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About Dr. Steven P Friedling
Dr. Steven P Friedling, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Smithtown, NY. He has 50 years of experience. His specialties include Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Friedling is affiliated with St John's Episcopal Hospital-South Shore and Stonybrook University Hospital. Dr. Friedling has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Steven P Friedling has the following 2 specialties
- Infectious Disease
An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Steven P Friedling has the following 8 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Preventive Medicine
Dr. Steven P Friedling is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Friedling is a rare physician who really cares about his patients and will spend as much time as necessary to insure they receive proper care. He answers phone calls any time of the day or night and is truly devoted to the well being of his patients. He is also an excellent diagnostician and is extremely knowledgable in all areas of patient care. His office staff is warm and welcoming and I always feel I am in good hands there. I highly recommend Dr Friedling!
I have been a patient of Dr. Friedling for six years and I recommend him most highly. He is a very knowledgeable, intelligent, kind physician with good judgement. I must emphasize the good judgement, which is not always easy to find. He typically spends at least an hour with you analyzing your problems, no matter how seemingly insignificant. He knows when to be aggressive in treatment and when to be cautious. He is up-to-date on the medical knowledge and is very, very smart. If you are looking for a good general practicioner, look no further.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2017, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians 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 physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Dr. Friedling is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
50 Years Experience
State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1968
University Of Chicago Medicine
Dr. Steven P Friedling accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSteven P Friedling Md, 50 Karl Ave Ste 301, Smithtown, NY
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