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Diana Joy Friend, MD

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My specialty:
Ob/Gyn

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

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Biography

I was born and raised in Los Angeles and love Southern California. I feel fortunate to work at places where I enjoy being: Los Angeles and Kaiser Permanente. I received both my bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of California at Irvine. Obstetrics and gynecology is my chosen field because it is my passion. I love being able to educate the patients that I see, deliver their babies, as well as help them through surgeries or problems such as preconception counseling, contraception, or menopause.

About my practice

I am an obstetrician and gynecologist at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Offices. I look forward to providing you with compassionate and excellent care. I have been with Kaiser Permanente since 1998 and plan to be here for many years to come. I became chief of service for the department of obstetrics and gynecology in 2013. Although I have an administrative role, I continue to have a very busy practice caring for my patients. I treat my patients the way I would want to be treated. I listen to my patients. I am compassionate. I try to be thorough and provide support and care when needed. I talk with my patients about why a certain medication or treatment is needed and I provide alternative options when available. My nurse is always helpful and supportive and helps our patients feel comfortable while waiting to see me. I work hard, and feel it is a privilege to be involved in so many lives. I maintain patient privacy and confidentiality. I also perform gynecologic surgery including hysterectomies, and I am certified in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, called laparoscopy.

How I thrive

I believe in working hard and playing hard. I relieve stress by getting my heart rate up and exercising. I love to run or hike in the hills where I live. I sometimes grab my friend or husband and go! At night, I take my dog. If it's cold out, I bundle up with a scarf, but I still go because I feel better afterwards. On the weekends we make exercise or physical activity a family event and include the children. I advise finding an outlet to relieve stress, whether it's exercise, meditation, music, or talking to friends. Good nutrition and restful sleep are important too.

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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Obstetrics & Gynecology Department
6041 Cadillac Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Information
  • 323-857-2000

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

UC Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine , CA

Board certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical training

Internship

OB/GYN

Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Los Angeles , CA

Residency

OB/GYN

Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2001

Active license information

License number

A71704

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1184772006
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My hospitals

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10800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92505

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

6041 Cadillac Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

Setting the standard: Measuring care quality in our hospitals(PDF)

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This page was last updated on:

12/10/2018