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Dr. Elke Friedman, MD

Hematology ·  Female · Age 52

Dr. Friedman

Dr. Elke Friedman, MD is a hematology specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 1996 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.


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(804) 287-3000

Dr. Friedman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Friedman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Blood Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Anemia more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Breast Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Breast Diseases more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Friedman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

In life, there are many things we cannot control and many things we can control. For those that we can control, I strive to do the absolute best, including the care of my patients.

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

2003
Med College Va Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Med College Va Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
Med College Va Hospital
Internship Hospital
1996
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School
2003
1999
1997
1996

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friedman

3.9

Based on 9 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
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1 Star
22.22222222222222%
(2)

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Dr. Friedman's Performance
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From my very first appointment, I felt secure that I had the best doctor. She always takes her time explaining things to me. She answers all of my questions and never makes me feel that's she too busy to answer me or that my questions are ridiculous. When I have any issues she very quickly takes action, if needed. She and her staff are always welcoming and make me feel like they are all glad to see me.
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Dr. Friedman is the 2nd hematologist I have seen and SO MUCH better than the 1st. She is incredibly kind, knowledgeable and supportive. She has gone out of her way to work with 2 other specialists that I see to help manage/address surgeries and other conditions with them. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a hematologist!
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Unfortunately, my strong recommendation is to find another oncologist. Dr. Friedman began the first oncology appointment with "So.. you know what you have, right?" She was not up-to-date on the latest meta-analyses for the chemotherapy treatments she recommended, making her either misinformed or dishonest about the actual numbers. She did not explain pancreatic cancer, and was not forthright about the symptoms of the treatment. I recommend finding a more ethical, non-profit cancer institute.
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