Los Angeles psychiatrist receives YPS Young at Heart Award

October 24, 2022

At this weekend’s House of Delegates, the California Medical Association (CMA) Young Physicians Section (YPS) named Los Angeles psychiatrist C. Freeman, M.D., the 2022 recipient of the YPS Young at Heart Award for her commitment to helping young physicians become tomorrow’s leaders.

“Dr. Freeman is a champion for medicine, young physicians and medical students,” said CMA trustee and YPS member Jerry Abraham, M.D., when announcing the award “She is a valiant steward advancing our agenda of protecting patients and the profession of medicine; advancing public health including being a CMA Climate Health Champion – a stalwart defender of physician health and wellness.”

Dr. Freeman is in solo private practice as an adult and geriatric psychiatrist and provides services in a community clinic affiliated with Barbour and Floyd Medical Associates and the primary care practice of William King Health Care Group via an integrated behavioral health model that she created.

Dr. Freeman has been a member of CMA, the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), and the American Medical Association since 2007, and has been a delegate to the CMA House of Delegates since 2009. Since 2015, she has represented the CMA Ethnic Medical Association Section on the association’s Board of Trustees. She has also served on the CMA Council on Ethical Affairs, the CMA Diversity Technical Advisory Committee and the CMA Nominations Committee.

“As a woman physician of color, she continues to fight for small and solo physicians across the state of California as well for ethnic and minority Physicians,” said Dr. Abraham. “She continues to serve as a role model for us early career physicians and exemplifies our values to the utmost. We look forward to ongoing leadership and mentorship from Dr. C. Freeman in the many years to come.”


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