Dr. Owen Franklin (often referred to as Dr. Franklin) is a supporting character in Secret Vampire. He is a human doctor who treats Poppy North after she falls ill and is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Secret Vampire Edit
Poppy and her mother, Phillipa Hilgard, go to see Dr. Franklin after Poppy collapses and experiences severe abdominal pain. Dr Franklin examines Poppy and sends her into hospital for tests. Poppy later overhears Franklin and his colleague, Dr Loftus, telling Phillipa and Cliff that Poppy has cancer of the pancreas. He attempts to comfort them and suggests treatments that could improve the quality of the time Poppy has left; he explains that he does not want to get their hopes up, as these treatments will not completely cure Poppy or prolong her life by much, and the cancer is inoperable. Later, he comes to the North-Hilgard house to comfort the family after Poppy's 'death'.
Dr Franklin appears to be a kind and fatherly man, who takes good care of his patients and by extension, their loved ones. Poppy seems to be fond of him, in spite of her dislike of hospitals. Dr Franklin is realistic about his patients' prognosis, but breaks bad news in a sensitive manner and tries to find the positives even in the most dire of situations.