Dr. Carl Humphrey, MD

Dr. Carl Humphrey, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Carl Humphrey, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery doctor who practices in Eagle, ID. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.

3381 W Bavaria St

Eagle, ID 83616

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Insurance Accepted

  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 7 More

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Arm Surgery
more than 54% of peers
Rotator Cuff Tear
more than 43% of peers
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
more than 42% of peers

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

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Cancer
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Oregon
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Nebraska College Of Medince
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Ne Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Humphrey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Humphrey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Humphrey to family and friends
based on 91 total reviews (53 with comments)
Dr. Humphrey's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (53)
Meridian, ID |
I was very happy with Dr. Humphrey and staff throughout the entire procedure. My shoulder is feeling great after a SLAP tear repair. I would highly recommend Dr. Humphrey to all who are unsure about any shoulder injury that they may have.
in Meridian, ID |
100% . Dr. Humphrey did a great job on my shoulder and was able to assist me with any questions i had along the way.
Meridian, ID |
Extremely knowledgable and well informed about the latest technology and procedures. Recovery and followup process were excellent. Highly recommend Dr. Humphrey for all shoulder related injuries!
in Meridian, ID |
Dr. Humphreys work is amazing. My quality of life after having bilateral surgery has increased to a point that i didn't think I would ever be able to achieve again. He and his staff are extremely friendly, courteous, and professional. I would gladly recommend their services to anyone with shoulder problems. The whole process has been a great experience.
in Nampa, ID |
Excellent care! Very easy and convenient to make appts. Would highly recommend Dr. Humphrey.
in Boise Idaho |
Dr. Humphrey was great, I would highly recommend him.
in Meridian, ID |
From the start of this journey, Dr. Humphery and Dr. Gale have explained in detail what was going to happen and the timeframes where I should see improvement. They have been pretty accurate. I would recommend Humphrey Shoulder Clinic to all my friends and family.
in Meridian, ID |
One of the best in the valley. Takes the time to make sure that I knew what next in my treatment plan. Would recommend everyone to Dr. Humphreys.
in Kuna, ID |
Dr. Humphrey and his entire staff have been extremely helpful and courteous. The surgery was well-explained prior and went extremely well. Post operative care was efficient and answered all questions I had about the surgery itself, my current restrictions, and the plan moving forward. I would absolutely recommend this practice to anyone having shoulder problems.
in Meridian, ID |
Dr. Humphrey and his staff have been outstanding. They are always very friendly, responsive to my questions and always call to confirm appointments. I returned from Afghanistan with a serious shoulder injury and Dr. Humphrey laid out the courses of action and discussed all alternatives before we decided to proceed with surgery. The recovery has been going great. I am two months post-op at the moment and while I am still strengthening the shoulder I have been able to lift heavy items when needed.
in Meridian, ID |
I had surgery 5 years ago by a different orthopedic surgent and continued to have pain was told I wasn't 25 anymore and the pain was normal. My new Dr. sent me to Dr. Humphrey who redid the surgery and remained the tears that had not been repaired. I'm still recovering but the pain and range of movement has improved tremendously.
in jerome, id |
Dr. Humphrey and Dr. Gail are excellent. Very personable, kind and genuinely care. The entire staff are wonderful.
Meridian, ID |
i came in to Dr.Humphrey's clinic with my shoulder a mess. Other Drs would not touch my shoulder because it was missing parts and they didn't know how to fix it. Dr.Humphrey took one look fixed it and now i can use my shoulder again.
in Meridian, ID |
Excellent surgeon and team.
in Meridian, ID |
Dr. Humphrey is highly skilled in shoulder repair. He takes the time to really listen to you and considers everything. He never rushes when explaining and answering any question. This was my 3rd shoulder surgery. He is the best Orthopedic Surgeon I have ever had. I highly recommend him to anyone with shoulder issues.
in Meridian, ID |
Excellent staff and Dr.
in Eagle, ID |
Dr. Humphrey's entire office staff is well informed and able to communicate clearly what the problems and solutions are. This is especially appreciated by me because I want to understand and actively participate in getting better. When I find a doctor with great skills and an attitude who doesn't make me feel like he's too busy to give me 5 minutes, or a pain in the butt for asking a lot of questions, I feel very lucky. I would recommend Dr. Humphrey and this practice to anyone.
in Meridian, ID |
Dr Humphrey did a great job fixing my shoulder. I stopped taking pain medication after the first day due to no pain as long as I didn't push moving my shoulder too fast or too far too soon. I'm 6 months after surgery and have almost full mobility without pain. Mobility continues to get better every week.
in Meridian, ID |
shoulder is 100x better than before my surgery!! If i knew i was going to have this good of a result I would've done it a lot sooner.
in Meridian, ID |
Nothing but praise for Dr. Humphrey and his staff. Incredibly competent and friendly. Punctual with appointments yet dr. Humphrey always has time to answer questions and alleviate any concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Humphrey to my friends and acquittances.
in Eagle, ID |
Dr. Humphey was the perfect doctor to perform my rotator cuff surgery. From day one, he was informative and helpful in my understanding of what was going on with my body. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family that are in need of a knowledgeable, friendly doctor.
in Meridian, ID |
Had my shoulder repaired 5 years ago, was still a problem, well now my Doctor had retired. Was recommended by my Primary Dr. to use Dr. Humphrey because he was the best in town on Shoulders. I was able to get an appt in a reasonable time frame, and I thought the staff was very friendly, MRI revealed a torn rotator cuff which Dr. Humprey did a good job of explaining options and time frames. Surgery went great and after care and results were top notch. Highly recommend!!
in Nampa, ID |
I looked carefully before choosing a surgeon for my shoulder repair. I have a son who is a operating room nurse in Ontario. Together with help from him, and surgeons he trusted, Dr. Humphrey's name was the one given unanimously for the most capable doctor compatible with my insurance. He has been amazing. I have been remarkably pleased with the results of the surgery and with my entire experience with Dr. Humphrey, Dr. Gayle, and staff.
in Weiser, ID |
The whole experience of my shoulder shoulder with Dr. Humphrey has been phenomenal. I had much less pain and discomfort than I was expecting. All of the follow up appointments were encouraging and helpful. I would highly recommend him.
Meridian, ID |
I went to see Dr. Humphrey for a shoulder problem I've had for some time and had been in and out of physical therapy for. In my first visit with Dr. Humphrey he identified my issue confidently, an MRI confirmed, and for the nature of my injury he recommended surgery. I had the surgery 6 months ago and my shoulder is feeling much better. I appreciate the time he and his team spent explaining the procedure, my injury, and recovery. His team is prompt and professional. I'm satisfied with the result
in Meridian, ID |
Dr. Humphrey was outstanding. He took the time to thoroughly answer all my questions, and went over every detail of the process/surgery. My post surgery results are well above what I expected in every way. The staff in his office are also very helpful, friendly and made the entire process simple and easy.
Meridian, ID |
I appreciated his thoroughness and expertise. He answered my questions completely and I never felt rushed during the appointments. I had to travel several hours to meet with Dr. Humphrey and to have my surgery. I have not regretted my decision and would use his services again if needed.
in Baker city Oregon. |
my experience with Dr. Humphrey was very good, all my appointments were on time I never had to wait. The staff are very professional and the surgery went very smooth. I was very very happy with the whole experience.
Meridian, ID |
The care I received from Dr. Humphrey and his team was amazing. In fact, I've already referred a friend with a similar issue.
in Meridian, ID |
Surgery through rehab has been very smooth!
Meridian, ID |
Dr. Humphrey is a true professional who is very knowledgable in his fiend.
in Meridian, ID |
Dr. Humphrey's was professional and courteious throughout all my appointments. He explained every detail of the procedures to be performed and gave several options. The surgery went well and recovery was short where I was back to work with little down time.
in Meridian, ID |
Very professional and answers all questions. Extremely pleased with results. Highly recommend.
in Boise, ID |
Everything went well, from the surgery to the followup. My shoulder was in bad condition and he had to reverse the ball and socket. I was glad I had a Dr with the experience to recognize this and to do the procedure when things didn't turn out as expected.
in Meridian, ID |
Very good listener and understanding of the problems that I was experiencing. Gave me straight to the point answers and did an amazing job repairing my shoulder. All appointments were very informative and had all of my questions answered. Will recommend his services to anyone experiencing shoulder pain.
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.
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Dr. Humphrey accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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