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Dr. Paul DeFrino, MD

Foot & Ankle Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Paul DeFrino is a fellowship trained Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has been in practice since 1999, concentrating on the surgical care of his patients as well as conservative, non-surgical approaches to his patients’ needs. Dr. DeFrino graduated from Columbia University in New York City, majoring in political science and pre-medical studies. He went to medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. After receiving his medical degree, he completed a five year orthopaedic residency at Northwestern University. He then went on to do a 1 year fellowship for specialized training in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. DeFrino is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. DeFrino has worked at Parkview Orthopaedics for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in managing complex patient needs. He cares for patients with a range of orthopedic needs which include bunion and hammer toe surgeries, as well as complex fracture management and ankle replacement. He also cares for patients with work and sports related injuries. Dr. DeFrino approaches orthopaedic treatment in a comprehensive manner, working closely with a specialized team of nurses and physical therapists to return his patients to an active lifestyle.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Foot & Ankle Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Northwestern University
  • Columbia University (Bachelor's)
  • Northwestern University, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Chicago Medical Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1326046319

Office locations

Parkview Orthopaedics

7600 West College Drive, Floor 3

Palos Heights, IL 60463

Parkview Orthopaedics

4710 West 95th Street, Suite B1

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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excellent doctor and very nice person to talk to.
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Knowledgable
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Dr. DeFrino took the time to listen to me and thoroughly discuss my options.
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He was very nice & had a good bedside manner. I did have to wait longer than I expected, but he did apologize for the long wait. I haven't had anything done yet, I have to go get some testing done first.
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He made me feel confident the course of treatment he prescribed would help the condition. My husband and I have had dealings with him in the past, and we were extremely satisfied with him not only as a physician, but areally nice person to deal with. He is an asset to Parkview.
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Dr. DeFrino was great! I had a great conversation with him. I have had more than 25 surgeries after a car accident. Dr. DeFrino took the time to understand my concerns, my history, my limitations, and current pains. Thanks Dr. DeFrino.
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Speedy. Efficient. (Including staff). Dr. Paul explained all aspects of the injury. He answered all the questions and supplied a prognosis. Happy to have been referred to him. Maas Family
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This doctor was fabulous! He is kind, considerate and listens to the patients concerns. The wait time was slightly lengthy, however it was worth it!!!!!!!!!
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He was very helpful in explaining my options. I did not feel rushed and he gave me his full attention. He answered every question thoroughly. Dr. DeFrino conducts himself very professionally and he demonstrates expert knowledge in his field.
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Very professional easy to talk to Office staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Linda
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Thoroughly explains condition and treatment. Very approachable.
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Very professional and easy to talk to . He explained my situation to me in detail . Great Doctor. And he has a very friendly staff too.
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Dr DeFrino was very kind and knowledgeable. Went over all the aspects of my treatment and procedure offering many options.
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I always appreciate my visits with Dr. DeFrino. He listens, and knows exactly what the problem is and understands what I'm telling him. Thanks Dr. DeFrino!
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We really like him. He is very knowledgable and gives a great explanation of the diagnosis. My daughters are dancers and his specialty is what fits our family.
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Very thoughtful, and great medical advice that I haven't had in a long time. He gave me some hope to heal my foot.
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Dr. DeFrino answered all of my questions and put me at ease with my problem. The attendant taking my history was also excellent.
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he was great didnt wast time but he listened to my concerns and got down to bussiness nice bed side manner I would see him again
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Very friendly
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Great bed side manner,excellentdoctor. My family members have also used Dr Decriminalizing when needed.
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Very good bedside maaner
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Dr. DeFrino displays professionalism at every level. He is definitive in his answers and listens with the same level of attentiveness. I am very comfortable in his decision making skills.
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Dr. DeFrino knows exactly what he's talking about. His experience shows! My foot problems were addressed and healing quite nicely. Thanks! I have already recommended him to several people I've talked to, not sure if they'll make an appt.
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Very happy with the visit. Easy to book my appointment. Like Dr. DeFrino very much and would recommend him to friends and family.
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I thought the nurse came off as sort of intense, but the doctor was very nice.
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Everything, from check-in, to x-ray and doctors visit moved quickly without any delays. The physician was very professional and answered all my questions.
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Takes the time to discuss problem and resolutions
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The visit included a detailed explanation of the findings of the xray, plan for future progress and answers for all of my questions. I appreciate when the doctor and the entire staff are friendly and professional.
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Cordial and informative
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