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About Dr. Allan H Friedman

Dr. Allan H Friedman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Durham, NC. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Friedman has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Allan H Friedman is Great. Dr. Allan H Friedman has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Allan H Friedman is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Duke University Medical Center

200 Trent Dr
Durham, NC 27710
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Specialties

Dr. Allan H Friedman has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    18 Expertise

  • Brain Cancer (Meningioma)
  • Intracranial Vasospasm
  • Central Nervous System Cancer (CNS Neoplasm)
  • Cancer
  • Glial Cancer (Glioma)
  • Brain Disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Craniotomy (Brain Surgery)
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Brain Cancer (Meningel Neoplasm)
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Nervous System Cancer

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Reviews

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Successful meningioma removal

Wonderful doctor!! I am a young woman who had a benign meningioma (2cm X 2cm X 2cm) in the CPA region. Dr. Friedman and Dr. Fukushima worked together to successfully remove 100% of it in a 4 hour operation on Oct 1 this year. Following surgery, my only side effects were an echo in my left ear and difficulty swallowing. It took a while, but today (11/30/15) I am happy to say that these problems have gone completely away. I am the same person I was before the procedure, but in better health. =) I am so grateful to Dr. Friedman and Dr. Fukushima for their amazing expertise. <3 I can't recommend either of them enough.

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One Star

does not explain what is going to happen, i was rushed into the surgery and now suffere complications -- BIG TIME! he is not a guru in his area any more

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Dead End

Thanks for nothing. Spent nearly 45 min. waiting in the exam room, freezing in a gown before he came in nearly an hour past my appointment time. Did not want to take a full medical history or assessment of my chronic symptoms. Ignored the visible symptoms presented during the appointment. Didn't even assess the specific area of injury and widespread problem. Failed to diagnose and evaluate a known disease. The intake staff are lovely, caring and professional. This doctor could care less about patients' problems. He was quick to refer me to someone else who we both know won't be able to help and offer appropriate medical care. This was yet another dead end.

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Excellent surgeon who saved my life

This doctor is the best brain surgeon around. After having an unexplained seizure in the 37th week of pregnancy (healthy baby was delivered safely), I underwent multiple head CTs, MRIs and MR Spectroscopies and each one indicated a different diagnosis. After a couple more seizures, I was referred to Dr. Friedman who picked up the original head CT done the night of the first seizure and said "This is a brain tumor". However, since there had been multiple conflicting diagnoses he said he would have to perform a brain biopsy to prove his theory (this was not fun), and he was correct. He personally followed up to give me the final diagnosis of brain tumor, he personally scheduled the surgery, and he personally performed both surgeries (biopsy and craniotomy). He was also readily available to the ER staff 10 days after the craniotomy when I developed a blood clot. Overall excellent physician and highly recommended!

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The worst office staff ever!

The office staff is Cut and dry, and just plain rude. I have heard amazing things about the doctor. If you can get past the office staff, you will probably find yourself in the hands of a good doctor. His office staff, probably are chipping away at his reputation, unfortunately.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2011, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Duke University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Allan H Friedman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Duke University Medical Center, 200 Trent Dr, Durham, NC
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