Dr. Elke Friedman, MD

Dr. Elke Friedman, MD

HematologyFemaleAge 54

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Elke Friedman, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Friedman has more experience with Blood Disorders than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Retreat Doctors' Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Friedman to book an appointment.

Locations

Virginia Cancer Institute

Virginia Cancer Institute6605 W Broad St Ste A Richmond, VA 23230
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Affiliated with Henrico Doctors' Hospital Richmond, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Easy Scheduling Patients said scheduling was easy. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friedman

3.7

Based on 13 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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Dr. Friedman has been treating me for blood disorder for about 5 years and she very kind and concerning and a smart Doctor, what else do I need ?
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neil Gulati – Jul 26, 2021
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Dr. Friedman is a very caring and helpful doctor. I believe I'm in capable hands with her. She monitors my bloodwork and MRI results and adjusts my treatment plans accordingly. She spends as much time as I need during my appointments. I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon B. Hoang – May 17, 2021
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I refused to sign the lawyers paperwork as it negated my experience and put no error in the hands of the staff. As a result,I was then served papers terminating me from care at any of their facilities. VCI was not supportive. I never threatened suing, not was I ever unkind or rude. I simply brought the matter to their attention in hopes to receive some understanding and support. Instead they noticed their wrong with doing, tried to buy me off, and since I didnt morally agree, they slammed the door on my face.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Beth Klemen – Aug 03, 2020
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I have a rare cancer. I already had one tumor removed from my pancreas and felt I had continuing symptoms of the same cancer - neuroendocrine cancer. After a few tests that I discovered later were outdated, Dr. Friedman treated me like a hypochondriac and actually asked me “Do you want cancer”? “Neuroendocrine Cancer” was listed as a specialty of hers. Upon further research I found an expert in Colorado. I could not afford to see him, but he was still kind enough to guide me. He referred me to a study at NIH where they found the second NET (neuroendocrine tumor) in my small intestines. It was surgically removed - a second primary. Dr. F made me feel ashamed for seeking care and could have cost me my life.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 09, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dorothy Irwin in MIDLOTHIAN, VA – Apr 18, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Richmond, VA – May 31, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Drew in Richmond, VA – Oct 04, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Friedman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Friedman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Friedman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (804) 287-3000.

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Friedman is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Anemia
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Bleeding Disorders
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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Dr. Friedman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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(804) 373-6737

Dr. Friedman accepts the following insurance:

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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
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education

2003
Med College Va Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Med College Va Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Elke Friedman, MD?

Call (804) 373-6737 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Elke Friedman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Friedman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Elke Friedman, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Elke Friedman, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Friedman's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Elke Friedman, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Elke Friedman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Friedman frequently treats Blood Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Friedman specializes.

Where is Dr. Elke Friedman, MD's office located?

Dr. Friedman's office is located at 6605 W Broad St Ste A, Richmond, VA 23230. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Elke Friedman, MD speak?

Dr. Friedman speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Friedman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Richmond, VA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Chippenham Hospital

Richmond, VA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)