Dr. Loren Friedman, MD

Palliative Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Loren Friedman, MD
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.

8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 400

Fairfax, VA 22031

Contact Information

(703) 280-5390

Dr. Loren Friedman, MD

Dr. Loren Friedman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 4 More

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Dr. Friedman's Experience

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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
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Specialties

  • Palliative Medicine
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Board Certifications

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

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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.

Education

  • 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
Media & Publications

Dr. Friedman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friedman to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Friedman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Falls Church, VA |
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 because he listens to and supports this patient. Not only is he knowledgeable but patient-oriented in today's legally sensitive environment. He is a professional & personal rarity in medicine today.
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Dr. Friedman accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Friedman has admitting privileges

Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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