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Dr. Anthony DeFranco, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. DeFranco

Dr. Anthony DeFranco, MD is a cardiology specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.


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(414) 385-2834

Dr. DeFranco accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medico
National Elevator
Pekin Insurance
Pyramid Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Dr. DeFranco's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFranco treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. DeFranco treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Aortic Ectasia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFranco treats Aortic Ectasia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. DeFranco treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFranco treats Hyperlipidemia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. DeFranco treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of Apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive

Dr. DeFranco's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

About Me

Care Philosophy

Please visit my website: defrancomd.org
My Practice Philosophy: It must be... Evidence-based: Grounded in scientific studies  Personalized: I will assess the results of scientific studies, testing, and treatment decisions t...

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System
Residency Hospital
1994
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
1993
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1986
University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System
Internship Hospital
1985
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Yale University
Undergraduate School
1994
1993
1986
1985
1980

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 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

Media & Publications

  • Transfer Status for emergency percutaneous coronary interventions: An important predictor of worse prognosis, 2003

Dr. DeFranco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. DeFranco

4.7

Based on 29 reviews

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1 Star
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He saved my life and did it with a smile. The Greenfield EMS rolled me into the st luke's cath lab at 2AM and I looked at this doctor and asked him if I was going to die. You're not going to die, he said, if I have my way you're going home on Monday! And that's what i did. and when he was done with my two stents, the nurses told me that he is the best at St. Luke's.
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Given the sudden and unexpected referrals to see Dr. DeFranco, I was most impressed his staff & Dr.s knowledge of my cardio-history, the willingness to answer my questions and concerns about the planned/possible treatments in clear and concise language relieved my worst worries to a let's do it! plan of treatment. I have mentioned him and his staff to several friends and fellow cardio-patients as an outstanding medical provider they should consider for their treatment.
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