Dr. Peter Friend, MD

Dr. Peter Friend, MD

Nephrology  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
(1)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Peter Friend, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 48 years.

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
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Traumatic Acute Kidney Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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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.

Education

  • 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
5.0
based on 1 review
Dr. Friend'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
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Friend accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
    Health Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Friend has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
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