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About Dr. David P Fritz

Dr. David P Fritz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Topeka, KS, with another office in Lawrence, KS. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Fritz has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David P Fritz is Great. Dr. David P Fritz has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David P Fritz is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. David P Fritz has 2 locations

get directions Topeka Neurosurgy St Francis
634 SW Mulvane St Ste 202
Topeka, KS 66606
get directions MONICA DAWN HART
330 Arkansas St Ste 200
Lawrence, KS 66044

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Specialties

Dr. David P Fritz has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David P Fritz has the following 12 expertise

  • Glioblastoma
  • Stroke
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Brain Tumor
  • Laminectomy
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Aneurysm
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders

Board Certifications

Dr. David P Fritz is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Unprofessional and Inconsiderate

The provider was very unprofessional. His response to a young adult patient in severe, chronic pain and distress was extremely distasteful. The provider failed to answer questions, continually "dancing around" the information. The provider made the comment, "I can make you believe anything I want," when being asked if spinal surgery was necessary. Before the patient agreed to the procedure, the provider stood up and started to walk out while stating, "If nothing else, you can feel better knowing you are helping my kids to go to college." The statement was exceedingly unprofessional and cruel, especially when considering the patient was also a young adult, but one who was battling limitations and a diminished quality of life.

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Don A

David Fritz did my cervical spine surgery in Topeka at St Francis ....it was a big improvement in pain reduction

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Beware

Doctor Fritz did a fusion for me at L5:S1 about 6 years ago. I felt he did a very good job. However, a year later I began having problems at L4:L5. After my first discectomy I was in more pain than I had been before the procedure. After another MRI it showed the problem was still there and another discectomy was scheduled. When they went in they found the disc still bulging and a facet joint broken. My pain never went away and another MRI was done. I was told by his assistant Monica, that the MRI showed nothing. Two months later when I finally got in to see doctor Fritz because of continued pain I found out that there was indeed something on that MRI, and it was prominent enough that another MRI did not need to be performed prior to surgery. I told Dr. Fritz of my issue with his assistant and was basically told to deal with it. I was also told that she would be the one checking in on me after my surgery. The day of my surgery my discectomy was scheduled for 8:30AM. I was not discharged from the hospital until 6:30 that evening because NO ONE from his office ever came in to check on me. After hours of asking if I could be discharged the nurse finally called to get the okay to send me home. I will NEVER go to that office again!

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Workers Comp

Don't expect to be treated as a patient if you have Workers Comp anywhere in your chart. Two visits with the doctor and if I would have provided my health insurance I'm 99.9% positive I would have been treated like a human. Comments from this doctor "if I was told I had to do nothing but deal with Work Comp, I'd quit". There was nothing but rude comments from him and very unprofessional treatment. There is no way I would recommend him to anyone. Getting an appointment took 3 months for the initial consult; two weeks later an MRI and 6 weeks after that, told there was nothing he was willing to do.

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Compassionate - Friendly - Knowledgeable!

Dr. Fritz is one of the best neurosurgeon's in terms of bedside manner, time spent, promptness, and just all around reassuring you. He is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone in this area. He has a very calm personality and just wants to make sure that he is as thorough as possible for you. A very professional and detail oriented individual that was much appreciated. He is a blessing.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018, 2017)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2017, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    25 Years Experience

  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Dr. David P Fritz Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry KS PPO
    • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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