Dr. Joseph R Difranza MD Family Medicine Doctor
Dr. Joseph Difranza is a family medicine doctor in Worcester, Massachusetts and is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School and has been in practice for 29 years. He is one of 148 doctors at UMass Memorial Medical Center who specialize in Family Medicine.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Family Medicine Doctor: General Family Medicine
Education & Medical Training
University of Massachusetts
Residency, Family Practice, 1981 - 1984
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Class of 1981
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine
MA State Medical License
Active through 2013
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Publications & Presentations
Gender Differences in the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence in Korean Americans.
Kim, S. S., Fang, H., Difranza, J., Ziedonis, D. M., Ma, G. X.
A comparison of the autonomy over tobacco scale and the Fagerström test for nicotine dependence.
Difranza, J. R., Savageau, J. A., Wellman, R. J.
Effectiveness of a school nurse-delivered smoking-cessation intervention for adolescents.
Pbert, L., Druker, S., Difranza, J.R., Gorak, D., Reed, G., Magner, R., Sheetz, A.H., Osganian, S.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Great West PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Tufts Health Plan PPO
- UniCare PPO
- United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
- United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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55 Lake Ave N
Department Of Family Medicine
Worcester, MA 01655
Phone: (508) 856-2818