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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
Dr Friedrich explained why I have been experiencing issues with my wrist. His explanation fit my symptoms and also my past experiences so gave great credibility to the diagnosis. I was greatly pleased to finally have someone not simply say “you are getting older” or its just arthrightis without a reason why.
November 8, 2021
Dr. Friedrich is always friendly, skilled, and efficient without rushing.
November 3, 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
- Former Member, McFarland Clinic Board of Directors