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Dr. Kara Friend, MD is a Breast Surgery Specialist in Newport News, VA. They graduated from EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL / MEDICAL COLLEGE OF HAMPTON ROADS.

Dr. Friend works at Riverside Surgical Specialists in Newport News, VA. They frequently treat conditions like Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant and Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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    Peninsula Surgical Associates
    109 Philip Roth St, Newport News, VA 23606 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (757) 873-6434

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    Jul 30, 2016
    My first time meeting Dr. Friend was a very pleasant experience. She was very caring and made my mother and I feel comfortable. My mother was her patient but she made me feel like I was as well because she care so much about our feelings and made sure we understood everything before moving forward. She makes us feel like we are family and that's one thing I always look for in a Doctor. She was very knowledgable and professional. Love her !!!
    Philadelphia, Pa — Jul 30, 2016
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    About Dr. Kara Friend, MD

    Specialties
    • Breast Surgery
    Specialties
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1598926842
    NPI Number
    A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identifier issued by the government to healthcare providers.

    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of Michigan Hospitals
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL / MEDICAL COLLEGE OF HAMPTON ROADS
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Kara Friend, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Friend is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Friend has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Friend has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Friend works at Riverside Surgical Specialists in Newport News, VA. View the full address on Dr. Friend’s profile.

    Dr. Friend has seen patients for Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant and Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration , and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Friend on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

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