Ratings for Dr. Deborah A. Friedlander
Caring, decent healthcare professionals listen to their patients and pay attention to their healthcare concerns. Deborah Friedlander represents the opposite of what one would expect from a decent, caring doctor. Unfortunately, my experience with Deborah Friedlander mirrors that of the patient who deemed her "arrogant," "argumentative" and "unprofessional." Her office is a black hole of nastiness.
This was the worst experience I've ever had with a Physician. Dr. Friedlander was uninterested about health. All she talked about was, what my insurance would pay her for. She had no interest in me personally. She was arrogant and argumentative with me. She was so unprofessional. It was my first visit and she asked no pertinent questions to get to know me. She couldn't care less. Waited an hour to see her, what a joke. Do not waste your time, find someone else.
I went to Dr. Friedlander for a wellness checkup and told her I didn't like to take medicine unless absolutely necessary. I told her I had high chloestral and thyroid problems in my family and wanted to stay on top of this. She sent me for a battery of tests and never called with the test results. I waited two months and called her office and left a message about this. They called me back and said that the doctor said since I didn't like to take meds there was no point in calling me. I asked for them to send me my records and they said I had to pick them up. When I did I couldn't interpret the numbers and they were unhelpful.
Dr. Friedlander nearly almost killed me when she admitted me to Delray Medical Center for kidney stones. I am a very petite girl and this ridiculous clown of a Doctor decided it would be OK to give me Dilaudid which I have had before due to stones. ER would give me 1mg this crazy Doctor gives me 6mg. If the nurse did not come to check on me, I would be dead, plain and simple. I went into a medicated coma and they had to give me Naloxone to reverse the opiate effect. They had to call a code and then I began seizing. Long story short, I ended up in ICU with an extra 5 days and to top it off, I had a staph infection. This Doctor is complete garbage and should lose her license.
Very pleased with this doctor and feel lucky to have found her. She is a great doctor. She has the knowledge, experience and compassion that makes for a special doctor. My husband and I became patients of Dr Friedlander in Nov 2013. She picked up on a number of issues that needed to be pursued and referred my husband and I to excellent cardiologist and orthopaedist. You may have to wait a little bit for her in the waiting room but this works out ok. She doesn't rush you out the door. She brings her expertise to her position as a Hospitalist at Delray Medical Center. She also brings back to her office and patients the knowledge she gains by working with a such a great variety of patients at Delray Medical Center as a Hospitalist there. She is warm and caring. If being super prompt is most important to you, skip this doctor. She's lazer focused on you during your appointment, so she might run late. That's ok with us; she has all the traits of a great doctor.
She is the most caring, dedicated knowledgeable doctor I ever had. I don't care how long I have to wait, because she never rushes you out. I feel totally secure for having her as our doctor. I am able to discuss with her all my problems and she will direct me in the right direction. Doctors should take a lesson from her how to be a good person before they can become a good doctor. We just love her.
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