Edward Friedler

Edward M. Friedler, MD

“The rewards of the patient-doctor relationship are based on open communication. I am a very good listener and explainer. I work to understand the context of my patients’ experiences so the advice I provide is personal and clear. My goal is through working together my patients will have a better understanding of their health and healthy behaviors which include the treatment options I recommend.”

Board Certification

Family Medicine

Area of Expertise

Chronic Disease Management


Dr. Edward M. Friedler has been a family practitioner in Annandale, VA since 1986. Dr. Friedler treats a wide variety of patients ranging from pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. His areas of expertise include annual physicals, myofascial disorders, Bale/Doneen method for heart attack and stroke prevention, disease management, and complex medical conditions.

Edward Friedler attended California State University in Los Angeles, California, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1971. He later attended medical school at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he graduated in 1977. Dr. Friedler completed his residency in Family Practice at the Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Friedler joined Annandale Family Medicine in the summer of 1986. He is now a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practices and has co-authored several publications. Outside of his practice, Dr. Friedler spends his time as the President of the Northern Virginia Recorder Society and the Team Physician of the Annandale High School Varsity Football. Dr. Edward Friedler’s compassion for his work led him to earn a spot on the list of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors and Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Doctors. Dr. Friedler also holds memberships with the American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Medical Society of Virginia, and Fairfax County Medical Society.



University of North Carolina
Family Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Internship and Residency

Martin Army Community Hospital
Family Medicine
Fort Benning, GA
1978 and 1980

Medical School

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Doctor of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate School

California State University
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Los Angeles, CA

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

American Medical Association (AMA)

Medical Society of Virginia (MSV)


“The Evolving Doctor-Patient to Provider-Consumer Relationship” The Journal of Family Practice 45.6 (1997): 485. Print.

“Environmental Stressors and Biobehavioral Antecedents of Coronary Artery Disease” Journal of Consulting Clinical Psychology 56 (1988): 333-341. Print.

Personal Interests

I enjoy bicycling and contemporary theater in D.C. A good year would include a dozen major league baseball games. I play the recorder and am a member of the American Recorder Society. Telemann is my favorite composer. I still enjoy rock and roll (the 60s and early 70s), for example, Ian Anderson. Among my favorite books are The Three Musketeers by Dumas; Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond; and The Art of Loving by Dr. Erich Fromm. Among my favorite movies are Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Blazing Saddles, and On Golden Pond.


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   Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor
   1995, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2016

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   Northern Virginia Magazine Best Doctor