Dr. Gary Friend, DPM
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Dr. Gary Friend, DPM


Podiatric Surgery | Male

North Shore Foot & Ankle 2501 Compass Rd Ste 120 Glenview, IL 60026 Get Directions


Dr. Gary Friend, DPM is a podiatric surgery doctor who practices in Glenview, IL. Dr. Friend is affiliated with Glenbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Highland Park, IL |
Wonderful pleasant doctor and great diagnostician.
in Northbrook, IL |
I highly recommend Dr. Friend. Nice man, careful listener, and skilled medical specialist. Corrected my hammertoe using a cutting-edge technology used by few, if any other Chicago-area podiatrists. This is an significant, operating-room procedure. Dr. Friend's surgical work completely eliminated the considerable pain I had previously felt when walking or running. Even better, I felt virtually no pain after the anesthetic wore off and throughout the 2-month recovery. Can't ask for more.
in Highland Park, IL |
Excellent clinician and diagnostician. Very personable
in Morton Grove, IL |
Dr Friend seemed to be guessing at what was causing my foot pain, using a process of elimination rather than diagnosing. Money is more important than anything else. I was sent a notice to come in. Even though it was sent in error Dr Friend looked at my shoes and had me walk in his hallway (all fine). Then he charged me as if it had not been a mistake on their part. I questioned it and did not receive my money back as staff would not verify with him. I guess they just know to collect the money.
in Arlington Heights, IL |
I spent over 45 minutes filling out paper work making sure the doctor would get his money. When I did see him he said that I had a wort on bottom of my foot, that he would take care of it. He open a small bottle and applied one drop of wort remover and I received a bill for 250 dollars after insurance paid there part. I came to get help with fugus which was on my toes, nothing else. I was not asked or told about this 250 dollar procedure. If I would of known that it would cost that much, no way.
in Round Lake Park, IL |
My heartfelt thanks to Dr. Friend for his unwavering dedication. Along with his talent, kind smiles and compassion he brought hope at a time when I was told I would have to live with pain and strong pain meds for the rest of my life. It is a frightening prospect being a patient and feeling tremendously helpless. Dr. Friend?s commitment to find a better answer, a better approach ended my pain completely. How can you thank someone appropriately for giving you back your life? Thank you Dr. Friend.
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Dr. Friend's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Podiatric Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Podiatric Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision