About Dr. Friedman

Dr. Friedman - Suffern Podiatry

Dr. Howard E. Friedman

Serving the community for over 25 years.

Dr. Howard E. Friedman is a podiatrist and board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Friedman is on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. The office serves patients around the Rockland County region including Airmont, Nanuet, Nyack, Monsey, New City, Spring Valley, Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tuxedo as well as Westchester and Bergen Counties.

He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1994 and completed his residency training in foot surgery in 1996 and served as chief resident. He was an instructor and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine from 1996-2000. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Institute for many years.

Dr. Friedman has been treating patients in his office in Suffern, NY full-time since June 2000. He treats children and adults focusing on non-surgical care. Patients range in age from infants to over 100 years old.

Dr. Friedman has been interviewed for articles on footwear which have appeared in Well + Good in 2024, in Forbes.com and on Nike.com in 2022, the Reader’s Digest publication Thehealthy.com in 2021 and in Prevention.com in March 2018. He has written on the topics of foot care, orthotics and shoe and boot selection for hikers and backpackers. His articles have appeared in the Trail Walker, the official publication of the NY-NJ Trail Conference, www.nynjtc.org – as well as Backpackinglight.com. Dr. Friedman received an acknowledgement in the book The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide published by National Geographic in March 2012 for his pre-publication review of the chapter on footwear. Dr. Friedman published a peer-reviewed double blind study on the topic of local anesthesia in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. He also authored an article on the topic of toe surgery for Podiatry Management magazine and lectured on the topics of bunion and hammertoe surgery and wound care.

He enjoys running and has completed 5 half marathons and several 5-K trail and road races and a charity bike ride. He has hiked extensively in northern New Jersey, Harriman State Park and the Catskills and made several trips canoe camping in the Adirondacks. Dr. Friedman served as a volunteer trail maintainer for the NY/NJ Trail Conference for close to a decade and he founded and was the advisor for the Outdoors Club at the Torah Academy of Bergen County boys high school, where he was also a member of the board of directors for five years.

Insurances Accepted

We participate with the following insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance plan here, contact them by phone or on-line to see if we are on their list. Patients are responsible to know if they are required by their insurer to have an authorization to be seen. If we do not participate with your plan, contact the office about our “self-pay” options.

  • Aetna
  • AARP
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • 1199
  • Emblem Health Care
  • Empire or Horizon BCBS
  • Fidelis Care
  • Hamaspik
  • HIP
  • Medicare
  • MVP
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Health Care