Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient 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 5280 Top Doctors 2019 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. 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Close Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Cardiology Programs Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology (Adult) Pulmonary Hypertension Program Specialties & Conditions Cardiac Sarcoidosis Congestive Heart Failure Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Diastolic Dysfunction Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) Heart Valve Disease High Cholesterol Hypertension Intracardiac Shunts Preventative Cardiology Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Research Areas Cardiac Sarcoidosis Cardiovascular Effects on Exercise Cardiovascular Health Outcomes 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. 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Create an Account 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 4.7 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 Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 2019 *Dr. Freeman is a passionate & dedicated doctor - I feel very fortunate to trust him w/my care. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 2019 Excellent care and experience. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 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 Patient– May, 2019 This was my first visit with Dr. Freeman. He was communicative, informative and very direct. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2019 He's good with exception of being over zealous about EVERYONE being COMPLETELY VEGAN. [unrelated]. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2019 Dr. Freeman is the BEST! CLONE HIM! Attentive, caring, patient, explains well, listens well - and also is one of the few docs anywhere that understands nutrition, explains it, and wants to truly help his patients be as healthy as they can be. Love that he volunteers and does so much in the community to help people be healthy. He's my FAVORITE Doc (and I have very good docs), and he has earned that! show more National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Info was coming at me was too fast. I was told results & instructions would be on the portal. [unrelated]. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Great doctor - cares passionately about his patients - excellent care. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 *Dr. Freeman is a very skilled and easy to talk to and a wonderful person. He is the one who saved me. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 My condition was not known at this visit. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 And I have recommended Dr. Freeman to others. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Dr Freeman is young and overly confidant! He does not take time to ask or listen to questions or concerns, and definitely doesn't like to be challenged or corrected. Even at 71 I am a strong advocate for my own health and well being and I feel that Dr Freeman is not used to patients who don't agree with everything he says. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Dr. Freeman continues to be my favorite cardiologist. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Good experience. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 I'm very happy working with Dr. Freeman. I appreciate that he focuses on diet and exercise and not just popping pills. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Dr. Freeman is a great provider - he always offers suggestions to health issues that are not related to cardiology. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Dr. Freeman is very receptive and caring when treating my daughter. She sometimes needs extra, detailed explanations to help her understand her condition and course of treatment and he provides that for her. He's thorough in his explanations which helps her understand what he would like her to do at home. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 *Dr. Freeman is compassionate and LISTENS carefully. Excellent social soft skills!!! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 This the best place to come for my health needs. I originally wasn't out there for a second opinion for a lung condition and my doctor there felt as though I needed to see De. Freeman. I feel as though I have a new lease on life after seeing these two amazing doctors. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 Dr Freeman has saved my life. Thanks to him I now comprehend what I need to do for myself for my health. Dr Freeman is absolutely as good as a Dr. can come National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 I love and have high degree of respect for my care provider. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 All Good. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 *Dr. Freeman has recommended many ideas which would improve my condition. I followed them and the results are positive. Go vegan and exercise! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2018 I have complete confidence in Dr. Freeman and especially the [specialized] Clinic he supervises. The nurses keep up with my health and blood in the most direct manner. They always call me the same day as blood is taken and give me information on how to change my [medicine] dosage if any changes are required. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 He was firm yet polite at the same time. He gave ideas on how to provide my health and life. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 I'm retired from a 40-year career of working with physicians. Dr. Freeman is the best personal physician that has cared for me during my adult life. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 Dr Freemen treated me with kindness and respect. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 Dr. Freeman obviously enjoys his work and provides excellent service based on his extensive knowledge. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 great Dr, who really cares about his patients National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 Dr. Freeman is a very caring and competent MD. He needs to slow down and take a few breaths.....maybe become more reflective with his patients. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 I know Dr. Freeman is one of the best. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 *Dr. Freeman has always been direct & provides excellent health care. 1. *Dr. Andrew Freeman. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 Again, very satisfied. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 Dr Freemen is the best care giver I have ever had. he saved my life. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 dr freeman is an exceptional cardiologist National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 I have recommended Dr. Freeman to many of my friends and family! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 Dr. Freeman couldn't be more caring and supportive. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2018 I found Dr. Freeman's medical care of me exemplary. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 We have personality conflicts as we are both head strong. [Unrelated] National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 My care provider is very nice but I feel like he "checks the boxes" of things he is supposed to talk about. I am a healthy individual that exercises a lot and eats healthy and is very concerned about understanding my health but I still get the "eat well and exercise" lecture instead of helping me understand [my specific circumstance]. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 Always a very good experience.