Joy Olivia Friedman, MD

Adolescent Medicine

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of teens and young adults navigating the complexities of adolescence. With a focus on general adolescent medicine, my greatest interest is fostering a holistic approach to health care that factors in the emerging needs of teenagers as they become young adults. I specialize in addressing challenges related to eating disorders and sexual and reproductive health. 

Why I Treat Children

Children are authentic, resilient and kind at heart. Adolescents share these traits and are ready to push the boundaries that adults take for granted to become the agents of change for a brighter future. Supporting adolescents through this time of transformation gives me energy and hope.

What I'm Passionate About

My aim is to create a supportive and inclusive environment for adolescents to receive care as they gain independence in accessing health care. I value the trust placed in me by patients and families and recognize the importance of compassion and humility.

Education & Training


  • Adolescent Medicine - Icahn School of Medicine - Mount Sinai Program, 2012

Internship Residency

  • Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Michigan, 2009

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2006

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • 2023Top Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2022Top Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2021Lechter Award for Clinical Excellence in Medicine, Einstein Healthcare Network
  • 2015 Top Doctor, Hour Detroit Magazine
  • 2013 Top Doctor, Hour Detroit Magazine

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Ambetter Health of Delaware
  • Celtic Transplant Network for Ambetter
  • Cigna Lifesource Transplant
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Interlink Transplant
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • English