Dr. Brian Friedman, MD

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Dr. Brian Friedman, MD
Dr. Brian M. Friedman is a board certified interventional cardiologist with Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists in Olathe and Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Friedman treats a wide spectrum of cardiovascular conditions which include chest pain (angina), heart attacks, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, venous disease (varicose veins), peripheral arterial disease, pericardial disease, arrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation), hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. He performs a number of procedures which include: cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty and stent implantation, pacemaker implantation, pericardiocentesis, venous ablation and phlebectomy. He has a broad experience in reading and interpreting electrocardiograms, stress tests, echocardiograms, nuclear studies and venous duplex examinations. He has received professional honors with recognition as one of Kansas City’s Top Doctors and Outstanding Teaching Awards while on the Cardiology Faculty at KU Medical Center. He was an investigator in a number of Research Trials and has published numerous scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and presented at local and national meetings. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

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Dr. Friedman's Care Philosophy

To provide a patient centered approach of comprehensive, knowledgeable and compassionate cardiovascular care from “Prevention to Intervention”.

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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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Overland Park, KS |
Have been his patient for about 15-20 years. Plan to,continue to be a patient at his new practice.
in Olathe, KS |
Dr. Friedman is an excellent doctor from every standpoint. He has successfully diagnosed and treated my heart condition and carefully monitored my progress for several years. He is thorough in his examinations , takes the time to explain clearly his conclusions, and exudes confidence and genuine concern. Besides, he is fun to talk to. Upon leaving his office I feel somehow that everything will be okay.
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Dr. Brian M. Friedman is a board certified interventional cardiologist with Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists in Olathe and Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Friedman treats a wide spectrum of cardiovascular conditions which include chest pain (angina), heart attacks, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, venous disease (varicose veins), peripheral arterial disease, pericardial disease, arrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation), hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

He performs a number of procedures which include: cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty and stent implantation, pacemaker implantation, pericardiocentesis, venous ablation and phlebectomy.

He has a broad experience in reading and interpreting electrocardiograms, stress tests, echocardiograms, nuclear studies and venous duplex examinations.

He has received professional honors with recognition as one of Kansas City’s Top Doctors and Outstanding Teaching Awards while on the Cardiology Faculty at KU Medical Center. He was an investigator in a number of Research Trials and has published numerous scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and presented at local and national meetings. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Friedman's Care Philosophy

To provide a patient centered approach of comprehensive, knowledgeable and compassionate cardiovascular care from “Prevention to Intervention”.

Dr. Friedman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
  •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Johannesburg Hospital-Internal Medicine/General Surgery

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Johannesburg Hospital-Internal Medicine

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Johannesburg Hospital-Cardiology

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure