Dr. Eric Friedman, MD

Dr. Eric Friedman, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Eric Friedman, MD is a general surgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery.

5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 221

Portland, OR 97213

Contact Information

(503) 239-0092

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
more than 87% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 87% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
more than 84% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated


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43  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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 Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Oreg Health Science University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Oreg Health Science University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Friedman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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)

I went to have a hernia looked at that was unsuccessful repaired by a different surgen. He was very helpful, knowledge able and gave a thorough exam. He answers all my questions and explains things in great detail. I will be going in for surgery soon and return with post-op results.
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Dr. Friedman was incompetent and misdiagnosed me twice and wouldn't admit that he was wrong and kept me in the hospital longer than necessary and also put me on medications based on his misdiagnosis that made my symptoms worse. Even after the tests came back from the lab proving that he was wrong,...more
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Dr. Friedman was my emergency physician when I was hospitalized for diverticulitis. His treatment plan worked well, and he exhibited a warm and caring manner. His explanations were thorough, and aftercare was good.
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Dr. Friedman unprofessionally diagnosed my condition as requiring palliative and HOSPICE care, without as much as a SINGLE question about ME, the patient. He prescribed oxycodone when a 200mg ibuprofen eased the pain. He had me see his trainer, Dr. Brown. Pressured me to have a biopsy under extreme...more
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He handled my emergency appendectomy late on a Monday night and did a great job. He was easy to talk to in my follow up and his staff was easy to work with. Would definitely recommend for any general surgical procedure.
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