Dr. Santo Difino, MD

Dr. Santo Difino, MD

Hematology  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
(7)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Santo Difino, MD is a hematology specialist in East Syracuse, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch in 1974 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.

5008 Brittonfield Pkwy

East Syracuse, NY 13057

Contact Information

(315) 472-7504

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Anemia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology
3

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Difino has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Difino's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Difino to family and friends
4.4
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Difino's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Mexico, NY |
I missed 2 appointments with Dr. Difino as my father was in ICU. After 9 years as a cancer patient, Difino had staff send a letter stating he will no longer treat me. Ethical? How much money is enough money?
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Syracuse, NY |
I have been going to Dr. DiFino for approximately 20 years for a blood disorder for which there is no cure at this time. At his recommendation, I am getting a specific treatment that has been a great help to ne in my illness. He is the most dedicated and caring doctor I have ever met. He answers...more
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Dr. Difino accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Difino has admitting privileges

Crouse Hospital
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Syracuse, NY 13210
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Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center
301 Prospect Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203
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Upstate University Hospital
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY 13210
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