Dr. Douglas Freedman, MD

Dr. Douglas Freedman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Douglas Freedman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, non-surgical orthopedics, and more.

West LA Hand Center

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 545E

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Insurance Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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

Dr. Freedman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

2  Board Certifications

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

31  Conditions Treated

16  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 and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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.


  • 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
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Freedman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Freedman has operated on me numerous times over the past 10 years. He is patient, reassuring, always explaining my options and has delivered excellent results from his surgeries. I wish all doctors were like Dr Doug Freedman!
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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...more
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