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Dr. Charles Friel, MD

General Surgery* Age 60
Dr. Charles Friel, MD
4.1 (24 Ratings)

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Dr. Charles Friel, MD

General Surgery* Age 60
Charlottesville, VA
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31 years of experience

Offers telehealth



Dr. Charles Friel, MD works in Charlottesville, VA as a General Surgeon and has 31 years experience.

They are board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and graduated from HARVARD Medical School in 1993. Dr. Friel has has worked on more claims relating to Anal and Rectal Cancer than other providers in the area. At present, Dr. Friel has received an average rating of 4.1 from patients and has been reviewed 24 times. They are affiliated with UVA Health Sciences Center. Their office is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Friel practices at UVA Health Digestive Health at Primary Care Center in Charlottesville, VA.

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  1. 1 UVA Health Digestive Health at Primary Care Center
    1221 Lee St # 2, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  2. 2 UVA Health Digestive Health Center
    1215 Lee St, Charlottesville, VA 22908
  3. 3 UVA Health Endoscopy Monroe Lane
    500 Monroe Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  4. 4 UVA Health Endoscopy Unit
    1215 Lee St, Charlottesville, VA 22908

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Jul 02, 2024
Dr. Friel was amazing! My husband had his stoma reversal surgery performed at UVA after an emergency surgery at another local hospital back in February. We sought out Dr. Friel after receiving a referral from a family member. We are so pleased with my husband's outcome.
ERL in Northern, VA — Jul 02, 2024
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General Surgery
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  • HARVARD Medical School
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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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Dr. Friel accepts Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as many others. See all of the insurances Dr. Friel accepts here.

Dr. Friel frequently sees patients for Anal and Rectal Cancer.

Dr. Friel has a star rating of 4.1/5 and has been reviewed 24 times.

Dr. Friel is board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery.

Dr. Friel has been practicing as a General Surgeon for 31 years.

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  • UVA Health Sciences Center

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Preventive care: what doctors want you to know

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  1. Hepatitis C Screening: Questions for the Doctor

    Everyone ages 18 to 79 needs to get tested for hepatitis C. (USPSTF)

  2. Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

    Get the flu vaccine every year to protect yourself and others from the flu. (ACIP)

  3. Talk with Your Doctor About Depression

    Talk with your doctor about how you are feeling if you have been sad, down, or hopeless. (USPSTF)

  4. Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year

    See a doctor or nurse for a checkup once a year. (HRSA)

  5. Watch for Warning Signs of Relationship Violence

    If you think your partner might be abusive, talk with your doctor about getting help. (USPSTF)

  6. Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

    Get a Pap test every 3 years. If you get a Pap test and an HPV test, you can get screened every 5 years instead. (USPSTF)

  7. Get Tested for HIV

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  8. Get Your Blood Pressure Checked

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  9. Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

    If you are concerned about your drinking, ask your doctor about screening and counseling. (USPSTF)

  10. Get Vaccines to Protect Your Health (Adults Ages 19 to 49 Years)

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  11. Get Enough Folic Acid

    Learn why women your age need folic acid. (USPSTF)

  12. Quit Smoking

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  13. Talk with Your Doctor About Drug Misuse

    If you’re worried about your drug use, talk with a doctor about getting help. (USPSTF)