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
4.7

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, 2020
Dr Freeman answered my questions with empathy and knowledge. I appreciated that he took time even though I'm likely more healthy than many of his patients.His commitment to preventative health is insightful and very helpful.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
Have never before had a doctor like Dr. Freeman who embodies everything you want in a care provider, in one person: concern, brilliance, competence, efficiency, educator, respectful, kind and friendly. If you offered a category higher than "very good," he would have scored that on all 10 questions.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
Dr Freeman is very attentive and actively engaged in helping me establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I am very grateful to him.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
Very knowledgeable and caring

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
I found Dr. Freeman to be condescending in his answers and review of my medical records. His approach can best be defined as academic. I do not think that the individual he is treating has any individual importance in his analysis. It appears that he has a number of boxes to be checked and proceeds accordingly. He may be a very knowledgeable and capable cardiologist, but I believe the world of medicine would then be best served with him teaching the science to those that would have interface with the public. [Off topic comment].

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
Dr. Freeman was able to squeeze me in. That was very much appreciated, although I did not feel rushed by him.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2020
Glad to be seeing Dr Freeman

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
I explain to Dr. Freeman that my visitation was to assess whether I would choose him as my cardiologist to replace my current care provider cardiologist. That came out in our discussion early, but Dr. Freeman took time to ask me many questions about my situation and my health. I had brought several pieces of information to give him, but it never was covered until the appointment was almost ended. I left the appointment I'm not understanding whether or not Dr. Freeman viewed my situation as one that he could provide significant change and help to my circumstances. He said he needed a number of tests and additional information. [unrelated]

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
Dr. Freeman is the best of the best! considerate, compassionate , caring, and extremely brilliant!

National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2020
He seems to be very knowledgeable and capable, but his people skills are definitely lacking.

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