Grace Alexandra Freire, M.D.

ALL CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY PHYSICIAN
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Languages: English, French, Spanish

Expertise

Pediatric Cardiology

Locations

St Petersburg Outpatient Care Center - Pediatric Cardiology

601 5th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-767-3333
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Background

Dr. Freire specializes in pediatric cardiology in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute, evaluating and treating patients with congenital heart disease starting in the womb. She also leads the hospital’s pediatric pulmonary hypertension program, managing patients with pulmonary hypertension from different causes. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
 
Dr. Freire has experience in advanced procedures, including transthoracic, transesophageal echocardiography and fetal echocardiography. She is actively involved in research and education as a member of the research council at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. She is a member of the Fetal Heart Society. Her research interests include fetal arrhythmia monitoring, fetal hemodynamics and outcomes of treatment of pulmonary hypertension. She has published multiple articles on pediatric echocardiography and fetal cardiology. 
 
Dr. Freire earned her medical degree from Central University of Ecuador. She completed her pediatric residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, Chicago. She held the title of assistant professor at the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in Missouri. She is a fellow of the American Society of Echocardiograpy, fellow of American College of Cardiology and member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Clinicians and Researchers (PHCR) professional network.
 
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Education

Degrees

  • MD; Central University of Ecuador (1993)

Residencies

  • Pediatrics; Flushing Hospital Medical Center (2002)

Fellowships

  • Pediatric Cardiology; Advocate Hope Children's Hospital (2005)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology) (2010)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (2002)

Insurance

Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Humana Commercial
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Medicare
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • United (Commercial)
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
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