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Dr. Simon Friedman

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor (ENT / Otolaryngologist)

3.49 (36)

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Biography

Education and Background

Education and training

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Specialty
Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor (ENT / Otolaryngologist)
NPI number
1225198138

Reviews

3.49 Based on
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4.2 (20)
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2.6 (16)
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December 12, 2019 TOM T
I was thinking about cancelling my appointment based on negative reviews here. Turns out that negative reviews are not always reliable. Just people full of hate and anger in their hearts. Went there, got treated very nicely by both the front desk and by the doctor himself. Very nice, quick and professional. You can tell he has many years of experience under his belt. Fine man. Thank you.
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August 10, 2022 Gest N.
I visited this doctor in 2018, 2020 & 2022 In 2018 I complained about left side headaches, left side nosebleed, left side throat pain, left side ear pain. He checked and noted that left side throat is red, there's no ear infection, and cauterized nose vain & told there's nothing wrong In 2020 I came with a sonogram from my regular Doctor showing a lump of about 1x2x2CM in my neck / head close to my ears you could also feel the lump. I made it clear to him how concerning this is to me, he checked and noted that left side throat is red, there's no ear infection, and categized nose vain & told me there's nothing wrong. when I pressed him about the lump he mocked me and laughed at me "so you are afraid you have cancer!" dismissively & insisted there's nothing wrong. I believe in trusting the experts so I thought "I'm are not smarter than the doctor, & if he says it’s nothing then its nothing" so, I did nothing for the next 2 years Forward in 2022 visit, same symptoms, he again said its nothing to worry about, This time I was persistent and kept on coming back to it again and again 4 times that there are so many symptoms all on the left side where the lump is so there it must be "something". Finally, he relented & said "I’m telling you it’s nothing but if you insist, the patient is always right i will send you for a sonogram”. I took a sonogram, they recommended an MRI, long story short turned out I had a Paraganglioma / Schwannoma all along, for years! it grew to 4X3.5X2Cm over the years and most likely already spread to other parts of my body. Now the surgery will be a lot more complicated because it was ignored for 4 years and grew since then. I will most likely lose my voice and might not be able to swallow!! Note: The doctor was always positive and gentle, I never had the issues other reviews complain about.
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August 10, 2022 Moshe Spitzer
i came to this doctor many times over a 4 year period with many symptoms and he dismissed them all turns out it was a tumor. I lost 3 years of doing nothing because of his negligence. would not recommend him to anyone.
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July 29, 2020 Yvette Graham
Based on a recommendation by my mother's primary physician, I took her to see Dr. Friedman Simon for ear wax removal. My poor 91 year old mother. It was the worse experience of her life. He was insensitive and indifferent to my mother's discomfort. He continue to poke in her ear, even when she told him it was hurting her. I had to tell him to stop. He was unsuccessful in removing the wax. Then he told me she had to continue putting ear wax softener in her ear for another 10 days. She was to come back to see him and maybe the removal of the earwax would be successful. My mother left the office complaining that her ear was hurting. She called me several times to complain that evening. Due to this nightmare, my mother never would put a foot in this office again. I was also very upset in the manner he treated my mother. No regards for her pain and suffering. In addition, Dr. Simon's staff was also impersonable and left little to be desired.
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Costs with Blue Cross/Blue Shield (any - including Anthem, Empire, etc.)

Typical treatment path for ENT Consultation
These are the most common services patients usually receive during their ENT Consultation appointment.
New patient office visit
up to $225*
Providers charge for an "office visit" when discussing treatment for a specific health condition.

It does not include the cost of tests or procedures, and is based on:
  • medical complexity of the health issue (most visits are low complexity)
  • face-to-face time spent with the provider
  • time spent by the provider documenting the encounter
Most common service(s)
Low complexity
up to $134*
Other service(s)
Minimal complexity
up to $98*
Moderate complexity
up to $179*
High complexity
up to $225*

Predicted total:
up to $134*
* depends on your specific insurance (copay, deductible, coverage, etc.)

Services

New patient office visit
up to $225*
Providers charge for an "office visit" when discussing treatment for a specific health condition.

It does not include the cost of tests or procedures, and is based on:
  • medical complexity of the health issue (most visits are low complexity)
  • face-to-face time spent with the provider
  • time spent by the provider documenting the encounter
Minimal complexity
up to $98*
Low complexity
up to $134*
Moderate complexity
up to $179*
High complexity
up to $225*
Hearing tests
up to $42*
Hearing screening (test changing frequency with same loudness to detect hearing problems)
up to $17*
Pure tone audiometry (test changing loudness + frequency to identify lowest threshold patient can hear)
up to $42*
Acid reflux (GERD) tests
up to $251*
Esophageal manometry (esophagus test)
up to $235*
Acid reflux pH test
up to $251*
Laryngoscopy (exam of back of throat)
up to $152*
Nasal endoscopy (using tube with camera to examine nose)
up to $427*
Nasal endoscopy (test to examine inside of nose and sinuses)
up to $427*
Nasal endoscopy, with surgery to remove blockage in sinuses
up to $370*
Nasal endoscopy, with surgery to remove blockage and tissue in sinuses
up to $363*
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