Dr. Anthony DeFranco, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. DeFranco
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Aurora Cardiovascular Services

2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Milwaukee, WI 53215

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(414) 385-2834

Dr. Anthony DeFranco, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. DeFranco has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders and Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha and Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. DeFranco to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. DeFranco accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Catastrophic Blue Priority-WI
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Well Priority-WI POS
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medico
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
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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Practice Areas

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Mitral Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFranco treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 95% of their peers

Dr. DeFranco treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Aortic Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFranco treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 94% of their peers

Dr. DeFranco treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFranco treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 85% of their peers

Dr. DeFranco treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. DeFranco treats Heart Disease more than 98% of their peers

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

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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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

Dr. DeFranco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. DeFranco

4.7

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Staff friendliness (27)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (26)
  • Explained conditions well (26)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (12)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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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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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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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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 decis...
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1993
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1988
University Chicago Med Center
Residency Hospital
1986
U Chicago Med Ctr
Internship Hospital

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1984
  • The Philip E. Sheridan Prize, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1985
  • Consultant of the Year, McLaren Regional Medical Family Practice Teaching Service, 2001
  • Top Doctors in America: Cardiologists, 2000-2003
  • Senator Robert Emerson Award for Community Service in Medical Care, 2003

Media & Publications

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

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Locations

Aurora Cardiovascular Services

Aurora Cardiovascular Services2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Milwaukee, WI 53215
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha

Kenosha, WI

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center

Milwaukee, WI

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)