Dr. Lance DeFrancisco, MD

Dr. Lance DeFrancisco, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(7)
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Dr. Lance DeFrancisco, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Altoona, PA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

810 Valley View Blvd

Altoona, PA 16602

Contact Information

(814) 946-5469

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Diarrhea
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dysphagia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. DeFrancisco "I believe it is a privilege to be entrusted with the healthcare of my patients. I will do my best to serve you any way I can. I will give you my best effort. I will try to help you understand what your problem is and what we should or should not do about it. To the extent possible and reasonable we will make decisions together. If I cannot figure out what your problem is I may suggest a second opinion. I use generic drugs when possible and try to utilize testing judiciously. "
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Stricture
  • Carcinoid Tumor of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Polyp of Gallbladder
  • Polyps
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Schatzki's Ring
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Bleeding
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bravo pH Testing
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Opening of Bile Ducts
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic ERCP

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Medical College Of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Montefiore Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Montefiore Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. DeFrancisco has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. DeFrancisco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. DeFrancisco to family and friends
3.7
based on 7 total reviews
Dr. DeFrancisco's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. DeFrancisco accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. DeFrancisco has admitting privileges

Altoona Regional Health System
620 Howard Ave
Altoona, PA 16601
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