Our Staff

Cardiac Care Group provides a wide range of services that focus on the prevention, prompt diagnosis, and state-of-the-art treatment of cardiovascular disease. We pride ourselves in being an exceptional practice where patients come first. All of our physicians and medical staff are highly trained professionals, maintaining the highest level of accreditation in cardiology to address the special needs of those we are privileged to serve.

Dr. Joseph Freedman MD, MBA

Dr. Freedman brings many years of experience as a cutting edge cardiologist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all cardiac disease. He trained at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, continually ranked #1 in Cardiovascular Care, where he focused on cardiac imaging. He achieved five board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Comprehensive Adult ECHO, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiac CT. During his tenure as the lead noninvasive cardiologist at Florida Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, he helped lead the hospital to achieve Level 5 chest pain certification, the highest designation of cardiac excellence. This is still the only hospital in Broward County that has achieved this esteemed accolade.

He has spoken on national health care radio programs and has appeared on local news, highlighting the latest in cardiovascular care. Dr. Freedman prides himself on being an advocate for the patient. Every patient is unique, and he works carefully with leading local and national experts to make sure patients receive the best specialty procedural care possible for that specific case. Dr. Freedman has done research in cardiac MRI studies of the heart, in nuclear scanning, and has participated in the research trials of several leading cholesterol lowering drugs. Dr. Freedman also has extensive experience in pulmonary hypertension, and ran a large clinic in Broward County for these specific and often undiagnosed patients. Dr. Freedman speaks Spanish as well.

"I specialize in combining old fashioned personalized medicine with the latest diagnostic technology and treatments. I look forward to helping you stay healthy and making sure that your heart is the last thing you need to worry about in your busy daily routine."

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Kelley Prentice, DNP, ANP-BC

Kelley Prentice is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who is board certified by the American Academy Nurse Credentialing Center. Following her completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, she received her Master of Science in Nursing in 2006 from UF. In 2013, she graduated from the University of Alabama with her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). She is a member of the American College of Cardiology and Sigma Theta Tau.

She has been in practice in complex inpatient and outpatient cardiology settings at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside in Jacksonville, FL and UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Her expertise focuses on congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and hypertension management. In close collaboration with Dr. Freedman, she continues to deliver premium care to our patients.

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Clare Barry, EP

Clare Barry

Clare Barry is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine who leads our Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program. She holds a bachelors in Exercise Science from Cleveland State University and completed her master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Benedictine University. Clare has gained experiences at The Cleveland Clinic, The University of Chicago Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine. She brings her skills of working in phases 1, 2 and 3 of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation to Cardiac Care Group. Clare also holds the Exercise as Medicine credential and Cancer Exercise Trainer certification.

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Kelly Esterline, RDN

Kelly EsterlineKelly is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), licensed by the Florida Department of Health, who is passionate about helping people with food and nutrition. While completing a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at the University of Florida and a Graduate Program for supervised practice as a RDN, Kelly gained experience applying medical nutrition therapy for a range of diseases including heart disease, diabetes, GI disorders, and more. Her experience and passion allows her to provide therapeutic nutrition-based treatment and counseling services so our patients achieve their goals like weight loss, control of blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and ultimately better heart health.

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Diane Munoz, LMHC

Diane Munoz

Diane Munoz is a Licensed Mental Health Coach. For over 10 years, through counseling and workshops, she has helped thousands of smart, hard-working people find the confidence, peace and energy needed to create lives they love. This involves stress management and learning how to deal with anxiety in order to be successful in school, work, relationships and life.