Dr. Lawrence Friedman, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 67

Dr. Friedman
Telehealth services available

Newton-Wellesley Hospital Gastroenterology

2014 Washington St Fl 6 Newton, MA 02462

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(617) 243-5480

Dr. Lawrence Friedman, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Newton, MA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Friedman has more experience with Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with Newton - Wellesley Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Friedman to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Newton - Wellesley Hospital Newton, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board 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 (617) 243-5480.

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Friedman typically treats 62% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Liver Function Test
Hepatitis Screening
Normal Frequency
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Friedman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Stones
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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(617) 243-5480

Dr. Friedman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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  • Explained conditions well (4)
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    Spent a lot of time explaining my situation. Listened to my concerns. Acknowledged my medical issues were complex. Could not take me on as regular patient but agreed to see me once or twice a year. One of the best doctors I have ever used.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    About Me


    Dr. Lawrence Friedman, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Newton, MA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Friedman has more...Read more


    • Gastroenterology

    Board Certifications

    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine


    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine
    Medical School


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Lawrence Friedman, MD offer telehealth services?

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

    Dr. Friedman frequently treats Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Friedman specializes.

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

    Dr. Friedman's office is located at 2014 Washington St Fl 6, Newton, MA 02462. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Newton-Wellesley Hospital Gastroenterology

    Newton-Wellesley Hospital Gastroenterology2014 Washington St Fl 6 Newton, MA 02462

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    Newton - Wellesley Hospital

    Newton, MA

    74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

    • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)
    • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)
    • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
    • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
    • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)
    • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
    • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)