Noted Psychiatrist Dies From Cancer


Dr. Stephen Friedes, a psychiatrist who had a practice on Newtown Lane in East Hampton for three decades, died last week, suffering from complications of pancreatic cancer, which he had been battling for the past four years.

Mary Bromley, a psychotherapist who specializes in helping domestic abuse victims, shared a common office with Dr. Friedes for years.

“He was a genius in terms of medical prescriptions,” she said. “He was not afraid to find the right medication for everybody.”

Despite being treated for his cancer, Bromley said Dr. Friedes “never missed a day of work, even with the chemotherapy.”

Bromley said patients of the doctor can contact the office to extend needed medications and further treatment.

“He was a tough Brooklyn boy,” Bromley said. “That is why people liked him. He was great.”

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