About Dr. Scott M Friedman MD

Dr. Scott M Friedman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lakeland, FL, with another office in Wesley Chapel, FL. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Heart Florida Regional Medical Center and Winter Haven Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

46 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Scott M Friedman is Good. Dr. Scott M Friedman has been rated by 46 patients. From those 46 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Scott M Friedman is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Scott M Friedman has 2 locations

get directions CENTRAL FLORIDA RETINAL INSTITUTE
2202 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
get directions NEW TAMPA EYE INSTITUTE
27356 Cashford Cir Ste 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Specialties

Dr. Scott M Friedman has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Scott M Friedman has the following 11 expertise

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Exam
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Blindness
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Pain

Board Certifications

Dr. Scott M Friedman is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Excellent doctor

Emergency surgery yesterday. Detached retina. I do not give a flying flip about his personality. He is a remarkable surgeon and I am grateful to him. His staff was great too. I am 60 years old and a medical professional. I never met him or heard of him before yesterday because I’m not from here. I have no personal reason to recommend this doctor. He is highly skilled, competent, and well qualified. I rate my overall experience as excellent. He was polite and appropriately friendly. If you want warm fuzzies and smiles go to Disneyworld. If you need a darn good eye surgeon, I recommend Dr. Friedman.

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Did not read report from referring doc

He missed a scar on my eye due to scissors puncture. Did not address the issue that was referred. A bubble/cyst, he did not find it until I showed him the report with graphics from referring opthamologist. My time was up he said he’d see me in six months. Not going to happen.

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Worst personality EVER!!!

Very Arrogant, angry, and Condescending. This guys thinks he's the smartest Doctor on the planet. Look at his WEAK education and experience. NAPOLEON COMPLEX x 100

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Worst Doctor Ever

I am 87 years young and this guy was the worst Doctor I have ever had the displeasure to visit. AVOID !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RN

I can testify firsthand that all of the bad reviews about Dr. Friedman are true!!! Several years ago, I worked as a Nurse at a Local Hospital in Winter Haven Florida. Dr. Friedman was legendary for being a horrible person to work with in the operating room. Several patients have even had him writen up for yelling at the staff!!! His surgeon skills were below average and he would blame his bad skills on everything from the staff, instruments and even the hospital equipment. He has had over 7 partners, 6 Surgical techs, and several wives, in the last 10 years. That should speak for itself. He would be the last retina Doctor on the planet I would see. If you have to visit his practice for insurance reasons, ask for his partner Dr. Moinfar. Dr. Moinfar is sweet, kind, smart and a very good surgeon.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Friedman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Nova Southeastern University

    Graduated in 1983

  • University Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. Scott M Friedman Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
    • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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