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Alex Fruin, MD

Dr. Fruin is a general surgeon in the Hermitage area. He is affiliated with TriStar Summit Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Fruin saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more hemorrhoid patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more anal fissure patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more ventral hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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12 doctors
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Dr. Fruin saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more hidradenitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Fruin saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Fruin saw genital warts patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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34 doctors
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34 doctors
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Dr. Fruin saw more colon cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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24 doctors
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Dr. Fruin saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Fruin saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Fruin saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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Dr. Fruin saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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Dr. Fruin saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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101 doctors
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Dr. Fruin saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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147 doctors
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Dr. Fruin saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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42 doctors
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Dr. Fruin saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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92 doctors
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Dr. Fruin saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.
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Dr. Fruin saw more mastitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Nashville area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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41 doctors
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Dr. Fruin saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Nashville area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Fruin’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Fruin 7%
Predicted for his patients 19%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Fruin’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Fruin’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Fruin’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Fruin’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Fruin’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
93%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Fruin’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Fruin’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Fruin’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Fruin’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Fruin’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
96%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Fruin’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Fruin’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Fruin’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Fruin’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Fruin sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Summit Surgery Center
3901 Central Pike
Hermitage, TN 37076
931 miles away
Office
660 S Mount Juliet Rd
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
926 miles away

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Credentials
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1998

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Fruin is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • TriStar Summit Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield