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Robert Fruggiero, MD

4.9 out of 5 (232 Ratings)


Family Medicine / Pediatrics / Primary Care

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About Robert Fruggiero

Dr. Fruggiero completed his medical degree at New York Medical College, and his Family Medicine Residency at Brown University. Previously, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

In his spare time Dr. Fruggiero enjoys playing the piano, singing, reading science fiction and considers himself an amateur astronomer.


Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Family Medicine

1030 President Avenue Suite 1004
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-9600

Get Directions 41.71413709999999 -71.13876849999997

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Patient Comments (53)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Dr Fruggiero & his office staff are always awesome

  • I was seen very quickly and was asked a good variety of questions about my health and how things were going to address any potential issues. And all appropriate other visits were scheduled. I was very happy.

  • Excellent care provided. This was my very first visit with Dr. Fruggiero. He and his staff made me very comfortable, put me at easy and took the time to listen to me. I would highly recommend him.

  • Made me feel comfortable and didn't rush the visit.

  • Everything went well

  • Careful and thoughtful diagnosis

  • Visit with Doctor was informative , personable, triggering issues and gave me food for thought. Made great suggestions!! Really like ?Dr. Fruggiero...left there very encouraged for my future!!

  • Im a new patient an this office is Awesome everyone we've encountered has been super friendly an welcoming. An I finally feel at peace knowing i have a PCP doctor that cares for my well-being as well as my children!! Thank you so much dr. Fruggiero

  • I got the appointments I needed with no problem on 8-29-22 and did not have to wait .

  • Listened tested and explained.

  • Dr F is incredible, the staff in the office is always super helpful and welcoming. They always make me feel like I'm the only person they're helping and never let the stress of their job impact their service. They deserve every ounce of praise and credit for making that office run as smoothly as it does and regardless of how well they're paid it should be doubled.

  • Dr and staff amazing.

  • From the front desk staff who checked me in, to the medical assistant [Name] who did my assessment, to Dr Fruggiero, everyone was courteous and timely. I've always been pleased with Dr Fruggiero and how thorough he is and how he always listens to my concerns. To me, it is important to have a physician who you can have open communication with and create goals of care together. I've recommended him to several people and will continue to see him as long as he is in this area. I am very pleased with the care I received today and every other visit I have had in that office.

  • I always am pleased with Dr. Fruggeiro and his nurses.

  • To improve would be the amount of time it took to actually see the provider. It took way too long

  • I was in St Luke's for 2 days and had many tests with a [Name]. Dr Frugerrio read my test results prior to meeting with me and discussed the results in detail. He did not rush me and answered all of my questions. He is an amazing doctor.

  • all good

  • Dr Fruggeiro is a well rounded, thorough physician

  • Everything went very good as always

  • Best primary care Dr. I have ever had!

  • Dr. Fruggiero is attentive and does not rush visits. He addressed my concerns and scheduled appropriate tests aimed at monitoring my health. I'm very happy with Dr. Fruggiero's expertise and demeanor.

  • Great experience all around

  • First visit to this office. I waited 6 months to be seen and so glad I did. Dr Fruggerio and staff were excellent. So pleased with him as my new GP

  • My Doctor always takes the time to answer all of my questions and makes sure I understand everything.

  • Very happy

  • As a new patient of Dr. Fruggeiro , everyone was very professional and welcoming. I highly recommended this office to all.

  • I just had a waiting room for it felt like forever, but I also have no sense of time. But I was there for like an hour for the physical, so that would be my only if you could even call it a complaint. But otherwise Dr. Fruggiero has been amazing and I feel listen to when he's been, he's been lovely as well as your support staff. [Name] I think was helping me out and he was delightful. So, kudos to them. Thank you so much.

  • it was an overall good experiance. ty.

  • The staff was very nice,and the Dr. took his time to listen to my issuses,I was very pleased!!! Thank You

  • Dr. Furggeio has always taken a very personal approach to my health. He does not hesitate to bring in other people to get just the right answer; as an example consulting with my cardiologist prior to changing one of my medications. Dr. Furggerio is very thorough. We are lucky to have him. Replacing Dr. [Name] left huge shoes to fill. Dr. Furggerio is doing a nice job of filling those shoes.

  • Everything was great, just need to work on not making me wait so long in the exam room!

  • Excellent health care is what I have always received from Dr. FRUGGIERO

  • Dr. Fruggeiro is very caring and knowledgeable. His staff are friendly and make you feel at ease.

  • My appointment was in Fall River at the facility on Presidents Ave. The parking there is very stressful. Other than that everything was very good.

  • The meeting check in was right on time but I had to wait for half an hour to speak to the provider.This is standard for office visits but when it's Tele , couldn't the schedule be more precise? I understand that the doctor may have been busy with someone in need, so it's not that big a deal.I may have been irked if I had a busier schedule. Fortunately I'm retired.

  • Everyone was kind. Doctoru00A0Fruggierou00A0is very knowledge about my history is very attentive listening to what you have to say . I'm glad I chose him as my pcp.

  • Satisfied

  • Dr. Fruggiero is my new PCP following Dr. [Name] who took care of me for over 30 years. Dr. Fruggiero has proven to be excellent so far. He is always up to date on my conditions when I see him. Dr. Fruggiero is a good listener, always takes time to explain things, and is very thoughtful and concerned about my care. It was very difficult saying good by to Dr. [Name] however I feel very comfortable with Dr. Fruggiero he's a good man.

  • It was my first visit to this provider, and everyone was kind, professional, and helpful! Felt very welcome there!

  • Very satisfied with my visit!

  • You made me comfortable to talk about myself and my health

  • Dr listened well and was very likeable

  • Waited about 20 minutes in exam room. To long.

  • Great job staff!!

  • Professional, kind, courteous, and treats his patients as a whole, which is rare nowadays. Give the man a raise!

  • i was happy about my visit, the doctor was very nice.

  • Dr. Fruggeiro is always so kind, understanding, and knowledgeable. He spends time with a patient, answering their questions.

  • I had a great experience with Dr. Fruggerio. I am happy to have him as my new doctor.

  • Dr Fruggiero - Very down to earth and felt like he truly listened. Didn't feel rushed. Made me feel very comfortable. Happy I picked him to be my new PCP. Hope he stays with Southcoast!!

  • This survey is much too long. You said it was only going to be brief.

  • So, I had a great experience. My first new patient appointment with Dr. Fruggiero, unfortunately because of the snow it was telehealth which was kind of little bit aggravating because I did have a lot of things I needed to go over. So, but you know, he really did a good job even though it was over the phone. We couldn't get the video to work so I think something needs to be done about improving that system because I have a brand new phone I mean and I, you know, great service so I don't know why I couldn't get the video to load. So we just did it over the phone. So that wasn't really the best for a first appointment with somebody, you know, definitely not the doctors fault but, you know. Getting the video fix would have been nice and also my one another complaint was I had an appointment that got changed, you know, because they*

  • Very personable and listen to my concerns

  • All staff were extremely helpful, professional and friendly.

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