Roger Andrew De Freitas, MD

Roger Andrew De Freitas, MD

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Primary Specialty

Pediatric Cardiology

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Echocardiography

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of California David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA - 1990
Residency:
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School - 1994
Fellowships:
Childrens Hospital/Boston Medical Center - 1997
Boston University Medical Center - 2000
Boston University Medical Center - 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Certified)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

235 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. De Freitas spends time discussing the issue and asks if the patient has any questions.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Very knowledge and has perfect bed side manner!

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. DeFreitas takes time to talk to you in terms you can understand. Discusses all the options for the best outcome for your individual health. Always includes us of decisions.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

He’s a great doctor

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. De Freitas went over everything in detail and answered all my questions. He took his time and didn't rush the appointment.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Patient and explains things in understandable terms.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Amazing doctor, extremely thorough and listens to patients. Great bedside manner

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He takes the time to listen to my concerns and questions.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

He is very intelligent know the heart. He is so overbooked that you might want to try someone else

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Dr De Freitas was very thorough and clearly explained everything

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October 30, 2021

5.0

Cared to explain issues throughly and spent a lot of time with me.

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October 28, 2021

5.0

I’ve been a patient of his for twenty years. He’s one of the best cardiologist I ever had. I’m a adult congenital patient.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Very comprehensive

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October 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. De Freitas took the time to explain test results, recommended next steps and he had reviewed my chart prior to my appointment as a new patient.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Again, an excellent doctor who shows personal in my ACHD.

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September 30, 2021

5.0

He’s maybe tied for the best I’ve ever seen. He’s very personable and thoroughly explains the issue and prognosis.

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September 21, 2021

5.0

He couldn’t have been nicer! My daughter has special needs and is not an easy patient. He treated her with kindness and compassion and was very knowledgeable about her condition.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

Dr Defreitas is an intelligent, caring, and thorough Doctor who makes you feel comfortable and cared for.

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September 09, 2021

5.0

Dr De Freitas excellent care. He explains everything really well.

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September 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Roger de Freitas is one of the best Cardiologists I ever met in my life. He is very delicate, knowledgeable, brilliant, and patient. Because of him, I am still in Northwestern Medicine. Thank you Dr. de Freitas!!

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August 10, 2021

5.0

A doctor very skilled in heart disease. He is very patient with his patients and takes time to explain your situation and makes sure all your questions are answered.

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August 09, 2021

5.0

I am the guardian of his patient, who has Autism, and Dr. DeFrietas was very patient, and made a point of speaking to my son as much as possible instead of ignoring him and speaking directly to me. He is gentle, thorough, and kind!

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August 09, 2021

5.0

The best care

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August 03, 2021

5.0

Great bedside manner, goes above and beyond with doing research into underlying conditions, kind, considerate

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August 02, 2021

5.0

He took time to explain, listen, & care. We were heard and we learned from Dr. DeFreitas. So patient. We appreciate everything! Thank you.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

The Doctor is really good .

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July 29, 2021

5.0

First visit went very well so far I really like him. Took lots of time to explain my condition and plan to treat it.

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July 01, 2021

5.0

He takes time to explain and answer questions.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Roger Andrew De Freitas, MD has OUTSTANDING experience and his bedside care is the VERY BEST!!! He is genuine with his care & treatment, and applies his medical knowledge well. I feel blessed to be in his care.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. de Fritas took as much time as I needed to answer questions regarding my health and explained everything thoroughly.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Roger Andrew De Freitas could figure out my diagnosis 100% right and assign the perfect treatment plan. Every step was well thought and greatly organized.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

He is great at explaining everything and ensuring the correct steps are being taken

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Personable & knowledgeable doctor. Handled all my questions. Voice is soothing in responses.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Dr. De Freitas was amazing at describing my condition and helping me understand what I live with. I felt very comfortable with his explanations and clarifications.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

He always has time for my questions.

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April 29, 2021

5.0

Dr.DeFreitas is the best doctor I've ever encountered. He understands his and has factored my quality of life into our care plan. I trust him completely.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable! He takes his time to explain things and never makes me feel like he is in a rush.

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April 13, 2021

5.0

Muy atento al problema del paciente

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April 12, 2021

5.0

Explains things in great detail.

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. De Freitas had a calm demeanor and he took time to explain his assessment and plan. He made sure all my questions were answered.

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April 06, 2021

5.0

Pleasant bedside manner.Willing to answer all my questions and explain my diagnosis

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Defreitas takes the time to talk to us and explains things so we can understand.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

The doctor was very thorough and I got a lot of one on one help from the doctor which was refreshing. All my questions were answered and had reasoning everything that was covered. After my visit I felt confident in what I should plan to do in the future.

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April 01, 2021

5.0

Takes the time to speak with you, assess understanding of care plan, shares his thoughts, and makes sure all of your questions are answered.

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Excellent doctor, very thorough, patient and takes the time to answer my questions!

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March 25, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and takes ample time during appointment.

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March 09, 2021

5.0

I've been seeing Dr. DeFreitas for close to 12 years. He is an adult congenital specialist which I need and gives excellent care.

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Dr. DeFreitas went out of his way to explain everything about my issue in a manner that was easy to understand. I could tell that he is a highly knowledgeable expert in his field.

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February 12, 2021

5.0

He was very caring, listened, knowledgeable, professional and answered my questions.

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February 11, 2021

5.0

Personable and detail explanation

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February 09, 2021

5.0

Because he listen 2 my problem

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February 06, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable. Caring.

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February 02, 2021

5.0

Very attentive and patient, explains everything in detail and with care.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

He took his time to talk to me.

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January 21, 2021

5.0

Takes time with patient

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January 12, 2021

5.0

Dr. De Freitas is obviously very intelligent and he logically explained the reasoning behind his recommendation. I appreciate the detail he provided so that I can make informed decisions.

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January 01, 2021

5.0

He listens to and cares about my concerns.

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December 31, 2020

5.0

Dr. Freitas is a great doctor that cares for his patients, he explains everything step by step which helps patients to be more knowledgeable about their health

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December 29, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and caring. I feel like I'm in good hands

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December 22, 2020

5.0

Dr. DeFreitas has an excellent bedside manner, friendly and approachable. Patient with questions.

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December 18, 2020

5.0

He took the time to explain and was very personable.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

Dr. Roger De Freitas is amazing. He is the best listener and problem solver. I would give him million stars for the review. Thank you Dr De Freitas for your humane attitude a d heart to me.

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December 15, 2020

5.0

Great and down to earth. Relatable and talks to you in real terms, sometimes there can be a disconnect between your specialist and the patient, but not with him.

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December 09, 2020

5.0

Dr Defreitas is an excellent doctor. Very professional and knowledgeable. Wonderful at explaining things. He is patient and kind also.

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December 07, 2020

5.0

Dr De is very patient and explains my cardiac dx and answers all my questions

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December 01, 2020

5.0

I've been under his care for over 20 years. He has been nothing but professional.

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November 21, 2020

5.0

I appreciate the time, knowledge, and caring that Dr DeFreitas gives me.

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November 10, 2020

5.0

Dr. DeFreitas takes the time to explain your medical issues in words you can understand. Answers questions without making you feel inadequate to understand.Plus he truely cares about his patients

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November 10, 2020

5.0

They are well organized, takes precautions for everyone health and safety . Very efficient.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

He is so thorough, intelligent & professional, simply the best!

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. De Freitas is outstanding & the best doctor I have ever had!

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November 01, 2020

5.0

He's is the best I have been his patient for over 15 years.

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November 01, 2020

5.0

Great team and staff

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Excellent treatment, outstanding communications skills, genuine concern for all aspects of patient well-being, mindful of personal considerations (e.g. cost of treatment, insurance implications, scheduling difficulties, Covid-related concerns, etc.)

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. de Frietas is an awesome doctor. Has no trouble spending as much time is needed for each patient. Puts things in perspective in an easily understood manner.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

He spent so much time with me and explained test results and options very well. Put my mind at ease.

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October 27, 2020

5.0

Great reputation

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October 21, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable. Set out a game plan for the future.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

I would would give him 100 points if I could

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October 19, 2020

5.0

The best Physician Dr. Roger De Freitas and his team are always super professional.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

It was a very safe and the doctor took his time with the patient.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

The doctor was very patient and made my daughter with down syndrome feel less anxious.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

, plus he has a good ‚bedside manner‚

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September 29, 2020

5.0

I get consistent, thorough and attentive service.

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September 22, 2020

4.0

Very intelligent and research driven in finding the issues!

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September 22, 2020

4.0

I thought the visit was very informational and insightful!

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September 17, 2020

5.0

He's thoughtful and really listening to his patients.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

I've received excellent care so far.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Excelente care, excellent communication and overall humane care.

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September 15, 2020

5.0

My doctor, as well as the staff of the anticoagulant clinic, the lab and in general all the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable of treatment, procedures and general information on.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Dr. DeFreitas presented a thorough approach and discussion of my medical concerns. He took notes and made reasonable recommendations for next steps and labs; and provided expectations and future outlook of my condition.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

All staff I interacted with seemed very knowledgeable in their role and were friendly and well-organized. Also, there was ample instructional signage/directions posted in the hospital and inside offices which was helpful. Everything was explained and easy to navigate.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

Dr DeFreitas is a kind and extremely competent cardiologist. I have been under his care for 11 years now. Since I'm an adult congenital heart patient my needs are different from most adult cardiac patients, and he's trained to treat both children & adult congenital heart patients. He has seen me through my 3rd open heart surgery in 2009, a pacemaker and a trans-catheter valve replacement in 2012 plus ongoing treatment and care.

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September 08, 2020

5.0

I've had Dr. DeFreitas and Northwestern Medical for my cardiac needs - which are many - for 11 years now and am very satisfied with the care and treatment received there.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Very understanding and clearly explains options

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr DeFreitas is very thorough in his explanation of my cardiac issues. He is understanding and compassionate. My daughter was also a patient of Dr DeFreitas and had the same experiences with him

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September 02, 2020

5.0

See above

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September 02, 2020

5.0

Dr de Freitas is excellent at explaining, asking good questions and working out the best possible treatment for me. I'm impressed by all of the Northwestern doctors.

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August 27, 2020

5.0

Dr. deFreitas has been my cardiologist for years, best in the country!!

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August 24, 2020

5.0

great doctor

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Disclosures

Roger Andrew De Freitas, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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