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Johnson Health Center - New Doctor

We are proud to welcome Dr. Brian Freeman to our Bedford location! Dr. Freeman will offer primary care to adults and pediatric patients, Monday through Thursday and is now accepting new patients. Dr. Freeman comes to us with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Virginia and a Master of Public Health from VCU. Dr. Freeman acquired his M.D. from the University of Louisville followed by his residency in Family Medicine in Fairfax, Va. Dr. Freeman states working at a Federally-Qualified Health Center “patients generally have a lot of needs and so working here challenges me to be creative a lot of the times in coming up with interventions that can actually help the patient”.

Johnson Health Center is an independent, non-profit, Federally-Qualified Health Center. We are dedicated to delivering high quality, affordable, accessible health care to the Bedford community and surrounding areas. We accept all insurances and provide a Reduced Fee for those who are uninsured. When asked why he chose a FQHC, Dr. Freeman states, “The emphasis on the social determinants of health such as food, transportation, housing, culture, are emphasized in the FQHC model unlike any other practice setting; as a person with a master of public health I find that aspect exciting”. Our services include Primary Care, Behavioral Health, OB-GYN and Dental, are all offered at our Bedford location along with medication assistance through our pharmacy. Dr. Freeman states “I know working at a FQHC I can have my patient evaluated by multiple different specialties within the practice”. 

Finishing residency school in an urban area, Dr. Freeman states he always thought he would practice in a more urban setting-in fact, before coming aboard at Johnson he had two job offers waiting in urban cities, but, he states family is what brought him to Bedford. Dr. Freeman and his wife (from Campbell County) have settled for a more rural country setting. “I recognize I could learn a lot and help a rural population and have a new experience”. Dr. Freeman and his wife are enjoying raising their two daughters here in Bedford County where “I see patients at the store or at a restaurant and I’ve never had that experience, it makes you feel like part of a community” states Freeman.

We know Dr. Freeman will be an asset in Bedford and is now accepting new patients. Freeman says, “Being a primary care doctor is asking to be the patient’s quarterback or project manager-I think in big pictures terms, so this field definitely suits me”.

Patients looking to establish health care can call our office Monday through Friday at 540-415-7010 and schedule an appointment. 

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