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Dr. David Friedgood, DO

Neurology ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Friedgood

Mercy Ruan Neurology Clinic

1111 6th Ave # A100 Des Moines, IA 50314

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Dr. David Friedgood, DO is a neurology specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Friedgood's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedgood treats Gait Abnormality more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Friedgood treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedgood treats Headache more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Friedgood treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedgood treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Friedgood treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Friedgood's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. David Friedgood, DO is a neurology specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1980
St Louis University Hosps
Residency Hospital
1977
Chicago Osteo Hospital
Internship Hospital
1976
Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1980
1977
1976

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Friedgood's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friedgood

3.6

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.25%
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1 Star
31.25%
(5)

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Dr Friedgood has been my Dr. for over 30 yrs. I was having seizures and my previous Dr. ran out of "ideas" how to help me, Dr. Friedgood was my life saver. I was allergic to most seizure medicines and he never accepted that "some" seizures were ok. He persisted until he found a drug that actually controlled all of my seizures.When I entered menopause, I developed GrandMal seizures. He found a new drug and I have been seizure free over 10yrs now.He will be greatly missed as he is now retiring.
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I have known Dr. Friedgood for many, many years. Recently my health status changed. I found the office staff to be very friendly, courteous. I was disappointed that I had sent my medical history and forms in advance and they were unable to locate them. I did not feel rushed when seeing the doctor. He took a great deal of time examing me, going over my history, discussing options, his thoughts and recommendations. I would highly recommend.
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If I could give a negative number I would. I have never been treated so rudely. The secretary was the rudest person I have ever had the non pleasure of speaking with. They/she (Shelia) has no compassion and is so rude. If she were working for me I would have fired her. I am surprised that you are still in business.
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rude and condescending. wouldnt listen to a word i had to say, just wanted to argue every answer i gave him to every question he asked me about my symptoms. i would sooner live with my debilitating migraines than give this jerk one more penny of my money. its frustrating when you are in serious pain and some know it all sits on his throne and passes judgement on you without seriously trying to find out whats wrong or even to help. i REFUSE to see him again
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