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Dr. Rick Friedman, MD

Neurotology ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Friedman

Dr. Rick Friedman, MD is a neurotology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 1988 and specializes in neurotology and neurosurgery.


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(858) 657-8590

Dr. Friedman accepts the following insurance:

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Friedman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ear Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Ear Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Acoustic Neuroma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Acoustic Neuroma more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

EMG (Electromyography)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs EMG (Electromyography) more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Friedman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Glomus Tympanicum Tumor
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Loss
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Myringotomy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Stapedectomy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friedman

4.4

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
82.14285714285714%
(23)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(4)

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Dr. Friedman (with his side kick Dr. Schwartz) are the top Acoustic Neuroma team in CA! Patient care and service are his top priority. He even generously gives his time to people out of the area with free consultations by phone! Highly recommend him for treatment of AN's.
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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!
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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 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
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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 same can be said for his staff. Susan East
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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 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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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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