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Richard Friedman
Richard Joel Friedman, MD Office

(843) 876-0111

1600 Midtown Avenue Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Richard Friedman

Richard J. Friedman, M.D., FRCSC, is chief of shoulder and elbow surgery and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and an adjunct professor of bioengineering at Clemson University. He was formerly the chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery and medical director of the joint replacement program at Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina., Dr. Friedman received his M.D. degree in 1980 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and completed residencies in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and in orthopedic surgery at the Harvard combined orthopedic residency program in Boston. He also completed a clinical fellowship in surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore as well as clinical fellowships in surgery and orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Friedman is board certified in orthopedic surgery., A former member of the North American and International Hip and Knee Registry steering committees as well as a former consultant to the orthopedic device review panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Friedman is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow, among others. He is a reviewer for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Journal of Knee Surgery. Dr. Friedman also serves on the American Medical Association CPT advisory committee as well as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons CPT coding committee., Dr. Friedman was the founder of the orthopaedic research laboratory at MUSC and has received over 50 research grants. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Dr. Friedman has also written numerous book chapters and had over 150 scientific abstracts published. He has presented nationally and internationally at over 500 medical conferences. Dr. Friedman’s special areas of interest focus on total joint replacement, including hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow; shoulder and elbow disorders and sports medicine; and arthroscopic surgery.
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Practice Richard Joel Friedman, MD
Gender Male
Education University of Toronto
Training Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center/John Hopkins Hospital, Harvard University Health Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
Certification SC, SC-12693, MA, MA-49149, SC-AF1595757, SC-2012693, SC-9000275, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Payment Options American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Not Accepting New Patients
Insurances Accepted Aetna (PPO), Ambetter from Absolute Total Care (Marketplace) , BCBS Blue Essentials (Marketplace), Blue Choice Blue Option (Exchange Plan), Blue Choice MyChoice (Available as individual commercial product), Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Blue (PPC), Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice HealthCare (Group Health Plan), Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal (FEP), Blue Cross Blue Shield Planned Administrators, Blue Cross Blue Shield State Health Plan for South Carolina, Cigna, Coventry, Employers Health Network/SC Business Coalition on Health, First Health, Great West Healthcare (Part of Cigna now), Humana ChoiceCare PPO (Group Health Plan) , Medcost, Tricare, United HealthCare, AllWell by Absolute Total Care, Clover Health , Absolute Total Care (NEIC), Blue Choice Medicaid, First Choice/Select Health (NEIC), Molina Healthcare , WellCare, Absolute Total Care Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan , First Choice VIP Care Plus Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan, Molina Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan
Degrees Medical Doctor
Languages English
Services Richard Friedman provides surgery in Mount Pleasant, SC. The most common types of surgeons are: General, Cardiovascular, Otolaryngology, Neurological, Reconstructive, Neonatal and Orthopedic.

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