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Dr. Douglas Freedman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Freedman

West LA Hand Center

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 545E Santa Monica, CA 90404

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(310) 828-2042


Dr. Douglas Freedman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedics, and more.


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Dr. Freedman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Freedman treats Limb Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Freedman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Freedman treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Freedman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Wrist Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Freedman treats Wrist Fracture more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Freedman treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Radius Fracture

Dr. Freedman's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Finger
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kienbock's Disease
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Freedman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Freedman

4.7

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I was terrified when I learned my broken wrist needed surgery. But Dr. Freedman put me at ease, was warm and very knowledgeable. It was also very easy to see him right away and shortly thereafter he performed surgery. My wrist healed beautifully and I’m able to do all my favorite yoga and Pilates classes without any issues.
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I am approaching my third elbow surgery in 14 years with Dr. Freedman. The first two were to repair breaks in the bones utilizing pins and screws. This upcoming surgery is to remove a bone fragment. Dr. Freedman is my "go to" doctor. I trust him. I have recovered with no complications and I would highly recommend him (and have) to anyone looking for a highly skilled hand surgeon.
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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 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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Several peer-reviewed journal articles,

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average