Dr. Francis Palermo, MD


Internal Medicine | Male

PALERMO FRANCIS A MD PA 620 Stanton Christiana Rd Ste 301 Newark, DE 19713 Get Directions
Dr. Francis Palermo, MD

Dr. Francis Palermo, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Newark, DE. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Palermo is affiliated with Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital and Union Hospital.

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Dr. Palermo's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Alexandria, VA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Palermo for over 6 years but not any more! His staff has to be the most unpleasant of any I have ever had to deal with! They are borderline rude and do not show any concern for your needs. I just can't understand how a good doctor would put up with that. Either way my last visit and I have found another doctor just as good but with a wonderful caring staff!
in Middletown, DE |
Dr. Palermo is very personable and knows what he is doing. However, his office staff needs to be fired, especially those at the front desk. One in particular, Liz, was very rude to my wife, and to her primary care physician. She even sent a letter to my wife, telling her she is no longer a patient of Dr. Palermo. My wife and I both are no longer patients of Dr. Palermo.
Oaklyn, NJ |
Doctor seemed very nice in person. Follow up leaves a lot to be desired. His staff are sloppy & unprofessional & just simply rude. So if you can't speak with the doctor or even get your message to the doctor then it doesn't matter how nice or good the doctor is. Too many others to choose from that can give the same medical advice & care. If he decides to upgrade his staff then I would go back.
Wilmington, DE |
I believe a physician is as good as the people he/she has working around them. Dr. Palermo has some of the most unprofessional people working in his office as I have ever seen. They are rude and treat a majority of his patients like a complete inconvenience. His office is completely too busy. If you are unable to see your patients for 2-3 months then there is something very wrong. It's not the quantity of patients, it's the quality of care. Try getting to him. His staff is the worst.
Newark, De |
absolutely 0 chance of returning to Dr. Palermo -previously had great experience now when in need of an appt for a needed surgery and having a heart issue requiring clearance an apt per his nurse Liz is 3 months out and no chance to be able to be squeezed in to approve the surgery - maybe if her mother needed surgery she'd understand why this is totally unacceptable
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Dr. Palermo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Delaware not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Med Ctr Dela

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Graduate Hospital

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors