Dr. Douglas Freedman, MD

Dr. Douglas Freedman, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o
(10)

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Dr. Douglas Freedman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

West LA Hand Center

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 545E

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Medicare
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Freedman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
more than 95% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Freedman "My practice has a boutique philosophy, with specialized and personal care to each patient. While I am a surgeon, most of my patients do not require surgery, and can be helped or cured without surgery. When surgery is indicated, a lengthy discussion of approaches and expectations is held, making this process as stress-free as possible."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • General Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Finger
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Kienbock's Disease
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Nc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Nc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Several peer-reviewed journal articles,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Freedman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Freedman to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Freedman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Santa Monica, CA |
I had a handful of Dr's that couldn't figure out what was wrong with my thumb. My MRI wasn't even picking up the extent of the injury. Dr Freedman LISTENED, he was patient, he believed me, he thought outside the box and figured out what was wrong with my thumb. My surgery went so well. Great bedside manner and very personable. I'm a Massage Therapist and my hand is my livelihood. He did a great job! He saved my career.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Freedman accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life

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Hospitals where Dr. Freedman has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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