Dr. Eric Palfreyman, MD

Dr. Eric Palfreyman, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
39 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Eric Palfreyman, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Meridian, ID and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.Read his story

Idaho Arthritis Center

3277 E Louise Dr Ste 350

Meridian, ID 83642
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Raynaud's Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Palfreyman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Palfreyman "Dr. Eric Palfreyman was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and is excited to practice Rheumatology in his home-town community. He is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine.He received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Subsequently, he attended the University of Utah School of Medicine where he earned his Medical Degree in 2007. He and his family then relocated to Cleveland, Ohio where, in 2010, he completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. He became board certified in Internal Medicine that same year. Dr. Palfreyman was then accepted into the University Hospitals Case Medical Center Rheumatology Fellowship Program where he completed his Rheumatology training June 2012.During his residency training, Dr. Palfreyman was recognized among his peers for his humanistic approach to providing medical care. He received the Norman Gordon Award, an award presented to one medical resident for their demonstration of humanism in medicine throughout residency. Additionally, Dr. Palfreyman demonstrated leadership throughout his training serving as the Chief Rheumatology Fellow.Dr. Palfreyman has interpreted hundreds of DXA scans, attended a bone densitometry course and became a Certified Clinical Densitometrist in May 2012.Dr. Palfreyman enjoys serving in the community as well as for his church. He spent two years from 1998-2000 serving as a missionary in Northeastern Brazil. He learned various leadership skills from this experience as well as became fluent in speaking Portuguese. In all stages of schooling and training, Dr. Palfreyman has served in the community and considers it a privilege to do so.Dr. Palfreyman looks forward to being a part of the community and enjoying outdoor recreation with his wife and three children."
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2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

59  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

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  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University of Utah
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

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What People Say About Dr. Eric Palfreyman, MD
After seeing a different Rheumatologist in 2016, I wanted a second opinion, so my PCP sent a referral to Dr. Palfreyman with Idaho Arthritis Center. He denied my referral stating “there is nothing more I can do for her,” denying my ability of a second opinion. It has been 2 years since he denied...Read More
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Sep 01, 2018
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Dr. Palfreyman literally saved me. All other Doctors for 20 yrs refused to listen to me or help. I'm 33 yrs and had no markers for inflamation and couldn't really walk or put my shirt on. ALL OTHER specialists couldn't see or listen and they told me I was fine & let my body damage itself . He...Read More
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Wendy D in Boise, ID – Jun 13, 2016
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I received a dx of autoimmune disorder and was provided a medication which had very limited benefits. My medication regiment was written on a post-a-note with very limited discussion. I obtained all information regarding my diagnosis on Web MD. The medication prescribed required more...Read More
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Linda in Boise, ID – Feb 25, 2016
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I've had a few Artritus Doctors in the last 26 year's and this last year I've been seeing Dr. Palfreyman. He's the best doctor, so kind, caring, and takes care of you. I would absolutely recommend him.
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