Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

119 Patient Ratings
70 Patient Comments

Tracy M. Frech, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Locations

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

Bio

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 serves as the Director of the Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) 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 - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Rheumatology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician 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 doctor
4.9
My confidence in doctor
4.9
Time doctor spent with me
4.7
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.9
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.9
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

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.

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

September 23, 2013

I LOVE Dr. Frech!

September 23, 2013

Dr Frech is Awesome.

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

I'm a difficult patient I am always a challenge

July 22, 2013

Dr Frech is great!

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 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 20, 2013

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

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

Dr. Frech is ALWAYS excellent in all areas!

January 21, 2013

All good.

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

October 29, 2012

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

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 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

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

April 20, 2012

great

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 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

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7724 School of Medicine
Rheumatology
30 N Medical Dr
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.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training University of Utah
Personalized Health Care
Graduate Training University of Utah
Clinical Investigation
Master's
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Rheumatology
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Intern
Professional Medical Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medicine
M.D.
Graduate Training Universidad de Salamanca
Spanish
Undergraduate University of North Carolina
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

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