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Regional Urologist Completes Board Recertification Process

December 13th, 2011

Bridgeport, W. Va. –Dr. Grant L. Franklin, Jr., of United Hospital Center Urology, in Bridgeport, W.Va., achieved recertification with the American Board of Urology (ABU) by successfully fulfilling the continuing medical education and other requirements proscribed by the ABU. 

"Every 10 years, the ABU recertification involves the submission of a surgical case log, office procedures and protocol materials and letters of reference," said Dr. Franklin.  "As well, it evaluates a physician's clinical skills based on completion of continuing education, written examination, peer review and knowledge in areas ranging from oncology, stone disease to impotence/infertility and incontinence."

The ABU recertification process is strictly voluntary.  The purpose of the ABU is to ensure high quality, safe, efficient and ethical practice of urology by establishing and maintaining standards of certification for urologists. 

Dr. Franklin is a graduate of the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. He went on to Huron Hospital with the Cleveland Clinic where he was a resident physician in the Department of Surgery.  He completed his training at West Virginia University Hospitals, both in surgery and urology.

Dr. Franklin holds several professional memberships, including the American Urological Association and the West Virginia State Medical Association.  He can be reached at (681) 342-3660 and his office is located in the White Oaks Development (across from entrance to UHC), 135 Professional Place, Bridgeport, W.Va.  Dr. Franklin resides with his family in Morgantown, W.Va.  

About United Hospital Center

Established in 1970, UHC began as a result of a merger between St. Mary's and Union Protestant hospitals.  This bold move provides north central West Virginia with a regional hospital that offers a vast array of services.  The acute care facility has 292 staffed beds and 24 observation rooms, while employing more than 1,960 people.

 

 

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