Ratings for Dr. Joseph N. Friend
I believe Dr. Friend is caring and intelligent. Having said that, I had a test result that showed a problem and Dr. Friend either misread it or didn't understand it or was having a bad day. A year later without any further testing all of a sudden it was important to Dr. Friend to treat the condition. Now the condition is under control and I'm NOT ravenously hungry every minute like I was before the treatment. This was an endocrine problem. I suggest that you get copies of your test results and research for yourself.
Based on the reviews on this site, I made an appt with Dr. Friend. I was grilled by the appt maker as to why I needed to see him. Just because I don't know what's wrong with me doesn't mean he might not be able to help me, I mean that is what doctor's are for, right? Then, I get a call the day after I make the appt from the doctors' office, apparently Dr. Friend doesn't think that he is going to be able to do anything for me so it was suggested that I see the family doctor at the same practice. I'm sorry, but this just doesn't seem right to me, to turn away a patient before you even sit down and talk with them? Maybe I didn't want to tell my whole story to the snippy appointment maker? Maybe I didn't have the time to tell her? Bottom line is, I called to see the specialist, not the generalist. Too bad I can't review the actual doctor.
Dr. Joseph N. Friend's Credentials
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- University Of Maryland School Of Medicine (Grad. 1970)
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