Primary Care Physician Practice with a Focus on Care


Dr. Martin Franklin, DO

Dr. Martin Franklin is the Medical Supervisor of the Franklin Clinic. He is board-certified in Family Practice, and is one of the leaders in diagnostic and preventative healthcare in the Kerrville area. The Franklin Clinic puts patients first, and our staff strives to stay current with the latest medical treatments available, as well as innovative new technology.

Dr. Franklin began his pursuit of a medical career at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he received his undergraduate degree in Health Administration. He attended the Medical School at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri, and then transferred to the University of Alabama School of Medicine to complete his internship and residency.

Dr. Franklin continued his medical training in Phlebology, the non-surgical treatment of vein disorders. He is also board-certified in this specialty and treats varicose veins, spider veins and hemorrhoids.

Dr. Franklin is on the consulting staff of the Peterson Regional Medical Center. He is married, has four children, and enjoys golf, sailing, jogging, and biking.


Dr. Buchanan

Douglas Buchanan, MD

Buchanan M.D is a board certified family physician who has been actively practicing full scope rural family medicine since 2002. His practice has included emergency medicine and trauma at a level IV trauma center, inpatient family medicine, outpatient family medicine, and operative obstetrics. He is an Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA, and is a Registered Medical Examiner for the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration. He has worked as the Medical Director for the Wray, Colorado Ambulance Service , and the Medical Director of the Yuma County Colorado Jail. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine. He has been an Attending Physician for the North Colorado Family Medicine rural track. He now works as a family physician in the Franklin Clinic and Franklin Urgent Care Clinic.

Doctor Douglas Buchanan is a fourth generation physician, and was raised in rural Wray, Colorado. He is part of a legacy that has practiced family medicine for over 100 years. He graduated with a BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. During medical school, he was a National Institutes of Health Summer Research Fellow and Summer Cancer Fellow, performing melanoma research. He then moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where he completed his residency in Family Medicine. He has been board certified in Family Medicine since 2002, and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Prior to medical school, he met and married his wife Karin, a business graduate of Florida State University. Karin currently is working as a realtor for the Fore Premier Properties in Kerrville. They have three children, Karli, Cadie, and Bo. Karli is a graduate of Tivy High School, and is now a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. Cadie is a junior at Tivy high School. She plays varsity volleyball, is on the mayor’s youth advisory council, and is active in her church youth group. Bo is an eighth grader at Hal Peterson Middle School. He participates in track, plays football, and is in the junior national honor society. Doctor Buchanan has been active in the community, and has coached high school track and age group swimming. Dr. and Mrs Buchanan are avid runners who have run several full and half marathons. They enjoy many outdoor activities including running, cycling, hiking, and skiing. The family also loves family cooking nights, traveling and exploring.



Our Staff


The Franklin Clinic is fortunate to have a caring staff to assist our patients.

Fonda Chesson, PA-C

Fonda Chesson, PA-C

Fonda Chesson attended high school in SE Texas and graduated Valedictorian of her senior class. She married her high school sweetheart and they lived in Huntsville, Texas while her husband attended Sam Houston State University.

Fonda R. Chesson graduated Magna cum Laude in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center after completing the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Fort Sam Houston. She joined the Franklin Clinic in 2002, first as a part time provider while working in San Antonio, then as a full time provider in 2003. She has experience in women’s health, urgent and primary care, pediatrics, vein procedures and pain management. PA Chesson also enjoys traveling, fishing, crafting, and spending time with her children and her grandchildren.


Andrew Tullman, PA

Andrew Tullman, PA

Andrew Tullman grew up in the Texas Hill Country just north of San Antonio and then received a Bachelor Of Science degree in Biology from Texas A&M University. During that time he began his medical career as an EMT and phlebotomist. Next, he worked in clinical research prior to studying at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies. He has dedicated the better part of a decade to serving as a primary care provider in Family Medicine.