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Dr. Julie Cantatore-Francis, MD

Pediatric Dermatologist, Dermatologist

Professional statement

Dr. Cantatore-Francis is a board certified dermatologist and pediatric dermatologist. After graduating magna cum laude from Williams College with highest honors in biology, she received her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. She completed a pediatric internship at North Shore-Long Island Jewish /Schneider Children’s Hospital and was a dermatology resident and chief resident at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Cantatore-Francis went on to do a pediatric dermatology fellowship at New York University. While she specializes in pediatric dermatology, her practice encompasses all aspects of general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Cantatore-Francis has published numerous articles in dermatology and pediatric dermatology and has presented at nationwide conferences for the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. She was appointed to the FDA’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel, which is responsible for wound healing devices, esthetic injectable wrinkle fillers, and cosmetic implants. Dr. Cantatore-Francis is a long-time supporter of the AAD-sponsored Camp Discovery, a summer camp for children with chronic skin conditions. Her camp roles have included counselor, governing committee member, medical staff, and medical director. When not out and about with her husband and three young sons, Dr. Cantatore-Francis finds time to cook and to go running outdoors (wearing her sunblock, of course).

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Dermatologist
  • Pediatric Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology (Dermatology)

Education and training

  • New York University, Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology
  • North Shore-LIJ Health System, Internship in Pediatrics
  • Schneider Children’s Hospital, Internship in Pediatrics
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Dermatology
  • Medical School - State University of New York, Stony Brook, Doctor of Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Chief Resident, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1235334913

Office locations

Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut

4 Corporate Dr, Ste 386

Shelton, CT 06484

Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut

148 East Ave, Ste 3B

Norwalk, CT 06851

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Dr. Julie Cantatore-Francis was professional and kind. She took her time, made me feel comfortable, and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this doctor.
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I LOVED HER! I traveled 40 minutes to see her and will do it again!
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She is very professional with a gentle soul!
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Wonderful visit, extremely informative.
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Great doctor with a caring and helpful demeanor! I'll be recommending her to my family and friends. The staff was also so nice and went out of their way to be awesome.
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Doctor Cantatore was excellent, I could not have expected a better experience. She made sure I was comfortable and not in any pain. I will certainly recommend the Doctor to family and friends.
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My visit with Dr. Cantatore-Francis is exactly what I'd hope to expect. She was very pleasant, as was the office staff and medical assistant. She was very thorough, answered all of my questions very clearly, and provided follow-up information that will be very helpful.
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Dr. Cantatore was very pleasant and answered all of my questions. The office was nice & cheerful. The wait time was a little on the long side & my prescriptions were called into the wrong pharmacy (after I had written onthe form & was asked in person which pharmacy I always use). Otherwise, had a nice experience. I plan on returning this practice.
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I had a mole that had been bothering me for almost 2 weeks and it was off within minutes of my appointment. Julie is so sweet and friendly while having a passion for what she does. Highly recommend!
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Well I was pleased until she assured me that a prescription was sent to my pharmacy and when my husband went to pick up the prescription no prescription was faxed to them
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This is the first doctor I've been to since going to my Pediatrician two years ago. I've never really felt comfortable going to the doctor but I had a rash on my stomach and arms and decided that enough was enough.The Nurse I met was VERY nice and greeted me with a smile (I believe her name was Gosha). When the doctor came in a few minutes later she instantly made me feel comfortable by her warm welcome and positive attitude. She checked my rashes and decided to prescribe me something, which was sent right to my Pharmacy so I could pick it up on my way home! I highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of Dermatologist! My rash is getting better even after just 5 applications of the ointment!
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Dr. Cantatore was so wonderful and made me feel so comfortable! I was a little nervous/embarrassed about having a whole-body mole check, but she was incredibly kind and informative. She took time to explain things to me clearly and did notrush through my visit. I will absolutely return to see her again in the future.
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Extremely kind, thorough and professional. I can't wait to build a trusting and long term relationship with this doctor. She is compassionate and takes time to answer all of your questions in depth.
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Professional, efficient, and diligent
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I felt so comfortable with her --- It was my first time having my body checked for moles etc... and she made me feel comfortable right away! excellent bed side manners, already recommended her to my sister!
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Dr. Cantatore-Francis was very professional along with her staff. She took the time to go over my family history and did an extensive exam. Thank you,
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Liked her very much
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She was super nice and answered all my questions. Highly recommended!
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Professional, easy to talk to and friendly.
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Very nice sweet and very detailed with how I should go about my acne regimen will definitely recommend her to my peers.
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She was great. She really listened and understood my dermatological needs. I already texted her info to my friends.
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I was really happy with my visit with Dr. Cantatore. She was very nice and listened to everything I said. She's very professional and explained everything to me. I am going to have my family use Dr. Cantatore. Thank you!
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She is amazing.
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Impressive! She was very warm, thorough and explanatory. It was also nice that she recommended some over-the-counter solutions to try before resulting to prescriptions. I highly recommend her and already
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I used ZocDoc to look for a new dermatologist in the area and it worked really well for me. I would highly recommend Dr. Cantatore-Francis. I was able to get an appointment right away. The staff was pleasant and efficient andDr. Cantatore-Francis had a great bedside manner. She listened well and put me at ease as well as answering all my questions. I could not ask for more in a physician!
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Dr. Cantatore is a remarkable physician. Her office is run well, and she is a top-notch dermatologist.
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professional and pleasant.
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I really enjoyed meeting Dr Cantatore-Francis. She was professional, informative and able to answer all my questions. Her assistant was very good as well. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Cantatore-Francis was absolutely wonderful! I am new to the area and needed to find a dermatologist, so I took a chance through ZocDoc. I am so happy that I did! Her bedside manner was excellent and her staff is sokind and curious. I was seen very quickly and felt very comfortable with her. I will absolutely be back!
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Dr. Cantatore-Francis is wonderfully friendly and down-to-earth. She made me feel quite comfortable during two minor procedures. Her office is ultra modern, clean, and handsomely appointed. There is plenty of parking, and the office buildingis user-friendly. Dr. Cantatore-Francis has a new, appreciative patient who will spread a very positive word-of-mouth.
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She was super sweet and gentle and bubbly; so happy to have found her!
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