Dr. Michael Friedman, MD

Dr. Michael Friedman, MD

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Rheumatology | Male | 67 years old

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Dr. Friedman specializes in Rheumatology and practices in Decatur, GA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friedman to family and friends
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based on 24 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Friedman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
Loganville, GA |
This dr's office is rude and disorganized. Was not acknowledged when signing in. The amount of papers at the front desks is worthy of an episode of "Hoarders." That may sound over the top, but I don't know how else to describe it. After 45 min of waiting, was assured I would be called back soon. Another pt told me she had been waiting over 2.5 hours. After ANOTHER 45 min (1.5 hrs of waiting room time), I decided to leave, since it was obvious I wouldn't be seen anytime soon. Won't be back.
in Lithonia Georgia |
The wait time was about 3 hours after my appointment but once in the back dr. Friedman took his time with me answered every question. He didnt make me feel rushed but instead i felt cared about.
Atlanta, GA |
His office is the most dysfunctional doctor's office I've ever experienced. The staff need customer service training. The area behind the front desk is messy, with stacks of paper everywhere. There are LONG wait times, and one staff person is usually raising her voice at the doctor to get him to go faster. Yes, she is practically yelling at him, and he raises his voice back to her. It's unbelievably unprofessional. I changed docs after my last experience.
Long wait time, however he listened to my concerns and ordered the tests I requested in hopes of determining what is the cause of my problems
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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 Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Wisconsin Medical School

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Meml Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    The Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of North Carolina Hospital

    Completed in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection