Neurology

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Frederick Freitag G., DO FAHS                                                                                   

Associate Professor

Specialization

  • Headache Medicine

Areas of Expertise  

  • Migraine and its variants
  • Chronic Migraine
  • Cluster Headache and other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias
  • Menstrual Migraine and other hormone related headaches
  • Primary headache disorders in childhood and adolescence

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine
  • Headache Medicine

Education/Training

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL. 1979
  • Family Medicine Residency and added training in Headache Medicine, Brentwood Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 1979-1981.

Publications:

  1. Medical management of adult headache. Freitag FG, Schloemer F. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2014 Apr;47(2):221-37. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2013.11.002. Epub 2013 Dec 19. PMID: 24680490 

  2. Migraine disability, healthcare utilization, and expenditures following treatment in a tertiary headache center. Freitag FG, Lyss H, Nissan GR. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2013 Oct;26(4):363-7. PMID: 24082410 

  3. A review of needle-free sumatriptan injection for rapid control of migraine. Rothrock JF, Freitag FG, Farr SJ, Smith EF 3rd. Headache. 2013 Sep;53 Suppl 2:21-33. doi: 10.1111/head.12183. PMID: 24024600

  4. Treatment of chronic migraine: a 3-month comparator study of naproxen sodium vs SumaRT/Nap. Cady R, Nett R, Dexter K, Freitag F, Beach ME, Manley HR. Headache. 2014 Jan;54(1):80-93. doi: 10.1111/head.12210. Epub 2013 Sep 10. PMID: 24020994

  5. Managing and treating tension-type headache. Freitag F. Med Clin North Am. 2013 Mar;97(2):281-92. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2012.12.003. Epub 2012 Dec 27. Review. PMID: 23419626

  6. SumaRT/Nap vs Naproxen Sodium in Treatment and Disease Modification of Migraine: A Pilot Study. Cady R, O'Carroll P, Dexter K, Freitag F, Shade CL. Headache. 2013 Sep 10. doi: 10.1111/head.12211. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24021029
  7. Why do migraines often decrease as we age? Freitag FG.  Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013 Oct;17(10):366. doi: 10.1007/s11916-013-0366-3. PMID: 23996722. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23996722
  8. Evidence-based guideline update: NSAIDs and other complementary treatments for episodic migraine prevention in adults: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. Holland S, Silberstein SD, Freitag F, Dodick DW, Argoff C, Ashman E; Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. Neurology. 2012 Apr 24;78(17):1346-53. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182535d0c. Review. PMID: 22529203. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22529203
  9. Evidence-based guideline update: pharmacologic treatment for episodic migraine prevention in adults: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. Silberstein SD, Holland S, Freitag F, Dodick DW, Argoff C, Ashman E; Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. Neurology. 2012 Apr 24;78(17):1337-45. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182535d20. Review. Erratum in: Neurology. 2013 Feb 26;80(9):871. PMID: 22529202  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22529202
  10. OnabotulinumtoxinA improves quality of life and reduces impact of chronic migraine. Lipton RB, Varon SF, Grosberg B, McAllister PJ, Freitag F, Aurora SK, Dodick DW, Silberstein SD, Diener HC, DeGryse RE, Nolan ME, Turkel CC. Neurology. 2011 Oct 11;77(15):1465-72. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318232ab65. Epub 2011 Sep 28. PMID: 21956721. 
  11. Topiramate intervention to prevent transformation of episodic migraine: the topiramate INTREPID study. Lipton RB, Silberstein S, Dodick D, Cady R, Freitag F, Mathew N, Biondi DM, Ascher S, Olson WH, Hulihan J. Cephalalgia. 2011 Jan;31(1):18-30. doi: 10.1177/0333102410372427. Epub 2010 May 17. PMID: 20974598. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20974598
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Books and Chapters:

  1. Freitag FG, Black SB. Establishing a Headache Center: From Concept to Practice. Baxter, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 201.
  2. Silberstein SD, Freitag FG, Bigal ME.  Migraine Treatment. In: Stephen D. Silberstein, Richard B. Lipton, David W. Dodick – Wolff’s Headache and Other Head Pain.  Oxford University Press, New York, 2008; 177–292.
  3. Freitag FG.  In: Migraine and Other Headache Disorders.  Edited by Richard Lipton, Marcelo Bigal.  Taylor & Francis Group.  New York, New York. Inpatient Management and Invasive Treatment Strategies for Migraine and Chronic Daily Headaches.  Chapter 25:393–412.
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