Value of Independence

I have provided high quality care for 35 years throughout southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, northeast Arkansas and western Kentucky and Tennessee. Twenty-five of those years were in an independent practice, and ten years were as a hospital-employed physician.

I have worked in both sides of the practice model, and these years of experience have given me my current perspective.


Health care needs to get back to the basics of CARING for patients. This is why our mission statement reads, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Can it really be that simple?

I’ll put it like this: A physician employed by a hospital or other company entity is encouraged (even sometimes restricted) to utilize only the services provided by that entity. At times, these services may not be as high in quality or as low in cost as services provided by others.

As an independent medical provider, I am allowed to assist you in choosing the highest quality service provider while insuring the lowest possible cost. Your best care is my best recommendation, period. We hope to see you at The Freeman Clinic soon!

– Mike Freeman, M.D. and staff