Dr. Samuel Freedman

Pediatrics
Hollywood, FL
11 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hollywood, FL

Address

601 north Flamingo rd, Suite 207, Hollywood, FL
Directions

Practice website

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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

371 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Thyroid: It depends on whether it's underactine or over active.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Goiter: If you consider a pimple a mass. Goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. Usually from inflammation, rarely infection, even more rarely from tumors or cy... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
TSH: Hypothyroidism can cause sexual dysfunction. Elevated TSH is a sign of thyroid dysfunction. Thyroid hormone replacement should help both issues.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Graves and Crohns: Both disorders are auto-immune. First see an endocrinologist, then a gastroenterologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Anorexia: More than likely if it is not corrected. The body needs a certain mass to proceed through puberty.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Acne: Unlikely to be related. Acne is usually mediated by either skin issues or androgen stimulation of hair follicle. Don't see relationship to thyroid.
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Hirsutism: Some causes can be. These would include tumors of the ovary, or adrenal glands. Cystic ovaries can rupture and lead to infertility. Luckily all of the... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
HbA1c: It depends on lab normals. Mostly less than 6 percent. Now many define less than 5.7 percent as completely normal.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Thyroid: It depends on the age and how severe the hypothyroidism is. In children under 3 yrs old developmental problems or even retardation could occur. Growth... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Seizures: Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Clotting: You could have a clotting disorder. Check pt and PTT also bleeding time. See a hematologist.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Goiter: Multinodular goiter is likely due to hashimotos disease. One or two big modules called"dominant" would be more concerning. There are public clinics ou... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Nodules: No correlation with synthroid (thyroxine) use. Nodule changing to malignancy correlates with age of patient and size of nodule. Older patient more lik... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Sleep: Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia and hypothyroidism can lead to fatigue.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Growth: Growth at 18 is rare in either boys or girls. If one had very delayed puberty there is a slight chance. The only way to find out if it's possible is a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Stress: If stress affects your nutrition, theoretically, it can indirectly affect height negatively. Poor weight gain during active growth years can affect li... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Spells: Your symptoms sound like drops in blood pressure. Sometimes this is termed orthostatic hypotension or neurocardiogenic syncope if it leads to actual f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Growth hormone: Adult ghd is treated with growth hormone injection in adult doses which is typically one tenth of the pediatric dose.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Thyroid: Would get thyroid, neck ultrasound. Do lab test for thyroid fiction and antibodies. Goiter mostly is non painful.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Thyroid modules: No - generally not. In fact synthroid (thyroxine) is sometimes given in hopes of reducing nodule size.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Serious pituitary: "seriousness" is based on size, secretion of hormones, impingement on optic nerve, ability for easy removal, likelihood for malignancy etc...
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Average height: Actually 5-9.5. National center for health statistics gives this height as the fifty percentile for an adult male.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Insulinoma: Just the opposite -- Insulin producing tumor causes hypoglycemia.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Gh dose: Gh dose is dependent on weight. Typical dosing at that age is 0.3 mg per kilogram per week.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Weight: Extreme fluctuation in weight in teens may be a sign of an eating disorder. Physiologic problems would cause either gain or loss but not usually major... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Thyroid: Most common is goiter, enlarges or inflamed gland, usually caused by hashimotos disease, autoimmune thyroiditis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Tests: Lab tests are numbers on pieces of paper and are only as good as the lab itself and the doctor interpreting them. They can change dramatically over ti... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Colds: Virus exposure is most likely. Any other kids around? In daycare? Unusual possibilities are immunodeficiencies which are rare.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Kidney stones : You are probably referring to parathyroid glands. These control calcium in your blood. If over active , they can cause kidney stones. These stones wou... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Lactation: Yes. This could be due to a prolactin-secreting tumor of the pituitary gland called a prolactinoma. It causes irregular or absent menses and galactorr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Thyroid: Have different parents! it's pretty much too late to prevent, but you can closely monitor for it by lab testing.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Heart: Pediatric cardiologist. Board certified.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Prolactin: Have your doctor check hormones including fsh, lh, Estradiol and prolactin. Do ultrasound of your ovaries. Check thyroid function.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Celiac: It could be asymptomatic or cause abdominal pain, gassiness, diarrhea, and early osteoporosis.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Med School: Absolutely. Pursue your dream. I've always felt that nurses are more caring than doctors. You'll be an outstanding physician to have both these perspe... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Pubert induction: Puberty can be spurred on in boys by giving a few injections of low-dose testosterone once a month for 3 months. In girls menses may be started by Pro... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Thyroid: Yes as long as her hormones are adequately replaced.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Size matters: Its really wallet size that counts! testicle size can determine testosterone levels if too small - it can affect sexual function.
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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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