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Andrew S. Friedman, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
 
4.8 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Special Interests

Electrodiagnosis of the muscles and nerves, spine related diagnosis and treatment, brain injury, prosthetics, neuromuscular disorders and electrodiagnostic studies.

Curriculum Vitae
Andrew Friedman, MD

Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Spine Care, Joint Care
Board Certifications
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Subspecialty in Pain Medicine American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 1991
Internship
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 1992
Residency
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1995
Professional Activities and Awards

- Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
- Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2005-2015. Voted america’s best doctors” according to Castle Connelly for 2012-2015.

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - October 2020
Dr. Friedman is excellent as is all your staff.
  Overall Patient Rating - September 2020
Very thorough and explained my options well. Made the next several steps to take clear, instead of making me wait for a new appointment if the first strategy isn't effective enough.
  Overall Patient Rating - August 2020
I love my Doctor. He does everything by the book and does it happily! I have nothing to add that could possibly be done better.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
He's the best, I'm lucky to have him.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
Without exception, I have every confidence in Dr. Friedmann and his staff
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
I feel so lucky to have found *Dr. Friedman, he is one of the best physicians I have encountered.
  Overall Patient Rating - July 2020
*Dr. Friedman makes me feel more relaxed. I have a chronic back issue - He assures me.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr. Friedman's professionalism and breadth of medical knowledge is outstanding! He is an informed, thoughtful, engaging doctor with a sincerely positive attitude which inspires respect and instills hope. For the past 2 years Dr. Friedman has build achievable treatment plans and continuity of care objectives that has directly improved my quality of life.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr Friedman is simply the tops. I could not hope for better care or heartfelt concern from my provider.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2020
Dr Friedman is amazing!!
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2020
Had good conversation & waiting to get MRI.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2020
Very helpful. Went thru previous MRI.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
of all the doctors I've seen in my 73 years, Dr. Friedman is the finest.he listens well, gives good advice. even the "bad news" is delivered in such a way that you maintain your dignity and control.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Has responded in a caring and timely manner via the patient portal.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
Was so thorough and never made me feel rushed, very patient and attentive to any thoughts that came up during conversation and with the questions and answers which helped lead us to what plan we needed for me.
  Overall Patient Rating - March 2020
I absolutely adore Dr Friedman. I switched care to Dr Friedman, despite the fact he wasn't taking new patients. I am so glad I made the switch. He's so kind, patient, informative, compassionate and communicative. He responds to messages quickly and lets me know what is going on any time I ask.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
*Dr. Friedman is a caring, knowledgeable and top notch physician.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2020
Best doctor I have ever had.
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
Very thoughtful and encouraging visit
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2020
I can't say enough about Dr. Friedman. In short, he is excellent. Top-notch. Everything a doctor should be. And more. The difference... setting him apart from the pack... he cares, he truly cares. This is not something you can teach. This is not something you can fake. Andrew has EARNED my respect. As a patient. As a human being. I feel lucky to have him assigned to me. I know when I visit I'm in good, capable hands... receiving the quality/level of care one would expect from a well-trained physician. seasoned. He's a stand-out, stand-up doc.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
one of my favorite doctors at VM
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2019
Dr. Friedman is terrific. He spends time trying to help me with my chronic back pain. He has tried, over the last year, all the tools in his toolbox in order provide me relief.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
I only go to *Dr. Friedman because of him knowing my body and understands what I say.
  Overall Patient Rating - November 2019
I have seen many, many doctors over my 28 years of having a chronic illness. Of all of them, Dr. Friedman has been my f#1 top doctor. His compassion, coupled with his vast knowledge, and willingness to explore new ideas and methods have given me a degree of comfort and confidence that some of my health issues might be possible to address and resolve. After being in constant, sometimes catastrophic pain, this possibility has become a life saver. I cannot recommend Dr. Friedman any higher. He is amazing, and I'm so glad that I found him.