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Danielle Fritze, MD

UT Health San Antonio
Schedule an appointment: 210-567-5777
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Surgery
University of Michigan Medical School, 2007
University of Michigan Medical Center - Ann Arbor, 2014
University of Michigan Medical Center - Ann Arbor, 2016

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229

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Insurance Accepted
6 Degrees - Transplant
90 Degree Benefits - Commercial
Aetna - EPO
Aetna - PPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Aetna - Transplant
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-CHIP
Aetna Better Health - Medicaid-STAR
AIG - Transplant
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP
Amerigroup - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Amerigroup - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
Ancira Enterprises - Direct Employer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Exchange (BlueAdvantage)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - HPN/EPO (Narrow Network)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicaid-STAR
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Medicare Advantage PPO Yes Yes
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Essentials)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Narrow HMO (Blue Premier)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Traditional
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - Transplant Programs
Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage-SNP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-CHIP
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR
Cenpatico - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Cenpatico - Medicare Advantage
Community First Health Plan - HMO
Community First Health Plan - Medicaid-CHIP
Community First Health Plan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Community First Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR
Community First Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Community First Health Plan - Medicare Advantage HMO
Coventry - HMO
Coventry - PPO
Coventry - Work Comp / Auto
Decent Health Plan - Commercial
Driscoll Health Plan - Medicaid
El Paso First - Medicaid-CHIP
El Paso First - Medicaid-STAR
Entrust - TPA
FirstCare (Part of Scott & White Health Plans) - Medicaid-STAR
Healthsmart - PPO
Humana - Exchange (HMOx)
Humana - HMO
Humana - Medicare Advantage HMO (Gold)
Humana - Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana - National Transplant Network
Humana - PPO
Humana Behavioral - Commercial
Humana Behavioral - Medicare Advantage
Humana Military - TRICARE
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Independent Medical Systems (IMS) - PPO
Interlink - Transplant
LifeTrac - Transplant
Magellan - Behavioral Health
Molina - Commercial Exchange
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP
Molina - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Molina - Medicaid-STAR
Molina - Medicare Advantage
Molina - Medicare-Medicaid Duals
OptumHealth - Transplant
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Refugee Medical Assistance
Point Comfort Underwriters (PCU) - Unaccompanied Children
Prime Health Services - Medicare Advantage
Prime Health Services- PPO
ProCare Advantage - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) - Student Services
Scott & White Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO
Scott & White Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Scott & White Health Plan - PPO
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Health (Foster Care)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior HealthPlan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare Advantage (Allwell)
Superior HealthPlan - Medicare-Medicaid Duals (Allwell)
Texas Independence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage I-SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network - PPO
TriWest (via BCBSTX) - VA CCN Program
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR Kids
UnitedHealthcare - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare - PPO
University of Incarnate Word - Direct Employer
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
WellMed - Medicare Advantage


  1. Fritze DM, Englesbe MJ, Campbell DA.Oral Antibiotics to prevent surgical site infections following colon surgery Department of Surgery, University of Michigan; 2011 Jun. p. 141-153.

Journal Articles

  1. Fritze DM, Li JY1, Chai B, Zhang W, Wu X, Zhang C, Xia Z, Patterson C, Mulholland MW.Ankyrin repeat and SOCS box containing protein 4 (Asb-4)colocalizes with insulin receptor substrate 4 (IRS4) in the hypothalamic neurons and mediates IRS4 degradation. BMC Neurosci 2011 Sep;12(95):1471-2202.

Other Publications

  1. Fritze D,KonermanMA, Weinberg R, Sonnenday C, Sharma P.Incidence of risk assessment for adverse cardiovascular outcomes following liver transplantation: a systematic review Transplantation 2017 Mar.
  2. Fritze D.TNFa causes thrombin-dependent vagal neuron apoptosis in inflammatory bowel disease Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2014 Sep;18(9):1632-1641.
  3. Fritze D, Zhang W, Li JY, Chai B, Mulholland MW.Thrombin mediates vagal apoptosis and dysfunction in inflammatory bowel disease Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2014 Aug;18(8):1495-1406.
  4. Fritze D, Scally CP, Reames BN, Teman NR, Minter RM, Gauger PG.Preserving operative volume in the setting of the 2011 ACGME duty hour regulations J surgical Education 2014 Jul;71(4):580-586.
  5. Fritze D, Waits SA, Banerjee M, Zhang W, Kubus J, Englesbe MJ, Campbell DA Jr, Hendren S.Developing an argument for bundled interventions to reduce surgical site infection in colorectal surgery Surgery 2014 Apr;155(4):602-606.
  6. Fritze D, Li JY, Chai B, Zhang W, Zhang C Mulholland MW.LGR4 and its Ligands, R-spondin 1 and R-spondin 3, regulate food intake in the hypothalamus of male rats Endocrinology 2014;155(2):429-440.
  7. Fritze D, Hendren S, Banerjee M, Kubus J, CLeary RK, Englesbe MJ, Campbell DA.Antibiotic Choice is independently associated with risk of surgical site infection after colectomy: a population-based study Annals of Surgery 2013;257(3):469-475.
  8. Fritze D, Mulholland MW, Hussain H.Hepatic Cyst Disease Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2013:1453-1463.
  9. Fritze D, Chai B, Li JY, Zhang W, Xia Z, Mulholland MW.A novel transcript is up-regulated by fasting in the hypothalamus and enhances insulin signaling Journal of neuroendocrinology 2013;25(3):292-301.
  10. Fritze D, Krell RW, Zhang C, Chai B, Li J, Mulholland MW.Modulation of food intake by mTOR signaling in the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus in male rats: focus on the ghrelin and nesfatin-1 Experimental Physiology 2013 Jan;98(12):1696-1704.
  11. Fritze D, Krell RW, Girotti ME, Campbell DA, Hendren S.Hospital readmissions after colectomy: a population-based study Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2013;217(6):1070 1079.
  12. Fritze D, Mulholland MW, Zhang W.Thrombin and Vagal dysfunction in inflammatory bowel disease. Function and Pathophysiology 2012 Jun:235-246.
  13. Fritze D, Mulholland MW, Zhang W.Protease-Activated Receptor-2 in the Enteric Nervous System Nova Biomedical 2012 Jun:117-131.
  14. Fritze D, Dimick JB.Acute Cholecystitis Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique 2012 Jun:106-112.
  15. Fritze D, Muholland MW.Bleeding Gastric Ulcer Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique 2012:72-76.
  16. Fritze D, Xia ZF, Li JY, Chai B, Zhang W, Mulholland MW.Nesfatin-1 inhabits gastric acid secretion via a central vagal mechanism in rats American Journal of physiology 2012;303(5):G570-G577.
  17. Fritze DM, Doherty GM.Surgical management of cervical lymph nodes in differentiated thyroid cancer Otolaryngologic clinics of North America 2010 Apr;43(2):285-300.
  18. Fritze D, Barrett.Acute Cholecystitis Scenarios in Surgery: Decision making and Operative Technique 2nd ed.
  19. Fritze D, Cigarroa FG.Management of Choledochal cysts in adults Hepato- pancreato-biliary and transplant surgery: practical management and dilemmas.
  20. Fritze D, Minter RM.Bleeding gastric ulcer.
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