Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

192 Patient Ratings
176 Patient Comments

Roger A. Freedman, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

192 Patient Ratings
176 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-1935
Idaho Heart Institute
2985 Cortez Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
(801) 585-7676
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
1200 College Drive
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(801) 585-7676
Star Valley Medical Center
901 Adams St.
Afton, WY 83110
(801) 585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7676
William B. Ririe Hospital & Rural Health Clinic
6 Steptoe Circle
Ely, NV 89301


Roger A. Freedman, M.D. has been a faculty member at the University of Utah for over 20 years. He specializes in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, particularly in the implantation and management of implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. Pacemaker and defibrillator lead extraction is a highly specialized technique in which Dr. Freedman is greatly experienced. Dr. Freedman received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He did his internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and his cardiology training at Stanford University. Dr. Freedman sees patients at the University of Utah Hospital as well as outreach clinics in Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
North American Society of Pacing and EP
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 30, 2017

Dr Freedman is the best! He spend all the time I needed to talk with me so that I fully understood my situation. I never felt rushed.

January 06, 2017

Dr Freedman is an exceptional medical professional. He spent as much time with me as I needed in answering my questions and working with my schedule.

December 27, 2016

This was a Nurse Visit following surgery. I was very comfortable with Polly R.N.

December 26, 2016

Dr Freedman is the best. He is like an old friend but very professional as well. I have been seeing him for about 25 years and We have recommended Him to many other people and friends.

December 18, 2016

Dr. Freedman and his resident were both excellent! I came here for a second opinion on getting a pacemaker implant, and they went over my situation in detail and gave me a clear recommendation based on my situation. They even recognized my need to have multiple high resolution MRIs each year and recommended specific pacemakers. I am so very happy with their advice!

December 12, 2016

Dr. Freedman is great and very nice.

December 09, 2016

Polly is always a pleasure to see. She is informative and compassionate.

October 09, 2016

all good

October 02, 2016

The nurse practitioner was very helpful in her explanations aabout my concerns as was Dr. Freedman.

September 20, 2016

Dr. Freedman is a no nonsense, positive man. No jazz. I am very confident in his ability.

September 14, 2016

the best

September 02, 2016

Every aspect of the visit and the interaction were superb!

August 29, 2016

We feel fortunate to have Dr.Freemen

August 22, 2016

EXCELLENT Physician and PA, Nurses, LabPersonnel and Medtronic personnel. 100% as usual for this wonderful team of physicians and employees.

August 22, 2016

Dr. Freedman is the best in the U.S.A.

August 01, 2016

I have always been treated in a professional, kind, and polite manner at the U of U clinics.

August 01, 2016

Both Dr. Freedman and the Fellow who worked with him the day of my visit were great in explaining everything I needed to know clearly and in detail. great visit.

July 04, 2016

best in the west

June 29, 2016

Great physician.

June 24, 2016

I owe everything to Doctor freedman. he has been imcredibly kind to me and so helpful with my millions of questions. I know he is so busy but I never felt a sense of urgency from him to be some where else. he is great!

June 19, 2016

I have complete confidence in Dr.Freedman and appreciate that he listened to my reservations about certain procedures.

June 16, 2016

Dr. Freedman and his team are simple the best! Would highly recommend them to others and always feel like my health is in good hands when I work with Dr Freedman and his team.

June 14, 2016

Dr. Freedman has been extremely helpful in diagnosing and treating my condition. He has been very responsive to my concerns and phone calls. I like his calm, thoughtful manner.

June 13, 2016

Dr. Freedman is a wonderful doctor.

June 09, 2016

I thought the care provider did a great job.

May 17, 2016

seemed rather distracted and non-caring

April 28, 2016

Dr Freedman,Brenda, Kelly and Marge are among the most caring and compassionate professionals that I have been involved with at the University Hospital.

April 25, 2016

I am so impressed with the medical staff at the U. We will be transferring my husband's medical needs to the U of U.

April 25, 2016

my providers are the very best in their field. they are experts, experienced and personally concerned about helping me be as healthy as possible

April 21, 2016

professional and friendly.

April 05, 2016

There has been nothing but good experiences with the care providers. They are the very best I have ever dealt with. Thank You for your concern and help. I couldn't be happier.

March 28, 2016

Dr. Freed man is an amazing, kind, and patient physician who genuinely cares about his patients, explains all questions in a positive tone, delves deeply into what may be going on and makes suggestions as to what I can do. He does not "tell" me what to do...he, "asks me if I want to know or do something. The very best EP physician that I have ever known.

March 25, 2016

Dr. Freedman is excellent. I have the upmost faith in his judgement and ability.

March 14, 2016

A very professional group from top to bottom. Covered all areas of concern.

March 12, 2016

I had to wait a few weeks for an available appointment but I do understand doctors get very busy. Overall the experience was good, the hospital was very clean the staff were curtious, kind and professional. The waiting area was relaxing and they offered me water. The only comment I really have is I was in the exam room for two hours and only spoke to Doctor freedman for five minutes. I understand he's a busy man and he has his PA and other assistants but considering I pay to see him and I was there for such a long time I would have expected more of his time. I saw his PA the most and was left waiting in the exam room for a good 20 minutes at one point without an update. I'm not from America and I don't know if it is the norm to not spend time with the Doctor you go to see but in England your appointment is with THAT Doctor and not all of his assistants. I believe if I could recommend any changes it would be that the Doctor you go to see if the Doctor you spend your appointment with the most.

March 07, 2016

Need an excellent category (10) for this Doctor

March 04, 2016

happy camper!

March 02, 2016

Very confident in all of those involved.

February 29, 2016

Brenda and Dr. Freedman (and the MA whose name I forgot) are absolutely the best.

February 29, 2016

This was a good and thorough visit.

February 22, 2016

Dr. Freedman always caring and kind. Does not rush you but takes the time to make sure you understand and feel right about him and your visit. Greatest care you can get.

February 15, 2016

My health care team is always as concerned about my condition as I am and they do everything possible to address the problem. They seem like caring family.

January 09, 2016

Polly is outstanding, always professional, always thorough!

January 09, 2016

I have all the confidence in the world with both the cardiovascular team and the infectious disease team.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Freedman is the best.

January 07, 2016

I appreciate the care I receive very much.

December 14, 2015

I appreciate Dr. Freedman's care. He listens and is thoughtful and helpful.

December 13, 2015

He is so great I'm thinking about having a bumper sticker made that says "Freedman 4 Life".

December 12, 2015

An excellent clinic visit.

November 23, 2015

Dr Frredman has been terrific

October 20, 2015

The NP, nurse, and MA were great but I was afforded less than five minutes with the physician.

October 16, 2015

I would have appreciated some information concerning the best/worst case outcomes pending the results of testing.

October 14, 2015

Very good experience over all.

October 03, 2015

He took the time to explain each option and gave us time to consider them. Remarkably patient with us.

September 28, 2015

It was an excellent explanation of beta blockers thank you.

September 21, 2015

I have had nothing but good experiences at Utah Health care.

September 13, 2015

Dr. Freedman was great with me.

September 07, 2015

I would change all these to 10's

August 31, 2015

Dr. Roger and Wil were very friendly and clear in the discussion.

August 28, 2015

Both Dr. Freedman and his assistant were very clear about their instructions.

August 21, 2015

all excellent for years

August 21, 2015


August 21, 2015

superior experience

August 10, 2015

The care provider did not give me any instructions with regard to follow up care.

July 12, 2015

I was really impressed with Dr. Freedman's team. They were so kind and caring.

July 10, 2015

Superior. I highly recommend this to anyone interested.

June 27, 2015

Excellent service

June 22, 2015

I am not fond of medical appointments, but the care I get at your clinic makes the visit so pleasant that I almost enjoy coming.

June 13, 2015

I don't have much experience with heart doctors but one does have too rely on them.

June 12, 2015

Dr. Freedman went over all my questions thoroughly. I appreciate his follow through and care so very much.

June 10, 2015

all good

May 03, 2015

Dr. Freedman is the best heart doctor on earth!

April 06, 2015

Dr. Freedman is wonderful. With his knowledge and caring, I feel like he saved my life.

April 05, 2015

Dr of the year.

March 30, 2015

Dr. Freedman listened. He recommended a metabolic blood test to be sure the medications were not negatively affecting the function of my ONLY kidney. One of the results of the tests showed that I need to cut down on my potassium intake.

March 28, 2015

Very incredible doctor

March 27, 2015

Answered all questions.

March 22, 2015

I have always received excellent care in this department. For example, I called a few weeks ago to have a prescription filled and it was taken care of promptly and courteously.

March 17, 2015

I feel very well taken care of.

March 16, 2015

I never had a chance to talk with Dr. Freedman. The rest of the providers did a good to OK job.

March 10, 2015


March 09, 2015

Good concerned care!

February 26, 2015

Doc Freedman is really good and I feel he has my best interests in mind when we meet.

January 28, 2015

Dr. Freedman and staff are the finest . Dr. Freedman's very sincere and dedicated to his patience health and welfare. He is a rare find these days among the many doctor's we have seen.

January 25, 2015

Very good physical eamination

January 19, 2015

I have been seeing Dr. Freedman for over twelve years and I am always treated in a excellent manner.

January 19, 2015

I was disturbed by findings, but I felt confident that everything was being done that could be done.

December 26, 2014

I had more questions, will likely ask them at next appointment. (Why was the medication I was on not to be used when the heart wall is thickened.) (I did not know my heart wall was thickened.) ( I would like for the doctor to take some time and explaine all of the heart problems that i may have even though they are minor.

December 15, 2014

expertise great; office wait extremely slow

December 07, 2014

Dr. Freedman is very good. I do not want to see or talk to his assistant again.

December 05, 2014

we were very pleased with all facets of our visit.

November 28, 2014

Dr. Freedman, Brenda, and the pacemaker nurses are the very best!

November 02, 2014

Dr Friedman is outstanding! Knowledgeable, takes time to explain, caring and friendly.

October 30, 2014

I think Dr. Freedman, Brenda and Kellie are the greatest. The show concern, compassion, and care. I truly admire all of them. I am thankful that they are my healthcare providers.!!!!!Love you all.

October 17, 2014

I appreciated the time the Dr and his staff spent with me to perhaps discover the cause of my complaints. The PA called herself to give the report of the tests and instructions for further treatment. I felt they were interested in me and my concerns. I appreciate that Dr. Freedman never acts impatient or like he doesn't have time to talk to me.

October 05, 2014

I would describe my caregiver as, in addition to being highly skilled, generous and compassionate.

October 03, 2014

all fine

September 28, 2014

Dr. Freedman notices everything, asks about it, and I appreciate that. His physicians' assistant, Alex, was very thorough and thoughtful.

September 27, 2014

Very good experience with a long term relationship and confidence in his treatment advice.

August 20, 2014

Felt very comfortable with this physician. He has an excellent reputation in the area with other physicians.

August 14, 2014

rather routine and good

August 11, 2014

I really like and trust Dr. Freedman

August 04, 2014


August 03, 2014

Dr Freedman and Brenda Fish are the best.

July 25, 2014

I am thankful to Dr. Whitehead and Dr.Freedman for providing excellent care for my husbands health needs.

July 12, 2014

I am sure they are very busy but they never act busy. They are patient and attend to me.

July 06, 2014

Top notch.

July 06, 2014

Dr. Freedman is the best doctor in the world and he is a friend.

June 30, 2014

Polly, Brenda and Dr. Freedman are terrific. They are very open to questions and give comprehensive answers. I felt very positive about the experience and left without any concerns even though I am to surgery in a month.

June 29, 2014

he is great.

June 27, 2014

Their care and concern was much better than other Doctors and PA's of other hospitals in the Salt Lake Area. We were very impressed

June 13, 2014

There are few people on this earth as knowledgable or caring as Dr. Freedman.

June 01, 2014

He is better than good

May 19, 2014

Dr Roger Freedman was great it was the Dr at Heart Failure Clinic that I feel could use some better bedside manners.

May 06, 2014

Truly, there are none better on this earth

April 24, 2014

He was great and made us feel good about what we are having done

April 20, 2014

I felt very comfortable with the care I received.

April 19, 2014

Exemplary. I had contacted other physicians in Phoenix and the U of U experience was far superior

April 14, 2014

We have good people looking-out for us! Thanks!

April 14, 2014

very good

April 09, 2014


April 07, 2014

Dr. Freedman seemed unfamiliar with my history and suddenly suggested ablation which is not a procedure for SVT. I did mention medication instead and he prescribed one.

March 31, 2014

Dr. Freedman is great. He listens with not just his skilled mind but also his compassionate heart. I am confident that he considers my concerns, explains options and then determines my best plan of care. I appreciate being treated with such professional kindness and respect.

March 24, 2014

All medical personnel were very professional, on time and helpful

March 24, 2014

He was so wonderful and even diagnosed another problem that day. And took concern in her high heart rate and scheduled an echocardiogram.

March 16, 2014

This group of people is wonderful

February 24, 2014

Dr and Np worked very effectively as a team and were very focused on understanding my condition and also worked together to discuss their findings with my wife and me.

February 14, 2014

Dr. Freedman and his staff are the best in the world!

February 10, 2014

Dr. Roger Freedman is a very very fine physician and an extremely kind and caring man.

February 09, 2014

Great confidence!

February 03, 2014

Between Dr.Friedman and Brenda Fish could not ask for better help.

January 21, 2014

Have already recommended!

January 12, 2014

Always have confidence in Dr Freedman and his staff

December 22, 2013

the whole team was personable and competent

December 11, 2013

Dr. Freedman and Brenda Fish are the two best health care providers I have ever had. I think they provide me with the best care possible. They are always accessible, they care about my health, and they discuss everything with me, in detail

November 18, 2013

The care providers literally saved my life by using their knowledge and skills to quickly diagnose my condition and decide on an action plan. The action plan was implemented quickly even at the inconvenience of the care providers and staff.

November 01, 2013

Roger Freedman is an excellent caring physician.

October 07, 2013

exceptional medical and personal care

September 23, 2013

exceptional medical care

August 14, 2013

Both Brenda Fish and Dr. Freedman are excellent providers. I have complete confidence in their assessments and recommendations. They are always straightforward, clear, professional and at the same time friendly and compassionate. I can't imagine better cardiologists.

August 05, 2013

very good and appropriate care.

July 12, 2013

I was impressed with the thorougness and time taken by Dr. Friedman himself and the PA and NP.

July 01, 2013

Doc Freeman and his staff are the best

July 01, 2013

Dr Freedman has been terrific

June 17, 2013

We appreciate the time he spends with my husband. He is patient, attentive and kind.

June 10, 2013

Great provider

June 04, 2013

Dr. Freedman and his staff are terrific. I have maximum confidence in them.

May 28, 2013

It seems as though the care provider enters the exam room with an objective and is impervious to any other concerns until that objective is either met or squelched. Care provision seems myopic at times.

May 20, 2013

I have full confidence in Dr. Freedman, and feel I receive excellent care.

May 13, 2013

I love Dr. Roger Freeman and his staff. In all the years I have been coming they have treated me like I was an important patient to them and have always been concerned about any problems I have had.

April 15, 2013

Dr. knows what he is talking about. I looked him up in professional journals and researched his on-line info. I am impressed with credentials and reputation in the medical field. He is a true professional and quietly unassuming. He has the qualities of a great man and has made commendable humanitarian contributions. I feel I have A+++ care.

March 05, 2013

Always a good experience. I look forward to seeing Dr. Freedman and his staff.

March 05, 2013

I'm with Dr. Freedman until he kicks me out!

March 05, 2013

Dr. Freedman went straight to the point, in a extremely professional and friendly way. He listened to everything i had to say and answered all my questions and assured me that if i had more questions to feel free to contact him or his NP Brenda Fish. He explained every thing and what he wanted to do making me feel comfortable with his care. He did use medical terms and explained everything in simple words which i liked because he knows his job and takes the time to put it in a way i can understand.

February 11, 2013

The staff was efficient and took me through testing very quickly.

February 05, 2013

I appreciate Dr. Freedman's taking the time I need to understand what is going on.

January 07, 2013

All good.

November 19, 2012

all of these questions should be answered as - very very good

October 29, 2012

I was impressed with the attention I received from the nurse and the doctors

October 29, 2012

Dr. Freedman understood the problems of my hospitalization for pneumonia and informed me about my heart medications for the next 3 months while I am regaining strength.

October 22, 2012

Dr Freedman has always had my confidence and I respect him

October 08, 2012

Dr. Freedman answered all my wife's questions as well as mine.

October 02, 2012

All the staff was excellent and always has been. Doctor Freedman and Nurse Fisher are always pleasant, upbeat, cheerful and helpful. Assisted me in finding other doctors and arranging for appointments.

October 01, 2012

Best treatment on the earth

September 11, 2012

Dr. Freedman has been willing to work with me on medication changes and has been interested in the things I have done to personally improve my overall health. He is patients with my wife's questions and always very courteous and kind. He is a 10 in my opinion.

September 10, 2012

Last year at about this time Dr. Freedman and his associates recommended a course of treatment for my a-fib. Their recommendations have worked perfectly. Could not ask for more.

August 28, 2012

I feel like I am the most important thing in the hospital when Dr. Freedman or Polly are working with me! They talk to me about my heart and about things that matter to me in my life. They are a remarkable team.

June 27, 2012

He answered all my questions, I guess I am just a little unsure about some things, which I thought of afterwards. He did his job in the office visit.

June 25, 2012

Dr. Freedman and NP Brenda Fish are outstanding care providers--knowledgeable, compassionate, and always keeping the patient's needs in mind. Terrific!

June 18, 2012

Dr. Freedman, Brenda Fish, NP and Polly Chapman, RN are all excellent providers. There is no better team in EP patient care and I am very grateful to them for their knowledge, friendship, compassion and wonderful care these many years.

April 18, 2012

Really feel the crew knows what they are doing and care.

March 30, 2012

Dr. Freedman and Brenda Fish are as always, Awesome!

March 16, 2012

Excelle care from both the fellow and the attending

March 03, 2012

Dr. Freedman is always very personable and easy to talk to.

March 03, 2012

Very concerned and I felt like he (all) really cared.

January 26, 2012

overall excellent, except for waiting time for surgery

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
North American Society of Pacing and EP
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7676 School of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Roger A. Freedman, M.D. specializes in implantation and extraction of pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators, as well as in the long-term management of these implanted devices. Dr. Freedman also focuses in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of all cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation. Dr. Freedman sees patients at the University of Utah Hospital as well as outreach clinics in Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming.


Education History

Type School Degree
Certification Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellowship Stanford University Medical Center
Postdoctoral Fellow
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Massachusetts General Hospital
Professional Medical Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow Cambridge University
Research Fellow
Undergraduate Harvard College


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Education History

Type School Degree Country
Research Fellow Cambridge University
Research Fellow United Kingdom

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