Desirae Friend, DO

Desirae Friend, DO

4.9 (265)

Family Medicine

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Desirae Friend, DO, MPH, has always had a desire to care for people. That's how she knew her true calling was to be a physician. She loves the variety of patients she works with on any given day, and considers it an honor to be able to positively impact their health.

As a family medicine physician for AdventHealth Medical Group at Lake Mary, Dr. Friend can provide care for all your family members, from early childhood through their senior years.

Dr. Friend earned her Master in Public Health from A.T. Still University and medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Knowing the importance of a healthy body, she keeps physically fit by participating in CrossFit. And while reading and learning Spanish are her hobbies, she's a dog-lover who loves to give puppies a lot of attention.

Personal Interests

CrossFit, reading, learning Spanish, playing with dogs.

Care Philosophy

Dr. Friend uses evidence-based, traditional and holistic methods to treat everything from childhood illnesses to the physical and mental challenges facing your aging family members. She finds it rewarding to find the treatment plan that works best for you.

Awards & Recognitions
National Health Service Corps Scholar
Gold Humanism in Medicine Award
Press Ganey Recognition
Areas Served
Lake Mary, FL
Languages Spoken
Arabic (spoken only), English, conversational Spanish
Medical School Education

A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Medical Organization Memberships and Committees

American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, AdventHealth Quality Committee

Ages Accepted

Insurances accepted by Desirae Friend, DO


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  • Aetna / US Healthcare - non HMO
  • Aetna / US Healthcare HMO
  • Aetna Voluntary
  • Allegiance
  • American Healthcare Alliance
  • Amerigroup
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare/Primetime Health Plan
  • AvMed
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