Dr. Penny Defranco, MD

Dr. Penny Defranco, MD

Nephrology  |  
Female  |  
Age 55
(4)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Penny Defranco, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Belleville, NJ. She is 55 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

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
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • 2 More

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Hyperkalemia
very high
more than 96% of peers
Dehydration
very high
more than 93% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Defranco does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Defranco has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Defranco has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Defranco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Defranco to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Defranco's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Kearny NJ |
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.
in Clifton, NJ |
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.
in Rutherford, NJ |
She is so personable and just a good person.
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Dr. Defranco accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • 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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Defranco has admitting privileges

Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Dr
Belleville, NJ 07109
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Hackensackumc Mountainside
1 Bay Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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