Dr. Charles Friedman, DO

Dr. Charles Friedman, DO

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Charles Friedman, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Pinellas Park, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Nova Se Univ Coll Of Osteo Med in 1986 and specializes in pain medicine, anesthesiology, and more.Read his story

6640 78th Ave N Ste A

Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Contact Information

(727) 518-8660

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Friedman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Friedman "Dr. Friedman received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Florida International University, and attended Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In 1992, Dr. Friedman relocated to the Tampa Bay area where he founded Pain Relief Centers with a goal to help others enjoy life again. He has spent close to a decade as a medical educator in pain management. Currently, he remains in clinical practice and continues to provide lectures to a multitude of health care disciplines. Dr. Friedman serves as the Medical Director for Pain Relief Centers and West Park Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center (ASC) facility dedicated to the treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Friedman's affiliations include, but are not limited to: International Association for the Study of Pain, International Spinal Injection Society, North American Spine Society, North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Academy of Pain Management, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Florida Physicians Association, Pinellas County Medical Society, Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association and the American Medical Association's Political Action Committee. Utilizing his background in pain management, Dr. Friedman specializes in the treatment of opioid misuse in patients with a dual diagnosis of pain. Most recently, Dr. Friedman continued his training at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry within the Division of Addiction Medicine as a fellow. His training included treatment of all substance use disorders and the most complex patients suffering from substance use disorders and chronic pain. Dr. Friedman is now the only practicing, board certified Pain Management physician in the region who has been formally fellowship trained and board certified in Addiction Medicine. He is dedicated to full-time patient care for both sub-specialties. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Friedman "Our multi-specialty practice uses a combination of proven treatments and years of experience to help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life.

Though we specialize in the treatment of spine-related pain, our multi-specialty group of compassionate professionals can diagnose and treat a variety of painful conditions.

Our specially trained office team can help arrange your insurance and authorization needs for auto, workman's comp and the widest variety of insurance plans in the Pinellas area."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

28  Conditions Treated

  • Alcohol Related Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Upper Back Pain

5  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Nova Se Univ Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friedman to family and friends
23 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

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  • 1

Dr. Friedman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have been under Dr. Friedman's care for over 16 years, and he is an excellent physician for pain management. He is compassionate and cares about my care. That means a great deal for someone who deals with chronic pain.
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I will admit, Dr. Friedman makes a great initial impression. Afterwards, all patients are seen by Nurse Practitioners. The practice actively upselling variety of expensive surgical treatments as long as they know they patient has insurance which will cover the charges. During 2+ years I was never...more
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