James Friederich, MD
Accepting New Patients
- 486 Patient Ratings
1215 Duff Avenue Office
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Also Sees Patients In
312 East Main Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Dr. Friederich is very good at explaining what is going on with whatever problem I am having and presenting the options available to alleviate the pain/ fix the problem. He is friendly and kind.
March 23, 2023
Dr Friederich is a very knowledgeable and skilled and kind provider. I'm very happy with the care he provides.
February 7, 2023
Very attentive to problem and the course of action. Explained everything very clearly.
February 2, 2023
Great experience all involved were very helpful and friendly… Dr. Frederick is very kind and knowledgeable.
January 25, 2023
Dr. Friederich has been very helpful. He thoughtfully and with patience answers all my questions. He is also very cognizant that his patients are in pain and that sometimes the solutions are painful in the short term; the empathy He expresses ia invaluable.
January 11, 2023
I have been a patient of Dr Friedrich for many years. He has & continues to help me manage the arthritis in both of my hands. I appreciate having that “ongoing” relationship w/him b/c he knows my history & Im not starting over at every appt.
December 19, 2022
Dr. Friederich was very thorough with explanations and how to proceed after suggested options. Very professional as he listened throughout the Q&A.
November 15, 2022
My visit with Dr Friederich was excellent. He was super personable and answered any questions I had.
October 27, 2022
Dr. Friederich is professional and friendly at the same time. I trust his expertise and know that he will advise me towards decisions that are in my best interest.
October 26, 2022
Dr Friederich is an excellent provider. He is a very dedicated, caring, knowledgeable and skilled surgeon/doctor.
October 15, 2022
He is always prompt and kind at each appointment. Answers all of my questions and explains everything. He is a great Doctor.
September 19, 2022
Dedicated to his profession! Kind manner with patient.
August 31, 2022
Dr. Friederich is the best best best ! He makes a painful shot so easy. Love his sense of humor, his expediency, skill and most of all his kindness.
August 25, 2022
Dr Friedrich and his staff were very helpful and professional, from the receptionist, technicians (Kaylee), nurse (Kathy). We will recommend them very highly.
August 19, 2022
Dr Friedrich is one of the best Dr.’s I ever seen for all of my hand problems and would recommend him to everyone.
August 19, 2022
Dr. Friedrich is a rare doctor who cares deeply about his patients. I have always been treated with kindness, tolerance, and compassion.
June 11, 2022
I had a great experience Dr Friederich . He was very patient and kind in answering my questions and gave me helpful instructions as to how to care for and improve my mobility . I highly recommend him to others!
April 20, 2022
I was impressed with Dr. Friederich. He seemed quick, efficient, knowledgeable, but also caring. I would definitely recommend him. My entire experience was very, very positive.
April 8, 2022
Dr James Friederich is so caring makes sure my concerns and questions are addressed before he leaves the room his staff have been kind always getting back to me in a timely manner and greets me with a smile. Overall a good experience!
March 14, 2022
Doctor Friedrich is a great doctor! He is caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. He takes time with his patients and answers their questions. He keeps on schedule, however, so there's not a long wait time. I have gone to Dr.Frederich for a long time and will continue doing so until he retires!
February 17, 2022
I have seen Dr. Friedrich several times and I am always greatly helped by his attention to my questions and his knowledgeable answers. Today I got a shot and it went well. I felt very cared for and glad that Dr. Friedrich is here at McFarland in Ames!
January 26, 2022
Very informative and helpful. Straight to the point I was very impressed
January 24, 2022
Dr Friedrich was kind, understanding & aware of what I have already been going through. Very happy I saw him for a second opinion. I will be coming back here for any future needs!
December 14, 2021
My visit with Dr. Friederich for my osteoarthritis in my hands helped relieve pain I have in my hands. He’s very polite, cordial, and knowledgeable. I also like his caring and understanding personality.
November 18, 2021
The Dr was very pleasant and easy to talk to. He explained what he was going to do and gave me options and discussed them with me. I felt very comfortable with him and feel very confident he will provide me with great care.
November 12, 2021
Joined McFarland Clinic
Education & Professional Certification
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
- BS, 1977-1981
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
- MD, 1982-1986
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
- Orthopedic Surgery, 1986-1991
Cleveland Clinic Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
- Hand Surgery, 1991-1992
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American Medical Society
- Iowa Medical Society
- Iowa Orthopaedic Society
- Story County Medical Society
Professional & Personal Interests
- Department Chair, McFarland Clinic Ames Orthopedic Surgery
- Chair, McFarland Clinic Policies & Procedures Committee
- Former Member, McFarland Clinic Board of Directors