Meet the Doctors

Dr. Gretta Fridman

Dr. Gretta Fridman

Gretta Fridman, M.D. received her Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her Medical Degree from the State University of New York at Downstate. She completed her ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the University of South Florida. She is board-certified by American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Fridman stays at the forefront of new technology and procedures, ensuring you are receiving the best treatment available for your eyes. She specializes in personalized care and will spend as much time as needed with her patients to ensure they are satisfied.

Dr. Fridman enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, and learning new things.

Dr. Laurie Small

Dr. Laurie Small

Laurie Small, M.D. received her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from The University of Miami and her Medical Degree from the University of Florida. She completed her ophthalmology residency and oculoplastic surgery fellowship at the University of South Florida. She is board-certified by American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Small has an exemplary academic record and works hard to provide the highest quality personalized care for her patients and their eyes.

In her spare time, Dr. Small enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children.

Dr. David Richards

Dr. David Richards

David Richards, M.D., P.H.D. received his bachelor degree at Princeton University, his PhD at Cornell, and his Medical Degree at the University of Miami. He completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, and his Glaucoma Fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami. He is board-certified by American Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Richards previous appointments include: Chief of Ophthalmology at University Community Hospital (now Florida Hospital), Tampa; Chief of Ophthalmology at the J. A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa; and Chief of the Glaucoma Service, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and Glaucoma Fallowship directore of University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

Dr. Richards and his wife Natalia have four grown children and are expecting their first grandchild in June, 2018.

Dr. Scott Friedman

Dr. Scott Friedman

Scott Friedman, M.D. received his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree and Medical degree from University of Missouri. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri and his Retina and Vitreous fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Friedman is deeply involved in numerous researches and clinical studies. Furthermore, he is former Assistant Professor and head of Retina Division of Ophthalmology Department at University of Florida in Gainesville, and currently Assistant Clinical Professor in Ophthalmology Department at University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Friedman's goal is to provide state-of-the-art care with compassion for his patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Friedman enjoys verious sports, musical theater and traveling.

Dr. Lorraine Simonds

Dr. Lorraine Simonds

Lorraine Simonds, M.D. received her Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree from Emory University, and her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the UT Health Science Center at Houston. She is board-certified by American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Simonds enjoys spending time with her patients and providing the guidance they need in order to resolve their eye problems. She is a big proponent of patient education and performs very thorough examinations to make sure her patients are receiving the best eye care possible.

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young kids. She also enjoys traveling around the world, amateur photography, swimming, and running.