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Dr. Richard Friedman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
2.6 (39)
Map Pin Small Charleston, SC
Accepting new patients
44 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Richard Friedman, MD

Dr. Richard Friedman, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Charleston, SC. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 44 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and is affiliated with Colleton Medical Center, Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, University Medical Center and McLeod Behavioral Health Center Darlington. Dr. Friedman, completed a residency at Harvard Combined Orth Surg. Patients rated Dr. Friedman an average 2.6 star rating.

Dr. Friedman works at MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion - Epic Center in Charleston, SC with other offices in Mount Pleasant, SC and SUMMERVILLE, SC. They frequently treat conditions like Joint Pain, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Tendinosis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Friedman's Office Locations

  1. 1
    MUSC Health West Ashley Medical Pavilion - Epic Center
    2060 Sam Rittenberg Blvd # 708, Charleston, SC 29407 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (843) 876-5146
  2. 2
    MUSC Health Chuck Dawley Medical Park
    1106 Chuck Dawley Blvd Bldg A, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (843) 876-0111
    Monday
    07:30 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    07:30 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    07:30 - 17:00
    Thursday
    07:30 - 17:00
    Friday
    07:30 - 17:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
  3. 3
    MUSC Health Nexton Medical Park
    5500 Front St Ste 320, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29486 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (843) 876-0111

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Colleton Medical Center
  • Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital
  • University Medical Center
  • McLeod Behavioral Health Center Darlington

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Joint Pain
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Joint Pain
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Knee Arthroscopy
Meniscectomy
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Knee Osteophyte
Meniscus Tear
Osteoarthritis
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder Replacement
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Broken Arm
Bursitis
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Cervical Radiculopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Gait Abnormality
Genu Valgum
Genu Varum
Gout
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Intervertebral Disc Disease
Knee Ligament Tears
Knee Sprain
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lupus
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Miner's Knee
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteopenia
Shoulder Fracture
Arthrocentesis
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Replacement
Shoulder Replacement Revision
Steroid Injection
Total Knee Arthroplasty with Robotic Assist
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Avascular Necrosis
Bone Cancer
Bursitis of Hip
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chondrocalcinosis
Chondromalacia
Clavicle Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Elbow Sprain
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Femur Fracture
Ganglion Cyst
Herniated Disc
Hip Arthritis
Hip Fracture
Hip Tendinitis
Humerus Fracture
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Knee Arthritis
Knee Dislocation
Knee Fracture
Knee Tendinitis
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Medial Epicondylitis
Myelopathy
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Sprain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteosarcoma
Patellar Fracture
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Piriformis Syndrome
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pyogenic Arthritis
Radiculopathy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Runner's Knee
Sciatica
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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Osteophyte
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Systemic Chondromalacia
Systemic Sclerosis
Tenosynovitis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
TMJ
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Torticollis
Whiplash
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Wrist Fracture
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Arthroscopic Surgery
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Replacement
Elbow Replacement Revision
Excision of Femur or Knee
Joint Drainage
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Peripheral Nerve Block
Quadriceps Tendon Repair
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Somatic Nerve Block
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wound Repair
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    2.6
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    Based on 39 ratings
    Patient Ratings (39)
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    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 44 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1245223452
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Brigham Womens Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Harvard Combined Orth Surg
    Residency
    Internship
    • Johns Hopkins MC
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of Toronto
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    Dr. Friedman has seen patients for Joint Pain, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Tendinosis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Friedman on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    39 patients have reviewed Dr. Friedman. The overall rating for this provider is 2.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Friedman.

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