Dr. Rick Friedman, MD

Neurotology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(27)
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Dr. Rick Friedman, MD
Dr. Rick Friedman, MD is a neurotology doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Hospital of USC.

1520 San Pablo St Ste 4600

Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact Information

(323) 442-5790

Dr. Rick Friedman, MD

Dr. Rick Friedman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 13 More

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Care Philosophy

Caring for patients means including them in decision making and providing them with the best possible outcome and realistic expectations. It involves being easily accesible and supportive during the entire process.
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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 Neurotology
  • Board certified in Neurotology and Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Neurosurgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
21

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Glomus Tympanicum Tumor
  • Hearing Loss
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Tinnitus
16

Procedures

  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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 California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • U Ca San Diego Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • U Ca San Diego Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • House Ear Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Friedman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friedman to family and friends
4.3
based on 27 total reviews (4 with comments)
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
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Abington, MA |
I am from the Boston area and met with three specialists after being diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma. I was not comfortable with two of them. I liked the third doctor, but he had done <100 of these surgeries and I heard you should find someone with lots of experience with these tumors, which are in a class of their own. Luckily, I was put in touch with Dr. Friedman. He is the best doctor I have ever had. Surgical times are shorter, and he really cares about his patients. He is the best!
in Burbank, CA |
He came off very assured of himself and very rude. He toss me away saying because I had a bone marrow disease aplastic anemia he wasn't going to do any surgery on my Mastroid surgery and that I seem fine and get over it. Because of hisnot doing the surgery and I having to wait again for appointment and going to another doctor at ucla who would do my surgery by that time the infection spread in my Mastroid to where the whole bone had to be taking out Had dr. Friedman did it then it not be so bad
in Bossier City, LA |
Dr Friedman removed an Acoustic Neuroma from my husband in May of 2011. We came from Louisiana to California for the procedure. We have never regretted that decision one time. He is not only the best doctor in his field but his compassion and care goes above and beyond what I ever expected. The same can be said for his staff. Susan East
in Prosper, TX |
Dr. Friedman and his staff are top notch! Last year I was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma Brain Tumor. I was terrified and didn't know much and he eased my fear. I flew all the way from Dallas to get care from an expert and I am glad I did. To this day Dr. Friedman still participates in my after surgery care and works with my local doctors. He cares about his patients and is there for you when you need him, even on weekends. He is simply the best doctor I've ever had.
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Dr. Friedman accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Friedman has admitting privileges

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Keck Hospital of USC
1500 San Pablo St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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