Dr. Karl Undesser, MD

Dr. Karl Undesser, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 64

Cardiology

Dr. Karl Undesser, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Caldwell, ID and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Undesser has extensive experience in Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as West Valley Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

West Valley Cardiology Services

Caldwell Clinic1906 Fairview Ave Ste 230 Caldwell, ID 83605
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Undesser is affiliated with West Valley Medical Center Caldwell, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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4.8

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I became a patient in May 2021. Very through doctor. His personality is Warm and cares about his patient. You leave Satisfied about your health ??
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary Pat – Jul 11, 2021
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Yes. Dr. Undesser Is very concerned about his patients. He wants to help you feel better. Listens to all your questions and he is very patient. He’s a great Dr. and I would recommend him to family and friends.
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Everything was good – Jul 19, 2020
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Dr Undesser was my husband's and my EP untill he left Idaho cardiology. So sad to see him go. He is a brilliant, no nonsense Dr. He tells it to you straight. He takes time to listen to his patients and works with them. His bedside manner might be a bit abrupt, but his skills and knowledge are impeccable. You won't find a better EP Cardiologist. My husband is on his fifth ICD, all but the last put in and managed by Dr. Undesser very effectively. Wish we could have had him do the last one. Very unhappy with the quality of care my husband now receives.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sarah J Barker – Jun 17, 2020
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I AM ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE DR. UNDESSER =WHOM I HAVE HAD FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE IS EASY TO TALK TO AND GIVES PRECISE ANSWERS. ALWAYS ASKS RE:MY GENERAL HEALTH AND ANY QUESTIONS I MIGHT HAVE.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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LYDIA M. BLACK – Jun 15, 2020
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It was my pacemaker check at home. It went very well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Catherine Mooney – May 18, 2020
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I had a great experience with Dr. Undesser and his entire staff, they were very cordial and made me feel comfortable immediately. Dr. Undesser, in his no nonsense way explained my issues and remedies, in a plain and simple way. Thank you for your service. But i hope i see you as minimally as possible, over the next 20 years.:)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dale Newberry – May 12, 2020
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This was a check on my defibrillator/pacemaker via telephone-I have been a patient of Dr. Undessor for more than 15 years. I have found him to be very professional and interested in my well being. I would recommend Dr. Undessor to anyone who would need his expertise.
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Ken Bowman – May 12, 2020
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Everything went smoothly except trying to contact the office by phone. The staff were quite friendly and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Glen Schofer – May 04, 2020
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It was my yearly follow up . Dr Undesser and his staff listen. That is not my experience with most cardiologist. After a year of struggling with my issue and being told don't worry, I found Dr Undesser and have been with him ever since. He listens and addresses my concerns with knowledge and empathy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anita – Apr 23, 2020
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Dr Undesser has been my cardiologist for many years and I highly recommend him. I have A pacemaker and have it checked personally by him every three months and my appointment is always a pleasant experience all staff is professional and on time and it Is always a pleasure to see Dr Undesser.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Betty M Sawyer – Apr 23, 2020
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Fairly quick meeting to discuss my condition. Dr. Undesser was straight to the point, thorough and explained my condition clearer than my previous providers. His no-non sense/no guarentee approach showcased his expertise and professionalism. I have no doubt I will be choosing him for my future appointments. Thank you Dr!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Brazier – Mar 04, 2020
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My wife and I recently moved to area from Arizona and I needed to find a Cardiologist that I could be comfortable with. Dr Undesser was a good fit for my situation. He took the time to understand my condition fully and explained any options that would be available if required in the future. Could not be more pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 18, 2020
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Dr. Undesser is an excellent, patient care oriented, and to the point Cardiologist. Examination and discussion with him made errors in My wife's previous diagnosis and heart related treatment obvious.
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Jerry Kuhnhausen – Jan 14, 2020
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Dr. Undesser is absolutely one of the finest physicians that has ever treated me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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I found the office and was greeted very quickly and professionally by secretary at window. Filled out a short form, was asked to take a seat and that they would be with me shortly. i had brought a book as waiting times can be extreme. I had barely opened my book when the Doctors assistant asked me to follow her. I was quickly weighed and taken to an office. She took my blood pressure and asked if I had any questions or concerns. She said the Doctor would be right with me, closed door. Within 1-2 minutes the Doctor rapped on the door entered and did my consultation. He had obviously reviewed my charts before and asked i I had any questions or concerns. He suggested changing medications. Said everything looked good and stable and would need to see me in a year unless anything changed. Totally professional experience from start to finish. I would recommend them highly!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Greg McClean – Dec 03, 2019
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Dr. Undersser is the best. He is always willing to listen to and give me his opinion on anything I have to go over with him. He is super patient and gives me the exact attention I need on my visits.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Monica – Nov 19, 2019
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Great staff and Dr. Undesser is a great communicator as well as a skill doctor!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Debra Curry – Nov 09, 2019
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I always feel comfortable seeing Dr. Undesser. He takes time to listen to me and is always friendly and caring
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Nov 06, 2019
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I've seen him 3 times and spent less than 15 minutes with him the entire time. Does not actually care what is wrong with you and just prescribes medication. Makes you feel extremely stupid for asking any questions. I wish I could give 0 stars, worst doctor experience I have ever had in my life. If you get a referral to him, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Cindi – Oct 30, 2019
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I have been going to Dr Undesser for about 13 years. He is the utmost professional and very knowledgeable. I fully trust his recommendations. I would recommend him to any of my family or friends. Thank you for the excellent care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Todd Nielsen – Oct 22, 2019
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Undesser

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Undesser treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Undesser treats other conditions, please contact the office at (208) 401-3181.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Undesser is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Arrhythmias
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Aortic Valve Disease
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High
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Undesser is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Heart Disease
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Third Degree Heart Block
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
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Check Dr. Undesser's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Undesser's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Undesser accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
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Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
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LifeWise
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Midwest Health Plan
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Moda Health
Molina Healthcare
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MultiPlan
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Karl P. Undesser, MD, PhD, FACC is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular...Read more

Biography

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education

Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University of Texas - San Antonio HSC
Medical School
1992
Duke University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1990
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
1979
University Of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Karl Undesser, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Undesser frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Undesser specializes.

Where is Dr. Karl Undesser, MD's office located?

Dr. Undesser's office is located at 1906 Fairview Ave Ste 230, Caldwell, ID 83605. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Undesser is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

West Valley Medical Center

Caldwell, ID

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, ID

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

St. Luke's Boise Medical Center

Boise, ID

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)