Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Andrew M. Freeman, MD, is a cardiologist with expertise in heart disease prevention at National Jewish Health. Dr. Freeman is in the Division of Cardiology. Associate Professor Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness Director, Clinical Cardiology & Operations Director, Anticoagulation Clinic Division of Cardiology Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 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® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars 375 Patient Ratings 39 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Anticoagulation Clinic 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 4.7 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– November, 2021 Very good conversation National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Multiple cell phone alerts divided his focus during the few minutes of visit. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 *Dr. Andrew is positive and easy to discuss health issues with. I feel that he genuinely cares about h is patients, the total person and he knows his profession. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 I'm very pleased with Dr. Freeman's intelligence and expertise; and the fact that he promotes a plant-based diet, exercise, tai chi and mindfulness. [Protected health information] I requested Dr. Freeman specifically because he promotes a plant-based lifestyle. My wife and I participate in the plant-based monthly zoom meetings and Walk With a Doc when we can. Both set up by Dr. Freeman. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Freeman is kind, concerned, friendly. He listens and responds with all info I need. He is respectful of my concerns. I trust his judgment. He is thorough and careful. I feel like my heart health is in good hands. He refers me to other specialists when necessary. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Very professional National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Freeman is excellent National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Doc was great. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Dr. Freeman is an outstanding doctor. Wish there were an excellent rating option, as all the Very Good ratings would be excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Very efficient and apparently thorough National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 Everyone should be as lucky as I am to have Dr. Freeman as their cardiologist !!! show more National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 He cares about you. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 I forgot some questions, were answered later via phone National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Dr. Freeman's examinations and treatment plan is the reason I feel much better now than I did prior to going to National Jewish. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 Dr Freeman is great! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 I got more information, guidance and advice in one meeting than in all the meetings of my previous cardiologist. I am very pleased. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 All were excellent National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Very positive experience. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Excellent doctors and NP's. I am always impressed with my treatment. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 I'd like my opinion respected. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 All good National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Dr. Freeman, no matter how busy he is, listens to you and thoroughly explains everything! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 This provider knew what he was going to tell me before he walked in the room. [Critique of medical decision]. The Dr skimmed over my records from other providers. Then he summarized some of the other test results. [Critique of medical decision]. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 *Dr. Freeman is the best. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 I was in a rotten mood so it was a bit testy on both sides. haha he is great. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 outstanding detailed explanations National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 I wish every Dr cared and focused on my health like Dr Freeman...he is an exceptional Dr, who constantly tries to improve your health and life. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Dr Freeman is clear and concerned. He has taken care of me and my husband for a number of years and is the reason we are progressing positively. [Off-topic comment]. He is a tremendous asset to National Jewish Health. We hope you are doing all you can to take care Drs such as Dr Freeman. He is one of a kind and deserves support. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 *Dr. Freeman is very kind and thorough. He listened to my concerns and made recommendations. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Dr. Freeman is caring, concerned, compassionate and an excellent clinician. Although I resisted changing my diet, I now have embraced the Whole Food Plant Based Diet and I am reaping the rewards of better health! After nearly 2 years of this eating style my labs are on target, hypertension is controlled, my exercise pattern is established and I am feeling better. Many thanks to Dr. Freeman for getting me on track! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Dr. Freeman is outstanding. I am very fortunate to have him as my cardiologist. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Dr Freeman is the best! Highly personable, professional, informed with latest research, always takes time with me, never rushed - has changed my life dramatically for the better. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 Dr Freeman is an outstanding physician who knows his subject at an extremely deep academic level. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 very good care thank you. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2021 So important that you have a Whole Foods Plant Based Doc in your hospital! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 he is very much liked by me. he shows his concern for my wellness and care. can't ask for a better doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Freeman is and always has been a favorite of my daughter's. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable and attentive to her particular needs. We come from her appointments understanding better how we can improve her health and how to manage her symptoms. He considers the whole person, not just a diagnosis. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Andrew Freeman. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 I asked how statins worked to help reduce heart attacks and Dr Freeman said they reduce inflammation. I appreciated this very much. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Freeman is an excellent cardiologist. He not only has read the relevant medical and nutritional literature to prevent, arrest, and reverse heart disease, he contributes significantly to that literature as well as gives important and informative lectures about cardiology care. I feel lucky to be one of his patients and would recommend him with enthusiasm to anyone seeking a cardiologist.