Gilbert G. Fareau, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
4.9 (239)
Associate Professor
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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
Pregnancy & Thyroid Conditions
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Disorders

Treatment & Services

Virtual Visit

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
8800 West Doyne Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Endocrinology - Froedtert Hospital
8750 William Coffey Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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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. 239 ratings, 58 reviews
Oct. 30, 2020
over all very professional a good listener and has very good grasp of my situation and how to proceed with care
Oct. 24, 2020
Dr. Fareau is a very good doctor. he takes the time to explain and answers your questions without giving you a feeling of being pushed out of the room. VERY GOOD DOCTOR!!!
Oct. 8, 2020
Excellent! He takes the time to explain what is going on in terms that are easy to understand. (non doctor terms)! He has a way of making you feel important and comfortable.
Sept. 27, 2020
Doctor is very knowledgeable and reassuring
Sept. 23, 2020
Dr. Fareau is always extremely kind and considerate. He is a master at explaining test results and conditions in a very thorough yet understandable way. I have the utmost respect for his knowledge and professionalism as a doctor while his compassion and caring are always shining through. I very much appreciate his genuine concern which gives me a very confident feeling about my health.
Sept. 20, 2020
Dr Fareau always takes the time to listen and to talk about my condition. I respect and trust him so much.
Sept. 18, 2020
Dr. Fareau is my oncologist for thyroid cancer and has done an amazing job explaining this disease and its possible progressions. He is an excellent physician, extremely thorough.
Sept. 16, 2020
He was excellent at explaining my imaging results, very thorough and understandable. He was not dismissive of any concerns, and had an outstanding attitude.
Sept. 6, 2020
Dr. Fareau is excellent and has a very good reputation.
Sept. 5, 2020
Dr fareau is always patient and very kind. I only see him once a year now for follow up and that will probably be for a couple more years. I would recommend his care to anyone.
Aug. 28, 2020
Dr Fareau took extra care to explain what he was seeing on my scans. He talked about what he was looking for and the next steps he thought would be good to take. He detailed the process of next steps and the procedure because I was anxious about it. I left the office with an appointment for the next procedure and confidence in Dr Fareau and the procedure.
Aug. 26, 2020
Dr. Fareau is kind, listens to me when I speak, he is very thorough, he explains everything clearly and never seems to need to rush out of the room. I would highly recommend him.
Aug. 26, 2020
I appreciated Dr. Fareau's explanation of treatment that was proactive and not invasive at this time. He contually made sure I understood and solicited my opinion.. I felt as if I were an equal in the decisions about my health. I have a hard time hearing through masks and glass and was glad all of the receptionists and caregivers were patient.
Aug. 12, 2020
the doctor is very good at what he does and is very caring
Aug. 11, 2020
Undivided attention from the Dr and clear explanation of test results.
Aug. 10, 2020
keep up the good work!!!!
Aug. 2, 2020
very personable, I am 100% confident he will find my issues and help to correct them as well as possible. Listens to everything I have concerns about and offers recommendations to help me. very glad that I found him and he is part of my team of providers!
July 28, 2020
Dr Fareau was very kind. Went over my latest scan in detail showing me the images and explaining what the images showed.
July 22, 2020
doctor was amazing. very kind and considerate. answered my questions. I left feeling confident in my doctors care plan. I really appreciate his concern for my care.
July 18, 2020
Dr Fareau is extremely sensitive and thorough. he makes sure to go over lab results and even the way those results are interpreted before they are completed. he shows great empathy, composure, and is the best doctor I have ever had. He holds his staff accountable and always puts his patients first. I look forward to seeing him each year for my check up. I said it before and I will say it again. he is the best doctor I have ever had.
July 18, 2020
Dr. Fareau is an outstanding doctor who takes the time necessary to answer questions and discuss options. cares about his patients!
July 18, 2020
Very caring and kind. always make the time to talk to you.
July 11, 2020
Dr. Fareau was very professional and courteous in his treatment. He explained his thinking process and options carefully. He was able to get me in for a biopsy the same day of my consult.
July 10, 2020
very caring provider and always brings up test results and fully explains them.
July 8, 2020
Dr. Fareau is very caring & listens to my questions & gives me excellent advice on what I need to do going forward.
July 8, 2020
great doc. fully trust him to take care of me.
July 3, 2020
He is very kind knowledgeable respectful
July 2, 2020
He is an excellent Dr and also all the staff are very nice persons and professionals, they are in the correct place, the Hope Clinic, we as person with that had cancer, need professionals with a lot of sensitivy feelings to treat persons with this kind of conditions, thanks God that I come here to the "Hope Clininc"
July 1, 2020
The staff is welcoming and make you feel comfortable. Dr. Fereau is amazing. He is compassionate, sensitive to my needs and takes excellent care of my issues. My life is so much better since I have been seeing him.
June 25, 2020
Compassionate and caring -explains everything -Dr Fareau is the best!
June 22, 2020
Dr. Fareau is just an awesome doctor. He is very kind, patient and informative. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a endrocronologist.
June 10, 2020
how well he explained my medical condition and results of scan to me and his demeaned.
June 1, 2020
Dr. Fareau is always prepared,thorough, professional, and spends slit of time explaining my care.
May 19, 2020
Dr Fareau is one of my favorite providers of all time. When I visit him I know he is genuinely concerned about my health as if he was a family member. I have referred many patients to him for this reason. Thanks for all you do Dr Fareau!
May 12, 2020
May 8, 2020
This doctor went above and beyond to see me and during the visit, he explained everything to me thoroughly and completely. I was very impressed with my first visit to Froedtert and look forward to working with this provider. Thank you!!
April 24, 2020
extremely thorough and kind and knowledgeable
March 9, 2020
Dr. Fareau is very detail oriented and very good at listening.
Feb. 15, 2020
He always listens to what I have to say. he gives full attention.
Feb. 12, 2020
he was very knowledgeable and sensitive to my needs. I left feeling very comfortable with the plan of care
Feb. 3, 2020
he saved my thyroid from being removed unnecessarily. it is so great that there are doctors that care to get tests and procedures done right the first time. I am very happy I was recommended to go to Freotert. thank you for being there for me.
Jan. 25, 2020
I had surgery there, have seen different Drs and have always been treated with respect
Jan. 23, 2020
I feel like my prayers have been answered with this doctor.
Jan. 22, 2020
He takes time to explain results and answer questions. He doesn't make you feel rushed. I feel validated and listened to when I leave.
Jan. 20, 2020
kind wonderful gentle thorough good bedside manner smart concerned prompt
Jan. 18, 2020
He really took time to explain everything to us I. detail which was really appreciated.
Jan. 17, 2020
Good listener. make things easy to understand
Jan. 16, 2020
I was very impressed with this provider would recommend him anytime
Jan. 10, 2020
Dr. was very good. Would highly recommend him. Was extremely easy to talk with and explained everything. Very personable.
Jan. 4, 2020
Dr. Farreau is a prime example of a doctor who takes time with you until you are satisfied with all concern and inquiries,
Jan. 3, 2020
I asked a question that was not within his endocrinology, but he tried to get information to answer my question anyway
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!
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