Dr. Karl Undesser, MD

Dr. Karl Undesser, MD

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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology  |  
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60 y/o
(25)

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Dr. Karl Undesser, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiology doctor who practices in Caldwell, ID. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Undesser performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 94% of peers
Cardioversion, Elective
very high
more than 91% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Undesser "Karl P. Undesser, MD, PhD, FACC is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease, and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Undesser joined West Valley Medical Group in February of 2015 and sees patients at the Caldwell office.  A Meridian office will be opening in the spring of 2015 and a new electrophysiology lab will be opening in the summer of 2015 at West Valley Medical Center.  "
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Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Heart Surgery
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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.

Education

  • University of California At San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of California San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Undesser has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Undesser does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Undesser and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Undesser's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Undesser to family and friends
4.8
based on 25 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Undesser's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

in Jerome, ID |
Dr. Undesser was very informative and spent plenty of time explaining and discussing my condition in terms I could understand. I felt a lot better about my health after my visit with Dr. Undesser than what previous doctor had lead me to believe. I can't say enough good about how helpful Dr....more
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in Eagle, Idaho |
I have been a patient of Dr. Undesser for over 10 years, he did the procedure for my Atrial Flutter and no reoccurrence and if you have a need for a Cardiologist, Dr. Undesser is the one. He is professional, explains what he is telling you, ah that means you actually understand what he just told...more
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in Meridian, ID |
Dr. Undesser performed a thorough examination, a complete review of my cardiac and pacemaker history, and then he asked superb questions about how I live my life and helped me better understand how to make the best choices that support good heart health. He listened to and thoroughly answered all...more
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in Boise, ID |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Undesser for examination and treatment of any heart related issues. He is very professional, friendly, well-dressed, and answers any questions in an expert manner.
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in Sweet, ID |
Dr. Undesser is an excellent cardiologist in my opinion. After several years of health concerns that remained an issue, Dr Undesser was the first doctor to balance medication appropriately and identify other health issues, provide appropriate treatment. I particularly appreciate his professional...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Undesser accepts 45 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Assurant Health
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • CoreSource
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • LifeWise
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Moda Health
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Principal Life
  • Providence Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Undesser has admitting privileges

West Valley Medical Center
1717 Arlington Ave
Caldwell, ID 83605
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St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID 83712
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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID 83706
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