Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Online Appointment Scheduler


    1125 South Beverly Drive, Ste. 730
Los Angeles, CA 90035
USA  (310) 335-0327
   Make Appointment      My Calendar      My Appointments      My Profile      Login   

 Services

  Follow-Up  

 30 minute in-office appointments for established patients only. Tuesday evenings BY APPOINTMENT between 5:30 PM and 9:30 PM. (On rare occasion the schedule changes to other days.) 
 Make Appointment for Follow-Up 

  New Patients  

 Appointments are Tuesday nights, between 5:45 PM and 9:00PM. On rare occasions doctor may opt to change clinic night. A $100 deposit is required to reserve appointment. 
 Make Appointment for New Patients 

  Phone Consult - Weekend Evenings  

 For ESTABLISHED patients OUTSIDE Southern California ONLY. Saturday- 7:30 PM to 09:00 PM, PST; Sunday 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, PST; doctor may opt to call you sooner in day. Must be paid in advance by 5PM, Thursday, with PayPal receipt. 
 Make Appointment for Phone Consult - Weekend Evenings 
 
Business Hours
Sunday05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
MondayClosed
Tuesday05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday06:00 PM - 06:30 PM

 NEW PATIENT AND RATE INFORMATION 
**To pay the $100 deposit, go to our website at www.goodhormonehealth.com and look to the left. Click on “contact us.” You will be at a webpage that has the PayPal logo. Click on that and follow the instructions for payment. IMPORTANT!!: EMAIL THE RECEIPT TO appointments@goodhormonehealth.com, THAT IS CONFIRMATION OF YOUR APPOINTMENT. The deadline for PayPal receipts for initial appointments is the Friday before the Tuesday night clinic, at 5:00 P.M., PST. If we don’t receive the deposit by then, the appointment will be forfeited.

Please note we have a cancellation policy of 24 hours. If a patient cancels the appointment less than 24 hours before the appointment, the patient will lose their $100 deposit.**

THE FOLLOWING IS PRETTY DRY BUT WE SUGGEST YOU READ IT FOR YOUR OWN PEACE OF MIND. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER :)


NEW PATIENT INFORMATION AND RATES

Dr. Friedman is a full-time research doctor, and his private practice is a little different than the nine to five doctor. HIS PRIVATE PRACTICE IS TUESDAY EVENINGS ONLY.

Dr. Friedman does not use insurance for the appointment, but does for the testing he prescribes. He is not part of any insurance network. He does NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS, but does take cash or checks. Dr. Friedman requires a $100 deposit to reserve the appointment - see more details below.

--CAN I SEND MY RECORDS AHEAD OF TIME?
DO NOT send your records ahead of time, Dr. Friedman does not have a place for them, and they may get lost.


--NEW PATIENT INFORMATION AND RATES

Dr. Friedman is a full-time research doctor, and his private practice is a little different than the nine to five doctor. HIS PRIVATE PRACTICE IS TUESDAY EVENINGS ONLY.

Dr. Friedman does not use insurance for the appointment, but does for the testing he prescribes. He is not part of any insurance network. He does NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS, but does take cash or checks. Dr. Friedman requires a $100 deposit to reserve the appointment - see more details below.

--CAN I SEND MY RECORDS AHEAD OF TIME?
DO NOT send your records ahead of time, Dr. Friedman does not have a place for them, and they may get lost.

Dr. Friedman’s rate is $500 per hour, and most appointments last one hour. His office does not accept insurance or process insurance claims, but he will give you a superbill to send to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Diagnostic testing, most of which is covered by insurance companies, will begin that night after your consultation in his office with a blood draw. Dr. Friedman will provide you with a detailed dictation,copies of all laboratory and imaging results, relevant articles to read and a detailed treatment plan approximately TWO WEEKS after the initial visit. Dr. Friedman accepts cash or checks, but NO CREDIT CARDS. There will be no refunds after the appointment.

**We highly recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets, as sometimes last-minute changes in the schedule occur. We try to do everything we can to notify our patients immediately.**

Dr. Friedman requires a $100 deposit for all patients prior to scheduling new and follow up appointments. If Dr. Friedman recommends procedures for the patient when they come to L.A., such as MRI’s or CT’s, and the testing requires pre-certification from the insurance company, $50 of the $100 deposit may be used to pay for this service. Should the patient not require pre-certification, the full $100 deposit will be deducted from their consultation fee. Do not wear makeup if you suspect you have Cushing's syndrome.

To pay the $100 deposit, go to our website at www.goodhormonehealth.com and look to the left. Click on “contact us.” You will be at a webpage that has the PayPal logo. Click on that and follow the instructions for payment. IMPORTANT!!: EMAIL THE RECEIPT TO appointments@goodhormonehealth.com, THAT IS CONFIRMATION OF YOUR APPOINTMENT. The deadline for PayPal receipts for initial appointments is the Friday before the Tuesday night clinic, at 5:00 P.M., PST. If we don’t receive the deposit by then, the appointment will be forfeited.

Please note we have a cancellation policy of 24 hours. If a patient cancels the appointment less than 24 hours before the appointment, the patient will lose their $100 deposit.

FOR OUT-OF-TOWNERS who suspect they have Cushing’s syndrome: Dr. Friedman will want you to have a dynamic MRI of the pituitary on a Tesla 3 machine, take two 24-hour urine tests, and drop the specimens off at one of several Labcorp labs. He also offers to any patients interested, the number of a local eye doctor, who specializes in Cushing’s syndrome patients.

We suggest you schedule your flight home for Friday afternoon, although some patients can leave earlier. Bear in mind LAX is an international airport (delays due to terrorist pre-cautions), and a heavy-traffic drive from the Mid-Wilshire area; give yourself plenty of time. You want to keep your stress level to a minimum!

Dr. Friedman's clinic is at 1125 South Beverly Drive, Ste. 730, between Whitworth and West Pico, in west Los Angeles, near Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. For out of town patients: be sure not to confuse Beverly Drive with Beverly Boulevard. There is a buzzer to ring to get into the office; please be patient with it -- sometimes the doctors don't hear it on first try. Paid parking under the building closes after 6:00 PM, but the 5:30 PM patients can get out after closing time. There is also free metered parking on the street after 6:00 PM; the neighborhood is safe at night. There is no phone number to call at the last minute, so be sure of these directions!

Once you are an established patient of Dr. Friedman, you can continue treatment through phone or email consultations, if you live outside Southern California. (Most phone appointments are $170 for 20 minutes with email appointments at $130; payable through PayPal on our website.) All established patients can continue treatment through email, fax, and follow-up visits (usually a half hour) at the office.

Dr. Friedman gives patients two free brief emails after the initial visit, within ONE MONTH AFTER the visit. If a patient faxes or emails excessively, or his or her emails or fax require a labor-intensive response, the patient will be charged, as would the client of other professionals like lawyers and accountants.

There may also be additional fees for disability paperwork, correspondence to other parties from Dr. Friedman on behalf of the patient, and faxing or copying charts. Faxing, copying and composing letters will cost from $25 to $150, depending on the job. Disability paperwork is charged at $150 an hour. Upon receipt of the initial paperwork, Dr. Friedman's staff assesses how many hours the job will take, then charges the patient accordingly. If the job takes less time than the staff predicted, we refund the balance; if more, we ask for the balance. We try to be conservative with our hourly estimate.

We are happy to provide superbills for any of the above services to send to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.


--HOW LONG SHOULD I STAY IN L.A.?
We recommend out-of-town patients stay in L.A. for two to three days; a list of hotels and directions is on our website at www.goodhormonehealth.com. Our office is in west Los Angeles, near Cedars Sinai Medical Center. For those interested in safe and fun exercise, Danielle Friedman (Dr. Friedman's wife) has a pilates studio a few blocks from Dr. Friedman's office. It is called Studio 613 (www.studio613pilates.com) and the phone number is 310-273-2025.

WHAT DO I DO IF I WANT TO SEE DR. FRIEDMAN, BUT LIVE OUT OF TOWN? For new patients who live in California, but more than 2 hours from Dr. Friedman's clinic can schedule FaceTime appointments and do not need to see Dr. Friedman in person. Please contact our office for more information. Patients who live out of California will need to see Dr. Friedman in person one time. After that all followup can be done by email or phone. Most patients say it was worthwhile for them to see Dr. Friedman, even with the cost involved.


--WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING?
My Checklist for Dr. Friedman’s Appointment

1. A tape recorder or smartphone with recording capability. Dr. Friedman packs a lot of information into the consultation. He talks to patients as though they are medical professionals, and some patients miss some of his information. He will ask you to sign a recording consent.
2. Your pharmacy name and number.
3. Your health insurance card.
4. A list of all meds and supplements.
5. If you are a possible Cushings patient, pictures showing your weight and body change.
6. Your records, lab results and imaging CDs related to your hormonal problem.

Patients should keep their cell phones on the night of the clinic visit, in case they need to be contacted.

--RESPONSE TIME FROM OUR OFFICE
Lastly, Dr. Friedman is a full-time researcher, and part-time practitioner. Therefore his practitioner office staff is part-time. Sometimes phone calls and emails don't get answered on the same day, but we guarantee we will get back to you. Dr. Friedman waits two weeks after the appointment to receive all test results, and then emails his diagnosis and treatment plan. Sometimes these emails get stuck in the spam folder, so beware! Other email responses from Dr. Friedman typically take 1 - 2 weeks. And, of course, Dr. Friedman does have a pager that patients can use for medical emergencies.

We recommend to patients that once they become an established patient of Dr. Friedman’s, to select a local primary doctor who understands your illness, and Dr. Friedman’s practice, and will work in concert with Dr. Friedman’s treatment plan for you. However, there is no need for you to have a local Endocrinologist. We give this recommendation to local L.A. patients as well. A local doctor, who is on your side, will probably be more readily available for your immediate needs, such as a refill on a common sleeping pill prescription, or a requisition for a routine blood test. Dr. Friedman is always happy to work with other doctors.

Thank you for contacting our office. Our 24/7 voice mail is 310-335-0327. Please use mail@goodhormonehealth.com for appointment issues, lab requests, pharmacy refills and other questions for Dr. Friedman. Appropriate emails will be forwarded to Dr. Friedman. Please only use mail@goodhormonehealth.com to contact Dr. Friedman, as he will not respond to emails to other addresses.

Sincerely,
Dr. Friedman's Office
 PHONE AND EMAIL APPOINTMENTS 
You must be an ESTABLISHED patient with a prior office visit in order to schedule a telephone consultation.

Phone appointments are 20" and cost $190. Dr. Friedman only does 20" phone appointments on the weekend and Wednesday evening; he does not offer phone appointments the night of clinic.

Dr. Friedman calls patients on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Contact the office for exact times. Phone appointments must be paid by 5:00 PM, the Thursday before the weekend. To pay, go to our website at www.goodhormonehealth.com and look to the left. Click on "contact us." There is a PayPal logo just above the staff pictures. Click on that and follow the instructions for payment. Make sure you note what the payment is for. PayPal will email you a receipt.

IMPORTANT: You must email that receipt to us. That is your confirmation for the appointment. The deadline for payment for weekend appointments is the Thursday before at 5:00 PM, PST and for Wednesday appointments is the Tuesday before at 5:00 PM, PST.

Email appointments are a convenient way to ask Dr. Friedman's questions and review your labs. They cost $140 and can be scheduled any time. Please include your list of medications, new symptoms and problems and labs. Dr. Friedman will send a dictation in about 3 days.

For new patients who live in California, but more than 2 hours from Dr. Friedman's clinic can schedule FaceTime appointments and do not need to see Dr. Friedman in person. Please contact our office for more information.

Since you are currently not logged in you will be asked to do so when you try to make an appointment.
You may Login now.

   Secured by SSL Online appointment scheduler powered by AppointmentQuest