Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

164 Patient Ratings
93 Patient Comments

Roger A. Freedman, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

164 Patient Ratings
93 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-1935 Eastern Idaho Cardiology Associates
2001 S Woodruff Ave. , Suite 12A
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
(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 (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiac Elect)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
North American Society of Pacing and EP

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

January 19, 2015

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

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

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

March 24, 2014

All medical personnel were very professional, on time and helpful

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

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.

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!

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

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

March 03, 2012

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

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 (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiac Elect)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
North American Society of Pacing and EP

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. has been a faculty member at the University of Utah for over 20 years. 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. He is currently Interim Chief of Cardiology at the University of Utah. Dr. Freedman's research is focused in the area of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators, especially lead design and techniques of extraction. Dr. Freedman also has an interest in health economics and is Co-Chairman of the University of Utah health Care Contracting Committee.


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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