Dr. Eric Friedman, MD

Dr. Eric Friedman, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Eric Friedman, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

5050 NE Hoyt St Ste 221

Portland, OR 97213

Contact Information

(503) 239-0092

Insurance Accepted

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

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

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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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.

Education

  • 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
3.2
based on 14 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Friedman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Portland, OR |
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.
Beaverton, OR |
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, not only did insist that he knew what the problem was, he kept me on the drugs that were making me worse. He also over charged me and is still sending out new bills months later.
in Milwaukie, Oregon |
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.
in Portland, OR |
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 pain and duress in the site that was causing me excruciating pain. The bill he charged me was $901.00. The consult did me less than one iota of good.
in Portland, OR |
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.
in Milwaukie, OR |
The initial introduction was great we had our consultation for my procedure that went fine schedule the surgery 2 days before the procedure they started calling me saying that they need half the money up front before they would do anything. You wouldnt't go to the mechanic and pay them first you pay them after services rendered. And the first phone call i got after the procedure was from them about my FMLA paperwork and they won't proceed until a processing fee is payed. Worst ethical practice
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Dr. Friedman accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Friedman has admitting privileges

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
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Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
24800 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
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Providence Milwaukie Hospital
10150 SE 32nd Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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