Dr. Francis Palermo, MD

Dr. Francis Palermo, MD

Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Francis Palermo, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Newark, DE. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

620 Stanton Christiana Rd Ste 301

Newark, DE 19713

Contact Information

(302) 994-1100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • 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
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • 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
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • 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)
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Delaware.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Med Ctr Dela
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Graduate Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palermo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palermo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palermo to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Palermo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Elkton, MD |
i have been talking client's to Dr. Palermo for 11 years. in the beginning, it was a very nice office, with nice professional staff. no complaints then. But now.... somewhere in the last 2-3 years, the old office staff have been replaced with new. the new staff are rude, unhelpful and generally unpleasant. it takes months to get an appointment, no flexibility at all, it's either their way or you don't see the doctor. messages never seem to make it to the doctor and are never returned.
Very difficult to schedule an appointment. They do not agree with what the insurance company requires them to do about collecting or fees they charge. The whole staff is very rude.
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 accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Palermo has admitting privileges

Union Hospital
106 Bow St
Elkton, MD 21921
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Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
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