Dr. Andrew Friede
Medical Director
Dr. Andrew Friede

Andrew Friede, MD, MPH, is the Medical Director at The Recovery Village Ridgefield. Dr. Friede works with individual patients to take an in-depth addiction and general medical history; and then identifies factors such as co-existing physical or mental health conditions, work/life stressors, family challenges, and personal issues which may contribute to substance use disorders. He then establishes an individualized medical care plan for each patient, using the most up-to-date medications, plus attention to sleep, nutrition, exercise, and the other building blocks of health. With careful listening and true compassion, Dr. Friede works to bring about lasting change for each individual.

Dr. Friede received his MD from Johns Hopkins and MPH from Harvard, where he also did his training in Preventive Medicine. He then completed an epidemiology fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

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