Treatment & Services
- Adult General Otolaryngology
- Ear Tubes
- Ear Wax Removal
- General ENT
- General Otolaryngology
- Neck Surgery
- Nose/nasal Surgery
- Otology (external and middle ear - no inner ear)
- Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
- Pediatric General Otolaryngology
- Sinus Surgery
- Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Voice And Larynx Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
- Chronic Ear Disease
- Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Hay Fever
- Hearing Loss
- Mouth Lesions
- Nasal Fractures
- Nasal Polyps
- Parotid Tumors
- Pediatric Thyroid Masses
- Salivary Gland Diseases
- Septal Deviation
- Septal Perforation
- Sinonasal Disease
- Sinus Infections
- Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- Throat Symptoms from Reflux
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Disease
- Thyroid Nodule
- Tongue Tie
- Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
- Tracheal Stenosis
- Voice Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO USA
Internship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Ohio University
Athens, OH USA
adult and pediatric general otolaryngology, Cholesteatoma, chronic ear disease, disorders of voice, general otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, Sinonasal Disease
Research & Publications
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As of 2/6/2017, Dr. Freeman has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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188 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 21, 2016
Dr Richard Freeman is one of Cleveland Clinic finest doctors.
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2016
Seemed to miss the fact that my dizziness was prolonged not brief bouts, otherwise, good communication.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2016
Dr. Freeman is the absolute best! he is respectful and knowledge. He did a great job explaining what was going on with my issue and telling me what he was doing to fix it and what to do in the future should the problem arise again. Dr. Freeman is an as set to the CCF. Thank you for your outstanding care!
Reviewed on Oct 24, 2016
Dr, Freeman was great on all the above.
Reviewed on Aug 25, 2016
My child needed to see ENT. Was able to get on next day. Dr. Freeman was very nice. Explained everything that he was doing and answered all my questions thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking an ENT specialist.
Reviewed on Jul 22, 2016
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2016
No bad experiences.
Reviewed on May 5, 2016
Great Office Staff ! Dr Freeman is WONDERFUL
Reviewed on May 2, 2016
DR FREEMAN IS AMAZING. NOT ONLY ARE HIS CREDENTIALS BEYOND IMPRESSIVE BUT HIS BEDSIDE MANNER IS UNPRECEDENTED. HE IS KIND, CARING, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND TRULY PUTS YOUR MIND AT EASE; AND NEVER EVER HESITATES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. HE NEVER MAKES YOU FEEL 'SILLY' EXPRESSING CONCERNS AND TAKES AS MUCH TIME AS YOU NEED IN ANY GIVEN APPT. HE DOES NOT RUSH, HE DOES NOT 'CHECK HIS WATCH' LIKE OTHER PROVIDERS HAVE DONE TO ME; AND I HAVE TOLD SO MANY FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS ABOUT HIM. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT GOD BLESSES HIM TO PRACTICE FOR DECADES TO COME, AS HE IS TRULY THE BEST IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND I AM GRATEFUL HE IS OUT THERE FOR US.
Reviewed on Apr 14, 2016
Dr. Freeman & staff are "awesome" my self & daughter trust him.
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2016
Am always glad to see Dr. Freeman a great doctor.
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2016
it was great!
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