Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP

Andrew M. Freeman
Associate Professor
Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness
Director, Clinical Cardiology & Operations
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
Andrew M. Freeman, MD, is a cardiologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Freeman is in the Division of Cardiology and 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
4.5

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 PatientJune, 2018
Very good.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
Always excellent.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2018
#5. No meds from this doc. #3. Overwhelmed with info. #10. No one to recommend him to.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
I seldom give all top box to any provider. Dr. Freeman is an outlier in the most positive sense. The rest of the staff could be zombies, but I'd get past them all to be treated by him. Physicians should be aware that what we put in our mouths has more to do with our physical health than almost any other non-congenital factor. Dr. Freeman gets it--but he is in a very small group--probably less than 1%. Find more like him.

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2018
Emergencies need to be expected at times!

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
*Dr. Freeman is the most knowledgeable, caring, compassionate dr. I have seen.

National Jewish Health PatientMarch, 2018
After my first visit with Dr. Freeman I sent a personal note to him thanking him for the enthusiasm he indicated for my health, general well-being and DIET!

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
Doctor very pushy about me becoming a vegan. I will alter my diet but will not become a vegan.

National Jewish Health PatientFebruary, 2018
I really admire Dr Freeman s approach & philosophy of diet & exercise

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2018
Overal excellent experience.

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