Dr. Peter Friend, MD

Dr. Peter Friend, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 75
Dr. Peter Friend, MD is a nephrology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in nephrology.

9850 Genesee Ave

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 93% of peers
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
more than 84% of peers
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
more than 78% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

36  Conditions Treated


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2  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Va Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University Minn Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • University Minn Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Friend has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friend's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friend to family and friends
1 review

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Friend's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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