Dr. Lawrence Frerker, MD

Dr. Lawrence Frerker, MD

Family MedicineMaleAge 68

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lawrence Frerker, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Lakewood, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Swedish Medical Center and Littleton Adventist Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Frerker to book an appointment.

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Lawrence Frerker, MD

Lawrence Frerker MD PC7373 W Jefferson Ave Ste 202 Lakewood, CO 80235
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Dr. Frerker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Frerker

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Based on 31 ratings

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In June of 2019, Dr. Frerker was the first to misdiagnose me and I underwent a procedure for cyst excision. As a result of this procedure, I experienced increased pain and swelling and went to the Swedish Emergency Room in July of 2019 to have an abscess at the incision site lanced and drained. After another unsuccessful and painful procedure in June of 2020, I was referred to a Colorectal Surgeon in November of 2020 who diagnosed me with an anorectal fistula. Dr. Freker's procedure for cyst excision was essentially cutting out part of my fistula tract and sewing it shut which led to increased pain and mental and physical distress. I have lived with this condition for 8 years and have yet to find a resolution. I would encourage both patient and healthcare provider to exercise the utmost caution before performing this type of procedure.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mary Nolan – Mar 10, 2021
I have been going to this office for years. This year I had a death in the family that made it necessary for me to leave the state. My birth control prescription was out of refills. Instead of being understanding about my situation, this office refused to help me get the medication I use to control my PCOS. They offered no empathy and sadly the Walgreens worked harder to help me than my so called Health Care Provider. If you have insurance they will be more concerned with getting the money for your office visit than in actually ensuring a known health condition doesn't flare up and cost you time off work or even the job that is providing that health insurance. Also be aware that in my experience they are not available on the weekends. I have even gone online to schedule an appointment, only to have them call me back because the office is not open on Saturdays and the appointment will have to happen during regular business AKA everyone else's work hours.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Roxanne B – Dec 15, 2020
I have been trying to find a solid general practitioner for years since moving to Colorado, and finally met with Dr. Frerker. So many other doctors make you feel like a burden, make you wait long, and rush the appointment. Dr. Frerker gave great advice, asked questions, and seems to genuinely care. His staff is also great and makes you feel very comfortable. I won’t be going anywhere!
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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Ashley in Lakewood , CO – Dec 03, 2018
We love this doctor. He has always been fair and honest, compassionate and thorough. Wait times have never been exceedingly long and they have always gotten us an appointment within a day or so. Lawrence has never given us anything less than his undivided attention, and he is an excellent physician. We were so sad to lose him as our physician when we moved away, but know that he will always remain our #1 choice no matter the difference. You will not find a better doctor anywhere.
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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Lucy fam in Abingdon, VA – Jul 19, 2017
Thoroughly pleased with Dr. Frerker. Very knowledgeable, took the time to comprehensively explore/address my medical needs, kind with a great sense of humor, straightforward with valuable insights. I feel a great sense of relief to find a doctor who I can trust and who makes me laugh at the same time. Staff was friendly, timely and competent. I feel very lucky, highly recommend.
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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Jean London in Littleton, CO – Apr 07, 2017
Dr. Frerker is a caring, thorough doctor. I believe a doctor should not just treat your condition with the utmost competancy but leave you feeling uplifted after a visit, and Dr. Frerker does just that.
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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Chris Harrison in Denver, CO – Mar 11, 2017
Fantastic diagnostician. Very thorough, timely, and generally cares about his patients. He is worth the 45 minute drive to get to his office despite numerous practitioners near my house. It's hard to find a family physician That will spend time with 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
1 person found this helpful
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Parker Colorado – Mar 03, 2017
One of the best, no make that the best docs I have ever had. Takes the time to talk to you. Not just in, do some tests give the chart a look see and out the door.
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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Robert in Lakewood, CO – Dec 13, 2016
Dr. Frerker is the best doctor I have ever known. He is kind, thorough, very knowledgeable and spends time answering all your questions & you don't feel he is rushing you. BEST DOCTOR EVER!!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Mary in Lakewood,CO – Apr 18, 2016
Have been going to Dr. Frerker for years but his recent care has been substandard to say the least. His care and medical knowledge for his patients does not meet the minimum when compared to other doctors. Would not recommend to anyone.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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Charles T in Littleton, CO – Mar 29, 2016

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Dr. Frerker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Exam
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Skin
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genital Herpes
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Prostatitis
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Stitches
  • Strep Test
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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Dr. Frerker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Aetna HMO
Choice
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice PPO
Commercial HMO
Elect Choice
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
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Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
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Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
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Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
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Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Medicare Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Commercial EPO
Commercial HMO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Indemnity EPO
LocalPlus
Medicare Advantage HMO
Network Open Access
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Select Network HMO
Select Network POS
Select Network PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Freedom
Freedom HMO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
CarePlus
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Choice
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Commercial HMO
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Metra Health
Optimum Choice HMO
Options EPO
Options POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Behavioral Health
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
WellPoint

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Frerker believes getting to know each patient and establishing a long-term relationship is an important ingredient of quality care. Dr. Frerker focuses...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Michigan Medical Center
Residency Hospital
St George University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
University of Michigan Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1982
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1978
Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lawrence Frerker, MD?

Call (720) 764-7878 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Lawrence Frerker, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Lawrence Frerker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Frerker frequently treats Hepatitis Screening, Echocardiography, and Cholesterol Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Frerker treats.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Frerker, MD's office located?

Dr. Frerker's office is located at 7373 W Jefferson Ave Ste 202, Lakewood, CO 80235. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Lawrence Frerker, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Frerker has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Swedish Medical Center

Englewood, CO

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

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Littleton Adventist Hospital

Littleton, CO

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

2 Awards Received

Porter Adventist Hospital

Denver, CO

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

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)