Dr. Anthony Defranco, MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 57

2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53215
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Procedures Dr. Defranco Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center
2900 West Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
791 East Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

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Cardiac Specialty Center
Cardiac Specialty Center
2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Cardiac Specialty Center
2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53215
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    Dr. Defranco's Experience

    Dr. Defranco's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiology

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Cardiology
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioversion, Elective
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Thoracentesis
    • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
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    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Hypotension
    • Marfan Syndrome
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Secondary Hypertension
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    • Septal Defect
    • Syncope
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Wisconsin.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Senator Robert Emerson Award for Community Service in Medical Care, 2003
    • The Philip E. Sheridan Prize, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1985
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1984
    • Consultant of the Year, McLaren Regional Medical Family Practice Teaching Service, 2001
    • Top Doctors in America: Cardiologists, 2000-2003
    • Transfer Status for emergency percutaneous coronary interventions: An important predictor of worse prognosis, 2003
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1985

    Internship Hospital

    University Chicago Med Center
    Complete in 1986

    Residency Hospital

    University Chicago Med Center
    Complete in 1988

    Fellowship Hospital

    Cleveland Clinic
    Complete in 1993
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Defranco & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Defranco's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center

    • Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defranco to family and friends

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    24 responses
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    24 responses
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    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    25 responses
    above
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    25 responses
    above
    national average
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    national average
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    25 responses
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    • Humana
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    • Medico
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    • Pyramid Life
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    Office Locations

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    Cardiac Specialty Center
    2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
    Milwaukee, WI 53215
    (414) 649-3530 (Office)
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    Cardiac Specialty Center
    2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
    Milwaukee, WI 53215
    (414) 649-3370 (Office)
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