Jaime Friedman, M.D., F.A.A.P., Author at Children's Physicians Medical Group
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 4, 2018

Do you know what your kids are doing when they are watching YouTube or posting videos to their social media accounts? You might want to find out because there are some scary challenges out there enticing our kids to participate. We have all heard about…

Posted on Feb 13, 2018

During cold and flu season, there are several medical treatments that are hotly contested. Most commonly, it is whether or not to get a flu vaccine. A close second is whether or not to give Tamiflu to a patient who has been diagnosed with influenza….

Posted on Jan 17, 2018

Winter and cold weather brings back lots of memories for me. Sledding, hot chocolate, curling up on the couch with a cozy blanket, all fond memories from my childhood. Now as a parent and a pediatrician, all I see are the safety hazards. So I…

Posted on Jan 5, 2018

If you look down my schedule in the winter time, the most common complaints you will see are fever and cough. I have already addressed fever, so now it’s time to address coughs. So many things can cause a cough. Just discussing the common causes…

Posted on Nov 17, 2017

At holiday time, and year round, children love to participate in preparing big meals. It’s a wonderful time to teach your children about the traditional foods your family enjoys and pass-on special recipes. It is also a great time to teach your children about being…

Posted on Oct 20, 2017

Is your child struggling in school? Is your child’s teacher recommending further evaluation for learning or behavior concerns? I frequently see children whose parents have a variety of concerns involving school behavior or performance. Sometimes the parents initiate a visit with me and sometimes the…

Posted on Sep 26, 2017

As of publishing this blog post, my hometown of San Diego is/was in the middle of one of the largest Hepatitis A outbreaks in a long time. 16 people have died and hundreds more have fallen ill. While those affected are primarily homeless and illicit…

Posted on Aug 24, 2017

*Updated 06/06/2017 All parents have been there. You get home, after giving birth, with a newborn who needs to be fed every 2-3 hours day and night. It’s exhausting. Many moms and dads find that sleeping with their baby is the best way to get…

Posted on Aug 14, 2017

One of the tell-tale signs your child is starting puberty is the emergence of little pimples on their face. Of course this is assuming they aren’t advertising the other bodily changes that are taking place. Parents may notice changes in their child’s skin as early…

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

Over the past year politics has taken over our lives. Our news, social media, conversations and, for some, our anxieties. As a pediatrician, my concerns with regards to lawmaking lie with how children and families will be affected by any given policy. I am an…