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About Dr. Richard E Frates Jr

Dr. Richard E Frates Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lakeland, FL. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Frates is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Dr. Frates has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard E Frates Jr is Great. Dr. Richard E Frates Jr has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard E Frates Jr is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Watson Clinic North Pediatrics

1430 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
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Specialties

Dr. Richard E Frates Jr has the following 1 specialty

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard E Frates Jr has the following 5 expertise

  • Physical
  • Vaccination
  • Immunization
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Check-up

Dr. Richard E Frates Jr has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Richard E Frates Jr is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Best Pediatrician around

Dr. Frates takes care of all three of my boys and he is the absolute best doctor! We absolutely love him. He doesn't over use medication, cares about the child and family and is so great with kids.

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Highly recommended

Wonderful Doctor...highly recommend. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Great with the kids and parents

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Happy Parents

Dr Frates is a wonderful doctor and always takes the time to thoroughly check our children during their visits. He's very good with explaining everything that's going on as well as what needs to be done. Doesn't over-treat or push meds.. Well and/or sick visits are always pleasant and fairly quick. Staff is pleasant and friendly. Overall very happy with every experience at this office

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Five Stars

Dr. Frates has been our pediatrician for 18 yrs for all 3 if my children. He is VERY caring about his patients. My children have never been anxious or scared about going to the doctor, as long as they were going to see him. He is very thorough and mindful of his diagnosis and treatment. He is an excellent doctor.

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The BEST!

Dr. Frates is a warm and caring individual. He is very intellectual and is knowledgeable on current studies and research. He always takes a cautious and effective form of treatment. Dr. Frates is very thorough and makes sure that your questions are answered before he leaves the room. He takes time rather than rushing out or making you feel like you are inconveniencing him.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013)

    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 (2012, 2013)

    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.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • University Of Florida Health Shands Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard E Frates Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AvMed Health
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Watson Clinic North Pediatrics, 1430 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL

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