Dr. Penny Defranco, MD

Dr. Penny Defranco, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Penny Defranco, MD is a nephrology specialist in Belleville, NJ and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Universidad Tecnologica De Santiago, Santo Domingo Campus in 1985 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.

5 Franklin Ave Ste 401

Belleville, NJ 07109

Contact Information

(973) 450-8999

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Defranco's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Defranco treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Defranco treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Chronic Glomerulonephritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Defranco treats Chronic Glomerulonephritis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Defranco treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Nephritis and Nephropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Defranco treats Nephritis and Nephropathy more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Defranco treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Defranco's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Penny Defranco, MD is a nephrology specialist in Belleville, NJ and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Universidad Tecnologica De Santiago, Santo Domingo Campus in 1985 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1995
Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1992
St Luke's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
St Luke's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1985
Universidad Tecnologica De Santiago, Santo Domingo Campus
Medical School
1995
1992
1990
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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If you are looking for a compassionate and extremely intelligent Nephrologist, Dr De Franco is execptional. I was diagnosed with Lupus and Lupus Nephritis. SHe explaimed every option and gave me so much hope for my future. I feel completely safe in her care.
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Dr De Franco is very accommodating and takes her time to listen on every visit. She treats me with so much concern and care for my health. She makes me feel like family. Her staff is friendly and accommodating.
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She is so personable and just a good person.
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Open Access Plus
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
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