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.
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.