Arthur Freeman, M.D.

Dr. Artur Freeman is a native of Birmingham. He attended Indian Springs School, studied philosophy and chemistry at Harvard College where he held a National Merit Scholarship for four years.  After graduating from Vanderbilt Medical School he trained in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and the University of London. He has practiced psychiatry and taught psychiatric residents at Stanford, UAB, the University of Tennessee and LSU-Shreveport (the latter where he was Chair of Psychiatry and Dean of the medical school.  He currently holds an academic position as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Freeman is past president of the Southern Psychiatric Association. He has served on the Board of Regents of the American College of Psychiatrists and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Freeman has published over 100 scientific papers and has conducted more than 100 clinical trials for new drugs in psychiatry. His book Psychiatry for the Primary Care Physician won Behavioral Medicine’s Top Ten Psychiatry Books of the Year award. Dr. Freeman is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and served as an examiner on that Board for 25 years.

Dr. Freeman is active in the Birmingham community. In 2009 he was honored by the Indian Springs School as “Alumnus of the Year.” He was also presented the local and regional Vocational Awards by the Rotary Club of Shades Valley. He serves on the Board of the Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations and is a teacher of adult Christian education at Canterbury United Methodist Church. In addition, Dr. Freeman has studied theology at Oxford University. Reading, writing and studying theology and philosophy are among his special interests.

As a highly respected adult psychiatrist, Dr. Freeman has recently been named to the Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals. This is an organization that selects doctors who have demonstrated excellence in patient care, leadership, and achievement in their medical specialty for which he has been recognized as a Leading Physician of the World and Top Adult Psychiatrist in Birmingham. Dr. Freeman embodies the value of communication and trust with his patients whom he serves at Pitts & Associates and for having the opportunity to change their lives for the better.

Dr. Freeman treats the following disorders:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Stress and Anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Most other psychiatric disorders or conditions

Dr. Freeman works in the following areas:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Adult and Late Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Positive Psychiatry and Exceptional Mental Health
  • Psychiatry and Physical Fitness/Enhanced Body Image
  • Psychiatry and Personal Coaching
  • Psychiatry and Spirituality