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Dr. Howard Freedberg, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Chicago, IL

About Dr. Howard Freedberg

With over 25 years of orthopedic experience, Dr. Freedberg is known locally as, “The Knee Expert.” Most recently, he developed an innovative double bundle ACL Reconstruction Technique in conjunction with Biomet with whom he is an independent contractor; which is now being recognized and implemented, internationally. Beyond knees, Dr. Freedberg provides a complete range of orthopaedic surgical services including full and partial joint replacement. Dr. Freedberg is a Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has subsequently been recertified twice by the same governing board. Also subspecialty Board Certified by the Sports Medicine American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Forensic Association. Nationally renowned, Dr. Freedberg was deemed a Master Instructor of Arthroscopic Surgery by the Arthroscopy Association of North America, serves as an instructor for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a consulting physician to the Player’s Association for the NFL and MLB, team physician for five local high schools, recognized by U.S. News as a Top Doctor and in April 2011 was awarded the “Best Doctor Award” by Chicago Magazine. Dr. Freedberg lectures on his theories and techniques, on subjects that include not only knee reconstructions but many other joints of the body including the shoulder of which he is also recognized as an expert by his peers. He has published numerous articles on the subject of arthroscopy. He is presently involved in novel research on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) with the robotic knee testing device which is a revolutionary computerized knee testing device.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
  • Saint Alexius Medical Center
  • Sherman Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Residency in Orthopedics
  • Wellington Sports Medicine Center, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • Bone and Joint Institute, Cincinnati, Fellowship in Reconstructive Arthritis Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

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NPI number

1467508846

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4.5
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Very poor medical services, doctor never examined me,just asked PA'S opinion. Very poor bedside manner. I guess I shouldhave known taking 1st doctor appointment available.
Very poor medical services, doctor never examined me,just asked PA'S opinion. Very poor bedside manner. I guess I should have known taking 1st doctor appointment available.
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The visit was great. I was treated very well by both the staff and MD, and was happy with the treatmentby Dr. Freedberg and his assistant. He provided the treatment necessary for my condition and I will return to him for follow up. Unfortunately, your website did not send my paperwork to the doctor's office as you had stated, and I had to fill out the paperwork again when I got there, delaying my appointment time.
The visit was great. I was treated very well by both the staff and MD, and was happy with the treatment by Dr. Freedberg and his assistant. He provided the treatmentnecessary for my condition and I will return to him for follow up. Unfortunately, your website did not send my paperwork to the doctor's office as you had stated, and I had to fill out the paperwork again when I got there, delaying my appointment time.
David S. · November 15, 2016

Dr. Howard Freedberg's office locations

Suburban Orthopaedics

2112 S Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60616

Suburban Orthopaedics

1110 W. Schick Road

Bartlett, IL 60103

Suburban Orthopaedics

1600 North Randall Rd, Suite 110

Elgin, IL 60123

Suburban Orthopaedics

800 Biesterfield Road, Suite 565

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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great Dr but needs help with post op followup. he knows his stuff but follow up is important to me

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Very poor medical services, doctor never examined me,just asked PA'S opinion. Very poor bedside manner. I guess I should have known taking 1st doctor appointment available.

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The visit was great. I was treated very well by both the staff and MD, and was happy with the treatment by Dr. Freedberg and his assistant. He provided the treatment necessary for my condition and I will return to him for follow up. Unfortunately, your website did not send my paperwork to the doctor's office as you had stated, and I had to fill out the paperwork again when I got there, delaying my appointment time.

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Very Nice guy.. Very informative

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Can't say enough good things about Dr. Freedberg. The front office is great, Dr. Freedberg was not only able to quickly diagnose the problems my son was having but also explained the what and why. The course of treatment included physical therapy and I strongly believe that Dr. Freedberg's explanation and bedside manner contributed to my son following the PT order and healing faster.

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Perfect bedside manner. Very knowledgeable in his field. Answered all my questions. Requested another dr. To give a 2nd. Opinion. I'm sure glad a I switched Drs. I'm having a complete knee replacement and I feel very comfortable allowing dr. Free erg to do it.

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It went very well.

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Wasnt quite helpful.. he didnt even touch to see wats happening.

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