Dr. Anthony Defranco, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 65

Cardiology

Dr. Anthony Defranco, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1985. He is affiliated with Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Anthony Defranco, MD

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 880 Milwaukee, WI 53215
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Defranco is affiliated with Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center Milwaukee, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Defranco's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Heart Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Defranco treats Heart Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Defranco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Lipid Disorders
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Dr. Defranco treats Lipid Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Defranco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dyslipidemia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Defranco treats Dyslipidemia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Defranco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Defranco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Emphysema
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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(414) 385-2883

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 Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
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
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
National Elevator
Pekin Insurance
Pyramid Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wisconsin Physicians Service

Dr. Defranco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Defranco

4.8

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
93.75%
(30)
4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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As an ICU nurse and nursing supervisor with St. Lukes & Sinai for 25 years, I can say I highly recommend Dr. DeFranco. He was the only one that was in our corner during a recent health care emergency. He truly listens to the patient and family while being approachable, compassionate and extremely intelligent in his area of expertise. Lucky to have him.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Feb 02, 2022
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So happy to engage with Dr DeFranco. My Doctor in Florida was able to provide treatment, but Dr DeFranco was able to find the root cause with my problem to understand why I was having problems and council my family. Very friendly with virtual visits. We feel very lucky to have the his help!!! (Tremendous resume)
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott T – Jul 27, 2021
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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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Mar 09, 2019
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Awesome Physican
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Agnes – Jun 19, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
22 people found this helpful
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Bruce Steffen in Burlington, WI – Dec 22, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Please visit my website: defrancomd.org

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1994
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
1988
University Chicago Med Center
Residency Hospital
1986
U Chicago Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1986
University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System
Internship Hospital
1985
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Yale University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Anthony Defranco, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Anthony Defranco, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Defranco frequently treats Heart Disease, Lipid Disorders, and Dyslipidemia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Defranco treats.

Where is Dr. Anthony Defranco, MD's office located?

Dr. Defranco's office is located at 2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 880, Milwaukee, WI 53215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 880 Milwaukee, WI 53215
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Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center

Milwaukee, WI

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2022)