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Dr. Samuel Freedman

Pediatrics
Hollywood, FL
9 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hollywood, FL

Address

601 north Flamingo rd, Suite 207, Hollywood, FL
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

About

Bio

Board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. In clinical practice 18 yrs. Specialize in growth disorders, puberty, thyroid, hirsutism.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

480 Answers
40 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid : Check thyroid function -- lab tests called t4, freet4, tsh.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid: It depends on whether it's underactine or over active.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Nipples: Yes -- nipple stimulation can increase prolactin levels.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Diarrhea: Most of the time it is due to intolerance to formula. Rarely it is due to a gastrointestinal problem like infection or malabsorption. See a pediatric ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Target height: Midparental target height is calculated for males by adding 5 inches to mothers height and averaging with the fathers height. In females one subtracts... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Goiter: Trying to discern cause. Lab tests including function, antibodies, tumor markers. Scans like ultrasound or radio iodine uptake.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid: It depends who "they" are. Most primary care doctors only check thyroid function - t4, freet4, tsh. Endocrinologists would also likely check antibodie... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Hypothyroidism: Lifelong need for thyroid hormone replacement. Watch calcium and parathyroid function as well. Endocrinologist needs to monitor for recurrence of canc... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Seizures: Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Vitiligo: Thyroid dysfunction is often caused by an auto- immune disorder called hashimotos disease. It causes inflammation and often hypothyroidism. Vitiligo i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Prolactinoma: A pituitary tumor which secretes prolactin. This may cause breast enlargement, engorgement or milk discharge in women. It could lead to menstrual irre... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid cancer: First find out what"kind" it is -- papillary is less aggressive than medullary. Then seek out an excellent neck surgeon for total thyroidectomy. If th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Diabetes: Yeast infections are more common in diabetics. Keep your glucose under control and you'll have less.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
CHOP: Chop is internationally reknowned. It's my choice.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Prolactin: Have your doctor check hormones including fsh, lh, Estradiol and prolactin. Do ultrasound of your ovaries. Check thyroid function.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Gh dose: Gh dose is dependent on weight. Typical dosing at that age is 0.3 mg per kilogram per week.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Diarrhea: Check for formula intolerance ie lactose, milk protein allergy. Detailed diet history is necessary. May just be viral gastroenteritis.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid nodules: Lumpy bumpy on exam. On ultrasound it can appear "heterogeneous" or irregular with discrete areas of solid, cystic, or complex nodules.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid: Most common is goiter, enlarges or inflamed gland, usually caused by hashimotos disease, autoimmune thyroiditis.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Chickenpox: Immunocompromised individuals may be more prone to infection. Those taking certain drugs or chemotherapy as well.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Penis: Both. Testosterone must be converted to Dht to effect penile growth. It is rare to have a problem with this conversion.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Insulinoma: Just the opposite -- Insulin producing tumor causes hypoglycemia.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Vaginitis: Be sure it's just yeast. Get it cultured. Immune work up. Check blood sugar. Make sure if you're sexually active, partner has no infections. Stay off ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Primary enuresis: Primary nocturnal enuresis is bed wetting without a period of prolonged dryness. It is actually less concerning than if your child had been completely... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Pinworms: There is a test called a tape test. Basically scotch tape- like paper is applied to the rectum in middle of night and sent to a lab to examine. This w... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Seriously: Actually just the opposite! most hypo gonadal men are tall because testosterone is lacking and this hormone usually fuses the growth plates at complet... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
3 month period: If you mean you've had spotting for 3 months straight, then its dysfunctional uterine bleeding. This can be due to many causes including ovarian cysts... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid: The number of nodules is not as important as the size of individual ones. A "dominant" nodule is much more concerning than many small ones. Over 1 cm... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Calorie burner: I guess it depends if you have to do cartwheels and jumping jacks! no one can quantify your activity. Your best bet is to wear a pedometer which can t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid levels: Usually because your doctor has you on medication or the levels are"borderline" . Most doctors check levels every 3 to 6 months.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Heart: Pediatric cardiologist. Board certified.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Average height: Actually 5-9.5. National center for health statistics gives this height as the fifty percentile for an adult male.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid modules: No - generally not. In fact synthroid (thyroxine) is sometimes given in hopes of reducing nodule size.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Bleeding: They can be - autoimmune disorders cause most thyroid problems, and bleeding can be due to autoimmune coagulation issues or low platelet counts.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Thyroid: Yes as long as her hormones are adequately replaced.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Fast heart rate: Define very fast. Normal heart rate in adults at rest are 60-80. Tachycardia over 100 beats/min may be due to an arrhythmia or irregular rhythm.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
DKA: Prevention is best. If the child has dka, make sure pediatric intensivists are caring for him/her. Slow steady rehydration is the best treatment in a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Hair loss: In some instances hypothyroidism can cause allopecia or scalp hair loss. More often however, allopecia is an associated autoimmune disorder along with... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Klinefelter: This is a condition of an extra x chromosome in males. It can cause low testosterone and gynecomastia - breast development. An endocrinologist can bes... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Anti thyroid mess: Methimazole also known as tapazole, is the best choice. It has some potential adverse effects like neutropenia ie lowering white blood cell counts, or... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
PCOSOVARIAN: This is a biochemical diagnosis. It is associated with high androgen ie male hormone levels, weight gain and Insulin resistance, irregular menses. The... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Sleep: Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia and hypothyroidism can lead to fatigue.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Densities: Calcified densities in a thyroid gland can be associated with thyroid cancer. Have a fine needle biopsy of these areas as soon as possible. An endocri... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
IVF: You can choose the sex with an in vitro fertilization procedure. These are expensive and don't have guarantees of actually implanting. My recommendati... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Pituitary surgery: It usually is not "dangerous" at all. Most neurosurgeons are able to perform this via intranasal route which limits adverse effects.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Growth hormone: Adult ghd is treated with growth hormone injection in adult doses which is typically one tenth of the pediatric dose.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Failure to thrive: At almost any age this is abnormal for an extended period of time ie 6 months or more. Ask your pediatrician. Failure to gain weight can be due to so... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Conception: If your period is normal there is a good chance you could conceive normally. A gyn can check gonadotropin levels to tell if you are nearing menopause.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Freedman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Freedman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for mentioning the initial tests not finding hormone changes-explains why my dtr's dr sent her to ped endo despite normal tests
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I just wish a dr here would take me serious and listen to my concerns, we r military so we have no
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I dont do drugs or smoke or drink and I dont take any meds I havent sufferered any testicular or spinal trauma I'm so scared and baffled :(

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2012MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Miami, FL - Winter
2013
Top Pediatrician, Third Place, Florida - Winter
2013
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