Dr. Karl Zarse, MD

Dr. Karl Zarse, MD

Anesthesiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Karl Zarse, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University of Wisconsin / Madison in 1998 and specializes in anesthesiology.Read his story

6140 W Curtisian Ave Ste 400

Boise, ID 83704

Contact Information

(208) 327-5657

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Dr. Zarse's Experience

Dr. Zarse's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Zarse's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zarse "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 read my patients MRI and X-rays without relying solely on a radiology report. I have been an instructor teaching the Kyphoplasty procedure for compression fractures to area doctors and fellows. And I am certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, the most stringent certification process available in interventional pain management. My goal is for my patients is to have a full understanding of their condition and what treatments are available. Together we will incorporate a plan that may include interventions, physical therapy, and medical management. I strive to maximize your function without resorting to extensive and often debilitating surgery. However, my background allows me to quickly identify what conditions are surgical, and I will make that case if those unique circumstances arise. I have been devoted to health and fitness my entire life. I love to workout in the gym and vacation in the mountains. In addition to resistance training I incorporate Pilates, Yoga, and the Bar method as ways to stay active and pain free for years to come. I regularly encourage my patients to do the same and provide a variety of educational resources to encourage their involvement in these activities. "


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1  Specialties

  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**

30  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • 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
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

27  Procedures

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.


  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zarse has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zarse's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zarse to family and friends
25 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

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Dr. Zarse's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

Dr. Zarse is friendly, knowledgeable and completely resolved my issue. 5 stars all-the-way!
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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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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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