Charles Friend, DO

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Charles Friend, DO

Charles Friend, DO

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Charles Friend, DO

About me

Charles Friend, DO, is a board-certified specialist in family medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice. He is also a Diplomate of the National Medical Boards, and a Diplomate of the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians-Healthcare Quality Management.

Dr. Friend is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Executives, and a Fellow of the Wilderness Medicine Society. He received his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences in Missouri. He also holds a master's degree from Central Michigan University. Other degrees are from Oklahoma University College of Medicine Park College and CCAF (Community College of the Air Force). He is retired from the United States Air Force. He completed his internship and residency at Eglin Regional Medical Center, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Dr. Friend has a wide range of experience. Although is practice is primarily family practice, he has had experience not only in family medicine but in obstetrics, sports medicine, occupational medicine, wilderness medicine, hospital medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He has served as hospital Chief of Staff and Medical Director and as head of various medical departments.

Dr. Friend has also been an associate professor of clinical medicine and has experience teaching student physicians and residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and combat medics.

He has also served on a wide range of state committees for legislative affairs, quality assurance, and continuing medical education. He is the author of several articles on both clinical medicine and medical management topics.

He and Mrs. Friend have grown children. He enjoys reading, writing, computer science, and marshal arts.

Education & Experience

Medical degree from the University of Health Sciences in Missouri

Master’s degree from Central Michigan University

Degrees are from Oklahoma University College of Medicine Park College and CCAF (Community College of the Air Force)

Languages Spoken

English

Location

5446 Land O’ Lakes Blvd,
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

Patient Testimonials

“Today I was introduced to Dr. Nina Shah. Her staff was wonderful, I even got a ride to and from the doctors office by a wonderful gentleman named Gary who even opened the doors for me. The doctor spent so much time with me going over everything it was an absolutely wonderful experience. I know we are going to have a great doctor-patient relationship. Kudos to all of you in that office. And thanks again for taking such good care of me!!”

– Toni David

 

“Excellent first visit with Dr. Shah. She was very thorough, had a great bedside manner, explained how the office worked. Very satisfied.”

– Robin Eastman

 

“I could not be Happier. Dr Shah is fantastic. I actually look forward to going to see her again. I am in good hands”

– Cathy Cutright

Certifications & Licensure

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Awards & Recognition

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