Dr. Darren Freeman, DO

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 48

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Darren Freeman, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with Riverside Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Freeman to book an appointment.


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UCR Neurology/Pain Management

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(844) 827-8000
UCR Health3390 University Ave Ste 100 Riverside, CA 92501
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Dr. Freeman showed unusual patience while trying to connect to our computer remotely during a recent video office visit. When we finally established connectivity, after about 20 minutes, he was very thorough, yet customer service oriented. I’ve had quite a few very good PCPs in my lifetime, he is elite among them. My wife and I agree— we trust him.
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Nelie Gordon III – Apr 11, 2020
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Been with him for 2 months. Seems to be a no nonsense doctor which I like. Listen to your issues then provide plan to mitigate your pain/concerns. If I thought he was a bad doctor, instead of leaving a review, I would be looking for another Pain Doctor. Worth your time to make an appt with him.
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Cynthia G. – Apr 11, 2020
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This is a follow up visit after a spinal steroid procedure. He is very thorough in his explanation & truly is working to relieve my pain.
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Katherine Westley – Nov 06, 2019
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Dr. Freeman is easy to talk to, listens, and his feedback is easy to understand or he takes the time to explain what he is talking about. I wish getting procedures and help for pain would move quicker, but I understand insurance plays a big role in this.
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Sarah – Oct 29, 2019
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Dr. Freeman listens well and explains well. He is able to diagnose and treat my spinal and neck pain. He has a very good personality and he really does want to help people in pain.
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Barbara Bourbonnais – Oct 28, 2019
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Went good
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Anthony – Oct 24, 2019
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He is a very good doctor. He truly cares about his patients, and works to find a way to better help them. Most important, he listens.
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Danny Hicks – Oct 24, 2019
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It was a follow up for back pain. I had Spain in my hip socket and we discussed it.
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Oct 24, 2019
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A doctor who listens an can help. My lifesaver when I was ready to give up.
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Michael T Smith – Oct 24, 2019
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Pain level down, encouraging visit
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Harold Gayer – Oct 23, 2019
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Concerned for my pain, gave me a game plan to help
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Richard Berg – Sep 20, 2019
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Outstanding service. Took the time to evaluate my injury and offer solutions that would best work for my situation. Great support staff and awesome facility.
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Darrell Stephen – Aug 29, 2019
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Must have been an extremely busy day: with a 2:40pm appointment, we didn’t see the doctor until 4:00pm. As exhausted as he looked, he was on top of everything to do with my situation. Always very attentive and concerned about my care.
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Peggy Milfeld – Aug 28, 2019
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Dr Freeman did an excellent job explaining my diagnosis and giving me multiple treatment options. I walked away feeling like he had there is light at the end of this tunnel.
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Tiffany Elmore – Aug 28, 2019
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I have seen Dr. Freeman for over 4 years now. He has been an incredible asset in getting me the care I need. He is great working with other doctors to take care of all my concerns. His staff is friendly and accessible. I have always received appointments in a timely manner as well has having phone calls and emails promptly addressed. He is an amazing person and a true blessing.
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Sandy Nichols – Aug 23, 2019
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Dr. Freeman and his staff are great, they always make me feel that I’m important. I’m truly grateful. Thank’s to all of you.
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Aug 20, 2019
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Dr Freeman and his staff are all quite wonderful. They are all very friendly and helpful. I feel very at ease with Dr Freeman and don’t have a problem talking to him about any health problem. He is very kind and listens intently and not like he’s in a hurry to get to next patient. He uses all his resources to provide good and manageable care for my problems. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Aug 20, 2019
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My last visit with Dr. Freeman was the best one I’ve had in the year I’ve been seeing him. He displayed genuine concern and compassion about all my medical history and overall well being, not just the pain issues I am currently dealing with. I left his office very satisfied with the conversation we had.
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Aug 19, 2019
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Follow up visit.
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Ronald Cichy – Aug 09, 2019
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Dr Freeman is an excellent doctor that has gone above and beyond to provide me with the care I need. When many of my other doctors let me get lost in the red tape and difficulties of fighting my insurance company he has persevered and continues to help me to get the care I need. Chronic pain is a complex problem that has many different impacts on all areas of daily life and it is extremely nice to have a doctor that both understands and strives to help ease the pain I face. Through my experience with different doctors and specialists when they reach a point of being unable to fix a problem through a surgical procedure it was like they quit trying and didn’t want to deal with it as if it was a failure to not be able to get someone 100% pain free or back to normal. Dr freeman has stuck with me and continues to seek out ways to alleviate or at minimum maintain daily life. And for that I am truly appreciative!
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Joe – Aug 08, 2019
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Dr. Freeman accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Freeman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Freeman treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Freeman treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Freeman treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Freeman treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Spondylosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Freeman treats Spondylosis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Freeman treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Freeman's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty

About Me

Treat the patient as a whole and the results will be better than expected.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2005
Painsolvers
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Nyu/Rusk Institute
Residency Hospital
2001
Doctors Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1995
University of The Pacific
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Riverside Community Hospital

Riverside, CA

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)