Dr. Charles Friend, DO

Dr. Charles Friend, DO

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Charles Friend, DO is a family medicine specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University of Health Sciences in 1994 and specializes in family medicine.Read his story

10718 Countryway Blvd

Tampa, FL 33626

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Dr. Friend's Experience

Dr. Friend's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice/OMT
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Friend's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Friend "Dr Friend is a board certified specialist in family medicine, and a diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice. He is a diplomate of the National Medical Boards, and a Diplomate of the certifying commission in medical management. He has pending certification in Health Care Quality and Management by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review. Dr Friend is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Executives, and a fellow of the Wilderness Medicine Society. Dr Friend earned his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, and his master’s degree from Central Michigan University. He earned undergraduate degrees from Oklahoma University College of Medicine, Park College, and CCAF. His wife and he both grew up in Indiana. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Friend’s practice experience includes family medicine, obstetrics, sports medicine, occupational medicine, wilderness medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He has served as hospital chief of staff and medical director, and as the head of various medical departments. He has been an associate professor of clinical medicine and has experience teaching student physicians and residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and combat medics. His professional organizations include the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the Wilderness Medical Society, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Friend is on the Florida committee for legislative affairs. He has served on the Academy of Family Practice committee on quality assurance for physicians, the Family Physician commission on continuing medical education and scientific programs, and the commission on legislative and governmental affairs. He has published professional articles on both medicine and medical management topics. He is married with children. His interests include reading, and writing. Dr. Friend treats patients of all ages."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Friend "Dr. Friend is a board certified specialist in Family Medicine. He is retired from the Air Force and has practiced in a number of states and countries. His practice experience includes family medicine, obstetrics, sports medicine, occupational medicine, wilderness medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Friend has experience with teaching medicine to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practioners, and combat medics. He has also published many articles on both medicine and medical management topics. Dr. Friend is dedicated to providing quality health care for you and your family -in all stages of life including children, adults, and seniors. . He is willing to see you whenever you need help or advice, who will keep you informed, who emphasizes on prevention, and who genuinely cares about keeping you well."
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1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice/OMT
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians*

232  Conditions Treated

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42  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecological Examination
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Preventive Care
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination
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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.


  • University of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Us Air Force Reg Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Friend has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friend's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friend to family and friends
15 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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Dr. Friend'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 (6)

Do not waste your time with this Doctor. Does not listen to you, rather, he lectures you. The wait time in the office is crazy. Last time I was put into an exam room immediately, and then waited 2 hours, even though no one was there! Refused to refill my prescription from a previous Doctor, even...more
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Dr. Friend is a very amiable physician who patiently listens and clearly explains diagnoses, procedures and illnesses. He leaves nothing to chance and pursues the answer to any concern, no matter how seemingly minor.
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I had seen Dr Friend for an annual visit initially; he was very inquisitive and listened carefully to my answers, leaving with a sense of care that I have not experienced from a GP for far too long. He then order test and we finished up with some small talk and reflecting back on it I am thinking...more
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I dislike an aloof personality, My LDL number was "high" s0 he insisted I take statins. The previous doctor (from the SAME clinic) spent quite a long time explaining to me that we must look at other factors and calculated my heart attack risk at <4%. So he (the previous doctor) said that I do not...more
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I went in with severe symptoms. He was no help at all. No compassion. Just told me to go to Er. Stay away
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