Dr. Karl Zarse, MD

Anesthesiology •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Zarse
Accepting new patients

Idaho Pain and Spine

6140 W Curtisian Ave Ste 400 Boise, ID 83704

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Dr. Karl Zarse, MD is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Boise, ID. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and St. Luke's Boise Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zarse to book an appointment.


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Dr. Zarse accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Zarse's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Herniated Disc
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • 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 Toe
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

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The initial consultation with the Nurse Practitioner was great. I really enjoyed him. I arrived for the procedure and was taken back quickly. In the exam room things were fine until the staff member confirmed the procedure. It did not match what I thought i was having and told her so. She checked with the doctor. Nothing was said to the contrary. I went on the table for a fast and painless procedure. Had some things I thought were side effects, couldn't get a call back, went for follow up and found out they went ahead with the procedure that I told them was not what I thought I was having. I was not able to speak to the MD, ever. I've tried every method possible to get him to call me. I ended up in two E.R. rooms. Finally after multiple e-mails, faxes and phone calls by me and my case manager I got a one sentence fax that said only "Would you like us to send your records to another provider" That's it. This takes the cake on the worst practice management ever.
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Les M – Jun 23, 2020
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If you want your doctors to treat you like drug addicted cattle...this is your place. Took me two months to get a call back after a referral from my GP and it just went down hill from there. Plan on going in every month (like clockwork...don't miss a day!!!!, they won't refill your prescription without seeing you), plan on signing a waiver to be drug tested at any whim ($800 urine tests...seriously), AND plan on regular non-insurance covered pitches for regenerative treatments. The Straw: My last appointment was fine, spoke to the Nurse Practitioner, said "OK , see you in a couple of months", said goodbye and walked out (thinking I would make the appointment closer to that time). 30 days passes, I put a refill request in with my pharmacy, they fill one, the other, crickets. Five more days pass when I hear back from my RX that they want to see me before refilling. I spoke to the front desk (VERY hit and miss on professionalism and empathy), who told me that the Doctor needed
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Local Patient – Mar 12, 2020
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I was offered one alternative for pain management. I'm sure there is more than one option. When the nerve block didn't work the first time. He was done with me not offering any other options.
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Mar 14, 2019
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Would not recommend to anyone. This Doctor and staff are fake. They act like they want to help you but really they don’t. I should have never gone there in the first place. The communication is awful. DO NOT TRUST THEM!!!!!! thank you everyone have a good day.
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fam.122 in Meridian, ID – Feb 22, 2019
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From the very beginning, this was one of the most pleasant experiences with pain management all of the staff was caring and understanding yet professional, I would highly recommend Idaho spine and pain
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Janet Wilton in Meridian , ID – Oct 18, 2018
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Working for Dr. Zarse is honestly the best work experience I've ever had. He is the most personable doctor I've met and he has really done a lot for me. We are like a fun little family over here at Idaho Spine and Pain! :)
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Amber in Meridian, ID – Oct 11, 2018
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Last. Week I had the L side of My back Ablation done. Yesterday my R I have not had to use ICE, IBU. Or Tylenol After either side. This is the second Dr Zarse has done for me. LAST time I was on a horse 6 weeks out! YES, I do have something to compair it too my last experience. NO conscious sedation offered. Horrible pain afterwards and was refused anything for pain. My only problem this time was I just waited toooo long and was in excrutosting pain before I went in.
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Sandrs Traw ( retired RN in Middleton, ID – Jun 14, 2018
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Dr. Zarse is friendly, knowledgeable and completely resolved my issue. 5 stars all-the-way!
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Boise, ID – Jun 17, 2017
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Dr Zarse was very professional and was able to get me the pain relief needed. Thank you!
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Midvale, UT – Jun 14, 2017
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Direct and responsive to physical complaint. After receiving treatment elsewhere for over a month, a one time back injection for severe sciatica resolved my symptoms in three days. Dr. Zarse is pleasant and no nonsense. He is knowledgeable and patient and put me completely at ease. I would definitely refer family and friends!
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Judith W. in New Braunfels, TX – Jun 29, 2016
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I highly recommend Dr. Zarse. He was able to greatly reduce my post-surgery pain and got me back on my marathon training regimen in only one visit with a combination of physical therapy recommendations and pain management medication. His knowledge and friendly, caring demeanor has made him my go to Dr.
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BTV in New Braunfels, TX – Jun 07, 2016
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I was seen quickly and given exact steps as to a plan of treatment. Dr. Zarse is very knowledge and professional. I would definitely recommend him to other patients needing pain management services. It can be hard to find good doctors these days and I can happily say he tops my list of great doctors.
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jengirl12 in New Braunfels, TX – Jun 01, 2016
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When I came to Dr. Zarse, my whole right side of my neck, shoulder and arm was in disabling pain. The pain completely distorted my demeanor and caused havoc with my emotions. Dr. Zarse looked at my medical history and knew right away what treatment I needed. There was no guessing on his part. He gave me a series of shots in my neck over a month's period. His expertise has restored my whole right side where I am mobile again with no pain at all. Thank you very much Dr. Zarse.
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Pamela de Craen in New Braunfels, TX – May 21, 2016
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Dr Zarse was very friendly and polite i would highly recommend him very nice guy
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Donald cooper in SEGUIN,tx – Apr 25, 2016
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Having had pain for years in my feet and legs caused by pinched spinal nerves, and having tried several things, both medical and otherwise, I am pleased to tell you that Dr. Zarse was able to eliminate that pain altogether. He and his staff are great, and I was taken care of by them during every visit. Highly recommend him and his office.
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Chip Roberts in New Braunfels, TX – Apr 15, 2016
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I was referred to Dr. Zarse when I was in unbearable pain. The office was quick to get me in and Dr. Zarse took time to visit with me before making a recommendation for my treatment. I felt relief after the first injection. Dr. Zarse seems genuinely concerned for my well-being. Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful. I was especially impressed with Toni.
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Jo Ann Bock in New Braunfels, TX – Apr 12, 2016
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Dr. Zarse was a Godsend to me as I suffered with intense pain for so long and no doctor was able to address it. Dr. Zarse listened to my complaint, quickly diagnosed the cause and planned the treatment. The treatment was spot on in addressing the pain giving me relief for the first time. His care was compassionate, professional, and relieving. I strongly recommend dr. Zarse!
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Rev. Fr. Anthony Pearson in San Antonio, TX – Apr 06, 2016
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Dr.Zarse has always been very attentive about my pain relief. With chronic back pain I have always appreciated his goals of no back pain. He has shown an acute sense of remedial functions that will achieve almost no pain for me. He has a great bedside manner and is a very hard worker at achieving a zero pain level. He also was able to control my knee replacement pain after it went bad. You can depend on his techniques of diagnoses and remedial actions. He has always reduced my pain.
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Larry C in Seguin, TX – Apr 06, 2016
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I've had two previous back surgeries, and after multiple doctors thru the years, I can honestly say that Dr. Zarse's demeanor is unlike any of the doctors I've seen in the last six years. He listens, appears sincere, and remains committed to being proactive to help his patients. He was recommended to me by a well known and respected doctor in town, and I understand why!
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Tricia M. in New Braunfels, TX – Apr 06, 2016
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Had severe lower Back PAIN FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND AFTER SEVERAL VISITS TO DR. KARL ZARSE HE NNOW HAS MY BACK PAIN DOWN TO A MANAGEABLE LEVAL IN WHICH I CAN LEAD A NORMAL LIFE. IF YOU HAVE BACK PAIN DR. ZARSE IS THE DR. TO SEE.
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ROBERT BAYER in New Braunfels, TX – Mar 25, 2016
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Biography

I specialize in minimally invasive therapies for painful spinal conditions. My background in different from other pain physicians in a variety of ways. I started my career in Orthopedics, which gave me significant surgical skills and the ability to r...Read more

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
Baylor College Of Med
Internship Hospital

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Idaho Pain and Spine

Idaho Pain and Spine6140 W Curtisian Ave Ste 400 Boise, ID 83704
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Idaho Spine and Pain3875 E Overland Rd Meridian, ID 83642
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Tricity Pain Associates, San Antonio, TX

Seguin Office634 E Court St Seguin, TX 78155
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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, ID

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

St. Luke's Boise Medical Center

Boise, ID

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Treasure Valley Hospital

Boise, ID

91% Patient experience rating, 22% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)