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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
Departments
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.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
*Dr. Frechette is the best doctor I've ever had, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a PCP.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
I wouldn't be here without Dr. Frechette's care. She took more time than she probably should have explaining and helping me. I appreciate her more than I can put into words!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Primary care is consistently excellent.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Dr. Frechette was, and always has been in my 10 years of having her as my primary care physician, very professional and very helpful. terrific job
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
I am not sure how many can say what I can: I look forward to my annual visit with Dr Frechette. She is a friendly, warm, knowledgeable and reasonable provider. She takes into account my whole person, and I really appreciate that, and the dialogue I am able to have with her.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
This was my first appointment with Dr. Frechette and I was very pleased that she listened to all of my concerns and made goals for how to resolve some problems.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Dr. Ellen provides excellent medical care. She cares about her patients and works hard to help the patient. I highly recommend her!!
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Dr. Frechette is amazing. Would happily recommend her and have done so in the past
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
I have also recieved excellent care. Always includes me in theplan and ask if I agree or want to try some other plan. If I choose something different she agrees to try it with the understanding if it's not getting us to a good place I will agree to try her plan. It's amutual trust I feel with her caare.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
I cant immagine anyone better or more qualified than Dr. Frechett
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Dr. Frechette is amazing.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Dr. Frechette - always takes the time to listen, so even though I was in for my annual check up she asked questions, we talked about questions I had and she gave me some suggestions. I don't feel rushed by her and I feel like she does care.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2020
Dr. Ellen Friechette is the absolute BEST doctor I have EVER had. She is compassionate and smart and looks me in the eye and considers my thoughts and feelings.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
*Ellen is always delightful - I have confidence in her -
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Have had Dr. Frechette for many years and I trust the care she provides
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Dr. Frechette even took the time to explain goals of other specialists for me. Truly an excellent physician and person.
  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Dr. Frechette always shows concerns, explains all my problems and concerns, treatments discussed. I HAVE RECOMMENDED DR. FRECHETTE TO OTHERS.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
*Dr. Frechette always listens and advises well. I have every confidence in her judgment. In this case she recommended me to a specialist.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Ellen Freshette is the best,kindest Doctor I have ever had,always inquires about myself and my family and takes an interest in it all.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Frechette is excellent in her field. I highly respect her knowledge, skills & professionalism.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
I appreciate her not giving up on me even though the problem is not in her specific field.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
*Dr. Frechette has always made me feel like I'm family she never leaves anything uncovered.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Dr. Frechette has always been a good doctor for me....have not ever had a bad experience, and I appreciate her honesty, always.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr. Frechette (and her assistant) both listened very carefully and took my problem seriously, even though it is an uncommon side effect for for a drug prescribed by another provider, for a health situation that had not been part of my treatment at VM. It felt like were were immediately up to speed & on my same page. Tests and actions recommended provided me with both peace of mind and a hopeful path to resolution.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
*Dr. Frechette is the reason why I have continuing care at VM. She is excellent. She responds to emails in the portal promptly.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
she showed more care for me than any other provider who has ever stepped in for Dr Crowley
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
Dr Frechette, who had only seen me one previous time, welcomed me with a big smile and made me feel like she sincerely cared about seeing nd, thus, helping me. She was superior.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
My care provider is the best and helps understand plus supports what I feels is best.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Dr. Frechette is excellent. She's quite special.......
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Dr. Freshette always listens, her staff are experienced and professional. Info given on vaccinations was thorough and appropriate.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I depend on Dr. Frechette to help me with my healthcare. She is knowledgeable, listens well, and takes time to answers questions. She also send follow up notes via MyVirginiaMason after the visit and answers additional questions. I don't know what I would do without her.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
I am VERY satisfied with the care given me.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Frechette is outstanding.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Frechette is simply the best - period.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Dr. Frechette is great.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
very pleased. As busy as she must be, I am always responded to and attended to.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
I would & have recommend Dr Ellen Frechette to everyone I know. She is an excellent doctor!
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Given my life history, many doctors in the past have dismissed my issues (and, hence, me) by saying that any physical body concern I have is all in my head. Dr. Frechette takes a compassionate, prudent path by ensuring that there is no underlying physical body medical issue before other possible causes are explored (because sometimes the physical symptoms HAVE been serious physical body issues!).
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I'm very proud of Virginia Mason and Dr Frechette
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
My doctor is out for a couple of months so did not see her - I was very pleased with the doctor I did see, would highly recommend her to others, very compassionate and great sense of humor
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Frechette makes you feel valued and empowered to live your best and healthiest life.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I grew up in medical family & expect excellent care & needed time. *Dr. Frechette meets these standards.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Dr. Frechette has always been a wonderful and thorough Dr.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
dr. Frechette is outstanding!
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Frechette is amazing. I haven't seen her in a year, and I felt an old friendly. She knew my issues, helped w/new ones, and made me feel great.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I wish there were some way to go above Very Good in all these fields. Ellen frechette listens to me, hears me and works with me.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Frechette is unhurried, attentive, and thorough. She inspires confidence, and I like talking to her about my health.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr Frechette validated my concerns, but also reassured me and proposed solid follow up plan/ next steps.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Frechette has shown exceptional concern and care for my health.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Dr. Frechette is the best GP! She cares about her patients, listens to concerns, finds appropriate resources (therapy, meds, referrals), etc.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
I have been very pleased with Dr. Frechette as my GP. I have been a patient at VM for about 20 years and have had several GPs over that time and Frechette is the most empathetic, engaged and accessible I have had.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
She listens, she cares, she excels at what she does.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Love Ellen and how attentive she is to my care.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Absolutely the best!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Dr. Frechette seems fairly concerned about my health issues.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr. Frechette is one of the best doctors I have ever had. She provides an excellent balance of care, concern, science and heart. I would recommend her to anyone.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr. Frechette is an outstanding physician. She is by far the best physician I have ever had in my 69 years of life. She is a phenomenal diagnostician. I always feel she is very concerned about my well-being and I never feel rushed during my appointments. I greatly appreciate that she makes me feel like I have an active role in decisions concerning my care. I am so grateful for the caring, professional care that Dr. Frechette provides.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Because of the popularity of this provider, I can recommend her with reservations due to length of time to future appointment options.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Dr FRESCHETTE is an A++ provider!
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
*Doctor Frechette is the BEST doctor I've ever had, compassionate, smart, personable, caring.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Fortunately I had no problems or concerns to report on this (overdue) annual exam. Dr Frechette seemed interested, relaxed and focused during our time together
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
I always enjoy my time spent with Dr. Frechette. She is thoughtful, thorough, friendly, listens to me, and works collegially with me as we explore solutions to whatever challenge I bring her.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Very positive experience! Dr. Frechette is very thorough and professional. I feel blessed to have her as my primary care physician.