Dr. Penny Defranco, MD

Dr. Penny Defranco, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Penny Defranco, MD is a nephrology specialist in Belleville, NJ and has been practicing for 23 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
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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

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2  Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Defranco does not have any board certifications listed.

39  Conditions Treated


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3  Procedures

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

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  • 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

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Defranco's Reviews

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4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Defranco's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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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