Dr. Howard Freedberg, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. Howard Freedberg, MD
Dr. Howard Freedberg, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Elgin, IL. He is 62 years old. Dr. Freedberg is affiliated with Advocate Sherman Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

1600 N Randall Rd Ste 110

Elgin, IL 60123

Contact Information

(630) 372-1100

Dr. Howard Freedberg, MD

Dr. Howard Freedberg, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Dr. Freedberg's Experience

Dr. Freedberg's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/25/2016
    Amount or Range: $465,000.00
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 Illinois
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Illinois
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Sports Med and Reconstructive Surgerybone and Joint Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Freedberg has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Freedberg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Freedberg to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Freedberg's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
Dundee, IL |
Dr Freedberg was demeaning, egotistical, and unprofessional . He asked if my wrist caused me pain, and while I started to explain, he held his hand in front of my face and said, "Focus. It's a yes or no question. Are. You. In Pain?" Super rude! And he told me he didn't want to hear my "ancient history" when telling what remedies I've already tried. And when I told him I had a kidney issue and couldn't use ibuprofen, he rolled his eyes and said, "Oh well. Too bad for you."
Elgin, IL |
After being in pain for months I finally went to Dr. Freedberg he and his team fixed my hip and I am so thankful to him.
Elgin, IL |
He and Dr. Tony were so nice and fixed my knee, I would come back to Dr. Freedberg.
Elgin, IL |
He is a wonderful doctor. My shoulder is feeling great.
in Winnetka |
No. 1. Dr. Howard Freedberg and Suburban Orthopedics offers state-of-the-art facilities, accurate, reliable and professional diagnosis and treatment. If he was a QB, he would be Tom Brady, and his team, the New England Patriots. My meniscus repair was less painful than oral surgery, i.e., no pain. A few days later I was back in the gym, one week later I rode my bike 11 miles as per usual (slower pace). I live a long distance from Bartlett, but drive there willingly to be with the very best.
in Streamwood, IL |
Awesome surgeon and person. He gladly took my workmans comp case and all the craziness that went with it. The tendon in my elbow was so painful when I got to him touching it made me jump. He went right into action without hesitation to fix it. He explained everything and answered any questions I had. I was told every visit not to hesitate calling if I needed anything. I will definitely return if I ever need to. Highly recommend Dr Freedberg:) Pain is gone!
in Griffith, IN |
Dr. Freedberg was truly a blessing!! He performed Carpal Tunnel Surgery on both of my hands. Made me feel very comfortable knowing this was my first time ever having surgery. He's always in a good mood, and his bedside manners are impeccable!! His surgical staff are thee best!! I could not have asked for anymore nicer and concerned staff that he has !! Thank You So Much Dr. Freedberg... You are a great Doctor, Surgeon And You Treat Your Patients With Great Respect And Compassion !!
in Bartlett,il |
Dr.Freedberg has operated on both of my knees and did an outstanding job.
in Glendale Heights, IL. |
About 5 years ago I needed a repair to my meniscus in my right knee. After 5 years I have no pain and my knee functions as well as it did before the surgery. I recently had to go back for a pain in my left knee. I did not even hesitate about going back to Dr. Freedberg.
in Naperville il 60565 |
Dr. Freeburg was the best orthopedic doctor I have ever been to he listened he understood and was considerate of my needs took such good care of me I couldn't of asked for a better doctor in for the treatment that I received from him and his staff thank you Tammy Thomas
in Glen Ellyn, IL |
He was very welcoming and helped me evey step of the way.
in Lombard, IL |
Didn't explain my injury or treatment, even when asked directly. Kept me waiting more than an hour for each appointment. Didn't even show up for one appointment; wrote in the record that he had examined and spoken to me, and then billed me for it. Had to be treated by another surgeon to correct effects of malunited fracture.
in Bartlett, IL |
He's a phenomenal surgeon...redid both of my shoulders and now this 53 year old has the shoulders of an 18 year old! The only caveat relates to his bedside manner. This is not his strength. He may not remember your name or want to chit-chat about your dog, but if a surgeon is this good, do you care? I surely do not! He really is THAT good!
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Dr. Freedberg accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Freedberg has admitting privileges

Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N Randall Rd
Elgin, IL 60123
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Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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St. Alexius Medical Center
1555 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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