Dr. Allan Friedman, MD

Dr. Allan Friedman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
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Dr. Allan Friedman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in neurosurgery.

20 Duke Medicine Cir STE 31

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 681-6421

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Friedman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Meningiomas
very high
more than 99% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Friedman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Friedman "What we specialize in at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center is compassionate care we take care of our patients. Its complete care. The patients dont have to go out and find a radiologist. We have the radiation oncologist the chemotherapy the surgery the radiology we have all kinds of nursing people as well as help getting physical therapy and getting in-the-home assistance. Patients also can expect cutting-edge care because we run such a terrific science program here. I really like working with the patients. No question about it. Its not that Im doing some trivial procedure six times a day. When someone comes in with a brain tumor theres usually some bonding and instead of running away from that I really enjoy it."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of Western Ontario
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Western Ontario
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Friedman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friedman to family and friends
24 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Friedman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I was left with deficits when he said there would be none!!!
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Dr. Friedman is AWESOME! His team accepted my daughter into the program at Duke after just a brief conversation with her neuro in Tampa. She was transported by ambulance (a 12 hour drive) to Duke for surgery. Dr. Friedman have us hope where none existed and performed a resection of the right...more
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Dr. Friedman is a man who encompasses the essential traits of a neurosurgeon: miraculous hands and experience; honest advocacy for his patients; and humble kindness in his communications with us. I'm honored to have had my brain tumor resected by him.
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