Dr. Gary Friend, DPM

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Dr. Gary Friend, DPM

Podiatric Surgery | Male

North Shore Podiatry Group 2501 Compass Rd Ste 120, Glenview, IL 60026 Get Directions
(847) 729-9580

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Dr. Friend specializes in Podiatric Surgery and practices in Glenview, IL. He practices at 2 locations.

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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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Specialties

  • Podiatric Surgery

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

Procedures Performed

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Podiatric Surgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
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  • No board actions found
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