Dr. John Frangie, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 60

Dr. John Frangie, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Holyoke, MA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Baystate Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Frangie to book an appointment.

Dr. Frangie

Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants

10 Hospital Dr Ste 101 Holyoke, MA 01040
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Frangie's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Corneal Erosion
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frangie treats Corneal Erosion more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Frangie treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Keratoconus
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frangie treats Keratoconus more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Frangie treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Ocular Surface Reconstruction
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Frangie performs Ocular Surface Reconstruction more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Frangie performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Frangie's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy of Bowman Layer, Type 2
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 1
  • Corneal Dystrophy, Fuchs' Endothelial, 2
  • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy, Type 1
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(413) 536-3010

Dr. Frangie accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Frangie's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Frangie

3.6

Based on 43 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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On day of my appointment, Doctor and his office manager denied me medical care at their office for an eye exam based on my medical condition, and discriminated against me based on my disability, without making any concrete accommodations. This, in spite of making them aware of my condition when I made the appointment months prior. Blatantly and imperiously violated my civil and human rights in doing so.
What went well
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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unhappy customer – Sep 13, 2021
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SUCKED
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ronald St Jean – Jun 18, 2021
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I just had an ophthalmology appointment with him. He kept me waiting in excess of fifty minutes. Because I had another appointment, I left the exam room without seeing him and went to the front desk. I told them of my next appointment, that I had to leave, and I wasn’t happy. I never received a phone call from him nor the office staff to inquire about the problem, to apologize, or to reschedule. This lack of customer service and patient care smacks of arrogance. I will never use him again nor will I give him a positive referral.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Jul 11, 2020
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Get second opinion
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Apr 09, 2019
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Excellent Doctor and that says it all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna Fratianni in Agawam, MA – Mar 01, 2019
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Awesome experience with Dr. Frangie and the whole office. Everyone was so nice, minimal wait time, very helpful. He was very clear on how the lasik procedure would go and addressed all my concerns. He has a confident demeanor so I knew I would have the best results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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jr in greenfield, MA – Nov 01, 2018
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I was very nervous about my cataract surgery but was very reassured and felt well taken care of throughout the entire experience. Dr. Frangie's book, Seeing is Believing, was so informative and really helped me understand the process I would be going through. I felt confident and really looked forward to the wonderful improvement in my vision. I am so pleased with my care and the results are amazing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Stephanie in Hadley – Apr 13, 2018
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He has no bedside manner at all. Hated him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Greenfield, MA – Oct 23, 2017
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He helped my mom in 2014. He is very good at his job. Thank Dr. Frangie.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy T in Westfield, MA – Oct 19, 2017
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Dr Frangie is located out of state for me. I travel the distance to see him because he is the best eye physician around. I would highly recommend Dr Frangie and his staff to anyone who wishes efficiency, professionalism, on- time appointments, expertise and the most advanced technology. I am scheduled for cataract surgery and can't wait. I KNOW I'm in the best of hands.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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J Knurek in Connecticut – Aug 15, 2017
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My experience with Dr.Frangie was more then just expected. I found him to be very kind and professional. He performed cataract surgery on both eyes for me and the results were truly astonishing. I highly recommend Dr.Frangie. He is truly gifted and a God send. Thank you John for giving me might sight back better then it ever was. I'm forever in your debt. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Corbett Beach in Chicopee ma. – Jul 19, 2017
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two cataracts removed within the last year and half.I had IOL lenses placed in each eye .My vision for both distance and closeup is very good. Dr. Frangie was very professional throughout this whole process.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Barry in Ma. – Jul 07, 2017
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I am very very nearsighted and developed cataracts in my 40's. Being so nearsighted put me at high risk for the surgery. Eventhough I was quite nervous, I knew I was in good hands. Dr. Frangie is excellent at what he does and both surgerys went well. I have also had a couple laser treatments with good results. Grateful for all he has done for me and would absolutely recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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DB – Jun 15, 2017
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I would never recommend this place. They are crooks! Buyer beware. Was charged $400 for a $10 co-pay and was charged full price for my glasses and prescription and never submitted it to me insurance co. I will never go there again!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Westfield, MA – Mar 17, 2017
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I have a rare and complicated medical condition- requiring me to be seen by Dr. Frangie for both routine and emergency care. he's listens carefully and compassionately and is a very skilled doctor- his staff are caring, attentive and happy- which says a lot about how he runs his office. he went to bat for me more times than i can count and i recommend them without reservation. THEY made ALL the difference. i felt so cared for!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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eve b. in Holyoke, MA – Mar 04, 2017
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Beware: If you go for an annual exam that is covered 100% by your insurance company, Beware he will find a diagnose and charge you, even if you and he knows about the same problem for years, He will charge you for that same diagnose every time you go.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Florence, MA – Jan 13, 2017
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I am very satisfied with the care and attention that I received from Dr. Frangie as well as all the staff and am totally satisfied with the procedure(s) performed to improve my vision. I had worn contact lenses for 40+ years and no longer need them.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Linda W. in Westfield, MA – Dec 30, 2016
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From initial consultation through final follow-up exam Doctor Frangie, his staff and his associated staff at the Cataract and Laser Center were totally professional, courteous, knowledgeable, informative and thorough. The cataract procedures, themselves, we're quick and painless resulting in as perfect a result as could be expected. Though my results were good, the confidence I had in Dr. Frangie to handle any problems that might occur took away a great deal of my pre-surgical anxiety.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Doug H in Turners Falls, MA – Nov 11, 2016
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I had my first visit at this practice and I was very happy. This was one of the nicest medical offices I've ever visited; clean, comfortable and very professional. The care I received was first class and I was treated like I mattered. I've been raving about this practice to all of my co-workers, some of whom told me they are patients. Great practice, highly recommended!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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James Richardson in West Springfield, MA – Sep 02, 2016
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Dr. Frangie and his staff took excellenct care of me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Boston, MA – Aug 18, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The mission of our practice is to deliver an unmatched level of personal attention and expertise to those patients seeking to optimize their visual performance....Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Hematology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
University Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Boston University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1988
Baystate MC-Tufts U
Internship Hospital
1987
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. John Frangie, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Frangie frequently treats Corneal Erosion, Keratoconus, and Ocular Surface Reconstruction. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Frangie treats.

Where is Dr. John Frangie, MD's office located?

Dr. Frangie's office is located at 10 Hospital Dr Ste 101, Holyoke, MA 01040. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. John Frangie, MD speak?

Dr. Frangie speaks Russian, Spanish, and French. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic Consultants

Robert J. Donohue, M.d.,p.c.10 Hospital Dr Ste 101 Holyoke, MA 01040
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Pioneer Valley Ophthalmic

Covenant Vna Corporation489 Bernardston Rd Greenfield, MA 01301
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Frangie is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Greenfield, MA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Baystate Medical Center

Springfield, MA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Northampton, MA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Holyoke Medical Center

Holyoke, MA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average