sees me.
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Very satisfied with prognosis and treatment and subsequent treatment options. Dr. Chen did not rush through any part of my exam or follow up visit.
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I had a broken wrist which required carpal tunnel surgery - my hand was in pain, numbing, tingling, etc. Dr Chen performed the surgery and I felt the benefits immediately! He is a wonderful surgeon and physician- very pleasant and takes the time to explain procedures thoroughly.
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Dr. Chen is friendly and patient. Excellent bedside manner. His staff members are very courteous. I highly recommend Dr. Chen.
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Very professional, great doctor with good bedside manners, explains your condition well.
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He was very nice
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He is very good,attentive and takes care of the patient.he listens patiently and gives good after care advice..
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Dr Chen is to the point, direct and a great diagnostian. He treated me on two different occasions with very positive outcomes. I highly recommend him.
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He is a great listener, kind, and offers appropriate treatments for on the spot or in the future. My surgeries with him have always been successful.
Less than 6 months ago
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very informative, told me what to expect and how long to recover.
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I actually waited about 10 minutes before i was called in to the exam room. My PA went over everything with me. I was in the ram room less than 5 minutes before Dr. Chen walked in. He asked ifi hadany discomfort since i had my injection, did an exam, then went over my EMG results with me. Then he explained the surgery and what would be done and my recovery. Throughout my appointment, Dr. Chen was very professional and answered all my questions.
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Very kind and patient, explained everything thoroughly.
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Great experience he preformed surgery on my right hand and can’t thank him enough cane out perfect
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Dr. Chen listened to my problem and successfully diagnosed the issue and treated me accordingly.
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I found him to be very caring and compassionate. This was my first time with this orthopedic group and was very pleased even after my first and second visit which proved to be the same.
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He will answer your questions. He wants you to be well & back to work.
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He was very nice and explained everything in detail.
Less than 1 year ago
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He was nice and gentle when he worked on my finon my finger. I would recommend him to others.
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the staff is so fantastic and professional. dr. chen has the most wonderful personality and is very caring and appears to want what is best for his patients. he also has the best nurses I have ever encountered at a medical practice. I would recommend dr. chen as the best.
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Dr. Chen and the entire staff that I dealt with were extremely professional. I was called in within minutes of my arrival, x-rays were taken and read in a timely manner, and Dr. Chen and Erika handled my issues in asuperb manner. Kudos to Dr. Chen and the entire staff.
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Always a very pleasant visit
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The outfit over there at EMOG is like a well oiled machine or a well tuned orchestra. From the moment I walked in I was treated with the utmost respect and dignity from the young lady at the intake desk tothe nurse who was in the exam room with Dr. Chen. (I wish I had gotten everyone's name) When I was leaving the lady at the make an appointment desk was polite and very professional. Dr.Chen was excellent! He discussed my issue and explained it to me fully. He took the time to speak to me on a level I could understand. Dr. Chen was straightforward and personable in that I was able to relate to him. Most importantly he treated me with respect and looked me directly in the eyes when speaking to me. I would recommend him to everyone! Thank you Dr. Chen and Associates! Dave N.
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Dr Chen and his team were again informative and helpful. I was relaxed enough to tolerate the pain of injection. They were both helpful and answered my questions completely Thank you Dr Chen
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November, 21, 2017 Dr. Franklin Chen is an excellent orthopedic surgeon. He is personable, knowledgeable, and takes the time to discuss with the patient the courses of action available. His years of experience and.professionalism placehim in the top doctors I've met. Having had occasion to use Dr. Chen's skills three times in twenty years, two for carpal tunnel surgery on both hands, and currently, for injuries I sustained in a fall., he is methodical in his approach to care, and does not rush into performing surgery. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Chen as one of the best doctors in his field. Mark B.
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He's been taking care of me for about 5 yrs n recommended him to all my friends including my wife. He's patient friendly, very thorough and put you at ease. I love the way he counsels you on your injuries and gives you outstanding and understanding advice. He's THE BEST!!!
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Very professional, explains everything well and with extreme patience. Great doctor!
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Dr. Chen provided us with understandable information about the injury my son received. He even sketched out a picture of what happened to make the diagnosis more clear -- something my son really appreciated. The doctor took seriously my son'sdesire to return to his team as soon as possible and his concerns about schoolwork.
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Dr.Chen is definitely the physician to see if you have any problems with your hands. He listens to you. He explains everything to you. Best of all he doesn't make you feel rushed.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit went well, I'm very grateful that I had such a wonderful surgeon.
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Dr. Chen is a wonderful doctor. He is kind, respectful and always very polite. I would highly recommend him.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Chen to any prospective patient. Dr. Chen is a highly respected, professional, and very personable doctor. He takes the time to explain everything to a patient and makes sure all of his patients questions are alwaysanswered. I cannot recommend him high enough! I never met a physician and a surgeon quite like Dr. Franklin CHEN!
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Reviewed my EMG results and performed office tests for my ulnar nerve post surgical status. Gave me his honest interpretation of my condition. Not really what I was looking for but miracles do not happen all the time.
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Nice doctor, spoke clearly and concisely, made a potentially painful procedure fairly painless.
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Excellent visit. Very professional staff.
More than 1 year ago
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Explained what my problem was and how he was going to remedy it, very courteous and professional. Would highly recommend
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Awesome, kind, receptive, and most importantly Professional...
More than 1 year ago
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I saw Dr. Chen for the very first time on June 6th 2016. I was suffering from severe ulnar nerve entrapment, Atrophy, and clawing of my fingers. He saw the severity of my situation and came straight out and told methat I had to have surgery. He was very honest with me and told me that the damage was so far gone that I may not ever fully recover even after surgery. He schedule my procedure on the 10th of that same week. It's now August 17th and with Physical Therapy I have had a significant amount of improvement. It is because of him that I have no doubt that I will in time come very close to fully recovering. Before my surgery I was a mental wreck, crying a lot because I thought there was no hope. Thank you Dr. Chen. You are nothing less than five stars in my book. Paula J.
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Financial Department is. It not to profecional. My insurance cover boot for my leg and the financial department say not
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Hes great
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All questions were answered in a professional manner. Things that were no understood Dr took time to explain
More than 1 year ago
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I've been to Dr. Chen once before, very nice Dr., easy to talk to, and explains in detail so you understand what is going on.
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Dr Chen was so patient and compassionate. He fully explained things to me in a very comfortable manner. I highly recommend him.
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I was very pleased with the doctor..and the whole staff.
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Very efficient and professional. He described all the problems with my injured right ring finger and told me in detail what to expect during and after surgery.
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I immediately felt at ease with Dr. Chen and Nurse Flo. The doctor was very reassuring, professional, and thorough. He carefully explained things to me and answered all my questions. Flo was patient, caring and supportive. I'm so glad I found them.
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