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Dr. Freehling trained at Harvard's Mass, Eye and Ear Infirmary and has treated and helped thousands of patients. She has been in private practice for over 15 years. The breath and depth of her practice includes children as well as adults of all ages. She excels in the medical and surgical management of most problems of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, salivary glands and sleep disorders. Often patients are referred for revision of their unsuccessful surgeries with excellent results. Because the goal is to improve patients health and she is very successful at this, her office always welcomes new patients. With a subspecialty in allergy she is often able to help patients without surgery. Dr. Freehling's office staff (most over 10 years) is a stable addition to great patient care. Finally, because of her interest in anti-aging, medical/surgical treatment is offered to this end.
Verified Patient Reviews
I would never go back to this doctor. I feel like i wasted my time and my money. She would not listen, and she told me that i had to see only her. She told me to wait until I had another infection, suffer through it for a few days and then come into her to have her run tests. She told me that she was going to help with my congestion by blowing Afrin up my nostrils. I am not what happened, but I have felt awful and I have a lot of sinus and ear pressure. She also offers a lot of cosmetic procedures like fillers, botox, etc, i am very confused what her specialty is. I suspect that she is just capitalizing on her MD to make more money, as I didn't see any certifications for cosmetic surgery. I was very unhappy with her bedside manner as well. She is very abrupt and off putting. I told her that I get infections when I fly, and her response was, "don't fly". I am very unimpressed with her, and will not back.
Very proffesional and knowledgeable but she rushed rushed into a diagnosis and not spend enough time asking about the symptoms Also the admin forgot my prescription and then did nit andwer the phine, which was a pain...
My visit went pretty well! Dr. Deborah was quick to diagnose and help heal my ear infection. I would highly recommend her!
Everything was great about this doctor except for the wait time.
She is a witch. Doesn t answer questions. Pointless multiple appointments. Totally unprepared. Wants to take out turbinates which is dangerous.
Succinct, articulate, and thorough for the initial consultation. Felt very confident in her abilities and comfortable with her working on me.
Dr. Freehling was very sweet and patient with my little wiggly toddler. She did an excellent job explaining the issues and answering our questions!
Courteous and professional. Identified the issue and explained clearly
I found Dr. Freehling very personable, kind, and thorough. She helped me out with a painful earwax issue and made sure I understood how I could help keep the tendency at bay. She also did a full ENT exam, which I really appreciated.
I love the approach that Dr. Freehling takes about eliminating issues before making big decisions. She is always informative and very attentive to patients.
She was very professional, and very straight-forward. Still friendly and warm though. I wouldn't mind seeing her again! :)
She listens. She asks focused questions. Friendly and professional demeanor. I'm returning for a progress check in two weeks.
She's a very good doctor
Treatment was very nice by the doctor. She examined very well. The only issue was with the waiting time.. I had to wait for 40 mins even though the appointment was scheduled.
Maybe it's just because she practices ENT that makes some of the treatment uncomfortable or that I came in with an issue to take care of, but the experience wasn't bad or good and wasn't very pleasant for me. She's very nice though.
Mi. Ingles. No es. Bueno. Y. Quede. Satisfecho super. Excelente. La. Doctora. ??
Unprofessional and sloppy
IT WAS NOT GOOD EXPERIENCE AT ALL.
Professional and to the point! Dr Freehling quickly diagnosed my problem and left me with a good plan to follow. She is definitely blunt and very no- nonsense, but those are traits that I personally appreciate in a doctor.
Dr. Freehling is a great physician. She really knows her stuff and is an expert in her field. Even though she's no longer part of my insurance plan I will continue to see her and pay out of pocket because she's worth it!! The staff are friendly and professional. Thanks everyone! Kimberly M.
The best doctor experience I have ever had. Dr. Freehling was easy to talk with and she was very knowledgable.
Dr Freeling is very kind and takes the time to thoroughly examine you. She also makes you feel very comfortable, explains well all symtoms and prescribed medicines.
Wait time was long (about 45 minutes) but I made the appointment same-day so i thought it was reasonable. I felt that she was competent, thorough, and answered all of my questions.
The staff at this location were very professional and friendly. Upon waiting a few minutes before hand they were playing relaxing music to help calm the nerves of some guests.. a nice touch! Dr. Freehling was very informative and she is very good at her job. Thorough examinations helped every question and step of the way. I would recommend her practice to everyone!
Very professional, good communication and feedback. Careful and fast.
Very quick and to the point, but not in a disinterested way. Loved the care provided here.
Dr. Freehling is an incredibly knowledgeable, intelligent and detailed ENT. Her years of experience and understanding of what may be ailing you make her the only ENT I will see (and I have seen others). She was able to diagnose my condition and restore my hearing on two occasions. Had it not been for Dr. Freehling's expertise, I would never have known I have fairly severe allergies (I exhibit no classic symptoms). The allergist, Izabella, is also fantastic. Like Dr. Freehling, she is very thorough, professional and gentle. The doctor, allergist and staff care about helping you. If you seek an experienced and top notch ENT, Dr. Freehling is an excellent choice.
I found Dr, Freehling professionally confident and extraordinarily kind. I received the answers I was looking for. Great experience.
The only issue I had with see Deborah Freehling, MD is the wait time. I could guess when I got to the office there was a number of patients already waiting for doctor before I got there. So I expected some wait to see doctor. But did not expect up to 1 hour wait.
Dr. Freehling was very friendly and personable, very approachable with any medical concerns. I came in needing to follow up on some trauma, but she did a thorough examination regardless and gave me some additional, helpful information about my health. I really appreciated her attention to detail and steady hands as she completed the procedures - I left the office with crazy good hearing, thought she had turned me into Matt Murdock! I found Dr. Freehling here when I was in a pinch, and I'm really happy I did. The other reviews are spot on: Dr. Freehling is a great ENT, you won't regret your decision to see her.
Very professional. She explained everything and answered all my questions.
Last visit was more than 10 years ago, excellent both times. Very clear on explaining procedures, actions, and treatment needed. I will be going in for a followup in a couple of weeks. I would have avoided a lot of ear discomfort had I gone to see her a few weeks back when I first went to urgent care and then GP. Wonderful experience with the office staff and procedures as well. Was able to do most of the paperwork online, so it saved a lot of time in the office filling out forms.
She explained about issues i am having with a picture. which helps me to understand better.
she was in a hurry and seemed to not acknowledge me at all. I had had two previous appointments and the information had been there. Then with Dr. Freehling some of the information was missing she asked me why I had not provided said information I told her that I had provided that information to Zoc Doc she told me that they did not make that kind of mistake.....and that was that! also I was not informed that there would be a 75.00 charge for missed appointment. So I will not be seeing her again.....
I rescheduled on Monday afternoon but the office did not received it. I waited 45 mins which is good for non-appointment. They said that they will check the reservations everyday morning. Other than that, the doctor is very professional and trustworthy.
Dr. Freehling is incredibly bright, professional, and approachable. I felt comfortable scheduling surgery with her at our first appointment because she made such a good impression.
I have had other appointments with this doctor and she is always late. Today when she was about 35 minutes late, I said to myself this is the last time I am going to put up with her tardiness. What makes it even more infuriating is that I arrived 8 minutes early and there was no one else in the waiting room. On top of that I even saw her hanging around the reception desk area not seeing a patient, all with me waiting by myself in the waiting room (there did not appear to be any other patient even in the examination rooms that I could tell, she even mentioned to the receptionist that she was going to do some personal thing and she was already 15 minutes late at that point-- unbelievable lack of respect for the her patient's time.) I got so miffed about it all that I told the receptionist that I was going to talk a walk in the parking lot and to call me when they were ready to have me go into an examination room. I went outside and I was called on my cell to come on back in. On top of all this, when the dear doctor got around to seeing, (it was a return visit) I said that the last time I saw her she told me she would check my nose, ears and throat. After she checked my and ears, I asked her to check my throat and she flat out refused. I was flabbergasted. I am the patient and if I am willing to pay her to take 30 seconds of her precious time to look at my throat, even if she does not thing she needs to,then she should say, Okay, not, NO. In any event, I have had it with her mercurial personality and I will never bother coming to see her again.
I visited Dr. Freehling for ENT Consultation. It was a thorough check-up where Doctor was very professional and mild-mannered at the same time. I am very satisfied with the service and prescription.
Thought she was impersonal and too quick to give me too many meds I didn't need
Great ENT physician. Spot on diagnosis and prescribed medicines are effective.
Finally getting answers and a helpful diagnostic on my throat issues was definitely wait time. I greatly appreciate doctors who are with you the whole time to explain things and give a proper diagnosis
Extremely knowledgeable and full of advice. I really appreciated that she included personal experience in her recommendation.
She is friendly and very professional. Good doctor !
She is very knowledgeable and thorough with questioning me and talking about what was going on. I was turned off because she was very eager to prescribe medications and procedures to treat my symptoms rather than get to the deeper issues and resolve them first. She also used this awful nasal spray on me that I was not expecting and it made me feel awful all day and have a sore throat
I am highly satisfied that I visited Doctor Deborah. Doctors that I previously visited could only combat the symptoms of the disease, while Doctor Deborah did all the needed tests on the spot to find out the cause of the sickness. This problem has been troubling me for some time, and I was pleasantly surprised that the solution was so simple. She showed herself as a very competent not only as an ENT specialist, but also helped with my gastroenterology problems, and had a wide variety of solutions to combat my problems. She was very patient with me, and made my trip feel extremely comfortable. Thank you Doctor Deborah!
Deborah is a lovely lady and an excellent physician. She quickly diagnosed what I had, prescribed appropriate anti-biotics and told me that it would likely heal within a week, but, in caution, I will see her in two weeks. She could have done an unnecessary procedure, but wisely choose not to expend her time or mine, and let me heal on my own.
I really liked her. She was very thorough, and I will definitely follow up with her. Well worth the drive from SF.
Pretty good. Got down to business right away. Didn't necessarily appreciate the advice given on diet especially since she didn't ask my specific history regarding being overweight. She didn't know that I had recently lost fifty pounds and that I'm still losing. ;-) - but I really couldn't get a word in edgewise because we had a lot to go over in this appointment. Overall, I would recommend. She's really thorough.
Dr. Freehling was very knowledgable and professional. She answered all my questions and put me at ease.
I came in with a minor ear issue that I have seen ENT doctors over the years for. Dr. Freehling not only helped take care of me in the office but suggested out of the box thinking that I have not heard any other doctor say in over 20 years. Highly recommend her!
Dr. Deborah Freehling provides enough useful information and showed she cares about her patient. I high recommend Dr. Freehling!
The wait time was long, but got the best treatment
She is a good doctor.
I've had to see Dr. Freehling for several mouth infections, including the removal of a benign growth on my tongue. She clearly knows her stuff, and is very thorough. Dr. Freehling is an excellent choice!
No nonsense, full attention, congenial.
A very good doctor. She was kind and patiently explained all issues and next steps. The treatment was neat. The waiting time (45 minutes+) was the only irritation.
She overbooks and leaves you waiting in the waiting room for quite some time. The doctor has a know-it-all personality but focuses on everything but the issue you came in for. She WAY over charges you! Ask (prices) before she does anything. I came in to check on a nose issue and she tried to push very pricey acne medication on me (completely unrelated and offensive as my skin is not bad). She seems to have her hand in too many pots. I would recommend looking elsewhere as I would never go back.
Dr. Freeheling is a real professional. She exudes the confidence and mannerism that comes with years of experience in her field. I rarely felt as comfortable as I did with Dr. Freehling. I knew I was in good hands. She took the time and did a thorough checkup on not just my ear which was the main reason for my visit to her, she also checked my sinuses, and my neck/throat and recommended I see another specialist for a possible issue I may have that is not her specialty. Wow! Now that is what I call a "complete solution". I will always go to her for my ENT needs.
She was friendly
Very informative. Doesn't rush. Really cares about her patients' health.
I think she is competent ENT. Her bedside manner was great. She explained everything in details although I think she is not as friendly. I came in with a tonsil stone and she only offered an option for surgery which is not my wish. She did not discuss much about other options. It is more like In and Out thing!
Yes absolutely. I'm very satisfied of the service , excellent service.
I thought she was extremely professional and thorough. She took the time to answer all of my questions and was very personable.
She's seriously good. Nice lady, super competent. If you have a malady you're worried about, she's the one to see. Seriously!
Wonderful! Excellent bedside manner and very knowledgeable & efficient. We will stay w her.
Really professional an helpful. Recommended.
I had ear drainage for more than 30 years and never had a good cure. Dr. Freehling look at it twice and gave me a fix on it. I am so grateful to her. I wish I saw her when I was a kid with ear drainage problem.
Office staff very welcoming and helpful. Completed paperwork and was shown right in to see the doctor. She spent extra time with me and did a thorough examination and made recommendations.
Dr. Freehling was very thorough, and incisive as to her diagnosis, and explained it clearly. Subsequently, I underwent further visits and treatment, and have been extremely happy with my progress. My sinuses were cleared, and the allergy shots really help - I no longer suffer like I used to! When I first went to see her, I could barely smell, now I can! And I no longer have sinus infections!
She blew my expectations out of the water. Pleasantly surprised with her doctor to patient processing.
Loved her :)
Dr. Freehling is extremely knowledgable and she takes the time to patiently listen to you (she does not interrupt) and her answers are in plan English and easy to understand. Overall, she is one of the finest doctors I have ever encountered. Plus she has a wonderful smile and wears really pretty shoes.
She was thorough but at the same time she showed she has the patience to work with and listen to patients. Really liked her staff and the office mascot too.
Dr Freehling is Harvard trained and extremely knowledgeable.
She paid attention to the fears i had, and resolved my ear infection in mins :-). Thank You Doc You rock !!
Awesome analysis done.
I only regret not visiting Dr Freehling earlier! Highly recommend.
Dr. Freehling is very knowledgable and was able to pinpoint the cause of my discomfort on my initial visit. This was a breathe of fresh air after months of confusion and visits to other doctors. I'm very happy and confident about my status now.
She is great.
Deborah is an amazing doctor, trained at Stanford, and several other schools. She absolutely knows her stuff, and takes the time to explain all your concerns and give you absolute confidence that what she says is accurate. I'm 65 and have been to many doctors over the years, but she is one of the best.
Pretty good doctor, Explained stuff well, didn't keep me waiting too long. Quick diagnosis and care.
She was very patient and knowledgeable.
Dr. Deb is super experienced, knowledgable and competent. She is graceful in her manners as well. The only complaint I have is she seems busy and sometimes rushed with a lot of patients. Wait times are also an issue.
very attentive. very gentle and caring.
Just started my treatment for DNS, allergies and a sinus infection with her at the same time. FIrst visit was excellent. She was patient and thorough.
She's excellent and very thorough. Very productive visit, I will be returning!
She is excellent and was quickly able to help us with three different problems!
Dr. Freehling diagnosed a problem that I had that two other doctors had failed to diagnose. Furthermore, she took a lot of time to explain what the problem was and what she would need to do to fix it.
Completely satisified with Dr Freehling. I had answers to all of my questions and was never left in the dark. She was very good at keeping me relaxed. Good healthcare.
The initial visit went very well. However, the follow-up visit, Dr. Freehling was very rude and unfriendly. She didn't care to listen to what I, the patient, attempted to tell her.
Great communication and quite friendly. Quick and to the point. She recommended I take an antibiotic shot and made sure I had a quick shot appointment with another physician before I left the office.
Professional and honest about the positive and negative outcomes of her surgeries.
This was my first time visiting Dr. Freehling. Dr. Freehling took her time to go over my medical history. She also did thorough examination before making a diagnosis. She was friendly throughout our session. She let me know the steps she was going to take for the exam before she began her procedure. She also let me know that I should tell her to stop should I feel any major discomfort. While you can say that goes without saying, by her explicitly saying so makes a patient feels reassured.
Dr. Freehling was very professional, courteous and took the time to listen and understand what I was saying while being very efficient. Her diagnosis was on the spot and I left feeling better than when I walked in!
Great Doctor! Covered all the bases and wanted to make sure I was taken care of fully.
Highly recommend! Very professional.
Not a good experience and not the right one for ENT. Suggested me a nose job for an ear problem. So will surely not recommend going here for an ENT issue.
Dr. Freehling was great, the surgery to fix my deviated septum and all the follow up visits went great. I would recommend her for any one needing needing this kind of surgery.
That's how a doctor behaves/is in the ideal case. Professional, informative, effective - and nice.
Very professional and thorough. Pleasant and patient doctor.
She is very lovely and professional indeed!!
Long wait but it seemed to be a rare circumstance and the office staff apologized numerous times, as well as the Doctor herself. I was very pleased with the courtesy they displayed and for their understanding.
Excellent office staff, Dr. Freehling answered all my questions and was very thorough. So pleased to have found her. Able to scheduled an appt, same day online! Love the convenience
She's very nice and will explain everything to you.
Very very good doctor. She took a lot of time with me and I feel confident in what she's recommended.
Great visit! Dr. Freehling knows her stuff. :)
she is one of the best doctors; was patiently to listen and provide feedbacks ; wll keep posted after next visit; I highly recommend her ; Kannan.KR
Dr. Freehling was great and very professional
I had a wonderful experience. Would recommend her highly.
It was my first visit and check up with her. Very humble and professional. Explains medically well and really dig in to previous medical records prior her recommendations.
I was very impressed with Dr. Freehling and her staff. Dr. Freehling explained everything she did and was very professional...I will give her great references..she treated my symptoms and I feel so much better.. Liked her as a person, not just a Dr.
Even though we had to wait for almost 1 hour from the appointment time, the meeting with Dr. Deborah Freehling was very informative and helpful. She is professional and could address all the possible problems that could have occurred by my son's illness. Although we met other doctor at PAMP a few days ago with the same test results that Dr. Freehling had today, we could not get anything close to what Dr. Freehling provided us today, which was clear information about present conditions and treatment methods. She gave us a relief.
Dr Freehling was thorough in her exam and recommendations for further care.
Knowledgeable, thorough, answered my questions (although I forgot to ask for solutions to avoid bursting eardrum during descending flight). I felt like I had her undivided attention. Appreciated the ear cleaning insrtuctions.
The doctor was warm, concerned, and told me exactly what she was going to do prior to doing so. I have a double ear infection, horribly painful, and her first concern was minimizing my discomfort whilst doing what she had to do to begin the healing process. Office staff were great, too; easy parking. She'll be my ENT from now on.
Excellent visit. She helped fix my ear right away, and spent time talking with me and explaining how to avoid the issue in the future. Thanks so much!
She's an amazing doctor. Very friendly and good at what she does. I would definitely recommend her!
I found Dr. Freehling to be professional, timely, and very informative. She treated me like an intelligent individual, answered all my questions, and made sure I knew what was going on at all times. I found her manner to be concise, but warm.