Brette Fryfogle

Brette Fryfogle, F.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N.

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  • Electrophysiology

Provider Type: Nurse Practitioner

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Brette Fryfogle, F.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N., is a certified nurse practitioner who specializes in electrophysiology. She works with Clinical Electrophysiologists Opesanmi Esan, M.D., Nilofar Islam, M.D., and William Michael Mellana Jr., M.D. As electrophysiologists, the team uses specialized equipment to diagnose, and develop treatment plans for, patients with heart rhythm problems.

Brette’s nursing career has been spent in the cardiovascular field, from stress tests to cardiovascular surgery. “I have worked with amazing providers who have mentored me along the way and given me a strong foundation,” she said. “This allows me to help my patients understand what to expect from their care plan from start to finish. As a nurse practitioner I hope to provide a positive and supportive experience during a challenging time in my patients’ lives.”

According to Brette, electrophysiology is a complex function of the heart and every patient has a unique treatment plan. “Providing support through what can be a scary and complicated time is what attracted me to this specialty,” she said.

Philosophy of Care

Brette believes in empowering her patients and their families to be advocates in their health care plans. “I want to create a relationship where patients are comfortable sharing their concerns, and confident they are listened to and well taken care of,” she added. “The most satisfying aspect of my work is being able to provide education to my patients so that they can better understand their disease and more effectively manage it.

Special Interests and Procedures

Brette holds special interests in the Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Implant procedure and Micra™ leadless pacemaker implantation. “We are very fortunate to have these advancements for treating arrhythmia as well as effective treatment options for anticoagulation, including Eliquis® and Xarelto®.

In her free-time, Brette enjoys spending time with her husband Patrick and her family, as well as reading, hiking and just spending time enjoying the great outdoors.

Watchman™ is a trademark of Boston Scientific
Micra™ is a trademark of Medtronic
Eliquis® is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Xarelto® is a registered trademark of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Gender

  • Female

Year Began Practicing

  • 2020

Board Certified

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Languages

  • English

Education

Education

2020
University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI, MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Watchman

Philosophy

"As a nurse practitioner I hope to provide a positive and supportive experience during a challenging time in my patients’ lives."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • HAP HMO
  • Optum VA Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

*Insurance Disclaimer

These are the insurance plans in which this individual is a "participating provider". This provider may accept other insurance, but your costs may be higher if they do not "participate" in your plan.

Specialty

  • Cardiovascular (heart)

Employed By

MidMichigan Physicians Group

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