Dr. Scott Friedman, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 63

Dr. Scott Friedman, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Winter Haven, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lakeland Regional Medical Center and Winter Haven Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Friedman to book an appointment.

Dr. Friedman

Florida Retina Consultants

400 Avenue K Se Ste A Winter Haven, FL 33880
Accepting new patients

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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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
Vitreous Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman treats Vitreous Hemorrhage more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Friedman treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friedman performs Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Friedman performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Friedman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pterygium
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(386) 574-0700

Dr. Friedman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Friedman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friedman

3.1

Based on 9 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(3)
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  • Office environment (5)
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Dr is very rude and no bedside manner!
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Kellie Martin – Jan 16, 2021
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Awesome Dr. When you have a critical eye problem, he is THE man to trust.
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Jan 28, 2020
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Dr. Friedman seemed very knowledgeable of all the latest treatments and fully capable of performing them. Explained my options very well.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 09, 2018
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I was told Dr Friedman was no longer with the Florida Eye Center imagine my surprise to see that he still seems to have an afilliation with them. My, my do wonders ever cease.
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Silver Gray Fox in Land O Lakes, FL – Jun 23, 2016
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I feel that Dr Friedman is an excellent doctor and takes whatever time is necessary to explain patient concerns
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don feliks in Winter Haven, FL – May 12, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Mission statemant

Biography

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Friedman lives in Lakeland, Fla.  He has completed several marathons, including Boston, and enjoys all sports, musical theater, and traveling.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1987
U Mo
Residency Hospital
1984
Mercy Hospital St Louis
Residency Hospital
University of Missouri
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Scott Friedman, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Scott Friedman, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Friedman's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Scott Friedman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Friedman frequently treats Vitreous Hemorrhage, Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear, and Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Friedman treats.

Where is Dr. Scott Friedman, MD's office located?

Dr. Friedman's office is located at 400 Avenue K Se Ste A, Winter Haven, FL 33880. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Scott Friedman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Friedman has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Practice

Florida Retina Consultants400 Avenue K Se Ste A Winter Haven, FL 33880
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Florida Retinal Consultants

Florida Retina Consultants2202 Lakeland Hills Blvd Lakeland, FL 33805
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Friedman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Lakeland Regional Medical Center

Lakeland, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Winter Haven Hospital

Winter Haven, FL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received