Dr. Mark Defrancesco, MD

Dr. Mark Defrancesco, MD

Gynecology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Mark Defrancesco, MD is a gynecology specialist in Waterbury, CT and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in gynecology.Read his story

60 Westwood Ave Ste 200

Waterbury, CT 06708

Contact Information

(203) 574-5501

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Yeast Infections
more than 88% of peers
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
more than 79% of peers
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
more than 75% of peers

Dr. Defrancesco'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.

Dr. Defrancesco's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Defrancesco "Dr. DeFrancesco has been an actively practicing ObGyn in the Waterbury area for more than 30 years. During these years he provided many years of full service obstetrical and gynecological services. He served as Chair of St. Mary's Hospital ObGyn Department for 9 years. Dr. DeFrancesco is a Past President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He is a founder of Women's Health Connecticut (WHC), one of the largest ObGyn practices in the USA, with more than 200 ObGyn physicians, and served as its Chief Medical Officer from 1997 – 2014. As President of ACOG he initiated a major review and revision of ACOG's Strategic Plan and focused clinically on helping ObGyn practices address population health issues of obesity and tobacco in providing more comprehensive women's health care. A graduate of Yale University, he received his medical education at the University of Connecticut, and has also earned an MBA from the University of New Haven. Dr. DeFrancesco has published multiple articles and has been a frequent speaker on various clinical, patient safety and "Business of Medicine" topics. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He has been recognized internationally and is an honorary member of the Chilean Ob/Gyn Society (La Sociedad Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecologia - SOCHOG), the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC), the Cuban Society of Obstetricians and GYnecologists (SCOG) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. DeFrancesco served as a State Representative in the Connecticut Legislature."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Defrancesco "By taking a comprehensive approach to health care, we partner with you and your primary care physician to ensure that your overall general health screenings are up to date. We almost always have same day appointments available for emergencies and appointments for other important but less urgent matters can usually be scheduled within a week or two. We recognize that your time is valuable. Our physicians make every effort to be on-time for appointments and to be immediately available to meet your needs."

1  Specialties

  • Gynecology

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

37  Conditions Treated

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15  Procedures

  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Vaginosis Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • John Dempsey Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology / Uconn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • The Hospital Of Central Connecticut-New Britain General
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Honorary Fellow - Chilean ObGyn Society (SOCHOG), 11/2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Defrancesco has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Defrancesco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defrancesco to family and friends
8 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Defrancesco's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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