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Ellen Frechette, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine
 
4.9 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Primary Care
Clinical Experience
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Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
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
Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Patient Ratings and Comments
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
 
4.9 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
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
Since I didn´t have any particular problems, this being merely an annual exam for the purpose of prescription renewal, I had a very enjoyable visit.
July 2018
Dr. Frechette is amazing! She made me feel so comfortable.
July 2018
I love having Dr. Ellen Freschette as my physician! She is always polite, helpful and concerned with my overall physical care.
June 2018
Dr. Frechette is EXCELLENT!
June 2018
Dr Frechette is competent and professional. Even though quite busy she spent quality time with me
June 2018
provider handled a 30 minute appointment in 10 minutes. The worst is getting dubbed to be on time and then this.
June 2018
I felt she was very concerned and compassionate. she made feel that she would get to the bottom of my issues.
June 2018
I had an amazing experience. Finally found my primary care Dr.
June 2018
Dr. Frechette never seems rushed and is always willing to go "one more question" with me. She is willing to explore all the possibilities for my various conditions and my concerns about various side affects with new therapies. I feel very confident with her care.
June 2018
I couldn´t ask for a better doctor. Dr. Frechette is always informational, professional, easy to understand, kind, she listens, I honestly can´t give her any higher praise. She saved my life a few months ago, but being vigilant and I will be forever grateful!
June 2018
Dr. Frechette could teach a master class on doctor/patient quality interaction.
June 2018
I think Dr. Frechette is terrific- both as a person and as a physician. I never feel rushed, I feel she shares possibilities of approach openly and respectfully and she is a lot of fun to know. I feel lucky to have her as my core doctor.
June 2018
I depend on Dr Frechette - she is the best PCP - she listens, is compassionate, pleasant, professional, effective, writes down recommendations, supportive & positive
May 2018
Ellen Frechette actually cares about her patients. She is always very focused on me and she LISTENS.
May 2018
Ellen and her staff are absolutely the best!
May 2018
Love Ellen Frechette,always takes time to talk and inform me,also like to hear about family.
May 2018
staff and Dr. Frechette were great. Very helpful and gave great care and showed concern. Very happy with Virginia Mason.
April 2018
This was my first visit with Dr. Frechette, and I think she is outstanding. We talked a lot about various diagnostic/preventive lab tests, she answered all my questions about them, and didn´t push any tests, left the decisions to me. I felt very comfortable with her from her initial greeting, she is up on current research and tests, and I am confident I will receive excellent care in the future.
April 2018
I´m very glad to have Dr. Frechette as my primary physician. She´s excellent.
April 2018
Dr Frechette is beyond outstanding. I trust her completely and I´m so grateful to have her as my primary care physician.
April 2018
Dr. Freshette is extremely open and thorough about our discussions. She is the best GIM I have ever had may care with. She is timely but not rushed. The best there is!!
April 2018
DR Freshettw is a gem. I´ve recommended her to several of my friends
April 2018
Dr Frechette is friendly, a good listener and open minded. She is willing to discuss alternative options while making sure I get the best care.
April 2018
She is always very open, friendly and demonstrates concern for my overall health & well being.
March 2018
Dr. Frechette is the best doctor I have had. I would recommend anyone to her care
March 2018
I love Dr Frechette and would recommend her to friends and family if her panel wasn´t too full!
March 2018
Dr Frechette is extraordinary, so trustworthy and knowledgeable. I am relieved and pleased to have her as my general practitioner and appreciate her expertise, her excellent communication, and the confidence she inspires in me about my own health, age, medical issues.
March 2018
#8. Terrific.
March 2018
Dr. Frechette is the most caring and knowledgeable primary care provider I´ve ever had. If I´m lucky, she´ll be with me for the rest of my life!
February 2018
Dr. Frechette is a wonderful, caring doctor!
February 2018
Dr. Frechette is friendly and trusting. I feel confident in the care she provides me.
February 2018
Dr. Freshette is caring and understanding. This allows me to discuss things I might normally keep to myself. She is an outstanding member of your organization.
February 2018
She was a good listener, compassionate, and thoughtful. She followed up with my referral quickly.
February 2018
Dr. Frechette is an excellent doctor, I would recommend her to anyone. She´s very knowledgeable, concerned and caring.
January 2018
Dr. Frechette normally seems me only once a year for my physical. Still she always gives the impression of knowing my history and never rushes me through. Always takes time.
January 2018
I drive from Federal Way to see *Dr. Frechette as my primary physician because she always make me feel that I have been listened to, never do I feel silly about my concerns and she always makes me feel positive about the results & treatment.
January 2018
Really liked Dr. Frechette. Efficient, friendly, listened, knowledgeable
January 2018
I like seeing Dr. Frechette, very comfortable sharing health concerns. Though it felt like my last visit was rushed. Forgot to do breast exam.
January 2018
Dr. Frechette is a wonderful provider and a very kind person. VM is very lucky to have her as a provider.
January 2018
Dr. Frechette is an excellent doctor and goes to bat for me. She listens to my concerns and makes sure referrals to providers are made promptly.
January 2018
Dr. Frechette praises accomplishment and is big on encouragement.
January 2018
Always very helpful listens to questions and asks if there are any more concerns.
January 2018
I have recommended Dr. Frechette to several people!
December 2017
Dr. Frechette has been my doctor for 10 years. I always look forward to my visits because she inspires my confidence in all she does.
December 2017
Dr. Freschette is wonderful!!!
December 2017
Dr. Frechette is a very knowledgeable and listens very well. She is great at explaining options and helping the patient to make informed decisions.
December 2017
Dr. Frechette and staff always friendly and professional.
December 2017
Dr. Frechette is a wonderful caring provider. Always answers questions & includes patient in decision making. Hope she stays at VM for many years!
December 2017
Dr. Frechette is simply THE best.
December 2017
dr Frechette I would trust her with a broken arm 100%- she knows how to move through medical protocols precisely- in assisting a patient through the nuances of health concerns and displaying trust or faith in her patient - she seriously lacks engagement skills
December 2017
Dr Frechette is the best!!!
December 2017
Dr. Frechette is amazing! She is thoughtful and listens to any concerns I love that she always asks for my opinions/thoughts about my care and doesn´t just prescribe or tell me her plan - she seeks my input & I appreciate that.
November 2017
I have recommended her to so many people that I think she now cannot take new patients, but I still recommend her
November 2017
this was a surprise visit for me because I am pleased but this time was beyond pleased because I was sure that I was not ever going to see the Dr. next day, I got all My results with scheduled appointment coming soon.
November 2017
Superb medical care.
November 2017
I have tried to recommend Dr. Frechette to others, however, she is unable to see new patients at the time. That is a shame as she is marvelous.
November 2017
I think I get the best care and attention.
November 2017
Dr. Frechette is compassionate, listens well, is very supportive. I trust her and have been very happy she is my PCP.
November 2017
The best doctor at Virginia Mason.
November 2017
Dr. Frechette is outstanding as a care provider! Intelligent, understanding, kind.
November 2017
PA Frechette is always great -
November 2017
Dr Frechette went above and beyond...took a great deal of time dealing with my breathing issue.
November 2017
Dr. Frechette is an excellent care provider.
November 2017
Ellen Frechette is an outstanding physician!! She is warm, caring & knowledgeable. She listens carefully, answers questions clearly and responds promptly to any concerns or questions I raise, whether we meet in person or communicate through myvirginiamason.org.
October 2017
Always very friendly and concerned.
October 2017
excellent
September 2017
I am very pleased with Dr Frechette and her staff as well as the radiology department staff.
September 2017
It was a little rushed.
September 2017
I´ve been seeing Dr. Ellen Frechette for 9 years! She has always been professional, respectfull, and caring. She talks to me and not at me like I´m a naughty child. She seems to have a gift for making people of color at ease and trusting of her recommendations.
September 2017
Ellen and I have known each other for a very long time. She is very efficient and I don´t have to worry about anything with her. I value her referral to other clinics/MDs. I like the fact that we get straight to the point when it comes to the objective of the appointment.
August 2017
Understand Ellen is not taking new patients. She is absolutely wonderful. I feel fortunate to have her.
August 2017
As I stated earlier, Dr Frechette is a great communicator who displays a quiet confidence in her craft that always puts me at ease who really listens to my questions and concerns. I could not be more pleased that she is my Doctor. She continues to provide me exceptional care at every appointment and who in my estimation deserves special recognition for the great job that she does.
August 2017
Dr Freschette is a wonderful partner in my health care and decisions. She is great. I´ve made my coverage decisions to stay her patient.
August 2017
Dr. Frechette is awesome!
August 2017
Dr, Freschett is awesome
August 2017
Dr. Frechette has always been a very good and caring Doctor. I trust her, that is important
July 2017
I have the utmost respect and gratitude for Dr. Frechette. She always takes time to listen. I trust her opinions and care.
July 2017
Especially appreciate circled above. I have great confidence in and appreciation for Dr. Frechette - she is excellent.
July 2017
Always a great experience with her...never makes me feel rushed.
July 2017
Best Doctor ever! Been seeing her since 2007
July 2017
she is an excellent provider of care
June 2017
This is the best doctor I have ever had. Dr. Frechette is professional, personable, a good listener and never appears or acts too rushed. I really appreciate her talents.
June 2017
Dr. Frechette is simply the best doctor I have ever had.
June 2017
Ellen Freshette is a very kind,caring Doctor,who always listens,and shows interest each time I see her.
June 2017
Best Doc I ever had. She saved my life!!
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
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 consistently caring, supportive and thorough.
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
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
Dr. Ellen Frechette is one of your best at VMMC. If all doctors were like her in every respect you (I) couldn´t get a appointment for month´s.
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
Dr. Frechette is the best internist I have had at VM. She is friendly, knowledgeable, practical, and genuine.
March 2017
best doctor
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 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
Great MD. I appreciated her bedside manner in that she is direct.
January 2017
Dr. Frechette is wonderful.
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
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 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
Dr. Frechette is thorough and thoughtful. I feel fortunate to be under her care.
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!