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About Dr. George J Frem

Dr. George J Frem, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Johnstown, PA. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Frem is affiliated with Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Frem has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

43 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. George J Frem is Good. Dr. George J Frem has been rated by 43 patients. From those 43 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. George J Frem is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

The Kidney Center

88 Osborne St
Johnstown, PA 15905
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Specialties

Dr. George J Frem has the following 2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Dialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Urinalysis
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Ambulatory Care
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Hemodialysis

Reviews

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One Star

Dr Framer is a crude individual with poor to no technical skills in his field or interpersonal skills to make up for the lack of technical know-how. He is as dodgy as they come, it’s all about the green here. I saw how poorly he treats his staff and threaten them as his staff are primarily migrant workers who according to him are ready to do anything to be in the US, on one occasion I believe his words were "People are ready to become prostitutes in order to come to this country". Even if I respect his opinion on the oldest profession I don't agree that a respectable institute let alone one that is expected to uphold human dignity really should treat its staff as such. The treatment provided to staff is poor and I’d hate to imagine how he would treat his clients/patients. I’ve heard and seen very mediocre treatment and so will not be attending this sham in the future.

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One Star

After four years of being a patient at Dr. Frem's office I moved out of town. While waiting to see a new doctor in my new location my health condition worsened and all I needed from Dr. Frem was a prescription refill on a drug that they had me on for years. Since I was not going to be making it back to his office and he was not going to be making any more money off of me he refused to do his duty as a doctor an help me as a patient. He had no concern even after I informed him of my diminished health. His negligence is inexcusable and his actions endangered my health and caused me to feel ill for days.

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Two Stars

His facility is on the side of an abandoned building. His bedside manor at first appears sincere but it becomes clear it is not. If your insurance allows go elsewhere.

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Would not recommend

At first appt I felt like I was his only pt too but that quickly changed. I was lucky to have 5 mins with Dr Frem. Most of time he would just shrug his shoulders when I told him my symptoms. It seems like as long as you had no problems he was caring but look out if you had a problem. He didn't seem to know what to do then or didn't care.

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Five Stars

Compassionate staff and doctor. I felt at ease during the visit and very comfortable to say all I wanted. Dr Frem made me feel as if I was the only parent in the world and spent all the time I needed to have my questions answered to my satisfaction! I felt important to him and not a number in his practice!

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Frem is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Maine Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. George J Frem accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
    • Highmark KeystoneBlue
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Partner Network Plans
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

The Kidney Center, 88 Osborne St, Johnstown, PA

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