Gary Frishman

Women & Infants Hospital

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Medical SchoolColumbia
ResidencyU. of Pennsylvania
FellowshipU. of Connecticut
Providence
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905
401-274-1100
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Gary Frishman to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 42%Neutral: 39%Don't recommend: 19%8.2
6 assessments
  • 42% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 39% Neutral (7-8)
  • 19% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
8.4
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
8.8
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
8
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Women & Infants Hospital to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 67%Neutral: 12%Don't recommend: 22%8.1
21 assessments
  • 67% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 12% Neutral (7-8)
  • 22% Don't recommend (0-6)
6 assessments
7
Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
He [Dr. Frishman] was kind, caring and honest to our situation...He was sort of quick in our meetings, but explained everything to the best of our ability to understand. He’s demeanor was sweet and professional. Never called me to follow up off hours like another doctor has...We went through 3 fresh cycles and 1 frozen transfer...Working on number 5 now. Fresh cycle with donor sperm since husband has recently been diagnosed with genetic translocation and insurance doesn’t cover genetic testing.
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Age
34
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 5 Docs
Treatment
3 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor
7
How was your experience with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
He was sort of quick in our meetings, but explained everything to the best of our ability to understand. He’s demeanor was sweet and professional. Never called me to follow up off hours like another doctor has.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
He’s great, but you don’t see him frequently. The practice is a group, so know you’re seeing all the doctors and not just him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
He was kind, caring and honest to our situation.
Describe the protocols Gary Frishman used in your cycles at Women & Infants Hospital and their degree of success.
We went through 3 fresh cycles and 1 frozen transfer under his car. 1st fresh- May 2018, lots of drugs and didn’t amount to much. 7 eggs, 4 fertilized 1 transferred. 1 frozen on day 5 2 fresh- July 2018. 11 eggs 8 fertilized 1 transferred day 5, zero frozen. 3rd fresh - October 2018. 11 eggs, 8 fertilized 1 transferred day 5 and 1 frozen. Resulting in chemical pregnancy 4 - first frozen Transfer. January 2019. Didn’t work. Working on number 5 now. Fresh cycle with donor sperm since husband has recently been diagnosed with genetic translocation and insurance doesn’t cover genetic testing.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Women & Infants Hospital. (Assigned nurse: Hike)
They whole staff is amazing. Thank god for the nurses and all the staff. They are wonderful.
Describe your experience with Women & Infants Hospital.
You deal with a lot of different nurses and doctors. So become familiar with them and know it’s okay. They are all great at what they do. Ask questions if you want to know what’s going on. They are there to support you along this journey.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital.
Each appointment has been $50, the drugs and everything cost a lot. I don’t remember off the top of my head. The overall bills have been around $8k-$10k
Describe Gary Frishman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Women & Infants Hospital.
He always said since I’ve never been pregnant before, since embryo transfer was the best for my scenario.
7
Doctor
Gary Frishman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Women & Infants Hospital
Providence
Nursing
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10
Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Frishman. He is kind, intelligent and straight forward which we have always appreciated. We were hoping to use the same donor between my partner and I but that plan changed due to some unforeseen circumstances and he Personally called me to check it and make sure I was ok with this. He has guided us on this journey from testing to putting our plan in to motion. My partner carried our beautiful twins and it was all because of him and we couldn't be more grateful. We know he will continue to be apart of our journey moving forward as we add to our family.
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Age
33 - 34
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Frishman. He is kind, intelligent and straight forward which we have always appreciated. We were hoping to use the same donor between my partner and I but that plan changed due to some unforeseen circumstances and he Personally called me to check it and make sure I was ok with this. He has guided us on this journey from testing to putting our plan in to motion. My partner carried our beautiful twins and it was all because of him and we couldn't be more grateful. We know he will continue to be apart of our journey moving forward as we add to our family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
I would say going in try to think about what you are comfortable and wanting from this process. He will tell you all of the options but ultimately will not decide for you as he wants you to be comfortable and happy and a part of the journey and have some control
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
I felt like a human. He is always kind and considerate and takes his cues from me. He is blunt but yet considerate of my feelings and this process that can at times be very wearing. He always listens and always takes the time to make sure I feel like I have been heard. He's amazing and I'm glad he is part of our journey.
Describe the protocols Gary Frishman used in your cycles at Women & Infants Hospital and their degree of success.
We have been doing IUI without success unfortunately but he has followed some testing protocols to make sure that we are not missing anything. He made sure that I was ovulating through a blood test, checked my ovaries through testing, etc.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very compassionate and knowledgeable. They were always kind and never rushed us through this process.
Describe your experience with Women & Infants Hospital.
The clinic has great staff from the first person at the desk to the last person you see at your appointment. They communicate well and always return phone calls in a timely manner. I always receive results and hear from them when they say I will. They are also very empathetic when giving negative news.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital.
The costs are something we have to manage with an expense account through work where the money comes out gradually throughout the year or we had to pay out of pocket once that money would run out
Describe Gary Frishman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Women & Infants Hospital.
He is very open but of course within reason. We have discussed this and have been on the same page and understand at all times. He gives the facts and benefits and harm to each of our choices and then let's us talk through them together.
10
Doctor
Gary Frishman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Women & Infants Hospital
Providence
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10
Age
28 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
10
Dr Frishman, is a great dr, both my husband and I trust him. ... He makes sure we are aware he is there anytime if we have questions. ... Dr Frishman, was accurate, informative and had a great bed side manor, he may be fast or speak in Frishman speed but he is always sure to stop and take a moment to make sure everyone understands, is on the same page and has the opportunity to ask questions.
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Age
28 - 30
Treated
2017 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Male Factor, PCOS, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
Dr Frishman, is a great dr, both my husband and I trust him. We like that he is very knowledgeable, understanding, and kind. He makes sure we are aware he is there anytime if we have questions. He has great bedside manors, and has been a blessing to have by our side during such sensitive times.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
Always be a few minutes early or on- time, and don't be afraid to ask questions.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
Dr Frishman, was accurate, informative and had a great bed side manor, he may be fast or speak in Frishman speed but he is always sure to stop and take a moment to make sure everyone understands, is on the same page and has the opportunity to ask questions.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
There is one specific nurse Hyke who was very compassionate and helpful, when I was going through a difficult time and they wanted me to stay until blood work came back took about an hour she pulled me from the waiting room and kept me comfortable in a room with a drink and snack. She is always pleasant no matter the kind of day she is having I would never know cause shes always kind and greets you with a smile.
Describe your experience with Women & Infants Hospital.
The clinic is clean, and well put together along with the nice staff, the secretary and phlebotomist are always coordinated and kind. I don't have any weakness to report. It is very easy to get around not very difficult to find where you need to go.
10
Doctor
Gary Frishman
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Women & Infants Hospital
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6
Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
6
He [Dr. Frishman] was kind but very stereotyped in his presentation. It felt like a class or a speech cs a consultation. It felt impersonal. As a surgeon he was excellent. I liked him and had no major issues with him...During appointments it was all statistics and a canned speech especially about age. I was given the clear message-not likely to succeed. However, this doctor did do my D& C with hysteroscopy and on that morning (as my surgeon, outside of the office atmosphere where he seemed rushed) he was calm & compassionate.
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Age
41 - 42
Treated
2017 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI, 5 IVF
Diagnosis
6
How was your experience with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
He was kind but very stereotyped in his presentation. It felt like a class or a speech cs a consultation. It felt impersonal. As a surgeon he was excellent. I liked him and had no major issues with him but his association and staff were absolutely horrible.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
Find out when he's not in call because if you get Dr Wheeler it's no Beuno.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
During appointments it was all statistics and a canned speech especially about age. I was given the clear message-not likely to succeed. However, this doctor did do my D& C with hysteroscopy and on that morning (as my surgeon, outside of the office atmosphere where he seemed rushed) he was calm & compassionate.
Describe the protocols Gary Frishman used in your cycles at Women & Infants Hospital and their degree of success.
First cycle so generic protocol for stim.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
It was always someone different and I felt line an ID number. They spoke to each other but rarely to me (except for nurse that did my IUI-excellent). A nurse called with mistaken dosing instructions which I knew were wrong (an overdose) but she argued with me and I had to page the doctor on call (Wheeler) who corrected the mistake but never acknowledged it or apsogized (no one did) even though it resulted in a canceled cycle.
Describe your experience with Women & Infants Hospital.
Strength-surgery and procedures. Weakness-communications, patient care. Biggest weakness was errors in communication from doctors to nurse to patient that resulted in cancelled cycle with no apology or responsibility taken. It was extremely upsetting and resulted in months lost.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital.
Insurance covered it all
What specific things went wrong at Women & Infants Hospital?
  • Provided conflicting information
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Doctor
Gary Frishman
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
1
Clinic
Women & Infants Hospital
Providence
Nursing
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8
Age
32 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
He's [Dr. Frishman] not the warmest doctor, and he does talk quickly. But he takes time to explain everything and listens to concerns. ... He definitely knows what he's doing and, while not rushing us to IVF, was quick to adjust treatments when things didn't work. He is very professional and not super warm, so if I had had a long and difficult journey he may not have been my first choice. But I have nothing to complain about in my experience.
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Age
32 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2019
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
How was your experience with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
Dr. Frishman got us the results we wanted (a beautiful baby boy on our first round of IVF). He definitely knows what he's doing and, while not rushing us to IVF, was quick to adjust treatments when things didn't work. He is very professional and not super warm, so if I had had a long and difficult journey he may not have been my first choice. But I have nothing to complain about in my experience.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
Come prepared to take notes, and bring a list of questions. He talks fast and it is easy to feel rushed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
He's not the warmest doctor, and he does talk quickly. But he takes time to explain everything and listens to concerns.
Describe your experience with Women & Infants Hospital.
It's a lovely, professional clinic. You almost never have to wait and everything is very streamlined. They seem to have a lot of success and they are careful to do all necessary tests. I never feel concerned about the level of care I will receive.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital.
We had insurance coverage for 80%, so it actually ended up being very affordable. I think that the billing department had some tricks to make sure we got covered for most things, and we didn't pay for much except the drugs.
Describe Gary Frishman's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Women & Infants Hospital.
He strongly prefers to transfer single embryos.
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Doctor
Gary Frishman
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Women & Infants Hospital
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10
Age
38 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other, Unexplained
10
Dr Frishman was amazing at each visit. He shared information candidly but with compassion and warmth. He made sure we fully understood everything and answered all our questions without getting annoyed. I felt like he was as invested as we were in our outcome. He was able to adjust treatment to make sure that we had a plan we were comfortable with and took the time,-l after conception, to make sure we connected with an OB who was right for us.
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Age
38 - 39
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
PCOS, Other, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
Dr Frishman was amazing at each visit. He shared information candidly but with compassion and warmth. He made sure we fully understood everything and answered all our questions without getting annoyed. I felt like he was as invested as we were in our outcome. He was able to adjust treatment to make sure that we had a plan we were comfortable with and took the time,-l after conception, to make sure we connected with an OB who was right for us.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
He goes over information quickly so come prepared with questions and take notes.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital?
Dr Frishman always took time to answer all questions and really listened to us to develop a treatment plan that worked for us.
Describe the protocols Gary Frishman used in your cycles at Women & Infants Hospital and their degree of success.
He removed two uterine polyps then we tried to conceive naturally for about three cycles after I had time to heal. Then we did two rounds of femara. I conceived during the second cycle.
Describe your experience with Women & Infants Hospital.
The clinic staff was responsive and always returned calls promptly. They delivered test results as soon as they were received. I always felt like a human being and not a number with every member of the team.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gary Frishman at Women & Infants Hospital.
Insurance covered costs.
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Gary Frishman
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Women & Infants Hospital
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