Dr. Richard Friedman, MD

Oncology •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Friedman

Pacific Gynecological Specialists

181 S Buena Vista St Fl 3 Burbank, CA 91505

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Dr. Richard Friedman, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Burbank, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Friedman has more experience with Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecologic Surgery, and Gynecologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Stanford University medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Glendale and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Friedman to book an appointment.


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Dr. Friedman accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Gynecologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and cervical cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gynecologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Cervical Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Cervical Cancer more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Gynecologic Surgery

Gynecologic surgery treats conditions affecting the female reproductive system, including cancer, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids through procedures such as hysterectomy, tumor removal, and myomectomy.

Typically treats 89% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Hysterectomy - Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Hysterectomy - Open more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Gynecologic Care

Gyncologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect any part of the female reproductive system, such as vaginitis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Uterine Fibroids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Uterine Fibroids more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Endometriosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Endometriosis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. Friedman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • C-Section
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friedman

3.9

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I had a rare pelvic disease, actinomycosis, resulting in emergency surgery, which Dr Friedman consulted and operated on. During both hospital admissions, Dr Friedman visited me and gave me updates with a very caring bedside manner and taking time to talk through my complicated situation. The condition I had was very rare and diagnosis and treatment was successful due to his unprecedented experience and knowledge. I felt like I was in the best hands and completely at ease that he was dealing with a complex and quite unknown issue. During the post surgery visits, his appointments were easy to make and he was available for thorough explanations and to answer any questions, which I appreciated. His office staff were very friendly and professional. He was also easy to contact through the mobile app. Dr Friedman helped diagnose and treat a life threatening health problem, which saved my life! Anyone would be lucky to have him take care of them!
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Emma Tudor – Jul 02, 2020
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Dr. Friedman is extremely knowledgeable and cares about his patients. He diagnosed me with Ovarian Remnant Syndrome when no one else could figure out what was wrong. His non-invasive treatment plan has meant five years and counting without pain or complications/recurrences. I will always recommend him.
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Christopher – May 16, 2020
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I love all the staff and Dr. Friedman himself, Ms Helen (loved her so much), staffs and also her assistant they are so caring and compassionate. From the receptionist, to the nurses, to the NP's, all of them really put me at ease.
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Nica – Nov 15, 2019
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Doctor Friedman saved my life, and to me he is THE BEST of the best! Very knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring. I love this doctor, and I always will be thankful for what he has done (and still does) for me. I would recommend him to anyone who need professional help. Pure genius!!!
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Apr 02, 2019
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I have never met a doctor, or staff, that are SO caring and compassionate. From the receptionist, to the nurses, to the NP's, all of them really put me at ease. All procedures were explained and all questions were answered. Even being rolled into the OR, they calmed my fears and let me know everything was going to be okay. The surgery was successful and the recovery time was short and pretty uneventful. Follow-up appointments were a breeze and they really make sure to go over every detail.
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Vicki Giordano in Granada Hills, Ca – Feb 20, 2018
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Office staff did not get back to me despite stating they will. They don't review records as they say they will. I waited 3 weeks for them to review records and they only did it after I called them 3 weeks later, while having me wait on the phone . The records were looked at it flippantly because they missed the whole point why we were referred to them and only saw one aspect of medical history which was cancer history and refused care, missing her entire current needs. It was a waste of time.
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Feb 01, 2018
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Five doctors later he was the only one who actually heard what I said. I was 27 at the time with a new born who I couldn't carry because of the pain. He told me he won't be able to take the away the pain 100% but he"ll do his best. I truly appreciated his honesty!
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Northridge – Nov 08, 2017
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I needed a partial hysterectomy due to uterine fibroids. He did a wonderful job of removing the uterus laparoscopically. I didn't worry before the surgery because I knew I was in the hands of a very skilled surgeon. I think he knows he's great and has a bit of a doctor's ego; but that's okay, I would recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
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Chris Parry in Encino – Aug 03, 2017
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Dr. Friedman saw me last year for a Uterine cancer Problem. He was fast and efficient in getting me ready for Surgery for a needed complete Hysterectomy . He was totally professional and encouraging. He has a wonderful sense of humor and bedside manner. The procedure was a sucess, and After the procedure He went far and above, to catch a misdiagnoised slide which could have been disasterous for me , but he caught it had an expert opinion done. I highly recommend Him and his wonderful Staff.
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Celeste Hammond in Pasadena, CA – Nov 29, 2016
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I would recommend this doctor because he is great in everything , I was afraid from this visit because it was my first one but he made it very successful visit for me, he is an easy ,calm and wonderful person plus he has good and precise decisions which make the situation more easier on the patient. thank you so much for your time and your knowledge .
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Aida H. in GLENDALE, CA – Oct 07, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Richard Friedman, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Burbank, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Friedman has more experience with Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecologic Surgery, and Gynecologic Care than other specialists i...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology

Education

L A Co Usc Med Center
Residency Hospital
1986
Stanford University
Medical School

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  • Does Dr. Friedman communicate via email?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Friedman communicates via email

  • Does Dr. Friedman offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Friedman offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Friedman have free onsite parking?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Friedman offer weekend visits?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Friedman offer evening visits?

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Pacific Gynecological Specialists

Pacific Gynecological Specialists181 S Buena Vista St Fl 3 Burbank, CA 91505
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Health Glendale

Glendale, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Burbank, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Usc Verdugo Hills Hospital

Glendale, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average