Dr. Richard Joel Friedman MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Richard Friedman is an orthopedic surgeon in Charleston, South Carolina. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina and Roper Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Friedman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 16 doctors at MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina and one of 29 at Roper Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Clinical Interests: Shoulder Joint, Replacement Arthroplasty

Hospital Affiliation

MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina
High performing in Orthopedics

Roper Hospital
High performing in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1985 - 1985

Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1982

Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1982 - 1985

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, General Surgery, 1980 - 1981

University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1980

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 6 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

SC State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Complication Rates After Hip or Knee Arthroplasty in Morbidly Obese Patients.
Friedman, R. J.,Hess, S.,Berkowitz, S. D.,Homering, M.

Dabigatran etexilate and concomitant use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or acetylsalicylic acid in patients undergoing total hip and total knee arthroplasty: No increased risk of bleeding.
Friedman, R. J., Kurth, A., Clemens, A., Noack, H., Eriksson, B. I., Caprini, J. A.

Concomitant use of medication with antiplatelet effects in patients receiving either rivaroxaban or enoxaparin after total hip or knee arthroplasty.
Eriksson, B.I., Rosencher, N., Friedman, R.J., Homering, M., Dahl, O.E.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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