Dr. Craig Defreese, MD

Obstetrics & GynecologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Defreese

Adventhealth Altamonte Springs

601 E Altamonte Dr Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

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(407) 830-9000

Dr. Craig Defreese, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Altamonte Springs, FL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Defreese has more experience with Gynecologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York State U, College of Medicine - Upstate medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with Adventhealth Orlando. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Defreese to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Defreese

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Defreese treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Defreese treats other conditions, please contact the office at (407) 830-9000.

Gynecologic Care

Gyncologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect any part of the female reproductive system, such as vaginitis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).Compare with other Gynecologic Care specialists.

Dr. Defreese typically treats 55% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Pap Smear
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
Uterine Prolapse
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Defreese's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Defreese accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Dr. Defreese's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Defreese

4.5

Based on 44 ratings

5 Stars
86.36363636363636%
(38)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.272727272727273%
(1)
1 Star
11.363636363636363%
(5)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (40)
  • Listened & answered questions (40)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (38)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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This is the BEST OBGYN/Doctors office I have been to. Megan McClave, the aprn, is a healthcare professional whose heart is truly in it for her patients. She cares about what your going through and everything from A to Z. She genuinely cares and listens to all and everything you have to say and are going through. I love I don't feel rushed and I leave feeling like all of my concerns have been addressed and lucky to have found such a great office. I have also seen Dr Defreese a couple times and I really appreciate that they actually sit with you and LISTEN. Great office staff and everyone is so friendly. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for an office who are sincere, caring and sympathizes with you and any situations you are facing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Samantha Jones – Nov 05, 2020
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Dr. Defreese has been my go-to for over 20 years. During this time I’ve gone in for routine services and severe problems requiring surgery. He’s been kind and always shown me exactly what is happening and recommended the best outcome. His office staff is very efficient, as well. I would not see another gynecologist unless he retires!
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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Ellen Freeman – Oct 31, 2020
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Dr Defreese is theeee BEST.... I agree with all the above 5 Star comments and more.. I believe Dr Defreese knows more about women than most women know about themselves. No offense ladies but Dr Defreese is 'that' GREAT !!!! Angela R in Altamonte Springs FL - 10/3/2020
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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angela riegle – Oct 03, 2020
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Since 1989, I have been a patient of Dr. Defreese. I have the highest respect for him. He is through and caring in every situation that I have had.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • 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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Linda G. – Jul 26, 2020
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He's self-important, obstinate, and doesn't actually listen or take your experience into consideration. Suffered symptoms for a year. Inept staff. Waiting room smells like stale urine.
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What could be improved
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Apr 18, 2019
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Part 2. UHC called Allison & explained that Allison was wrong, I was in network, I called back to make sure my appt was still scheduled for the next day. Cynthia answered & instead of apologizing for her error she decided to lecture me about how great she is & how rude I was. At 5pm I recd a call from Allison telling me that the staff decided not to have me as a patient anymore. I asked to speak to him & they refused. The dr. knew what they were doing & she said he does what they say. Dr. Great
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Pam in Longwood, FL – Jul 18, 2018
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Wonderful doctor! He is one of the most caring, patient and intelligent doctors I have ever met. I really appreciate the fact that he talks to me with so much patience and respect. Dr. Defreese explains everything you would like to know about your health and anatomy. He is an example of a doctor you can not only trust, but learn a lot from. All the ladies in the office are also kind, caring and accommodating. I highly recommend this office.
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What could be improved
No results
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Orlando, FL – Jan 18, 2017
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This is one of the friendliest, curtious and pleasant group of people you will ever meet the whole staff is amazing and Dr Defreese is so wonderful, so nice and caring makes sure you are aware of everything being do and understands all your issues is so good and gentle will not go to another doctor again unless he retires and hope not anytime soon!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Bonnie in Sanford, FL – Nov 08, 2016
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Dr. Defreese is very patient and very caring. He wants what's best for his patients and wants us to feel as comfortable as possible. He answers all questions you have in detail, and does not rush you out of his office. Plus there are no long wait times! He explains everything that he is going to do and what he is doing. Awesome doctor!
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What could be improved
No results
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Orlando, FL – Aug 26, 2016
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Dr. Defreese took his time to explain my options in detail. He is encouraging and compassionate. His staff if friendly and attentive. His office is clean and warm. Dr. Defreese has made my life a lot more comfortable and I'm very thankful for his services.
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What could be improved
No results
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Winter Springs, FL – May 15, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Craig Defreese, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Altamonte Springs, FL and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1985
St Francis Hosp
Residency Hospital
1981
New York State U, College of Medicine - Upstate
Medical School

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Dr. Defreese's office is located at 601 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Adventhealth Altamonte Springs601 E Altamonte Dr Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Devoted To Women PA

Devoted To Women P.A.661 E Altamonte Dr Ste 224 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Adventhealth Orlando

Orlando, FL

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)