Sharon F. Freedman, MD Sharon F. Freedman, MD

Sharon F. Freedman, MD

Glaucoma Specialist, Ophthalmologist, Pediatric Ophthalmologist

4.7 out of 5  (451 ratings, 77 reviews)
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

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.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts), 1985
RESIDENCY
Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1986-1989
FELLOWSHIP
Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital Boston (Massachusetts), 1989-1990
Glaucoma, Duke Eye Center, 1990-1992
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Sharon Freedman's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (451 ratings, 77 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.