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Ellen Frechette, MD, FACP
Ellen Frechette, MD, FACP
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

299 Patient Ratings
133 Comments

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Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 583-2299

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2007

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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June 2017
Ellen Freshette is a very kind,caring Doctor,who always listens,and shows interest each time I see her.

June 2017
Dr. Frechette is the very best physician in my opinion. She talks to me and shares with me her concerns, thoughts etc. regarding my well being. She treats me like I am a partner in my own care. She shows genuine interest in me as a patient. I think you have a real gem of an individual working at VMC.

June 2017
Best Doc I ever had. She saved my life!!

June 2017
Love her! She went above and beyond and even called me after the appointment to give feedback after talking to a specialist on my behalf.

June 2017
dr. Frechette is amazing! I never feel as though she is anywhere but with my at the moment. she really listens and has such compassion, even when I need to talk about something that doesn´t have to do with my physical health, such as my 14 year old dog´s passing. I love her!

June 2017
Dr. Frechette is consistently caring, supportive and thorough.

June 2017
Ellen Freshette is one of the best internist I have gone to. She is sincere, caring, supportive and truly interested in my wellbeing.

June 2017
Dr. Frechette has been my PCP for sometime. I appreciate her & we communicate well. She´s great!

June 2017
Dr Ellen Frechette is a great Doctor. She is very intelligent, very caring and she always gave good advice. so glad to have her as my doctor.

May 2017
I very much felt like she had a genuine concern for my health, and as we talked through things, I felt involved in the decision process.

May 2017
very good experience

May 2017
I particularly appreciate how I received my results online and was able to ask additional questions via email which were answered promptly and clearly.

May 2017
The Best.

May 2017
dr freschette is excellent. very responsive and professional.

April 2017
Has a good manner so I feel I have a choice in my health care, rather than being told what to do she asks and suggests, which works well for me.

April 2017
Dr. Frechette is an excellent Doctor. I would recommend her to everyone.

April 2017
Dr. Freschette is an extremely caring and considerate professional. I felt that resolving my medical situation was of personal importance to her. I have a great deal of confidence in Dr. Freschette and am happy that she is my PCP.

March 2017
Love Dr Frechette!

March 2017
I am a long-time patient of Dr. Frechette´s, and am extremely pleased to be working with her.

March 2017
best doctor

March 2017
Dr. Frechette is the best internist I have had at VM. She is friendly, knowledgeable, practical, and genuine.

March 2017
Dr. Frechette is a wonderful doctor, always ready to answer questions that I may have with clear and complete explanations. She is concerned about me, the patient. She is professional, yet friendly, lovely, and most definitely competent; in fact, an excellent doctor.

March 2017
Thorough, caring and knowledgeable. Focused on me and provided answers to all my questions as well as good suggestions for any issues I mentioned.

March 2017
she is awesome!

March 2017
She shows me she cares for she works on get the help I need. Plus I like that she me enough that she can tell that I am getting up set and claims me She is just a very special Doctor

February 2017
Dr. Frechette was awesome

February 2017
I have every confidence in Dr. Ellen Freshette; her thorough approach & concern for me. She is the best MD I´ve ever seen. Thank you so much, Ellen!

February 2017
Dr. Frechette provides absolutely excellent care accompanied by warm, friendly support. She inspires me to make every effort to deal with health concerns. She´s the perfect balance of academics and caring that makes an excellent physician.

February 2017
Dr. Frechette is sharp and compassionate. She´s exactly what I´m looking for in a GP.

February 2017
Dr. Freschette was kind, professional and provided much needed medical advice. I was feeling poorly and not sure what was going on regarding my heslth. it was the last appointment of the day yet the dr. took the time to provide me the best care. For that I am most appreciative

February 2017
Dr. Frechette is a wonderful doctor, she takes time to listen and encourages me to make changes in improving my heath.

February 2017
Dr. Frechette goes above and beyond as a physician. She is an excellent health care provider and a great listener.

January 2017
Dr. Frechette is one of the best physicians I´ve come across in my life. Both my sister and I go to her and we feel very fortunate to have such an excellent doctor. She is knowledgeable, professional, and extremely caring. She takes my concerns seriously and takes action as needed. I trust her judgment and can´t say that about all doctors I have had to make appointments with when Dr. Frechette wasn´t available. She and Dr. Rothblatt are extraordinary physicians.

January 2017
I was very impressed with Dr. Frechette I would highly recommend her to my closest friends.

January 2017
Dr Frechette gives me great confidence w/ my healthcare

January 2017
What an amazing physician. Thank you for accepting me as a patient!

January 2017
Dr. Frechette is a treasure . she takes the time necessary to provide a thorough exam and listen to my concerns, and provide meaningful recommendations and approaches on my care. she doesn´t sugar coat it or side step issues!

January 2017
Dr. Frechette is wonderful.

January 2017
Great MD. I appreciated her bedside manner in that she is direct.

January 2017
Dr. Frechette has always demonstrated a genuine concern for any issues I raise. I have never felt that she was rushing in the time and attention she gives.

January 2017
I am always amazed by the way Dr. Frechette puts me at ease & remembers so many details about me as her patient. I´ve had many doctors, & I believe she´s on the top of the list!

January 2017
Dr. Frechette always remembers me & my husband. She gives us all the time we need for our visits and goes out of her way to share info with us. She followed up with an e-mail of a book title we had discussed and asked me to do the same regarding the new flu injection (Prevnar 13.

January 2017
Dr. Frechette is thorough and thoughtful. I feel fortunate to be under her care.

January 2017
Dr. Frechette is wonderful. I felt that she took the time to get to know me and treated me respectfully and professionally. She also sent me a message a few hours after my appt to relay test results she knew I was anxious to get. I feel very lucky to have her as my doctor.

January 2017
I could not be any happier than I am to be a patient of Dr. Frechette. She is a superb, thoughtful, empathetic physician!

December 2016
I´ve been Ellen Frechette´s patient since she joined VM and she´s wonderful. She really does care for me and she´s also my adult daughter´s doctor. I will miss her and VM very much as I have to find providers here in Port Orchard.

December 2016
I have only seen her a few times; however, she is my new general practice physician. I think it will take time for her to get to know me in order to spend more time with me.

December 2016
Dr. Frechette is one of the best doctors I have had. She is kind, caring, and understands where I´m coming from. She thinks outside the box, and gives me confidence that my issues will be resolved.

November 2016
Excellent experience. Really feeling like I have the right care providers at Virginia Mason.

November 2016
This is an excellent doctor and I have recommended her many times.

November 2016
Dr. Frechette always take´s the time to listen to any and all concerns I may have. I always feel heard and enjoy my visits with her. Thank you

November 2016
My doctor not only covered in detail the subject matter for my current appointment (Annual Physical), but spent time reviewing and discussing details surrounding my recent laminectomy surgery and the surgeons remarks to make sure that I understood the procedure and anticipated benefits.

November 2016
Ellen Frechette is an exceptional doctor. Luckily, I am really healthy because I really don´t like going to doctor´s offices or hospitals. Dr. Frechette made me feel completely comfortable, and I am happy to go to her if I ever have a concern because I think she is kind and professional. I can´t believe I am saying this, but this doctor´s visit was actually a pleasant experience!

November 2016
Always feel rushed.

October 2016
I appreciated that Dr Frechette listened to my perspective which may have been different that hers.

October 2016
As you can tell, I am extremely pleased with Dr Frechette´s attention and care.

October 2016
I like and appreciate Dr. Frechette very much. She is thoughtful and unrushed and seems to look at issues from more than one perspective.

October 2016
In all my years I have never had a better, more caring and knowledgable Doctor than Dr Frescette!

October 2016
Excellent , both doctor and associate. Professional, courteous, friendly, helpful.

October 2016
Dr. Frechette is very professional while also demonstrating great concern and including me in development of my care plan. I work at VM and know how demanding and busy the work is. I never felt rushed and she is able to break down all my concerns into manageable parts.

September 2016
Dr. Frechette is best doctor I´ve ever had.

September 2016
I love Dr. Frechette.

September 2016
I have already recommend her to others

September 2016
Dr. Frechette is terrific.

September 2016
It´s not in everyone´s or every doctor´s nature to be caring and most times it can not and need not be faked. Every individual doctor brings their own personality to the job and patients will migrate to those they are comfortable. With that said, I have seen many doctors over my life but very few with the caring, empathy, patience and experience of Dr. Frechette. She always takes the time to listen and explain. She makes going to the doctor a ´painless´ experience. Thank you Dr. Frechette.

September 2016
Dr. Frechette is amazing and has an incredible bedside manner. I am so appreciative of her and really feel like she listens to me, is encouraging and genuinely cares. She really is a fabulous PCP.

September 2016
The best. I made sure my mother also had Dr. Frechette as her primary practitioner. VMMC already knows Dr. Frechette is a leader in your clinic.

September 2016
I have recommended Dr. Frechette to my friends ... she is fantastic! She is current on my medical history and guides me through the progression of my illnesses and options for dealing with my problems. We communicate well and I left this visit more focused on solutions to my problems and with all my questions and concerns addressed.

September 2016
I´m very happy with my care. There is always time to address any questions or concerns I have.

September 2016
Dr. Frechette is open, direct, warm and informative. She is a remarkable physician. I feel so fortunate to have her as my doc!

September 2016
Dr Freschette was outstanding. I was dealing with a sensitive issue and she handled with perfect compassion and professionalism.

September 2016
I am so very impressed with Dr. Frechette. I have been going to her for years and recommend her to everyone and anyone looking for a solid doctor especially women. She is friendly, gracious, thorough, and makes me feel so comfortable when I´m concerned about something. I never feel rushed and she takes the time to explain things so that I can understand. She communicates via email when necessary. Dr. Frechette is absolutely fantastic and I greatly appreciate her care!!!

August 2016
She´s the most responsive & empathic doctor I´ve ever had.

August 2016
I had to see a provider whom I´ve never seen before. She made me feel at ease and made decisions with me not for me. She also included my regular provider in the planning by copying her on the note.

August 2016
Dr. Ellen Frechette is outstanding in every way. She is pro-active, personable, professional. She exudes confidence in the best way. Definitely would refer her.

August 2016
Dr. Frechette is terrific

August 2016
Dr. Frechette is fantastic. I feel lucky to have her as my primary care physician. She is caring, competent, and collaborative.

August 2016
I have complete confidence in Dr. Frechette. She listens carefully, and shows respect for my opinions and concerns, while making certain I get good care.

July 2016
Dr. Frechette is exceptional about my care, & remembering details that make me unique (personally & medically)).)

July 2016
I recommend Dr. Freshette to friends, family etc.always. She is a very sincere and approachable physician.

July 2016
I have recommended Dr Frechette to several people. Her knowledge, kindness, and caring are exceptional!

July 2016
My experience with Dr. Frechetta and the office is always a very good experience. #8. 15-20 min.

July 2016
Dr. Frechette is a lovely person & excellent provider. She is kind, caring, and highly skilled.

July 2016
Excellent!

July 2016
Dr Frechette is a wonderful provider. she consistently treats in a caring, friendly manner. she listens to my concerns and treats me with respect. I would recommend her highly to anyone.

June 2016
I love Dr. Freschette, she listens, smiles when she talks to me, has great info about home/family life and is very up beat.

June 2016
I´m 66, so I´ve seen a lot of doctors in my life. Dr. Frechette is one of the very best, if not the best I have ever seen.

June 2016
Dr. Frechette is "the Best"

June 2016
I can always count on Dr. Frechette to do the best she can for me.

June 2016
Felt the appointment was somewhat rushed, particularly it being an annual exam.

June 2016
I was so impressed I am considering looking into having her as my primary caregiver.

June 2016
#9. Excellent!

June 2016
Extremely thorough analysis of my situation. Thorough, detailed and very clear

May 2016
Dr. Frechette is the absolute best General Internal Medicine doctor I have ever had. Very caring, easy to understand. I trust her 100 percent with my care. I am very fortunate to have her as my doctor. Virginia Mason is also very fortunate to have her on there staff. She is very intelligent and compassionate.

May 2016
Dr. Frechette is not only a very skilled physician. She is also willing to take the time to relate to her patients in a personal and caring way.

May 2016
I think dr Frechette is an excellent physician. very knowledgeable and caring. it would be more convenient for me to go to your University Village location but I would never leave her care regardless of her location

May 2016
Very prepared and familiar with my health issues despite only seeing her once before. Very impressive!

May 2016
Dr. Frechette is a great doctor. I have always felt like she takes the time to listen to me as a patient and talk through my concerns. Although my visits are usually brief, I have never felt rushed. Overall, I think she is a wonderful provider and I highly recommend her.

May 2016
Ellen is fabulous

May 2016
Dr. Frechette is, by far, the best Dr. I have EVER had. We drive from Yakima & it´s so worth it!

April 2016
Dr. Frechette is not only an excellent physician, but also a warm caring person concerned about me the patient. Also Dr. Frechette was kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable.

April 2016
Obviously, I can´t speak highly enough about Dr. Frechette. She is amazingly caring and interested, thorough and altogether everything anyone could want in a primary care provider.

March 2016
Dr. Frechette was an amazing doctor. I was very pleased with the care I received from her. I felt she took her time and listened to my concerns. I will definitely recommend her to others.

March 2016
I was so impressed with Dr. Frechette, that I am entertaining switching to her as my primary care provider.

March 2016
I am very pleased with Dr. Frechette/ She is bright, careful, concerned and honest about what she does and does not know. I feel its a collaboration-- which is exactly my highest hope for a doctor and which allows me to give an appropriate amount of trust and confidence in her expertise and instincts.

March 2016
Dr. Frechette always listens & responds pro-actively to my concerns & questions. I feel like I am in good hands. #5. Supplemental vitamins.

March 2016
Dr. Frechette is everything a patient could ever want in a physician. She´s knowledgeable, very warm and caring, answers all of my questions, and listens to what I have to say, or any concerns I have. I trust her completely and feel very fortunate having her as my doctor.

March 2016
Dr. Frechette is a very caring and thoughtful doctor. She is not in a rush to treat my problem with prescription medicine if it can resolve itself in a short period of time. i am keeping a record for her observation.

February 2016
llen Frechette is abosolutely the best internist. She has mentored me through difficult emotional and physical events. I consider her to be a touchstone in my medical life. Can´t imagine being without her.

February 2016
I have never had a negative experience with Dr. Frechette, her team, or any one serving the Virginia Mason Clinic

February 2016
Dr. Frechette is a very competent, friendly and caring physician. I never feel rushed during my appointments with her and she always explains things very clearly to me.

February 2016
Dr. Frechette is a fantastic doctor. She is a great communicator and healthcare partner. She is my most trusted adviser regarding my general health. I highly recommend her. I also appreciate her team--especially Patrick.

February 2016
always good

February 2016
I have already recommended Dr. Frechette to other family members and friends. She is an incredible physician and I appreciate having her oversee my healthcare and other healthcare team members.

February 2016
I appreciate that Dr. Frechette remembers my likes/dislikes in how my health care is conducted and takes that into account in her recommendations. It is also very beneficial in my care that she was my mother´s primary physician so she has direct knowledge about potential hereditary issues.

February 2016
Dr Frechette is the best doctor I´ve ever had. Not only is she knowledgeable and trustworthy in her medical assessments, she is extremely friendly, personable, and non-judgmental. She actively listens to my concerns, and offers options that align with my philosophies; my care feels very collaborative, and I never feel coerced or shamed or intimidated into any particular treatments. In short, Dr. Frechette is absolutely awesome!

January 2016
Very congenial but I felt very rushed and I forgot to ask some questions. It was for a physical and she didn´t do any gynecological exam.

January 2016
Dr. Frechette is an excellent listener and very thorough. I always enjoy seeing her.

January 2016
Dr. Frechette is the Best. She always explains things very well. He bedside manors are excellent, and Virgina Mason is very lucky to have her on their staff. As well I am very lucky to have her as my doctor. I have a 100% confidence level in Dr. Frechette.

January 2016
Very helpful & knowledgeable.

January 2016
I´m not exactly sure DR. Frechette is on top of her game. Sure great generalist, but I don´t have confidence she´s up on all the latest data to assess and take initiative for any preventive concerns or testing to keep unwanted health issues at bay! I just keep my fingers crossed....

January 2016
Dr. Frechette is one of the best doctors I have every had. She is very caring and knowledgeable.

December 2015
Dr. Frechette is a non-nonsense direct & respectful provider; she is very knowledgeable & kind & attentive.

December 2015
Good

December 2015
Always friendly, thoughtful, knowledgeable, & pleasant.

December 2015
I can´t say enough about Dr. Frechette and the confidence I have in her. I moved to the east side and am close to the Kirkland VM Clinic so I went there when I was having a health concern, but was not satisfied with my treatment and will continue to make the trip in to see Dr. Frechette. She knows me and understands me and our decade long partnership in my health care is very important and worth the extra travel.

December 2015
I really like Dr Frechette and appreciate the time she spends with me. I always feel very comfortable with her and like she cares a lot about my health and problems.

December 2015
Dr. Frechette has all of the positive qualities I look for in a physician. I worked in healthcare most of my career and I believe I have a clear perspective.

November 2015
I have complete confidence in Dr. Freschette, and I feel she is an excellent physician.

November 2015
I totally enjoy Dr Frechette as my primary care physician.

November 2015
Dr. Frechette is the best doctor I´ve had. She is warm kind and understanding and always professional.

September 2015
Wish I could spend more time, but she´s a very busy doctor, so no complaints.

September 2015
I´m very happy with my doctors.

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Special Interest(s)
Primary Care

Education
University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, 2004

Internship
Primary Care, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2005

Residency
Primary Care, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2007

On Patients
"I enjoy my patients and their life stories as well as the challenge of medicine. I am grateful to be able to participate in the health care of my patients."

On Virginia Mason
"At Virginia Mason I am surrounded by a team of experts dedicated to serving the needs of our patients."

Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Physicians