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.