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Kristin S. Friel, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Specialties
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Area of focus ?
Sexual health, Menopause
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Friel's Locations

Conditions Dr. Friel Treats

  • ABO Incompatibility
  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Abnormal Periods/Menstruation (Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea)
  • Abnormal Uterine and Vaginal Bleeding
  • Acquired Absence of Both Cervix and Uterus
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Bleeding and Clotting Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breech Position
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervical insufficiency
  • Cervicitis
  • Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Chlamydial Infection
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Eclampsia
  • Ectoptic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Genital Mutilation Status
  • Fertility
  • Fetal Complications (Twins, Triplets, Multiple Gestations)
  • Fetal loss
  • Fusion of Labia
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
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About Dr. Friel

Philosophy of care

Every patient has a story and a history that includes medical, personal and social information. As a physician, I can contribute to that story in positive ways with my medical knowledge and experience. I enjoy working with patients to better understand who they are and how I can add to their lives by improving health outcomes, from pregnancy to perimenopause and beyond.

Why I entered medicine

During my high school years, I worked as a nurse’s aide at a local nursing home. I loved the women that I met there and hearing their stories. Learning about their vibrant lives was humbling. After that experience, I knew that I wanted to pursue a “caring” profession. I was raised by my grandmother and great-grandmother and always had tremendous respect for women. I attended an all-women’s college and there I fell in love with the sciences. When I entered medical school, OB/GYN was an obvious choice where I could pursue a science I loved alongside female patients whom I respected and admired.

Personal interests

Spending time with family and friends, yoga, playing board games, reading, traveling and trying to keep my house clean!

Education

Undergraduate
Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts, 1990

Medical Training
Harvard Medical School, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1995

Training

Residency 1996
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Residency 1997
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Residency 1998
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Residency 1999
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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  1. Physician Communication Questions
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    3. Did this provider listen carefully to you?
    4. Did this provider seem to know your medical history?
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