Reed Freidinger is a retired medical doctor from Charlevoix. He and his wife Janet, moved to Charlevoix in 1975 after completing his residency in Internal Medicine at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. He practiced 39 years until 2014. He also has a BA from Albion College, a MD from Wake Forest and an Internship at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Their children, Amy and Todd, are Charleviox High school graduates. Reed has interests in both the youth of the Chalevoix area as well as experience in the treatment of alcoholism.