Dr. Norman R. Freeman , MD

Neurologist

(360) 418-6001

Kaiser Permanente Salmon Creek
14406 NE 20th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686

Overview

I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and went to college in my hometown at Johns Hopkins University. I thought about going into journalism or linguistics, but finally decided that a career in medicine seemed like the right challenge. I then migrated south and spent the next nine years in New Orleans, where I went to medical school and did my neurology residency at Tulane University, met my future wife, learned to eat gumbo and beignets, and spent a year in practice with two experienced neurologists. My path then headed back east. We settled in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where I spent a number of years in private practice. Our son and daughter were born there. While I've always loved seeing patients and practicing neurology, I wasn't keen on managing an office and running what amounted to a small business. Eventually, I decided I wanted a change in setting and answered an ad in a Neurology journal for a job at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon. About my practice I am a general neurologist and enjoy seeing the full spectrum of neurology patients. I have some special interest in seizure disorders, Parkinson's Disease, dementia, and Multiple Sclerosis. As I take the history, I try to learn something about the patient as a person, and I try to involve the patient in medical decision making. A career in medicine constantly reminds me that there is tremendous variation among people in every imaginable way, and I think knowing a little about a patient's hopes and fears significantly improves care. I'm grateful that I now work in a setting where I am able to concentrate purely on medicine and leave the non-medicine side of things to others.How I thrive Our family moved to the Portland area in 2002. The kids are gone now doing their thing. My wife and I love the beauty and grandeur of the Northwest and enjoy day hiking, sometimes in the Gorge or on the coast. A couple of years ago we did the Forest Park All Trails challenge and hiked all 70 or so miles of trails over a period of a few months.

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Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

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Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center

Specialties: Neurologist

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Freeman's Office Information

Fax:
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Doctor Freeman's Other Office Information

Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center
2875 NW Stucki Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(971) 310-1000

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

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Northwest Permanente PC
2875 NW Stucki Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(971) 310-1000

Fax:(971) 131-0390
Website:kp.org
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-