Dr. Carl S. Humphrey, MD

Dr. Carl S. Humphrey, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery | Male | 50 years old

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Dr. Humphrey specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery and practices in Eagle, ID. He practices at 1 location.

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Boise, Idaho |
One cannot get appointments in a timely manner. You call and often you are several weeks away. He did not explain all the possible problems with a shoulder replacement. I got a second opinion and that doctor explained all the possible problems. The last time my shoulder dislocated and ended up being fractured when the emergency room doctor called him, he was told that Dr. Humphrey no longer took Medicare patients. He was unwilling to offer help to me when he had done my replacement.
in MountainHome, ID |
Outstanding care from start to finish to repair my shoulder injury. Dr Humphrey's is a true professional and expert in his field.
in Boise Idaho |
Dr. Humphrey and staff were very professional. They know what their doing. my shoulder surgery couldn't have gone better. I would recommend them to anybody!
in Boise, ID |
Dr Humphrey is very nice and very knowledgeable. He explained the 2 surgeries that I needed very thoroughly. Mentioning that once he starts the surgery, he may need to adjust what he does. The surgeries went very well, and he explained what he did after the surgeries. He gave me all the info my physical therapist needed to guide me in my recovery. I hope I do not need to go to an Orthopedic surgeon again, but if I do, or friends do, I will whole heartedly recommend Dr Humphrey.
in Star, Idaho |
I'm not much one for reviews, but I had a great experience with Dr. Humphrey. I appreciate everything he did for me, and would recommend anyone with shoulder pain to make an appointment with the shoulder clinic of Idaho. Dr. Humphrey explained everything in layman's term so that my wife and I understood exactly what we were up against. His bedside manor is friendly and straight to the point. Thanks for everything!
in Boise, ID |
Dr Humphrey was excellent! He explained exactly what to expect during and after surgery. As a professional myself all appointments were on time and very informative with no waiting or multiple patient stacked up as with some physicians his staff was always friendly and helpful.
in Mountain Home, ID |
I have had both of my shoulders operated on by Dr. Humphrey. I can't be more happier with the result of the successful operations. My shoulders do not hurt any more and am able to do everything I used to be able to. Dr Humphrey thoroughly discussed all the options for a full recovery on the issue or issues and only recommended surgery as the last resort. I'm very happy with the result and Thank you Dr Humphrey.
in Kuna, ID |
I have had to have both of my shoulders repaired in the last couple of years and highly recommend Dr. Humphrey. Both surgeries were a success! While the surgery itself can be unpleasant, Dr. Humphrey and his staff helped make it as painless as possible.
in Mountain Home, ID |
This is a year and a half post surgery. I took my time to do all the exercises I was told and was dedicated to making my shoulder as close to 100% as possible. Dr. Humphrey and his office did exceptionally well for everything from the staff helping, to the surgery, and everything in-between. Thanks to the surgery and the great work of Dr. Humphrey I am able to compete, not just complete, in swimming and triathlons again! Something I wasn't sure I would do again. Awesome crew and doctor.
in Meridian, ID |
My experience with Dr. Humphrey was excellent!The staff in the office made every effort to accommodate my schedule and care needs.They were extremely accommodating and courteous. Dr. Humphrey was thorough in explaining the procedure and what to expect after surgery. It was a successful procedure with no complications. I was able to ask every question I needed to and received very knowledgeable and comprehensive answers. If I ever need a shoulder surgery again, I know where I will go!
in Boise, ID |
The doctor and staff were very personable and caring. they made me feel very comfortable and prepared for my surgery I do feel the care on the tail end of the surgeries should be redone, I was not notified to start physical therapy the day after and how mobile I should be. which resulted in a Pulmonary embolism. I have already recommended a friend
in Nampa, ID |
Dr Humphrey has fixed both of my husband's shoulders and we couldn't be happier with the results. Dr Humphrey is extremely patient, informative, and has an impeccable bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone suffering from shoulder pain as you would be in very capable hands.
in Meridian, ID |
An absolute incredible experience! Dr. Humphrey's bedside manor and care is impeccable. His staff is courteous and inviting. I experienced nothing but excellence from start to finish. I was well informed, educated and assured throughout the process.
in Boise, ID |
Dr. Humphrey is extremely informative and patient. He took the time to answer all of my questions prior to and after surgery. The surgery went well and my shoulder has not felt this great in 6 years. Thanks Dr. Humphrey!
in Mtn Home Air Force Base, ID |
Considered all options before recommending surgery. Explained possible outcomes/complications, but everything turned out great.
in Nampa, ID |
Dr. Humphrey did an excellent job repairing my Labrial Tear. The staff was always friendly, helpful, and courteous. When I had appointments my wait times were minimal. Dr. Humphrey was very thorough in his explanation of what he was going to do pre-op and post-op. I would highly encourage and refer him to anyone...Actually, I referred my husband to him because I was so pleased with the services I received. Thank you for such a positive experience and outcome!
in Nampa, ID |
Dr. Humphrey explained all my options to me so I could understand them. Dr. Humphrey was very caring and was an excellent Surgeon. My Shoulder has been doing great since my Operation. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Humphrey.
in Vale, Or. |
I had two shoulder replacement surgeries this year. The first in January and the last one in October. While I would not recommend that everyone should try this, I will definitively recommend Dr. Humphrey to be your Orthopedic Surgeon. Both surgeries produced better than expected results and the Good Doctor and his staff made my wife and I feel as if we were friends, not just a source of income. You could not put yourself in better hands.
in Emmett, ID |
Excellent service, easy to talk with, explains everything very well and easy to understand and great staff too!
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Dr. Humphrey's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Why It Matters: Dr. Humphrey's Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Cancer
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Medical School
    University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Nebraska College Of Medince

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Ne Med Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    California Pacific Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Oregon

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
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