Dr. Karl Zarse, MD

Dr. Karl Zarse, MD

Anesthesiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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Dr. Karl Zarse, MD is an anesthesiology doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. 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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  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

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

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


  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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
based on 25 total reviews (16 with comments)
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)
Boise, ID |
Dr. Zarse is friendly, knowledgeable and completely resolved my issue. 5 stars all-the-way!
Midvale, UT |
Dr Zarse was very professional and was able to get me the pain relief needed. Thank you!
in New Braunfels, TX |
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!
in New Braunfels, TX |
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.
in New Braunfels, TX |
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.
in New Braunfels, TX |
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.
in SEGUIN,tx |
Dr Zarse was very friendly and polite i would highly recommend him very nice guy
in New Braunfels, TX |
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.
in New Braunfels, TX |
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.
in San Antonio, TX |
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!
in Seguin, TX |
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.
in New Braunfels, TX |
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!
in New Braunfels, TX |
in La Vernia, TX |
Dr. Zarse has been my Pain Management Doctor for almost three years. I followed Doctor Zarse when he moved to a different pain management service. Doctor Zarse treats you like you are a friend and not just your doctor. I trust his care of me without question. doctor
in Seguin, TX |
I have only positive things to say about my experience with Dr. Zarse. He knows what he is doing, is very efficient and obviously has compassion for his patients. He made my pain go away! He's a great doctor!
in Seguin |
He and his office staff were professional, clean and made me feel safe during procedures.
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Dr. Zarse accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Zarse has admitting privileges

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID 83706
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Treasure Valley Hospital
8800 W Emerald St
Boise, ID 83704
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