Dr. Franklin was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He was involved in the local music scene, playing, teaching and repairing guitars.
His interest in medicine began in his mid-twenties. He studied medicine at Ohio University – College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a traditional rotating internship in Fort Worth, Texas. While in Texas, Dr. Franklin studied general surgery and family medicine, completing a family practice residency in 1996. From 1996 until now, he has practiced in southwest Arizona.
He is married to Ann, has a 21 year old son, and a 16 year old daughter. Currently residing on Padre Island, his hobbies include fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and playing the guitar.