Clinics / Affiliations:
777 Hospital Way
Pocatello, ID 83201
Mon-Thurs 8-4:30pm, Fri 8-12pm
American Board of Surgery
Education & Training:
Residency: Baylor University of Medical Center
Medical School: Creighton University School Of Medicine
Katie J. Fritz, MD is board certified general and trauma surgeon and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons. She attended Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska and completed her residency training at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.
She has a special interest and expertise in general surgery, and an interest in the treatment of thyroid conditions, colon cancer, trauma and emergency surgery and breast surgery.
Dr. Fritz a product of the west having grown up on ranch in Chinook, MT, a small town in North Central Montana. She went to Carroll College in Helena, MT. After graduating, she left big sky country with a hope of returning to the northwest after completing medical school. Portneuf fulfilled that dream. It was close to Montana, but more importantly, she was attracted to the vision for the hospital to be the tertiary referral center in the region; the place in southeast Idaho to go for surgery.
She is a gourmet cook who likes to try new recipes and discover new flavors. She enjoys the outdoors and has rediscovered the joy of changing seasons since moving to Pocatello.
Submitted by ahs-admin on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:36
This is Wilson Curlee. Dr. Fritz repaired a colovesical fistula for me, which involved removing a section of my colon and sewing closed a hole in my bladder. This was done on Feb. 13, noninvasively, using laparoscopy, and I went home on Feb. 15. Recovery was very easy, due to the excellent pain management procedures used by Dr. Fritz and the hospital staff. Her surgical team was excellent, and I had no after effects at all from the anesthesia or the catheter placement. I was amazed at how well I felt considering what was done inside me.
Dr. Fritz was recommended to me by my referring physician, by the doc who performed the screening colonoscopy, and by multiple hospital staff , who when they found out Dr. Fritz was doing my surgery, spontaneously said "Oh, she's good! You are going to love her!"
She is very good. I trust her, and highly recommend her.
— Jennice Curlee
Dr Fritz is an amazing doctor! She was well prepared confident and knew exactly what to do She explained everything and was great with following up and making sure I was ok after surgery. A big shout out for her hard work and going out of her way to do what was best for me!!!.....Thank you again Dr Fritz
— CRYSTAL PERRY
Dr. Fritz is one of the kindest, best doctors I've ever seen! She came in, sat close to me, held eye contact and carefully explained what was going on and her plan to take care of me in an understandable way. I don't want to need more surgeries, but if that need arises, I would definitely choose her again. I highly recommend Dr. Fritz!!
— Lisa Shinney
Dr Fritz is an amazing surgeon!!!!
— Michael Bartmus