Dr. Friedman has a unique practice. He is an experienced, board-certified endocrinologist and researcher. He has the capabilities to diagnose and treat even the most difficult hormonal problems. He is compassionate, a good listener and willing to “think outside the box”.
During the pandemic, Dr. Friedman is able to have telemedicine appointments with patients around the world and in the US. Dr. Friedman is unable to respond personally to patients looking for doctors in their area or patients that want medical advice without seeing him.
He recommends patients with hard to diagnose or treat pituitary, thyroid or adrenal disorders to make an appointment.
IN PERSON APPOINTMENTS….$400/45 min
(for all new patients except those who live in California more than 2 hours away from Dr. Friedman’s office) Tuesday nights from 5:45 to 10:45 p.m. Schedule your appointment online.
Dr. Friedman will respond to an email containing your questions during the weekend to established patients. Please e-mail the Paypal receipt for the $180 payment, list of medications, change in symptoms, and the email itself with questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 PM the night before. He will send you a reply, with a dictation, in four days or sooner.
20 Minute Phone Appointment….$210
Dr. Friedman offers 20 minute phone appointments to established patients outside of Southern California, Wednesday night, Saturday night, and Sunday evenings. For the Wednesday night appointment, payment is due by 5 PM, Tuesday night; for the Saturday and Sunday morning and late afternoon appointments, payment is due by 5PM, Thursday. This appointment is required to review records such as for approval for surgery. A dictation will be provided.
10 Minute Phone Appointment….$160
10 minute phone appointments are for established patients in whom Dr. Friedman does not have to review the chart are available on weekday mornings and evenings.
Pituitary MRI Read….$100
After you schedule this pituitary read, you will be sent a link to upload your MRI disc. Do not send your disc by mail. Once you’ve uploaded your MRI with the link provided, Dr. Friedman will review the images over the weekend and send you a dictation with relevant screenshots of your pituitary.He does not read any other types of imaging.
Dr. Friedman’s Telemedicine Appointments
The last Tuesday night of each month will often be reserved for in person appointments while the other Tuesday nights are for telemedicine appointments. Make sure you book correctly for in person or telemedicine.
For All Appointments
After your initial appointment, your follow-up appointments can be via e-mail or phone. Dr. Friedman’s philosophy is to spend as much time as needed with each patient.