Dr. Beth Friedland

Ophthalmology
Durham, NC
41 years experience female

Locations

Office

Durham, NC

Address

5306 NC Hwy 55, Suite 102, Durham, NC
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Insurances accepted

CIGNA Open Access

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

First Choice Healthcare

Humana Insurance Company

Kanawha Insurance Company

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About

Bio

Dr. Friedland was raised in Miami, Florida and earned her medical degree from the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. She has also completed fellowships sponsored by the Florida Lions Eye Bank, in ocular immunology at Harvard University, and a National Eye Institute post doctoral fellowship studying glaucoma medications at the University of Florida under Dr. Thomas Maren. She interned in medicine at Duke University Medical Center and completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Friedland is a clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and authored the chapter on Glaucoma Medications in The Textbook of Ocular Pharmacology. She also consults on new drug clinical trials and ocular medical device development with specialized skill in treating dry eye conditions.

Dr. Friedland’s interests in ocular health include ocular gerontology (treatment of the elderly), pediatric ophthalmology (treatment of infants & children), occupational eye safety and laser eye safety. She has traveled extensively and lectured in China, Israel, Europe and the United States.

Dr. Friedland is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the North Carolina Society of Eye Physician Surgeons, a life member of American Medical Women’s Association, a member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Ophthalmic Women Leaders, and an active volunteer physician with Eye Care America.

For her pioneering work in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Friedland was recently awarded the 2011 Business Leader Woman Extraordinaire, Triangle Businesswoman of the Year award.

Dr. Friedland is married and currently has a son attending university. She enjoys fly fishing, travel, skiing, and singing, particularly liturgical and folk music.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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I : I have many patients who have also worn hard contact lenses for many years and as long as they do not sleep in the lenses, this is a relatively safe p ... Read More
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This : This could be a serious neuro-ophthalmological problem, and you need to see a pediatric or neuro-ophtalmologist right a way. It could also be a probl ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

Triangle Businiess Women Extraordinaire 2011
America's Top Doctors 2010
America's Top Doctors 2011

Affiliations

Park Ophthalmology
Rex Healthcare
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