Dr. Robert Friedman, MD

Dr. Robert Friedman, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(5)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Friedman, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Sarasota, FL. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

2111 Bee Ridge Rd

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • 11 More

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Astigmatism
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 98% of peers
Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
51

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Michael Reese Hospital and Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • La State University Eye Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Ny Eye and Ear Infirm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Friedman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friedman to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Bradenton, Fl. |
Dr. Friedman treated me for various eye problems and eyeglass prescriptions for years.. Eventually I needed cataract surgery which he performed and got me back to the vision I had when I was 20 years old. I no longer need glasses. Dr Friedman - in my opinion is dedicated, first class caring Doctor. I would highly recommend him and would give 10 stars if I could.
in Sarasota, FL |
He's very bright, very experienced and trustworthy.
in Bradenton, FL |
! Dr Friedman has a bad-bed side manner. I took my 81 yrs mother( spanish speaking) to see him before and he asked me how come she does not speak any english being she was in this country for a while, which it had nothing to do with it, since i was there to translate. Yesterday i took her for a second visit and my mom got confused when he said look to the right and she looked to the left. she has dementia ) He went to say right, right and snapping his fingers as you do to a dog. Not very kind
in Bradenton, fl |
Dr Friedman has provided my 90-year old mother extraordinary care. Hers was a very complicated cataract condition, one that probably would gone untreated had he not offered to do it. He has time and again gone the extra mile for mom, spending far more time on her case than we ever expected. He has exceeded our every expectation.
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Dr. Friedman accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Friedman has admitting privileges

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34239
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