Dr. Kenneth Defusco, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 78

Dr. Defusco

Kenneth T Defusco MD PA

2 W Northfield Rd Ste 206 Livingston, NJ 07039

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Dr. Kenneth Defusco, MD is a Pulmonologist in Livingston, NJ and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Defusco has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He graduated from U Bologna medical school in 1968. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Defusco to book an appointment.


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Biography

Dr. Kenneth Defusco, MD is a Pulmonologist in Livingston, NJ and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Defusco has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1974
St Barnabas Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1972
St Barnabas Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1970
St Barnabas Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1968
U Bologna
Medical School

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What are Dr. Kenneth Defusco, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Defusco frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, and Sleep-disordered Breathing. See all practice areas where Dr. Defusco specializes.

Where is Dr. Kenneth Defusco, MD's office located?

Dr. Defusco's office is located at 2 W Northfield Rd Ste 206, Livingston, NJ 07039. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (2/1/2018)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Defusco

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Defusco treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Defusco treats other conditions, please contact the office at (973) 994-1544.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Defusco typically treats 79% more often than similar doctors

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Pulmonary Function Test
Bronchiectasis
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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Defusco typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchitis
Pulmonary Function Test
Bronchiectasis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Defusco typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

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Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Defusco typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Asthma
Acute Bronchitis
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Partial Lung Collapse
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Dr. Defusco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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(973) 994-1544

Dr. Defusco accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
QualCare
QualCare PPO

Locations

Kenneth T Defusco MD PA

Kenneth T. Defusco M.d. PA2 W Northfield Rd Ste 206 Livingston, NJ 07039
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)