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Esther Friedrich, MD

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My specialty:
Perinatology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, German

My gender: Female

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About me

Willkommen! Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this opportunity to introduce myself to you and tell you a little about my practice and myself.

Biography

I was born and raised in beautiful Hamburg, Germany, where my family still lives. I got my first taste of life in the United States as an exchange student in high school, resulting in many lifelong friendships and a lasting love for this country. My parents were teachers and always nurtured an environment of learning and compassion, which led me naturally and enthusiastically into the medical field. I decided early on to go into the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. During medical school and my residency training in Germany, I was fortunate to have many opportunities to live and study abroad—in Austria, Iceland, New Zealand, Maui, and Seattle. I found myself ultimately settling in sunny Southern California, where I completed both my residency and double fellowship, and now feel very much at home.

About my practice

My practice gives me the opportunity to connect with and help people in a meaningful and, many times, very personal way. As a specialist in both perinatology and genetics, many of my members are in unique medical situations that affect not only their own health but also their unborn children’s. Los Angeles Medical Center's advanced care facility allows me to treat them with the highly specialized care they require. To be able to take away some fears, to be allowed to share some of my members' hopes, and to be part of the birth of their children, are the most gratifying aspects of my life as a physician.

How I thrive

Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. I love to cook and have been a vegetarian for over two decades. In the past few years, I’ve lived vegan, which has helped me greatly in my passion for long-distance running. I’ve completed a few half marathons and am tempted to try a full one sometime. When I’m not outside running, I enjoy music in all of its forms, and try to spend as much time as I can with my family and friends.

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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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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Obstetrics & Gynecology Department
4900 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

University of Hamburg
Hamburg , Germany

Board certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Genetics

American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Medical training

Internship

Obstetrics and Gynecology

UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange , CA

Residency

Obstetrics and Gynecology

UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange , CA

Fellowship

UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2006

Active license information

License number

A89096

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1972523579
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My hospitals

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4867 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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This page was last updated on:

12/09/2018