Dr. Loren Friedman, MD

Dr. Loren Friedman, MD

Palliative Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Loren Friedman, MD is a palliative medicine specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ in 1988 and specializes in palliative medicine.Read his story

8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 400

Fairfax, VA 22031

Contact Information

(703) 280-5390

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Dr. Friedman's Experience

Dr. Friedman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Palliative Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Friedman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Friedman "Dr. Friedman's increased interest in Palliative Medicine began early in his career when, while working as a family physician, he began to address the unique needs of patients coping with cancer diagnoses. Subsequently, he further developed his skills in pain and symptom management. In 2004, he founded the first hospital-based palliative medicine program in Northern Virginia at the Virginia Hospital Center. He served as the medical director of that award-winning program for the next decade until leaving to join Virginia Cancer Specialists. Locally, Dr. Friedman's leadership roles have included mentoring many young palliative medicine physicians, chairing the Virginia Hospital Center Ethics Committee, and speaking frequently on pain management. Nationally, he has had the honor of serving as one of only ten physicians from across the country on the initial test writing Committee for the American Board of Internal Medicine, developing the board examination for palliative medicine. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Friedman has received multiple awards and honors, including the Haynes Rice Community Service Award and the CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Outstanding Palliative Care Program Award at Virginia Hospital Center. He has served as a volunteer physician in programs such as the Arlington Free Clinic and the D.C. Partnership to Improve End of Life Care. His current focus is on improving quality of life for patients and families faced with serious illness. In his free time, Dr. Friedman spends time at the beach with his wife. He enjoys learning about music production from his teenage son and social entrepreneurship from his 20-something daughter."


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  • Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Ct
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

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Patient Comments (1)

I first met Dr Friedman at AHC where he is head of palliative care. He was in the difficult position of explaining why my surgeons & nurses had failed to read my file & failed to provide appropriate pain medication during & after my surgery. Four years later, he remains my palliative care doctor...more
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