Dr. Mike Freeman grew up in Columbus, Georgia, but has called Montgomery home for over thirty years. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Remaining in the state, he graduated from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Freeman completed an internship in Pensacola, Florida through the Pensacola Education Program associated with the University of Florida. Following his internship, Dr. Freeman served his country as a Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC. He was selected by the U. S. Air Force to return to a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Freeman was selected to study as an AO Trauma Fellow in Liestal, Switzerland and trained with Dr. John A. Feagin, recognized as a founder of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Freeman worked closely with Dr. Feagin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming as Dr. Feagin provided care for United States (US) Ski teams and other US Olympic athletes. Upon completing his residency, Dr. Freeman returned to active duty serving as Chief of Orthopedics at Maxwell AFB Regional Hospital in Montgomery, AL.
Upon completing his military service, Dr. Freeman entered private practice but remained in the Alabama Air National Guard for many years. Dr. Freeman maintains certification through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) in general orthopedics with a subspecialty certificate in sports medicine. ABOS defines the subspecialty certificate as board certified orthopedic surgeons that have, “demonstrated qualifications in sports medicine beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a volume of cases in Sports Medicine, or have made significant contributions to this field.”
Dr. Freeman’s particular areas of interest include sports related knee injuries and age-related disease processes including total knee replacement as well as injuries and age-related problems of the shoulder. Dr. Freeman has also had the honor of providing care to a large number of patients with acute hand injuries or age-related disease processes of the hand. Dr. Freeman continues to provide trauma care to central Alabama. Throughout his career in Montgomery, Dr. Freeman has volunteered his time and expertise to medical students and residents rotating with him in his practice.
Dr. Freeman has served as a long-standing Sports Medicine orthopedist for the Auburn University at Montgomery Warhawks and the Montgomery Biscuits AA baseball team. He is the proud owner of four Alabama High School Athletic Association Super 6 Class 6A football state championship rings earned as a member of the Sports Medicine team for the Prattville High School Lions.
Dr. Freeman is married to Dr. Julie C. Freeman. She is a tenured Associate Professor at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) School of Nursing. She is the Graduate Program Coordinator, serving as the director for the AUM School of Nursing’s Master of Science program that includes a Family Nurse Practitioner track and a Nurse Educator for interprofessional Practice track. In addition, she directs the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. They have two daughters and two grandsons. When Dr. Freeman is not providing care for the members of central Alabama, and the Montgomery area, he enjoys traveling with his wife and family, inshore saltwater fishing, reading, and flying airplanes as an Airline Transport Pilot and Commercial Seaplane pilot.
- Montgomery County Medical Society
- Montgomery County Surgical Society
- Medical Association of the State of Alabama
- Southern Medical Association
- Southern Orthopaedic Association
- Alabama Orthopaedic Society
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Fellow, American College of Surgeons