Dr. Lance DeFrancisco, MD

Dr. Lance DeFrancisco, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
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Age 66
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Dr. Lance DeFrancisco, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Altoona, PA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania in 1979 and specializes in gastroenterology.

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

See how frequently Dr. DeFrancisco performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. DeFrancisco's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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. "

1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

2  Board Certifications

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

107  Conditions Treated

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24  Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bravo pH Testing
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • 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

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. DeFrancisco to family and friends
7 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

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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