Dr. Don F. De Francisco MD Psychiatrist

Dr. Don De Francisco is a psychiatrist in Newport Beach, California. He received his medical degree from University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and has been in practice for 44 years.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Psychiatrist: General Psychiatry, Geriatric, Psychopharmacology, Sleep Medicine

Clinical Interests: Forensic Psychiatry, Dependency (Psychology), Length of Stay, Dreams, Transference (Psychology), Patient Readmission, Personality, Psychoanalytic Interpretation

Education & Medical Training

Orange County Medical Center
Residency, Psychiatry, 1971–1974

Alameda County Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1970–1971

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Class of 1970


Other Training, Chemistry, 1962–1966


Other Training, 1979–1984

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Geriatric Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Psychiatry

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

The relationship between length of hospital stay and rapid-readmission rates.
De Francisco, D., Anderson, D., Pantano, R., Kline, F.

The child dream and the child transference.
De Francisco, D.

“Computerized Content Analysis of Some Adolescent Letters of Napoleon Bonaparte: A Test of the Validity of the Method"
Gottschalk, L.; De Francisco, D.; Bechtel, R. 2002 1 1

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