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 2020 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 294 Patient Ratings 103 Patient Comments 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 4.8 Amount of time spent with you 4.7 Provider included you in decisions 4.7 Confidence in your doctor 4.8 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– December, 2020 *Dr. Freeman was very pressed for time and was more intent on filling out blanks in his chart than getting to know me. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 Over the years the care provider and I have learned and adapted to each other's idiosyncrasies resulting in extremely effective and efficient office visits and a very high level of care. Clearly as this difficult 2020 year ends, a year end bonus for this care provider would be entirely appropriate. [No, I'm not related to the care provider] National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 his advice could change my life National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 Over all, I'm very happy. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 I really liked the people involved in my care National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 *Dr. Freeman seemed too rushed - didn't ask "really how are you." Wife & I both let confused. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 Can't get better!!! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2020 *Dr. Freeman and his staff are superstars. *Dr. Freeman not only cares about his speciality but my overall _____ and wellbeing. Doc. recommended a surgeon and my hip is now replaced and doing fine. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr Freeman is a caring, concerned and efficient physician who always answers all questions, giving me his complete attention. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 I have followed all of Dr. Freeman's recommendations. He seems to be at least 3 years ahead of other cardiologists in his knowledge base. He is a precise, forward thinking physician who is concerned about having successful patient outcomes. I have even become a vegan with health improvements. He answers my questions and will discuss the rationale of my treatment. He is an outstanding physician! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr Freeman is a rock star! show more National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr. Freeman is an exceptional doctor who is genuinely concerned about my health overall as well as maintaining my heart in good condition. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 This is a top decile physician. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Dr Freeman is an outstanding Dr. I feel privileged to have him take care of me. He shows genuine concern for every patient and provides me with excellent care. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 Provided information and concern on what my condition was and how to improve it National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 *Freeman is a patients doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2020 *Dr. Freeman always express concern of my being in compliance following sound medical advice to enhance my health and well-being. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Thank you Dr. Freeman - you're terrific! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2020 Dr. Freeman is one of the most caring physicians I've ever had! He always listens and is proactive! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 *Dr. Freeman is very kind and compassionate. He always listens and comes up with a plan to help me. He's the best! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Dr Freeman is a good listener and explains answers to my questions in a way I understand. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 really appreciate the opportunity for remote appointments!!! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 Truly appreciate Dr.Freeman's care, concern, and knowledge applied and delivered in my care and planning for future. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 good National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 I am so pleased with Dr. Freeman. I have the utmost confidence in him. He practices what he preaches. He tells it like it is. If you don't want to do what it takes to be the best you can be, don't see Dr. Freeman. He gives you all the tools you need to succeed. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 I was in the room for 10 minutes. Dr. acted like he couldn't be bothered, and wanted to get the appointment over so he could do something else. He was arrogant and contrary. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2020 I love working with Dr. Freeman. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 *Dr. Freeman truly listened to my concerns and addressed all my issues. Very professional yet down to Earth. Practices what he teaches you, a great example. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Freeman is very open to answer questions I have about my health. He always expresses his concern for my becoming healthy and how yo make that happen. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 dr freeman is wonderful National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Great dialogues, no matter how assign our questions were. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr Andrew Freeman is exemplary in his effective commitment to thorough explanation of pertinent medical concerns and proposed path of treatment National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 love this team!! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 I don't feel that *Dr. Freeman is too concerned with my opinions or how I feel regarding his diagnoses. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 [Comment unrelated to the provider]. The time spent with Dr. Freeman is well worth it as I feel we communicate very well. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr Freeman is an outstanding cardiologist and I recommend him to family and friends at every opportunity. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Freeman has saved my life and I am very grateful for his guidance and his concern for my well being. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 *Dr. Freeman and his staff are super stars! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 excellent Doctor and the fact that he believes in Plant based eating for health is amazing and new school National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2020 Dr. Freeman is an exceptionally good listener and, I sense, is especially concerned about my health and well-being. I always enjoy my my office visits. I consider him my primary care doctor, not just for cardiology. His encouragement of the whole food plant-based diet is the primary reason we (my wife & I) selected him. I always look forward to getting update on the plant-based lifestyle. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 good National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2020 Excellent attention to detail & response to my concerns with excellent/exemplary suggestions for improving my status. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 2020 Very knowledgeable and caring National Jewish Health Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 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 Patient– June, 2020 Glad to be seeing Dr Freeman National Jewish Health Patient– May, 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 Patient– May, 2020 Dr. Freeman is the best of the best! considerate, compassionate , caring, and extremely brilliant! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 He seems to be very knowledgeable and capable, but his people skills are definitely lacking. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Dr. Freeman is a fantastic provider who is beyond professional, knowledgeable, personable, and very kind and sensitive to my needs and my personality. I cannot not express in words enough how happy I am that he is my provider!!! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 the best doctor ever, he always takes the extra mile for me , he is an integral doctor, he is always one step ahead and refers me to specialists National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 The experience was very good, no problems. I could do this on routine basis. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 Dr Freeman is a very professional physician. I truly and completely trust him with my healthcare and treatment decisions. I am very impressed that he is always up to date on what is going on with my many health conditions and treatments. He listens carefully to my concerns and responds accordingly. He shows that he is dedicated to provide each person with the quality care National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 Explained in detail. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 Best doctor I know on all levels. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2020 *Dr. Freeman immediately struck me as a very intelligent doctor but more than that committed to helping me. The medical professional needs more *Dr. Freeman's. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr, Freeman is an outstanding Physician. He cares for his patients and i am thankful he's my cardiologist. I am motivated to achieve the goals we discuss on diet and physical conditioning. Thank you, Dr. Freeman! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr. Freeman always explains the situation ,so I can always understand. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 The appointment was straight forward six month routine appointment, no real new issues were discussed. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 I have been seeing Dr Freeman for close to 3 years. I've always had many questions for him that he has always seemed happy to answer. We've even had a few debates! He has been encouraging through some difficult times in my treatment [PHI]. His willingness to listen and his keen diagnostic skill has given me a much improved life! I am forever grateful! National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Very good. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 dr Freeman is the best! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 We had a very good discussion about my heart health. Doctor Freeman is very thorough. I also feel he respects my choices, and that we are a team making decisions for my best health. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Freeman is the best doctor I have! I recommend everyone to National Jewish who needs a specialist. I can not thank Dr. Freeman enough for taking care of my case for 6+ years. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Dr. Freeman is genuine and went along with my primary care doctor who changed one medication [PHI]. He treated her judgement with respect and confirmed everything she said about the change over to a different [PHI] medication. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 *Dr. Freeman is probably the best doctor I've ever had. Particularly like his emphasis on plant based diet, exercise (walk with a doc) and meditation. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 Excellent care and communication. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2019 always a good experience, I've recommended Dr Freeman to others and feel he does the best job in town of empowering people to live their best and healthiest lives. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Dr. Freeman is not only truly outstanding but very competent and professional. He put me through special tests for my heart other doctors thought were not necessary. The tests showed [PHI] and other issues. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 everyone in the office is outstanding National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 He listened to my concerns about the medications I am taking. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Dr. Freeman has been instrumental in my life as he has provided me with information and tools to improve my [condition] and overall health. I feel that he is always on top of the newest information concerning my cardiac health and I would not be enjoying better health without his direction and support. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Dr Freeman is a passionate and professional Dr who who cares deeply for his patients and helping them achieve a healthy life...I feel blessed to have him as my Dr. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Once again, this was another outstanding visit with Dr. Freeman. I wish they could replicate him for others. He took the time to listen to me, explained things in a way I understood, and was very concerned with my health. He didn't make me feel he was rushed during the appointment, and also gave input on other unrelated conditions. He's just phenomenal in every way and I wish more doctors were like him. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 service was good National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Good National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 *Dr. Freeman is the BEST. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 As I said many times Dr.Freeman is the BOMB,great Dr. Very happy with him. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 Will always recommend a person of this caliber who also happens to be a doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 Very good overall experience. Dr. Freeman is the best Cardiologist I have ever had. He is also one of the best overall providers I have ever had. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 The good Dr Freeman, held in high regard at Nat'l Jewish. very abrupt, his way or the hiway attitude, I believe I'll take the highway National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 Dr. freeman was very personable, open and direct. I appreciated this. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2019 I have always been very satisfied during the years I have been treated at National Jewish. [off topic] National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 It's difficult to improve upon perfection. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 [PHI]. I have complete trust in him and his competency as a cardia specialist. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 Doc seems to have a rote, routine script which makes global assumptions and gives advice without finding out patient specifics. [PHI] Doc came highly recommended. I am disappointed. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 Dr. Freeman is intelligent, knowledgeable, caring and interesting. I am glad that he is my heart Dr., I trust him and his information. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 An excellent doctor who is well informed and takes the wholistic approach to medicine; diet, exercise, stress factors, and spiritual. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 He seems to care about his patients. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 My husband recommended him to me and another couple who are now his patients. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 I went to Dr. Freeman for a consult. He has now become my Cardiac Dr. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2019 I had an excellent experience with this Doctor. 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.