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Andrew S. Friedman, MD
Andrew S. Friedman, MD
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars

80 Patient Ratings

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Neuroscience Institute
Spine Clinic

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6746

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management

Board Certifications
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Subspecialty in Pain Medicine
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1995

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.

Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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April 2017
I have around 4 doctors. see here. Dr.Friedman, Dr. Mahalettj and Dr. Trigg are the main 3. Dr. Schwartz and Diana McFarlane are the other two. ALLOf these doctors are AMAZING!!! I had a very bad experience with a different clinic/hospital and will never see a doctor, ED, etc that I don´t care for again.

April 2017
Debbie Davenport, PT, was as high quality as was Dr. Friedman, maybe even more, as her assessment was longer and was what the MD based his recommendations on. Good team work!

April 2017
Excellent listener. Really appreciated honest answers to my questions. Let me end the appointment (did not rush me out of the office).

March 2017
Really like working with him

March 2017
Dr Feidman is the vonsumate professional.

February 2017
Dr. Friedman is the best specialist I have ever consulted with.

February 2017
Dr. Friedman provides outstanding care to me and I feel fortunate to have him as my physician.

February 2017
_____ like to keep dr. in future.

February 2017
He listened to me like he actually cared and had a concern about my welfare.

January 2017
Dr. Friedman is wonderful!

January 2017
Dr Friedman is very personable and caring.

January 2017
All outstanding. Dr. Friedman was very caring. He asked the right questions, and during his examination was able to pin-point my exact problems. I am very grateful that he listened to my concerns about medications, asked more questions, then made solid recommendations that I now look forward to implementing.

January 2017
The care and professionalism by Dr. Friedman and his assistant are always superlative. Words cannot express my confidence in, and gratitude for, Dr. Friedman and his assistant.

January 2017
Dr. Friedman is a cool guy and good doctor.

December 2016
Knowledgable, courteous, helpful.. Excellent Doctor

December 2016
I had had fears related to the change in medication for a very long time. The doctor allayed my fears, walked me through anxiety with thorough answeres and information. I am glad I was so lucky to have the selection of care givers that I have now.

December 2016
Dr. Friedman and assistant are excellent.

December 2016
I have the utmost respect for Dr. Friedman.

October 2016
Doctor and his assistant were very friendly and excellent at explaining my condition.

September 2016
Really great Dr.

July 2016
Dr. Friedman has offered himself as a truly CARING provider. By acknowledging that I (and, consequently, my husband) understand "Doc-speak", and my desire to someday become a physician grants Dr. Friedman the freedom to converse in what surpass most patients´ knowledge of the human body, particularly mu own complex case.

July 2016
Dr. Friedman - Good man has all my trust with my care.

June 2016
Dr. Friedman is the perfect blend of professionalism, expertise and kindness!

June 2016
Dr. Friedman is great!

June 2016
Dr. Friedman has seen me for 7 years now. He is very knowledgeable, understanding, caring and takes time with you to help understand the problem you have. I will not go to any other spine doctor. Very good bedside manners as well.

June 2016
As you can tell by my responses, I have had a wholly positive experience with Dr. Friedman and his team. I have seen him since July of 2012 and his approach to helping me find my way to wellness has been - astounding. It has changed the trajectory of my life.

May 2016
Great, great, great.

May 2016
Dr. Friedman is one of, if not THE, best care providers I´ve ever seen & continue to see, and I have referred several other patients to him & will continue to do so.

March 2016

March 2016
I received Excellent care & concern from Dr. Friedman and staff

January 2016
Since 2007 Dr. Friedman has vastly improved my quality of life & I trust him implicitly. He obviously cares about my condition/treatment/quality of life!

January 2016
Good experience, All concerns explained, very helpful

December 2015
Always an enjoyable, informative visit. Because I have B.A. in healthcare. I am able to get medically complicate questions answered -

November 2015
Very good doctor and staff.

October 2015
I have completed confidence and respect for Dr. Friedman.

September 2015
Dr. Friedman showed compassion and care during my visit.

August 2015
Written instructions may be a big help. I have memory loss and will lose verbal instructions.

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Special Interest(s)
Electrodiagnosis of the muscles and nerves, spine related diagnosis and treatment, brain injury, prosthetics, neuromuscular disorders

University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 1991

Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 1992

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 1995

On Patients
"Understanding your medical condition is a key to getting better; providing that understanding is part of my job."

On Specialty
"I enjoy physical medicine and rehabilitation because of the emphasis on treating the whole patient, not just the physical, but the emotional and social aspects of care."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason Medical Center is special because of its ability to coordinate care with the right specialists at the right time. We talk to each other - that‘s unique."

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.

Curriculum Vitae
Andrew S. Friedman, MD - Curriculum Vitae