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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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
Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
Why It Matters: Dr. Zarse's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Arthritis of the Spine
Chronic Neck Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
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 Spine
Osteoarthritis of Toe
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Compression Fracture
Vertebral Compression Fractures
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Chronic Pain Management
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Steroid Injections
Facet Joint Injection
Ganglion Impar Block
Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar Sympathetic Block
Medical Branch Block
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Peripheral Nerve Block
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Spinal Nerve Block
Stellate Ganglion Block
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Trigger Point Injection
Malpractice Claims not available
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Wisconsin / Madison
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
University Of Wisconsin / Madison
Medical School | Graduated 1998
Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
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
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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