Dr. Richard Freeman, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 66

Ophthalmology

Dr. Richard Freeman, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Maple Grove, MN and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Children's Hospital/clinic Saint Paul and Children's Hospitals and Clinics Of Mn. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard Freeman, MD

Northwest Eye Clinic

12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 100 100 Maple Grove, MN 55369
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Freeman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Farsightedness
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Dr. Freeman treats Farsightedness more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Freeman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Esotropia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Freeman treats Esotropia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Freeman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Lazy Eye
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Freeman treats Lazy Eye more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Freeman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Freeman's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anemia
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Cataract
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Constipation
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diplopia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eye Test
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Obesity
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Overweight
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Shingles
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Trichiasis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects

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(763) 416-7600

Dr. Freeman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Managed Care (Non-HMO)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Freeman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Freeman

3.4

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
58.064516129032256%
(18)
4 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
38.70967741935484%
(12)
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Great with kids
My daughter is always nervous about doctor visits, but Dr. Freeman’s gentle and funny nature makes visiting the eye doctor fun!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Sep 22, 2022
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Great pediatric eye doc
He was patient and efficient with my non verbal kiddo.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mom of E – Jul 22, 2022
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Double vision
Quickly done and great personel doing their best with the amount of patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paul – Jul 07, 2022
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Excellent experience!
From the time we checked in to the time with spent with Dr Freeman was top notch. Compassionate, sincere, personal, knowledgeable, efficient, fun, and excellence are the words I use for our experience. We appreciate everything Dr. Freeman and his staff provided to us!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lindsay – Apr 07, 2022
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Dr. Freeman was excellent. He makes you feel very comfortable and doesn't push you at all to make decisions. He's very thorough and tells you EVERYTHING you need to know about your procedure. I definitely would recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Theresa Dybevik – Dec 19, 2021
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Dr. Freeman is so good with helping my anxious child feel at ease
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 12, 2021
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Dr. Freeman was great! He welcomed us with a smile & a smiley face tie! Both my daughter and I are new to going to an eye doctor, so we didn't know what to expect. He took the time to explain all the things. He talked to both my (6 year old) daughter and I instead of just me in a way that was not intimidating (or scary for my daughter). He was respectful and knowledgeable and kept my daughter's attention. I would highly recommend for a pediatric eye doctor!
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Aug 27, 2021
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Everybody is extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Richard Freeman is one of the best eye doctors I have ever been too. I’ve been to doctors in Canada, India, New York and Florida. Dr. Freeman perform surgery on my right eye that other doctors could not do. I highly recommend Dr. Richard Friedman to everybody who needs eye surgery.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Burns – Aug 12, 2021
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DOUBLE VIson
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Aug 10, 2021
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Dr. Freeman is always good at explaining things, and I was confident having him operate on me. He has a lot of pediatric patients, based on the population of the waiting room. I certainly recommend him for eye muscle disorders.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve Timmer – Jun 13, 2021
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Dr. Freeman and his team are truly amazing! Their expertise combined with an obvious love for children made for a remarkable experience for our family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 04, 2021
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We loved Dr Freeman! My daughter is extremely scared of the doctor and the entire clinic did such a great job distracting her and making things quick so she didn't have time to anticipate what we were doing. Dr Freeman's superhero getup was appealing to her and he was so friendly and knowledgeable! He answered all of my questions thoroughly and gave me really good insight into what to expect with my daughter's eyes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ashley – Feb 12, 2021
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Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 09, 2021
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I had double strabismus surgery with Dr Richard Freeman on Wed (Valentines Day) and it went amazing. Dr Freeman was fantastic and one of the finest Dr's I have met in a long time. He was kind, informative, helpful and the procedure went great. Also very importantly he was kind and informative to my wife and father in-law who I brought with me. I am able to see clearly now and drive and it hasnt even been 48 hours since the surgery was completed. He did both horizontal and vertical correction.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Biography

Dr. Richard Freeman, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Maple Grove, MN and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Ucla-Jules Stein Eye Inst
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Emory University
Residency Hospital
1983
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1982
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Richard Freeman, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Richard Freeman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Freeman frequently treats Farsightedness, Esotropia, and Lazy Eye. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Freeman treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Freeman, MD's office located?

Dr. Freeman's office is located at 12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 100 100, Maple Grove, MN 55369. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Freeman, MD speak?

Dr. Freeman speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Northwest Eye Clinic

Maple Grove Office12000 Elm Creek Blvd N Ste 100 100 Maple Grove, MN 55369
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Freeman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Children's Hospital/clinic Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

Children's Hospitals and Clinics Of Mn

Minneapolis, MN

M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital

Edina, MN

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)