Gilbert G. Fareau, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
4.9 (345)
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Dr. Fareau is a Board Certified Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition. He graduated with Honors from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He completed a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Endocrinology at the Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center joint program, where his educational interests included diagnostic and treatment strategies of endocrine cancers. He joined the Faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2007.


Diseases & Conditions

Adrenal Cancer
Adrenal Disorders
Adrenal Nodules
Adrenal Tumors
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Neuroendocrine Disorders
Parathyroid Disorders
Pheochromocytoma / Paraganglioma
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Disorders

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(866) 680-0505
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Endocrinology - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-6550
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Education & Training

Adelaide and Meath Hospital - Tallaght - Internship in Internal Medicine - (1999-2000)

Baylor College of Medicine - Houston - TX - Clinical and Research Fellowship in Endocrinology - (2004-2007)

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center - Lebanon - NH - Residency in Internal Medicine - (2000-2003)

Trinity College, University of Dublin - Dublin - Ireland - Doctor of Medicine - (1999)

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Houston - Clinical and Research Fellowship in Endocrinology - (2004-2007)

Board Certifications

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Internal Medicine

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.9 out of 5. 345 ratings, 97 reviews
Dec. 28, 2019
Wow! Dr Fareau is a gem and a shining star of the Froedtert system. Please keep him! He was warm, truly caring, and detailed. He was a breath of fresh air compared to many doctors. He has the knowledge and the bed side manner needed when working with cancer patients. He also is refreshingly dedicated to his patients; maybe too dedicated. Ge really is an example to other doctors who forget about the patients as people.
Dec. 24, 2019
I am filling this out for my daughter who is on the autism spectrum. we have experienced nothing but excellent care and support.
Dec. 23, 2019
Dr. F. is excellent; a kind respectful knowledgeable holistic Dr. He is a prime role model for all students of medicine / healthcare.
Dec. 17, 2019
Excellent explanations, very clear and courteous
Dec. 12, 2019
Top-notch doctor-takes the time to listen and provides thorough explanations-kind, compassionate and professional!
Dec. 10, 2019
I live the humility of Dr. F... such a nice guy. Jenette whi scheduled the appt was so professional and nice too. I would guve them both 10s but ideally, it would have been great if they redirected me to a specialist in Parathyroid since I had disclosed when making the appointment why I was coming. I would recommend Dr F for thyroid issues though. He is very friendly and patient..great bedside manner.
Dec. 9, 2019
Like I told Dr. Fareau when I left his office "they should make another 20 like you!" Dr. Gilbert Fareau is not only professional and very well educated in his field he is also a compassionate, kind, and effective listener, who thoroughly explained my illness and made me feel comfortable and inclusive in my health conversation with him. I left with the feeling of confidence after being treated with such professionalism and kindness from the staff at the Hope clinic and Dr. Fareau. Koodoos to the Hope clinic and to Dr. Fareau who is a shining star!
Nov. 17, 2019
The amount of time he spent going over tests and information about my condition. How understandable he made this information and how available he would be if I needed to see or talk to him after our appointment.
Nov. 14, 2019
He understands my condition and all the nuances it has. I have seen other providers for this and they always mess up my tests and meds and I get sicker, this provider gets it right.
Nov. 13, 2019
he is the best dr and really cares and you don't see that much anymore
Nov. 13, 2019
Dr Fareau is consistently articulate, courteous, and knowledgeable in my consultations with him. He always familiarizes himself with my test results in exquisite detail before each visit. He is also a superb listener and always maintains a refreshingly positive attitude.
Nov. 13, 2019
Dr Fareau is amazing. He & his staff make me feel so comfortable & secure. I know they truly care & love their jobs so they do it well.
Nov. 12, 2019
Dr. Fareau is not just knowledgeable and an expert in his field, he is also extremely kind, gentle and treats me with respect.
Nov. 8, 2019
very caring and informative
Nov. 7, 2019
Dr Fareau is an excellent communicator, but first and foremost he is a great listener
Nov. 6, 2019
Nov. 6, 2019
Very knowledgeable and genuinely interested in my care.
Nov. 4, 2019
Dr. Fareau and his staff are always caring and take time to listen and explain. They are very approachable and willing to help and make me feel comfortable.
Nov. 3, 2019
DR F is alwYs sensitive to my needs and is a compassionate doctor with good bedside manner.
Nov. 1, 2019
Dr very personable, knowledgeable, and staff efficient
Oct. 31, 2019
Dr. was very good at explaining. hHe did not move on until he was sur that I had an understanding.He took the time to listen to my concerns. He made me feel a sense of comfort.
Oct. 29, 2019
always a great and informative meeting with doctor and staff.. thank you
Oct. 14, 2019
This facility, the staff and doctor are always top notch. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Just wish you had a clinic in Watertown.
Oct. 14, 2019
have called multiple times requesting specific questions or needed a response over the course of over a week come tomorrow and still haven't heard back. Very upsetting to someone whose care and health depend on a simple ten minute phone call that has yet to be provided.
Oct. 7, 2019
He's caring, concerned, empathic, understanding, a good listener....
Oct. 7, 2019
He seems behind on the patients and tried to rush through the appointment and send us on our way. This was the complete opposite from the last time I saw him so I think it may have just been a bad or busy day for him. My husband and myself took off if work for this appointment so we felt disappointed that he did not take the time to better explain why he felt my nodules are being even though they are growing.
Oct. 5, 2019
Dr Fareau went into great detail about the results of my thyroid scan and gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision. He was wonderful.
Sept. 21, 2019
Hust want to point out that my type of thyroid cancer is not common and therefore sometimes answers to my questions about it are not always easy for me to understand because I'm not a doctor. However, Dr Fareau always tries to give me extremely thorough explanations about everything.
Sept. 14, 2019
this doctor was very patient very nice considerate and explain the information that I need it perfectly I would recommend him to anyone that I come across and need the help.
Sept. 7, 2019
Very caring, courteous and genuine group.
Aug. 15, 2019
Love Dr Fareau very kind addresses all my concerns. Wish there were more Drs like him
Aug. 15, 2019
The provider was very helpful and understanding. She explained that Froedtert believes that nutrition is very important for preventive matters and that I could return if I needed more assistance (at no charge). I have been working hard for several months and I truly appreciate Froedtert's changed policy. The provider stayed late with me to give me all the information I needed. (I believe I was her last appointment of the day.)
Aug. 10, 2019
Dr. Fareau is the most compassionate doctor I have ever met. He listens and takes the time necessary to explain things in detail that I can understand. Can't say enough good things about him.
Aug. 9, 2019
always explains everything, just a very loving and caring Dr!!! it definitely shows
Aug. 8, 2019
personable and knowledgeable. thoughtful and respectful.
Aug. 8, 2019
I come a long way each year for this cancer follow up because Dr Fareau is highly recommended and I genuinely like him as a professional. he is an exemplary physician.
July 15, 2019
Dr. Fareau and his staff are incredibly kind and compassionate. He is hands down, the best doctor I have ever had throughout my entire journey with thyroid cancer. I wish he could be replicated and spread across the masses.
July 15, 2019
he is incredibly thorough, thoughtful, and an amazing clinician!
July 12, 2019
Dr. Fareau gave us clear, concise & thorough explanations of my current health issue. He seemed to understand our concerns, and was very kind in his approach!
July 12, 2019
Dr. Fareau is an EXCELLENT doctor. He's the best! He's caring, listens to his patients, takes his time in giving information on test results & what needs to be done & of course knowledgeable in his field. I'm very happy with having him as my doctor, would highly recommend him to family & friends.
July 10, 2019
Doctor very is very respectful. he treated me as if I was the only patient he had that day. He answered all my questions and addressed my concerns.
July 10, 2019
He actually listened to me without interrupting me. He seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say.
June 26, 2019
This doctor treats you so personally-sitting near you and facing you-not just at a desk peering at you. He is patient and waits to make sure you are completely satisfied with this visit.
June 17, 2019
Dr. Fareau is so caring and concerned about me. He is who all all physicians should aspire to be.
June 14, 2019
Dr. Fareau is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. He is kind, compassionate and listens very well. I feel very comfortable with him treating my thyroid cancer.
June 13, 2019
everything was very helpful! please keep up the good work.
June 13, 2019
Dr. Fareau is very professional, patient and kind. He took the time to explain my medical condition and options in a manner that is easily understood. He listened to my concerns and input.
June 13, 2019
He is very knowledgeable about my diagnosis. He is very caring, patient and kind. He makes me feel like I matter and when seeing me, that is all he is thinking about.
June 11, 2019
Excellent care.
June 11, 2019
Dr. Fareau is a excellent clinician and person. He has extraordinary knowledge about my condition. I feel that his management of my condition is outstanding. I would trust the care of any of my loved ones to him and would highly recommend him to others. I am extremely thankful that someone like Dr. Fareau is providing care to me.
June 9, 2019
very thorough and thoughtful kind and obviously well educated in his field
June 6, 2019
Dr. Fereau is outstanding in his care, explanation to all questions I asked, knowledgeable and thorough in his explanation, kind, gentle, genuinely interestd in my health and the concerns and questions I asked. He is AWESOME, a solid human being with a gently soul, brilliant mind and great patient care. I felt important, listened to and respected. He is accommodating and sensitive to my concerns and my schedule. I have referred others to him and will continue to do so in the future.
May 30, 2019
I emailed a question, and the nurse's first response was that she couldn't help. After my second email request, she researched my question and responded.
May 23, 2019
Dr. Fareau took my personal views about medication and how I feel--more than just the results/numbers--into account when assigning my synthroid levels. Knowing we are a team, rather than a dictatorship, makes my appreciate him so much more.
May 22, 2019
He was the most thorough, kindest, down to earth doctor I have ever had. I am beyond grateful to have him as my doctor.
May 22, 2019
Dr Fareau goes above and beyond just my cancer treatment. He is always concerned about my general health as well. I get better care from him than I do from my primary care giver.
May 21, 2019
Dr. Fareau showed and described my test results. He explained what he looks for and what different results would indicate.
May 19, 2019
Dr. Fareau was kind, considerate, deep thinking and really interested in what I had to say. I saw him for a 2nd opinion re: my parathyroid adenoma. He thought very carefully about my situation and gave me complete attention. He identified a colleague who would be good for me to see, also. He admitted my condition was not usual for his practice; that's why he referred me to another endo doctor. I told Dr.Fareau I appreciated the info he did give me and it was helpful just discussing my unusual condition.
May 16, 2019
Had difficulty with the prescription that was written, which has happened in the past- brand name vs generic and for an incorrect start time. This causing multiple phone calls to both the office and the pharmacy to try and remedy problem. Also, I had to send a message to follow up with test results since they were never sent to me (waited a week before messaging).
May 15, 2019
He is very good at explaining health issues to me, and is very informative
May 15, 2019
Dr Fareau is always genuine and caring. I have recommended him to several people including my sister. Thank you for everything!
May 15, 2019
nice caring man, who listened to my concerns
May 14, 2019
The entire clinic staff is amazing. From check in, to appointment, to scheduling my next appointment - it is always smooth, I never feel rushed, my questions always get answered, and I always feel better after the appointment. Thank you!
May 10, 2019
No physician at Froedtert and MCW has even been as thorough or explained my overall health related to my thyroid treatment as well as Dr. Fareau. He is exceptional!
May 3, 2019
Dr Fareau is extremely good at explaining things. He also listens very intently and makes me feel like he genuinely cares about me and my condition.
April 26, 2019
knowledgeable, kind, sensitive and a listener
April 18, 2019
Have been followed by their practitioner for years (1x per yr.). Routine exam.
April 18, 2019
Dr. Fareau is very caring & knowledgeable, extremely happy with him.
April 18, 2019
Dr. Farreau is extemely knowledgeable about my condition and care. Very happy with his experience and protocol.
April 11, 2019
dr Fareau was very informative and patient. excellent doctor
April 10, 2019
Dr. Fareau is one of the best doctors I've evr meet. He's very professional yet personal with his patients. He take the time to answer questions and make you feel important. No like another number. I wish there were more doctors like him.
April 9, 2019
very caring, takes time, definitely heard
April 8, 2019
Dr Fareau is an excellent listener and is awesome when it comes to explaining medical issues
April 4, 2019
It was a very good first meeting with the director he was very professional, very kind and very interested in me and my health. I was very nervous about the visit and he made me very relaxed and help me to understand everything that we were talking about.
April 3, 2019
He is very kind and compassionate. He explains things thoroughly in a way I understand and does he best to make me feel comfortable. I highly trust him as both a doctor and a person.
March 28, 2019
Dr. Fareau is an excellent doctor & very compassionate.
March 20, 2019
the best
March 14, 2019
Recently I had a poor experience with another provider, Pro Health Care, the difference in attention and care at Froedtert was impressive. The nurses prior to the appointment were genuinely caring and had excellent communication skills, good eye contact and the ability to listen attentively. This was also true of the Fellow, she had the ultrasound and explained it clearly and definitively to me in a clear easy to understand manner. Finally, the doctor came in just moments after the Fellow left and apologized for being late, when I did not have to wait long at all. The doctor was focused, thorough and clear; he also was clearly interested in what I had to say, an excellent communicator with both listening and conversing skills. His prognosis was clear with no room for confusion. This was one of the best experiences I have had at Froedtert. In fact, I told about 5 others that it was the first time I had felt respected and treated with kindness in a long time. I have a busy life and work with dedicated colleagues; we are all productive but the level of respect and care experienced during this appointment was exemplary! The only issue I had was on the phone when I was looking for an appointment at Froedtert, one of the individuals I talked to told me that I should first go to Menomonee Falls and repeat the ultra sound and have a fine needle biopsy; she stated "they" usually want to do their own tests. I simply said: No, I won't do that because it may not be necessary; I just need the results of the ultrasound I have already had. She said okay and that issue was resolved.
March 8, 2019
Extreme thoughtfulness in making a recommendation for my health care decisions. Listen and answer questions that I had. I feel great confidence with this doctor.
March 8, 2019
I was treated unbelievably respectfully. the doctor was so knowledgable and I walked away feeling like he would do the same care for someone he loved!!!! for the first time in weeks I was able to sleep that night. I cannot explain how grateful I am for him!!!! Everyone was so great!!!!
Feb. 28, 2019
I didn't see provider for over 30min past appointment scheduled time with no updates regarding delay & provider was rushed. my 60 minute appointment was truncated to 15 minutes.
Feb. 24, 2019
none . professionally interaction since day one.
Feb. 22, 2019
Dr Fareau is always professional in his demeanor and conversation with me. I feel very fortunate to have found him to take care of me. I have the utmost respect for and trust in his decisions and his intentions.
Feb. 20, 2019
Dr. Fareau is a great listener and explainer. He was also very apologetic while we waited for other team members to do biopsy.
Feb. 20, 2019
yes I didn't feel rushed or like the doctor was rushed.
Feb. 19, 2019
I have been seeing Dr. Faurua for the last 12 years. I have the utmost respect for him and t way he treats his patients. He treats his patients with the utmost respect. my wife and son also agrees with me.
Feb. 19, 2019
he is a very excellent physician
Feb. 18, 2019
Dr. Fareau does a fantastic job of providing deep medical knowledge to his patients, presented in a way that does not make them feel inferior or not included in the decision-making progress I am very thankful & blessed that he is my doctor.
Feb. 18, 2019
Dr. Fareau, was very to the point and direct in helping me understand my thyroid problem. Very helpful.
Feb. 14, 2019
Doctor Fareau is unbelievably nice and explains issues in easy to understand terms. He personally walks you out of the office and to the reception desk . shakes your hand and wishes you a great day. he is a very knowledgeable Doctor.
Feb. 11, 2019
He was very thorough in his discussion about my condition. He made me feel very comfortable.
Feb. 9, 2019
he is a very thoughtful and caring person.
Feb. 8, 2019
Extremely knowledgeable and very service oriented. Listened carefully and gained my trust.
Feb. 8, 2019
Dr. Fareau is a superb, caring, and compassionate doctor. He truly cares about his patients.
Feb. 6, 2019
Dr. Fareau is so kind. He remembers all the little details about me, no matter how trivial. He is open to ideas and I feel included in the decisions about my health care
Feb. 5, 2019
Very good experience, easy directions. The information my regular doctor fax to Froedert from the welcome pack didn't get to my doctor. My regular doctor re faxed to my doctor's direct fax.
Jan. 30, 2019
outstanding care given by Dr.F