Dr. Penny Defranco, MD

Dr. Penny Defranco, MD

Nephrology | Female | 54 years old

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Dr. Defranco specializes in Nephrology and practices in Belleville, NJ. She practices at 1 location.

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based on 4 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Nephrology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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 Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • 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
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Tecnologica De Santiago, Santo Domingo Campus

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    St Luke's Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    St Luke's Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Nephrology

Procedures Performed

  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis