Dr. Eric Palfreyman, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Meridian, ID and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Palfreyman accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
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CHAMPVA
Cigna
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First Choice Health
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Humana
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Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Moda Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Preferred PSN
Providence Health Plans
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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Dr. Palfreyman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palfreyman treats Fibromyalgia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Palfreyman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palfreyman treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Palfreyman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palfreyman treats Arthritis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Palfreyman treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Palfreyman's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

At West Valley Medical Group we are dedicated to providing you and your family with the best medical care available in a compassionate, personalized setting.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

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

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

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Dr. Palfreyman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palfreyman

4.4

Based on 19 reviews

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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 my referral and because of my new pregnancy and other complications I’ve had with it, a new referral was sent to Dr. Palfreyman. He again denied the referral for the same reasoning as before.
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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 quickly found what they missed in one hour. I'm now taking Enbrel for Psoriatic Arthritis. My 16 yr old daughter has it too and thanks to his whit and kindness, he saved my family. Words just aren't enough.
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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 documentation for my insurance d/t dosage, and the doctor didn't cooperate at first, so I have only been taking it for 4 days rather 2-3 months. Dr. Palfreyman is unprofessional, and lacks empathy. His staff too
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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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  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

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