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Jaime Friedman, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Jaime Friedman, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Friedman has been practicing pediatrics in San Diego for over ten years, initially working at Rady Children’s Hospital in its Urgent Care and then moving to Children’s Primary Care Medical Group in 2004.  She is now the lead physician of the new CPCMG 4S Ranch office.  Dr. Friedman is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She has been one of San Diego Magazine’s Top Docs for the past 8 years and was elected Best Doctor in East County by The Californian in 2011.

Dr. Friedman went to medical school in Baltimore, Maryland, where she grew up, and did her pediatric residency in Portland, Oregon, at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.  She is still a very loyal Baltimore Ravens fan and loves football.

On a professional level, Dr. Friedman’s interests include literacy, breastfeeding, and fitness.  While at the CPCMG El Cajon office, she started a new Reach Out and Read location,, and is working on providing books for patients at all CPCMG locations.  She also plans to organize regular kid-friendly hikes for the 4S Ranch community.  Personally, she has walked in three Breast Cancer 3-Day walks, volunteers at her children’s school, and has been active on the PTA.  She also volunteers as the camp doctor every summer at Camp Mountain Chai.

When she isn’t working, Dr. Friedman enjoys every minute she can with her husband and two children.  Together, they love to ride bikes, spend time with friends, and play with their 2 Australian Shepherds, Luna and Lucy.

Recent Posts by Jaime Friedman, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Posted on Apr 2, 2017

If you have a young child, especially one in daycare or preschool, you have probably had some type of experience with conjunctivitis, otherwise known as pink eye.  Either your child has had it, you’ve received the dreaded notification that it is going around the class…



Posted on Mar 23, 2017

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you know it can be very uncomfortable. Pretty much anyone who has had one would say that it’s not very fun, so prompt treatment is desired. Most moms will understand this as pregnancy increases your risk of…



Posted on Feb 22, 2017

In honor of National Childhood Dental Health Month, I have decided to partner with my good friend and pediatric dentist, Chris Pham, DDS, to bring you a series of posts about dental health. For our first post, we will discuss taking care of baby teeth….



Posted on Feb 7, 2017

Teething is one of the great mysteries of childhood. There have been so many symptoms associated with teething over the years that at this point it can be really confusing to know when your baby is getting a tooth. At various points in time, teething…



Posted on Jan 11, 2017

The art of communication is something that isn’t always taught in medical school (at least back in the day when I was a student). Of course we are taught how to take a history, but what about communicating a diagnosis with a patient, or even…



Posted on Dec 21, 2016

I was looking at the website of a charity that helps hospitals and emergency rooms acquire much-needed pediatric-specific emergency equipment. While on the charity’s website I read through some of their patient testimonials. There were so many compelling stories, some with happy endings and some…



Posted on Nov 21, 2016

As a pediatrician, I am frequently seeing kids who come in with a variety of complaints “just to make sure they don’t have an ear infection”.  They may be waking at night, pulling on their ears, coughing, having a fever or actually complaining of ear…



Posted on Nov 1, 2016

  Screens and electronic media have become part of our daily lives.  They connect us, entertain us and even educate us.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, but like all good things they can also be bad for us.  Are we too addicted to our…



Posted on Oct 21, 2016

There are so many things to know when you have a new baby that it can be pretty overwhelming.  I frequently joke with new parents that all they need to do is feed the baby and change his/her diaper (sounds easy, huh) but in reality…



Posted on Sep 29, 2016

In medical school, young budding doctors are typically taught not to share personal information with their patients.  Doctors should be neutral professionals so that their patients feel comfortable without feeling judged.  Furthermore, the visit is 100% about the patient, not the physician. However, we aren’t…





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