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Dr. Al Franco, MD

Rheumatology
3.5 (13)
Accepting new patients
48 years of experience
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Overview

Dr. Al Franco, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Riverside, CA. They specialize in Rheumatology, has 48 years of experience. They graduated from NATIONAL HIGHER UNIVERSITY OF SAN MARCOS / ACADEMY OF HUMAN MEDICINE and is affiliated with Riverside Community Hospital.

Dr. Franco works at Arthritis Center Of Riverside in Riverside, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Malaise and Fatigue, Osteopenia and Systemic Sclerosis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

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    Arthritis Center of Riverside
    11725 Slate Ave Ste 100, Riverside, CA 92505 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (951) 352-1700

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  • Riverside Community Hospital

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    Jan 29, 2021
    He and Dr. Lallande help me with my autoimmune disease and I’ve been in remission for several years thanks to the two of them!
    Melanie Patrice Sackett — Jan 29, 2021
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    About Dr. Al Franco, MD

    Specialties
    • Rheumatology
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 48 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, French, German and Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1528128535
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Union Mem Hospital
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • NATIONAL HIGHER UNIVERSITY OF SAN MARCOS / ACADEMY OF HUMAN MEDICINE
    Medical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Al Franco, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Franco is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Franco has an average wait time of 31 – 45 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Franco has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Franco works at Arthritis Center Of Riverside in Riverside, CA. View the full address on Dr. Franco’s profile.

    Dr. Franco has seen patients for Malaise and Fatigue, Osteopenia and Systemic Sclerosis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Franco on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    13 patients have reviewed Dr. Franco. The overall rating for this provider is 3.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Franco.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Franco, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Franco appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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