Dr. Michael Freitas
Dr. Michael Freitas is a Board Certified Family Physician who joined the practice at Highgate Medical Group following Fellowship in August 2014. Dr. Freitas currently works at our West Amherst office on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s.
Dr. Freitas graduated from Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Services in Boston, MA with an MS degree in Physical Therapy and a BS degree in Rehabilitation Science. He also graduated from The University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as a Doctor of Medicine in 2010. He completed his family medicine residency in 2013 at The University at Buffalo where he served as the program’s Academic Chief Resident. He then completed his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Training in 2014 at The University at Buffalo, UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Buffalo, NY.
His professional affiliations include The American Academy of Family Physicians, The New York Academy of Family Physicians, Medical Society of the State of New York, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine
In addition to seeing patients at Highgate Medical Group, he also sees patients at UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and serves at the director to the Southtowns location for the internationally recognized Buffalo Concussion Clinic. He is currently the Medical Team Physician for the University at Buffalo Athletics, Daemen College Athletics and serves as a Medical Consultant to the Buffalo Bills and the National Hockey League. In addition to seeing patients at Highgate Medical Group, he also sees patients at UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and serves at the director to the Southtowns location for the internationally recognized Buffalo Concussion Clinic. He also serves as the Medical Director for Custom Beaute paramedical wellness spa.
Previous professional work experience includes working as an Urgent Care Physician for MASH Urgent Care, in addition to his prior clinical practice as a sports and orthopedics Physical Therapist and faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University prior to his career change to pursue medicine. He was previously the Medical Director for the Western New York Flash of the National Women’s Soccer League and has worked on the staff of the Boston Marathon.
Dr. Freitas has received several honors including publications in his areas of research including adolescent concussions, has been awarded the 2013 Resident Teacher Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Award for Outstanding Research from the 13th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day from the University at Buffalo, and has given presentations at local and national sports medicine conferences. He has been featured locally on WGRZ Channel 2, WIVB Channel 4 and nationally with contributions to USA Today, Shape Magazine, and Runners World.
Dr. Freitas, originally from Kingston, Massachusetts, now resides in Clarence, and in his free time enjoys cooking, golf, skiing and spending time with his family.