Dr. Rick Friedman, MD

Dr. Rick Friedman, MD

Neurotology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Rick Friedman, MD is a neurotology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1988 and specializes in neurotology and neurosurgery.

1520 San Pablo St Ste 4600

Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact Information

(323) 442-5790

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas


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Ear Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Acoustic Neuroma
very high
more than 93% of peers
EMG (Electromyography)
very high
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurotology
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • 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.


  • 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
based on 27 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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Dr. Friedman's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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