About Me

I am a nurse practitioner in the Division of Palliative Medicine at The James. I received my master’s degree n nursing from Marshall University and am currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at The Ohio State University. I have been working at the OSUCCC – James since 2007, where I treat all types of cancer. Palliative medicine is a holistic approach to health care that provides aggressive symptom management and goals-of-care conversations for cancer patients and their families.

I am honored to be a part of their cancer journey and take pride when we succeed in helping a patient, whether it’s through reducing stress, managing pain and symptoms, improving sleep or discovering new ways to manage or cope with social situations challenging their peace of mind. It’s so rewarding to hear a patient say that the treatment we tried worked.

I also appreciate the opportunity to work daily with an amazing interdisciplinary team of social workers, pharmacists, psychosocial oncologists, physical therapists and others to manage the many challenges of cancer. The James has a great respect for holistic patient and family care, and it really shows in the access to education and evidence-based information that we’re able to provide patients.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Marshall University, Huntington, WV
8/30/1995 - 12/1/1999

Board Certifications

American Nurses Credentialing Center - Family Nurse Practitioner

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Palliative Medicine


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

57 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 17, 2019

    She is wonderful, takes time and is concerned. Great advice, no computer there should be an excellent circle for her.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

    No complains, Dr. Frier is a very caring & concerned doctor. I think she's wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

    It has taken a very long time to develop trust. Finally, I feel respected and valued. Historically, I feel like an inconvenience to a more important task. I felt as though the things I was experiencing were disregarded and me and my family really didn't matter. It felt like a "hurry up and die" relationship.

  • Reviewed on Aug 02, 2019

    I could not imagine seeing another provider. Kim (nurse practitioner) takes very good care of me.