James Friedlander, DO, MS

Internist

Board Certified: Family Medicine

Dr. James Friedlander joined Nirvana Healthcare Management Services (NHMS) in 2021. He sees patients at 613 Park Avenue, East Orange, NJ location. In addition to his medical degree, he has an MS in Human Nutrition, holds certifications in ACLS/BLS, and is a certified teacher of Kripalu yoga. Dr. Friedlander is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM: 2021) and the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO: 2018).

As a primary care physician, Dr. Friedlander diagnoses and treats patients presenting with acute and chronic conditions, sees patients for wellness visits, and whenever necessary, coordinates care with specialists. He also secures the services of home healthcare, initiates procedures for placement in skilled nursing facilities, and facilitates end-of-life discussions with patients and their caretakers.

Dr. Friedlander describes his NHMS experience in one word: “copacetic”—“very good.”  He enjoys working with other staff members and describes the Nirvana community as embodying collegial respect and total commitment to patient care.

Dr. Friedlander recalls a particularly gratifying experience: He was treating a patient with severe leg pain. A previous non-Nirvana physician had told the patient that her pain was caused by sciatica. However, Dr. Friedlander’s examination indicated that her condition was piriformis syndrome. After a brief course of osteopathic manipulation and simple stretching exercises, the patient was pain-free—without taking any medication. Summing up the results of his accurate diagnosis: “She called the office to tell me that I had helped her more than the half-dozen other doctors that had merely prescribed pain killers.”