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May 11, 2016

Managing Hypertension: Protocols and Patient Engagement

Tips on how to engage and educate patients about Hypertension



Andrew Freeman MD, FACC, FACP
Director of Clinical Cardiology National Jewish Health

Andrew Freeman MD, FACC, FACP joined National Jewish Health in Denver, CO after completing his training in Philadelphia at Temple University. Prior to that, he completed his internal medicine training at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed medical school at SUNY Buffalo with research honors after graduating summe cum laude from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. At National Jewish, he serves as the director of clinical cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT, and echocardiography. His clinical and research interests are in imaging heart disease, women's health, cardiac sarcoidosis, and nutrition. Dr. Freeman also hosts a monthly Walk with a Doc program in the Denver area where he volunteers his time to walk with patients on a Saturday morning to teach key health concepts, but also to explore using exercise as medicine for the greater good of the public.

Finally, Dr. Freeman holds some key leadership positions in the Colorado chapter of the American College of Cardiology as well as at the national level, including past chair of the Early Career Council and Section, an active member of the Best Practice Quality Improvement committee, co-chair of the Nutrition Workgroup and a spot on the Patient-Centered Care Steering Committee. He has published scholarly manuscripts on patient-centered care, cardiac sarcoidosis, and served as editor-in-chief of the Patient Centered Care community on CardioSource. An avid teacher and educator, Dr. Freeman teaches medical and pharmacy students regularly, and has hosted many community lectures and CME programs. Finally, Dr. Freeman's dedication to the indigent is made evident by regular participation in the local MCPN Free Community Cardiology clinic.