Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP

Andrew M. Freeman
Andrew M. Freeman, MD, is a cardiologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Freeman is in the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine.
Associate Professor
Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness
Director, Clinical Cardiology & Operations
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine

Special Interests

Dr. Freeman combines both traditional Western medicine with a holistic approach on overall wellness and disease prevention through a combination of advanced cardiology diagnostics and lifestyle medicine in the form of  a whole foods plant-based diet (vegan diet), regular exercise, mindfulness and support. He has been often nicknamed “The Vegan Cardiologist,” and his approach which integrates the latest evidenced-based medicine and lifestyle medicine achieves excellent results for his patients.

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Nutrition, Plant-Based Diets, Treatment Quality, Cardiovascular Outcomes, Cardiovascular Imaging

Clinical Interests

Dr. Freeman's clinician interests and expertise is in general cardiology, preventive cardiology, heart failure and cardiomyopathy, diastolic dysfunction (abnormal relaxation of the heart), chest pain and shortness of breath, heart problems caused by respiratory (lung) problems and high blood pressure (hypertension). He maintains certifications, performs clinical research, and is an expert in advanced cardiovascular imaging including echocardiography, nuclear and echo stress testing and cardiac CT. His clinical research interests include cardiac sarcoid; public health; exercise and health outcomes and cardiac nutrition.

Dr. Freeman is part of the leadership of both the local and national American College of Cardiology, and runs the regional Walk with a Doc program.

Education

Education
SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, MD with Research Honors
Cornell University, BA, Summa Cum Laude
Residency
Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Temple University, Cardiology

Awards & Recognition

Chair of the National American College of Cardiology FIT Committee
Young Professionals  Section Chair, American College of Cardiology
Chair of Community Events and Outreach, American College of Cardiology
Steering Committee, Patient-Centered Care, American College of Cardiology
Whitepaper Writing Group, Patient-Centered Care, American College of Cardiology
Chair of Young Professionals, Colorado Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Organizer of Walk With a Doc, Denver

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine
Echocardiography
Nuclear Cardiology
Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, American College of Physicians
American Heart Association
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
American Society of Echocardiography

Hospital Affiliations

  • Rose Medical Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
  • Swedish Medical Center

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Website Information

Walk With a Doc

Conflicts of Interest

National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.

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Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654

 

Locations

  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

Provider showed concern
4.6

Friendliness
4.8

Spoke using clear language
4.8

Provider explained things clearly
4.7

Amount of time spent with you
4.6

Provider included you in decisions
4.6

Confidence in your doctor
4.7

Likelihood of recommending this provider
4.6
 

Comments

Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
 

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
this physician goes above and beyond in facilitating a long and healthy life. My health and quality of life have markedly improved due to his lifestyle recommendations and coaching. The need for meds and procedures has been averted so far, and my work benefits from a whole new level of energy. I notice he immediately pounces on any derangement that may present a threat, and I feel comfortable letting him handle it. I highly recommend him.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Freeman. He is responsible for improving my health with unhealthy diagnosis. He practices what he preaches, being vegan and exercising, provided me with many good materials, contacts and resources. He always gives me good advice for traveling and staying vegan and anything else I ask about. He is thorough in looking at and explaining test results and staying on top of my issues. I have been blessed to have him as my cardiologist!

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
I think Dr. Freeman was an excellent doctor. He was one of the few doctors I didn't find to be condescending or impatient with your concerns. He also started out the visit with a positive attitude, which I think helps. He advocated healthy eating but even went a step beyond and gave you great advice on how to do that - which is usually not what happens. You're often told to eat healthy but not given any direction. Moreover, he really discussed that with you and approaches it like you can do it, unlike many doctors who don't even address that because they seem to think it's not an option or the patient wont' follow through with it. I think he was amazing!

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
Dr. Freeman was very helpful in telling me how to help my heart with diet and exercise and even loving more! I loved it!!!.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
*Dr. Freeman is a passionate & dedicated doctor - I feel very fortunate to trust him w/my care.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
From my perspective the interactions I have had with Dr. Freeman have been excellent. He is just the kind of cardiologist I need to arrest and reverse my heart disease. I would recommend him enthusiastically to anyone searching for a cardiologist.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2019
Excellent care and experience.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2019
Dr. Freeman is the Bomb,love him. Excellent Dr. Feel very comfortable with him. Your stuck with me Dr. Freeman,deal with it.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2019
This was my first visit with Dr. Freeman. He was communicative, informative and very direct.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2019
He's good with exception of being over zealous about EVERYONE being COMPLETELY VEGAN. [unrelated].

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