Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

101 Patient Ratings
172 Patient Comments

Tracy M. Frech, M.D., M.S.

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

101 Patient Ratings
172 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-7724
University Hospital
Rheumatology, Clinic 2
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132



Tracy M. Frech, M.D., M.S. completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics internship and residency at the University of Utah in 2005. She then finished a two-year Rheumatology fellowship in 2007 and Master in Clinical Investigation in 2009. Upon completion of her fellowship she joined the faculty in the Division of Rheumatology, and is currently an assistant professor. She received a degree in Personalized Medicine in 2014.

She serves as the Director of the Systemic Sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) Clinic at the University of Utah Hospital and the Director of Clinical Trials for the Division of Rheumatology. Her research interests include the vascular aspects of autoimmune disease, primarily vascular leak and SSc. She has participated in many single and multi-center trials and has published several articles in peer review journals. She provides mentorship to medical students, with a focus on improving their early research experiences.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Rheumatology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 26, 2017

She is a good Dr but needs to slow down for patients to absorb what she is saying and give them time to respond and ask questions

January 24, 2017

Dr.Frech is an excellent doctor. She listens carefully to you and is a very caring and personable physician.

December 13, 2016

I trust Dr. Tracy frech as my doctor and my therapist she is so great

November 12, 2016

love Dr. Frech! always listens.

November 04, 2016

Dr Frech was caring, concerned, and informative. I felt confident in her treatment.

October 28, 2016

Dr. Tracy Frech shows excellence in her bedside manner. She cares, listen and is very attentive to my needs. I always recommend her to others. I am very blessed to have her as a care provider.

September 15, 2016

Every aspect of my appointment was excellent.

September 11, 2016

Dr. Frech is an Angel -- I am 100% sure of it!

September 01, 2016

all good

August 28, 2016

Dr. Frech very good about listening to my concerns. always explains things in a way I understand.

August 14, 2016

Concern that Dr. Frech is taking over Sclederma patients only and I will be in the hands of a nurse practitioner

July 17, 2016

I was concerned about getting a letter allowing me to get my reconstruction from my implants that were removed that were from my Mastectomy. She did not discuss this with me and I hope to get a good follow up concerning this and what we are doing about using me as part of the research study. I need more follow up information.

July 17, 2016

Dr. Frech was absolutely outstanding! Because of her, my first experience at the University of Utah was comforting and positive. It continued to be throughout other appointments and lab work within the few days but Dr. Frech began the visit off wonderfully and followed-up immediately when she got results. My impression of her was a very dedicated, caring, intelligent, and personable doctor.

July 12, 2016

MAJOR misinformation concerning this visit! From referring physician to MA to Dr Frech. ALL gave me incorrect info about this appointment. I can excuse Dr Frech as she said she dealt only with info given to her. Still, she does not seem to have followed up by speaking with a colleague about my medical concerns. I am VERY disappointed with the UU Hosp system!

June 24, 2016

After waiting an hour to see Dr. Frech, I don't feel that we were given an adequate amount of time with her. She spoke quickly, and kept saying that our waiting so long to get in was "not her fault". I now have five more appointments with other physicians to try and figure out what is going on. I would say that Dr. Frech spoke with us for no more than 15 minutes before we were ushered back to the scheduling desk to make the other appointments. And she said I was to come back in 3 months for a follow-up visit, before she rushed off to see her next patient.I understand she is busy, but our time is important as well, and I have been dealing with my medical symptoms for over a year with no specific answer. I am tired of going to more doctors for more tests. And I don't appreciate spending my short amount of time with Dr. Frech listening to her say the scheduling mix-up was not her fault, and then having her say I needed more tests before moving on to her next patient. I felt rushed, and frustrated that I am not getting any answers.

June 10, 2016

Not much communication, just filled out the questionson the computer.

March 27, 2016

Care made a bit easier as I came prepared. Had information needed to give to provider that would make care easier and more informed. Copy of blood pressures, current immunizations, etc.

March 26, 2016


March 25, 2016

I loved Dr.Frech she is amazing

March 22, 2016

Dr Frech is the finest physician I have ever encountered. I am very sorry to see her move to a practice specialty that doesn't include my illness.

March 14, 2016

The quality of care I get from Dr Frech is amazing and the real ongoing concern for your needs for your disease. I learned more from her in two visits than I did with my previous doctor who I had seen for 12+ yrs. I love her person attention to me the patient is amazing and it helps when you have scleroderma and don't know if all your problems are disease related or not. You need more doctors like her. I don't mind if I have to wait because I know all my concerns will be addressed before I leave the office. She needs to train more doctors to be like her.

March 14, 2016

Dr. Freck was way behind and so everything was very hurried.

March 06, 2016

Being a dermatologist is very hard because their is a lot of questions as patient to our doctor and we know how busy they get even though Dr frech is very patient .and answer's all questions we ask .and she gives us enough time to ask and talk about anything of our health .

March 01, 2016

Dr Frech was very rushed, as apparently she had ben double booked that morning. I did feel that it would have been nice to have the time to review things a little more thoroughly.

February 11, 2016

Dr. Frech is very good and willing to help, and answers all questions, but she talks so fast that I can't always understand what she is telling me. I wish she would repeat instructions just to help me understand. JI just don't think as fast as she does.

February 06, 2016

Dr. Frech is the very best.

January 30, 2016

Dr. Frech is the very best! We are so lucky to have her in our area.

January 24, 2016

Dr. Frech was very kind and concerned about me when I told her My father had just passed away.

January 20, 2016

Dr. Frech is, literally, the only person alive who understands my disease and its impacts on my life. She's is incredible and eases the stress I am under due to my sickness.

January 19, 2016

I drive from Las Vegas to see Dr Frech because she is worth the trip

January 17, 2016

Best Dr I have ever had in my life! Goes above and beyond to help me with all of my medical issues!

November 09, 2015

This was my 3rd visit to see this doctor. The first time I came prepared with a lot of written questions and concerns. Since tests were needed to diagnose, most of my questions were put off. This time, the dr was running behind and so the visit was even quicker than normal. My expectations were very much disappointed. I understand that at this point with the tests showing normal that there is not much the dr could do at this time but taking time to explain what to look for, what symptoms I should be aware of or even what steps can be taken at this point would have been helpful. I very much felt like I had driven 450 miles for nothing. The questions I had about medications were handled through the MyChart program.

November 07, 2015

it was a busy day I felt rushed and that I left without knowing where I stand. trying to double my medicine but I've not been doing well left frustrated

November 07, 2015

again, always the best of care

November 06, 2015

Both times that I have had appointments with Dr. Frech, I feel like she is so rushed that I can barely express any of my concerns or questions because she just rushes through the appointment. I also travel a long way to get there, and then when she is only in there with me for five minutes, I feel like I don't get much out of being there.

October 31, 2015

Dr. Frech is a incredible asset to the University. As a patient, and physician, she is thorough compassionate provider who always has something new to help you move forward!

October 23, 2015

I think she is wonderful

October 10, 2015

Physician and Nurse Practioner took time needed to explain and outline plan of care.

September 29, 2015

I truly appreciate Dr. Frechs patient care which is outstanding at all times. She truly, truly cares for her patients and wants the very best for us. She even follows up personally when illness is severe. I feel very lucky to be under her care and am confident that I'm in the best of hands. Bravo!

September 22, 2015

Dr Frech feels like a doctor friend.. not just a doctor.

September 21, 2015

Dr. Frech is always nice, courteous and shows real concern about how I am feeling.

September 21, 2015

Outstanding care by Dr Frech

September 20, 2015

:) 2 thumbs UP!!

September 14, 2015

I recommend Dr. Frech all of the time because her care is top notch, her capacity to communicate is unmatched, she is up-to-date on current standards of care for my illness, she is supportive when I have questions or concerns and she is always willing to discuss possible alternative ideas I may have. Last, but certainly not least, she is so very compassionate and caring. She is a patient's dream doctor.

September 09, 2015

I have recommended Dr. Frech to several individuals in the past and will in the future.

September 01, 2015

Dr. Frech gave me everything I wanted out of my initial appointment and more.

August 25, 2015

The physician did not know why I was there. This suggests a lack of communication and undermines the ability to develop confidence in the care received.

August 21, 2015

Dr Frech is the best; feel blessed to have her as my doctor!

June 23, 2015

Dr. Frech is Great! I have total confidence in her and her care.

June 18, 2015

Dr. Frech is competent and compassionate.

June 15, 2015

Dr. Frech is the very best. She is honest and dedicated to her profession and to her patients.

June 10, 2015

just not sure what I am supposed to see with the two new medications Dr Freck prescribed for me.

May 19, 2015

I do not have the words to express my respect, trust, appreciation and deep gratitude for Dr. Frech. She is an exceptionally competent, compassionate, dedicated, devoted and committed professional. She cares deeply about me and her other patients. Dr. Frech demonstrates her passion for helping and treating each one of us with her honesty and respect, as well as her knowledge, experience, her heart and soul, every day. She is an amazingly talented woman and I am so fortunate to have her as my physician.

May 19, 2015

I don't really want to recommend my doc to anyone because she is already so booked out that I don't want to make it harder for myself. plus- they can go somewhere else and get treatment for their issue a lot quicker

May 16, 2015

Excellent experience

May 08, 2015

she takes time with me has sent me for tests and specialists I feel confident in the care she gives me

May 04, 2015

I have referred others to Dr. Frech

April 24, 2015

I don't just blindly check all "Very Good", in fact, from a statistical perspective it bothers me that there is no variance! ;) However, I consider each question carefully. I could provide explanations as to why I checked each answer. The rating scale for Dr. Frech needs a "Truly Exceptional" option!

April 16, 2015

very good doctor, but I come 2 times a year and would of liked my time instead of being rushed. who ever the doctor was who pushed 2 patients on her needs a bad point not Tracy she is one of my greatest doctors

April 13, 2015

Doctor Frech is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

April 03, 2015

very good doctor

April 02, 2015

Dr. Frech is outstanding in her field and also manages to be friendly and caring. I feel that she hears me and treats me as an individual, not as a collection of lab results.

April 01, 2015

After waiting for almost four months for my initial appointment it was very disappointing and frustrating to hear that I would need to wait another six months for a follow up appointment to discuss my test results and possibly start some type of treatment plan. I think Dr. Frech was great however I can't recommend her to someone knowing they will have to wait so long to possibly get help for their medical concerns.

March 24, 2015

She asked great questions, REALLY listened, explained things extremely well, and was very thorough. It was probably the best appointment with a doctor I've ever experienced.

March 23, 2015

Scleroderma patients are blessed to have Dr. Frech in our city. To have such a rare disease is hard but to know someone is a specialist close to your home is comforting.

March 20, 2015

I recommend Dr. Frech to everyone I meet who is afflicted with an autoimmune disease. I have confidence knowing that she is an expert in her field. She is understanding, caring, and kind; always taking the time needed to discuss concerns and treatment plans.

March 17, 2015

just didn't get time to ask my questions with Dr. Frech.

March 01, 2015

It was good

February 15, 2015

Dr. Frech didn't just throw more pills at me to help me with medical problems, but she thought outside the box and has a completely different approach than any other Dr. I've been to. It gave me new hope that I would actually get some help!

January 26, 2015

love Dr Frech

January 20, 2015

Dr. Frech is a wonderful doctor. she is very knowledgable, and makes me feel confident that I am receiving the best treatment for me. she rules out all possibilities and medications for what can help

January 02, 2015

At times, the doctor spoke a little fast and used medical terminology unfamiliar to us.

December 08, 2014

A little concerned about the test she scheduled. I get it figured out - CT Chest ordered twice.

December 07, 2014

so kind, knowledgeable and nice!

November 02, 2014

LOVE Dr. Frech!

October 25, 2014

I feel extremely comfortable with my provider especially her knowledge and expertise

October 13, 2014

Dr Frech is an outstanding and compassionate physician.

October 09, 2014

Even though she is very busy and appointments are short, she makes sure to fully explain things to me including her theories, medications she prescribes and refferal she makes for me and she always makes sure all of my questions are answered before my appointment is over. She genuinely cares about my health.

September 20, 2014

She is an excellent Dr who cares for her patients ... .really cares and treats them like human beings not animals.

September 04, 2014

I know that I was very fortunate to be seen by Dr. Frech for her opinion on my problem. She did an outstanding job of explaining everything in a professional yet very friendly manner. I had been told by the appointment scheduler and others that I would really like her, and I did/do.

September 01, 2014

Dr. Frech is awesome. She has all the qualities of a truly great doctor and a woman of great character. I feel blessed to be in her care.

July 16, 2014

I wish there were more doctors around as caring as doctor Frech. She is a wonderful doctor and is up on all the latest research. I would recommend her to anyone!

July 15, 2014

She gave me hope. :)

July 14, 2014

Tracy Frech is the best doctor I've ever seen, and I've seen allot of doctors. She always has a friendly disposition. She makes me feel important and cared for. She always address my needs, and talks to me like a person. Other doctors don't. I feel very comfortable and in good hands with her. She is great, I love her!

July 14, 2014

Dr Frech is very concerned about my health and is open to alternatives regarding my care

July 09, 2014

Dr. Tracy Frech has been my rheumatologist for about 8 years, she is an excellent physician and the consumate professional

July 06, 2014

Love My Chart. Appreciated quickness with which Drs office answered my My Chart request

June 19, 2014

I wish I had asked more questions but at the time I didn't think about things I would like to know. Mostly regarding the Scleroderma, particularly in my lower right leg. Will it be getting worse and more restrictive with pain increasing?

May 30, 2014

Even though I hate coming to the doctor, I honestly have enjoyed every visit thus far. Tracy is so informative and explains all my concerns and questions thoroughly and in ways that I fully understand.

May 25, 2014

I loved this was like we were friends

May 17, 2014

Dr. Frech really follow up all my concerns and needs. I really appreciate all her effort to help me to move forward my recovery.

May 16, 2014

Dr. Frech is an awesome provider; she truly cares and goes the extra mile. I recommend Dr. Frech to everyone I meet who needs a Rheumatologist!

May 13, 2014

Exceptional care in every way!

May 06, 2014

Dr. Frech is Amazing & has and continues to help me a lot!!!

April 26, 2014

Dr. French is amazing, she is my favorite doctor I have ever had, she is easy to talk to & friendly, and is willing to take the time to try & help me with my issues even though my issues most likely do not lie in her area of expertise

April 17, 2014

Dr Frech just needs to slow down a lil bit otherwise she is an excellent Dr. So is Dr Kunkel.

April 17, 2014

Dr. Frech is an exceptional rheumatologist. She is genuine and proactive. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and explain my symptoms and treatment options. She communicates regularly with my other doctors to ensure I am receiving the best care possible.

April 12, 2014

I could not be more pleased with Tracy.

March 28, 2014

just frustrated with my pain level and not much help on trying to fix it. (waiting for ENT apt thinking had answers but he didn't help any either.

March 25, 2014

I feel so fortunate to have Dr. Frech as my rheumatologist. She is warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and takes the time to explain things to me. She takes a genuine interest in my health, and communicates regularly with my other doctors to ensure I am receiving the best care and treatment possible.

March 23, 2014

Dr. Frech is always a pleasure to see. Not only is she extremely nice, but she is also extremely thorough, knowledgeable, and conscientious. Could not ask for a better physician!

March 05, 2014

I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Freck. Her energy and focus is ruely refreshing. I have come to fully trust her thoughts and diagnoses.

February 11, 2014

Dr. Frech knew more about my diagnosis than I expected. She was very concerned and very helpful. I've been struggling for several years and in one visit i felt as if she understood what I've been going through. Again, she made me feel i was right where i needed to be and gave me hope that i will feel better in the near future. She made a lot of sense.

February 03, 2014

Dr. Frech was amazing! I loved her positive energy and communication skills. She was not arrogant, she listened and understood my conditions and was very knowledgeable about my conditions. Dr. Frech didn't dismiss my symptoms as depression and/or lack of sleep. I felt like she believed me and understood the suffering I have experience the last 10 yrs and was ready to help me. She was everything I needed from a doctor and more. I cried on my way home because I knew she was an answer to my prayers.

November 18, 2013

Dr Frech was rushed, but kind and wanted to make sure my questions were addressed. I appreciate that she gave me that focused and uninterrupted attentention, despite how busy she clearly is. I felt heard, understood, included in treatment, and HOPEFUL for once.

November 04, 2013

I have always liked coming to Dr. Frech. Knowledgable and friendly. rady to answer any questions I might have.

October 14, 2013

As always, excellent.

September 30, 2013

The Dr. & fellow were excellent & took lots of time explaining & consulting. They diagnosed several problems & when I left, I wished I had more detailed information in WRITING for reference when I couldn't remember so much new info.

September 25, 2013

My only hesitation recommending my provider to others is the lengthy wait time involved to get an appointment.

September 23, 2013

Dr Frech is Awesome.

September 23, 2013

I LOVE Dr. Frech!

September 23, 2013

Dr Frech cares about the whole package, not just your specific diagnosis.

September 02, 2013

I continue to come to the University Hospital because of the care provided to me by Dr. Frech. She is committed to patient care and has made a big difference in my quality of life.

August 23, 2013

Dr. Frech is a very smart & bubbly woman. I was pleased that she took the time to cover some of the basic areas (this was an initial consultation). She also communicated in a manner that was easy for all patients to understand what she was talking about. I am looking forward to my next appt & hopefully a clearer picture on my health.

August 22, 2013

Dr. Frech has been absolutely wonderful! She takes the time to explain things to me, listens to my concerns and answers my questions. She responds promptly to my emails. I appreciate that she advocates preventative care, and she is very supportive with the frustrating aspects of my condition.

August 19, 2013

Dr. Frech understands and respects that I, as her patient, consider her informed advice and then decide what I will do. She actually gets better compliance from me than my last rheumatologist because she helps me understand how the medications help me, as well as the risk factors involved with different treatment options, so that I can make an informed decision I feel good about. She doesn't spend a great deal of time with you, but somehow she packs those minutes in with a whole lot of information as well as genuine listening. I always feel like I've have my concerns addressed in a respectful manner.

July 25, 2013

I highly recommend Dr. Frech. She is kind, caring and highly competent.

July 22, 2013

Dr Frech is great!

July 22, 2013

I'm a difficult patient I am always a challenge

July 16, 2013

I see a number of medical providers. Dr. Frech is, by far, my favorite. She will always work to fit me in, if necessary, and instead of telling me what I need to do, she and I are a team on my medical treatment. She's wonderful.

July 05, 2013

this wa the best doctor appt I have had in a very long time. I went from hopeless to having hope!

July 04, 2013

What good is a great doctor if you can't make a timely appointment?

June 24, 2013

As always, Dr. Frech is great about talking to me about anything.

June 10, 2013

Dr Frech is top of the line. She is very proactive to insure she minimizes the possibility of being forced to have to treat to unnecessary complications.

May 21, 2013

I enjoy my visits with Dr. Frech. She does every thing she can for me and we even have a good laugh.

April 08, 2013

Over the last forty years I have seen several rheumatologists, Dr. Frech is the best. She is extremely knowledgeable, communicates information and medical options clearly.

March 04, 2013

I love Dr Frech she takes the time to answer all my questions without talking down to me and is truly concern about me and my concerns.

March 01, 2013

I felt as if my own doctor didn't really care much about me while getting this infusion.

February 20, 2013

i found the care providers very engaging and interested in helping me with my medical needs.

February 20, 2013

I was very happy with Dr. Frech. I feel like she will be the perfect doctor for me and it was the first time, since being treated by a previous doctor I had several years ago, that I felt my doctor knew what she was talking about with my particular disease. I have waited a long time to get the help I need.

February 11, 2013

Dr. Frech is always a class act. I have recommended her to numerous people. Very friendly, kind etc. Even though she is rushed, she always gives me her undivided attention. Kind of like I'm the only one that matters.

January 21, 2013

All good.

January 21, 2013

Dr. Frech is ALWAYS excellent in all areas!

January 17, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Frech and the clinic to many people.

November 23, 2012

Dr. Frech is the best. She makes sure you understand exactly what is happening in words you understand. She has great passion for her profession.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Frech truly cares and really listens to my questions.

November 02, 2012

Dr Frech is a class act!!! She gets right to business. Very busy, but I never feel rushed. She addresses my concerns and seems very interested in my health.

October 29, 2012

Dr. Frech is so intelligent but takes the time to explain your care in everyday language. She is truly concerned with the patient's welfare.

October 29, 2012

Dr. Frech always goes the extra mile to take care of a patient.

October 29, 2012

Dr. Frech is wonderful. She shows genuine concern and does anything in her power to help you.

October 26, 2012

I was very impressed with Dr. Frech

October 22, 2012

I get excellent care from Dr. Frech and her office staff.

October 11, 2012

Dr Frech is an excellent doctor and she is always very nice and friendly!

October 05, 2012

felt rushed

September 19, 2012

Dr. Frech is a very good rheumatologist, I have flourished under her care.

September 17, 2012

I have used several rheumatologists, and Dr. Frech is by far the best! I love her personality, and she is very knowledgeable.

September 17, 2012

Love Dr. Frech can't wait for my next apt. to find out the results on the tests she performed.

August 27, 2012

Love having both Dr Frech and Dr Hatton available for appointments and available to consult together regarding care for scleraderma and pulmonary hypertension. There are not many scleraderma specialty clinics across the country. We are very fortunate to have those resources here.

August 06, 2012

I love Dr. Frech. Because I have to drive down from Pocatello for my visits, there has been two times that I was late due to unexpected traffic and construction. Dr. Frech still saw me and spent as much time with me as if I had been on time.

July 30, 2012

Dr Frech is the very best. She is worth driving from utah county. She is great at listening and explaining to my situation. She makes going to the doctors enjoyable.

July 02, 2012

Dr Frech is fantastic. One of the best doctros I have ever seen.

June 26, 2012

Dr. Frech is always a class act!!! Very friendly. Takes the time to address my needs or questions. Tells me to send her questions through "MyChart" if needed, the list goes on.

June 25, 2012

I'd recommend Dr. Frech to anyone who was not in need of immediate care, despite the wait.

June 05, 2012

I love Dr. Frech!!!

April 26, 2012

April 20, 2012

I have felt very good about my care with Dr. Frech. However, she has seemed "rushed" when she is with me recently. Consequently, I forget some of my questions. I make a 75 minute drive to come there to see her, I was in and out so fast I felt somewhat unimportant.

April 20, 2012

Dr. Frech is an exceptional care giver, and I greatly appreciate having her as one of my physicians!

April 20, 2012


April 07, 2012

I am sending yet another patient to her!!! The one I already sent really appreciated my referral.

March 29, 2012

Dr Frech is always professional and courteous

March 21, 2012

want informed about side effects of drugs and what to look for when taking med

March 21, 2012

Dr. Frech is exceptional!

March 16, 2012

Great doctor. She answers any questions that I have. She always shows concern over my medical issues. She has a very caring demeanor about her. She makes me feel like I am her only pt. I would recommend her to anyone.

March 16, 2012

Dr French is a great dr I don't feel rushed and I feel she is listening to me when I have concerns about cost etc

March 09, 2012

Dr. Frech is the excellent.

March 09, 2012

I love Dr. Frech - she's knowledgeable, thorough, conscientious, and professional - it's obvious her patients' well-being is her top priority.

February 17, 2012

Dr. Frech is wonderful! She listens and always is very thorough, explaining everything in a way I can understand.

February 10, 2012

I feel very lucky to have Dr. Frech as my doctor. My problems are very frustrating, but I have every confidence in her concern, competency, and desire to improve my health and quality of life.

February 09, 2012

Dr. Frech has been fabulous to me

January 26, 2012

Dr Frech and Dr Hatton are very concerned with my health and well-being and both take time to find out if there is anything they can do to help me.

January 18, 2012

I am very pleased and satisfied with the care provided to me by Dr. Frech.

January 03, 2012

Dr Frech always takes the time to talk with me! Even after a year, I'm still learning about my RA and she is always more than willing to help me learn! And I have already recommended her to a co worker who has an appt next week!!

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Vascular Malformations
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Progressive Systemic Sclerosis

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Rheumatology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7724 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Tracy Frech, MD, MS, is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Director of the Systemic Sclerosis (SSc, scleroderma) Clinic, and Director of Clinical Trials for the Division of Rheumatology.

Rheumatic disease is characterized by inflammation and immune dysfunction. Dr. Frech’s research interest is the interplay of vascular dysfunction and inflammation in the pathogenesis in SSc. At the University of Utah SSc Clinic, she treats over 300 patients with this disease. She offers many clinical trials to provide patients with rheumatic disease treatment opportunities. She also participates in several national and international registries and consortia with the goal to improve early diagnosis, access to care, and standardization of testing in SSc. She is active in the Scleroderma Foundation and serves on its Medical Advisory Board.

She received her medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Utah. She received a Master in Clinical Investigation from the University of Utah.

Research Statement

Dr. Frech’s research interest is the interplay of vascular dysfunction and inflammation in the pathogenesis in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc). At the University of Utah SSc Clinic, she treats over 300 patients with this disease. She offers many clinical trials to provide patients with rheumatic disease treatment opportunities. She also participates in several national and international registries and consortia with the goal to improve early diagnosis, access to care, and standardization of testing in SSc. She is active in the Scleroderma Foundation and serves on its Medical Advisory Board.


Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training University of Utah
Personalized Health Care
Graduate Training University of Utah
Clinical Investigation
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Professional Medical Eastern Virginia Medical School
Graduate Training Universidad de Salamanca
Undergraduate University of North Carolina


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Goldberg A, Geppert T, Schiopu E, Frech T, Hsu V, Simms RW, Peng SL, Yao Y, Elgeioushi N, Chang L, Wang B, Yoo S (2014). Dose-escalation of human anti-interferon-alpha receptor monoclonal antibody MEDI-546 in subjects with systemic sclerosis: a phase 1, multicenter, open label study. Arthritis Res Ther, 16(1), R57.
  2. Frech TM, Smith G, Reily M, Chamberlain J, Murtaugh MA, Penrod J, Battistone MJ, Stults BM (June 2013). Peripheral neuropathy: a complication of systemic sclerosis. Clin Rheumatol, 32(1), 885-8.
  3. Frech TM, Penrod J, Battistone MJ, Sawitzke AD, Stults BM (May 2012). The prevalence and clinical correlates of an auscultatory gap in systemic sclerosis patients. Int J Rheumatol.
  4. Frech T, Coffin C, Bohnsack JF, Prahalad S (2006). Concurrent occurrence of eosinophilic fasciitis and morphea in two children. Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal, 4(1).

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Type School Degree Country
Graduate Training Universidad de Salamanca

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