Dr. Charles K. Friedman

Doctor (DO)

Largo, Florida Map External Link
Pinellas Park, Florida Map External Link
Specialty:Pain Mgmt / Physical Rehab
Website: painreliefcenters.net External Link
Practice: Recovery Resources of Florida / Pain Relief Centers
Med. School:Nova Se Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Ft Lauderdale Fl 33328
Grad. Year: 1986

Answers Email: N
Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 06/08/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 12 reviews. Dr. Charles K. Friedman has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Pain Mgmt / Physical Rehab-related: pain relief, physical rehabilitation, stroke recovery, accident recovery
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5551190
09/06/14 2 1 1 1 I was extremely disappointed with Dr. Friedman. I was laying on the examination bed when he entered the room. My hip and leg was killing me from sitting in the chair during the 45 min wait. He entered the room and rudely ordered me off the bed. No hello No introduction No eye contact. He promptly started what seemed like an interrogation. He was more concerned that I had a non prescribed medication in my urine. He told me quiet rudely that having taken a pain pill from friend is considered "trafficking". Thats fine but what about my PAIN? I asked if I could get a MRI or something to see why I suffer from so much pain. This request was ignored. He spoke over me. Cut me off in mid sentence and lacked any bed side manner. I told him I went to the emergency room during bad bouts of pain in which he rudely responded "that's not what the ER is for!" I do not recommend this Dr. He was rude and not compassionate what so ever.  Respond
05/08/13 SYSTEM: new location added: Largo, FL 
RID: 2648003
14/05/13 5 5 5 5 As a long time customer/patient of pain relief centers, I have consistently received exemplary high quality care and service both in person at their offices, and over the telephone. The staff has always given me a courteous, rapid response time both in their offices and via telephone.  Respond
RID: 2559728
14/02/13 5 5 5 5 Love Dr. Seymour & Geanette! ALL nursing is MOST compassionate than I've EVER experienced and I've been to MANY pain docs over 13 years. Each employee & health care professional has given me HOPE which is a non-existent emotion for me. I feel CARED for in both offices beyond ANY expectation. I've ever had. I thank you ALL!  Respond
RID: 2557855
12/02/13 5 4 5 5 I heard about Pain Relief Centers through my insurance carrier. This place is great! Very friendly staff and the doctors actually listen to you. I don't feel comfortable in doctor's offices, but I feel fine in this place. Thank you to everyone who creates this very friendly atmosphere. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone!  Respond
RID: 2481976
24/11/12 3 2 3 3 You see Dr. Friedman first visit and during numerous procedures, where there is minimal communication. All follow up visits are with a Nurse Practioner (ARNP), who has minimal experience with pain, yet pushes $$$ procedures. He does prescribe narcotic meds, but does not explain full lifetime ramifications of going onto such meds. Does not explain what your full treatment plan/objective is going forward and gets out right rude when you press the ARNP for specifics. Staff is good (except ARNP with minimal pain exp.), but procedures are run like an assembly line. Return phone calls are hit/miss. Takes multiple vacations annually and you receive scripts to cover 2nd month (at least no ARNP). Prices are top dollar. Nothing special, other docs out there. ARNP pushes procedure after procedure, rack up as much $$$ as possible. Dr. Is nothing special. On-going care delegated to ARNP with minimal oversight. 
Insurance: CIGNA
08/04/12 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Charles" to "Charles K." 
RID: 1464857
15/06/11 5 5 5 5 Everyone has been great. I have been very pleased with everyone’s help and understanding. Thank you.  Respond
22/05/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
02/03/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
02/05/10 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1133239
22/03/10 5 5 5 5 If it weren’t for this place, I probably would not be functioning as well as I am now.  Respond
RID: 1047700
02/12/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Friedman is very helpful and caring. I experienced wonderful care at his office.  Respond
RID: 1028651
08/11/09 5 5 5 5 I don't know what these other patients experienced, maybe things have changed. I had a wonderful experience! I was in so much pain that I couldn't live my normal, active lifestyle. Dr. Friedman was recommended by my primary care doctor. I had a series of injections and am now pain free! He has great bed side manner and I adore his staff!  Respond
RID: 916844
18/06/09 4 5 5 4 I'm so fortunate to have had Dr. Friedman at Pain Relief Centers' help me with my work injury. I had a few procedures that were consistent and helped relieve the pain I had from a neck injury while on the job. His staff was friendly and he had nice bedside manner. 
Insurance: Workers Comp
RID: 43196
31/08/06 1 1 4 Would Never Recommend this Doctor. This office is extremley Rude, and threatening. Unprofessional in every matter.  Respond
RID: 23048
17/02/06 1 1 2 This is by far is the worst Doctor that me and my husband have ever gone to. Our first immpressions were good until we went for a procedure and it was more like a factory assembly line. The doctor was late showing up for surgery then just ran right through his patients like no big deal. Took No time to talk to patients. When my husband tried to talk to him during the procedure he was ignored and told don't worry. The procedure did not turn out as the doctor described. When we tried to call later that day to get help they never returned our numerous calls. We ended up going to our Primary Care Doctor first thing the next morning. When we revisted this doctor my husband was treated poorly. My husband was not helped. Infact my husband was threatened that if he did not do another procedure with this doctor that this doctor would not help our lawyers in any way to their request for medical information. He said that he would tell them that my husband was uncoroperative. When asked why didn't this office return the calls. They said that they did try three times to call, because they docu  Respond
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