Dr. Sharon Freedman, MD

Dr. Sharon Freedman, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. Sharon Freedman, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1985 and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmology.

2351 Erwin Rd

Durham, NC 27705

Contact Information

(919) 681-3937

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Exotropia
very high
more than 95% of peers
Hypertropia
high
more than 83% of peers
Nystagmus
normal
more than 84% 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 "I was born and raised right here in Durham NC. After attending college at Duke I ventured north to Boston where I completed most of my medical training and was fortunate to meet and marry the love of my life my husband Neil (also on faculty as a cardiologist here at Duke). I returned to Durham for my Glaucoma fellowship briefly joined the faculty across the street at UNC-Chapel Hill and then returned home to Duke Eye Center in 1995 where I have been on the faculty ever since. Dual fellowship-trained in both Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus as well as in Glaucoma I have a clinical and research focus on pediatric glaucoma and cataracts as well as retinopathy of prematurity but enjoy providing care for myriad pediatric problems of the eyes including treatment of grown children with ocular alignment issues. My modus operandi is very simple I simply try hard to treat each and every patient the way I would like someone to treat me. It works every time and I am privileged to be a clinician and educator at Duke Eye Center and in Duke University Health System."
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2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

51  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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10  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Beth Israel
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Children's Hospital Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Duke Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Freedman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Freedman's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Freedman to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Our family was blessed with a beautiful little granddaughter, who was born with a rare condition called congenital glaucoma. At just six days old our sweet granddaughter and her parents drove from NYC to Durham to see Dr Freedman. Dr. Freedman is caring, patient, and devoted to her patients and...more
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Amazing doctor. We come from over 4 hours away to see Dr. Freedman. She has performed surgery on our son, and helped coordinate surgeries with other specialists to limit trips for us. She is a wonderful lady, and knows her stuff!
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