Dr. Emily Friedman, MD

Dr. Emily Friedman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Emily Friedman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Oklahoma City, OK and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from GEORGETOWN UNIV SCH OF MED in 1981 and specializes in neurosurgery.

3435 NW 56th St Ste 210

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Care Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
more than 72% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 69% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 67% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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13  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Minnesota
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 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
41 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Because of a glitch in my insurance, McBride kicked me to the curb; even though I had paid on time and immediately with both rotator cuffs and a neck fusion. It was July and everyone was on vacation. As busy as Dr. Friedman was she got me in as soon as possible and repaired the Sciatic Nerve Pain...more
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She was a great doctor for me had a artificial disc at l4l5 was up and walking next day feel great 6 months later would recommend her to anybody with a true spinal injury
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Dr. Friedman is a skilled surgeon as well as one of the most caring Physicians that I have ever known. She takes time to evaluate the patient and makes decisions based on the best possible outcome for the long term. I really can't say enough nice things about her and her staff. I can say that if...more
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Dr Friedman fused 2 ruptured disc in my neck twenty some years ago and i have not had any problems with that since. She did a 3 hour surgery on my lower back in march of 2016 with complete success. I am very pleased with her skills and the passion she shows to do the very best for her patients....more
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She would not treat me unless I wore a stimulator. The stimulator made me sick, increased the pain in my neck, shoulders, arms and hands. No surgeries by her. Since I stopped see her I have has 2 shoulder surgeries, neck surgery and future back surgery this summer. She was not kind to me. She would...more
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