Dr. Charles Friedman, DO

Dr. Charles Friedman, DO

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
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Dr. Charles Friedman, DO is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Pinellas Park, FL. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Read his story

6640 78th Ave N Ste A

Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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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."


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  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

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

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


  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

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
based on 23 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
in Palm Harbor, FL |
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.
in Clearwater, FL |
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 seen on time(long wait times), never been seen asap in event(s) of emergency. If you are looking for a Dr. you can count on, even in emergency cases, he is not for you. I would give him 4 out 10.
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Dr. Friedman accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Friedman has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL 33756
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