Dr. Michael Severson, MD

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Pain Medicine

Dr. Michael Severson, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Meridian, ID and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE / CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE & SURGERY in 1999. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.

Dr. Michael Severson, MD

St. Luke's Clinic - Pain Management

520 S Eagle Rd Meridian, ID 83642

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Based on 39 ratings

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Dr Severson was personable and extremely professional. I was asked several times if I had questions about the procedure. The doctor guided me through every step and the procedure was completely painless. I have read the negative reviews and do not understand them.
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
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Greg Carr – Nov 17, 2021
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I had treatment with Dr. Severson for bursitis in both hips/legs. I am a Senior Citizen and have not experienced this kind of treatment. Dr. Severson's nurses were very thorough with asking questions and getting the information necessary for the Dr. to perform the treatment. By the time I got to the room for the procedure the Dr. Severson had already studied the computer notes and after asking me a few questions he started the procedure.....asking questions and making sure that I was comfortable. I would say that it was a painless, successful day for me. I would not hesitate to go back to Dr. Severson if I needed to.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Sharon DuFrain – Mar 09, 2021
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He showed little interest in me and found ways to push me out of his office as fast as possible. Made it quite apparent I was not a priority, but a chore. Showed no passion for his work or my care. Terrible bed side manner. Overall poor physician and even worse professional.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Jun 03, 2020
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Dr. Severson acted like everything was 'OUR' problem. He also asked how we were able to get to see if him if a family practice physician didn't refer us. I wanted to tell him that he just read, from my wife's chart, that Dr. Little had referred us; but I figured he had checked out anyway, and wouldn't realize he is error. I wholeheartedly feel that, if you have other options, to exercise those before going to Dr. Severson.
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Jan 22, 2020
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I had a spine injection by Dr Severson today and he was outstanding. Was considerate and talked to me when ever he was going to do something, he continually asked me if I had any pain or and if I said yes, he asked me where or how much. He answered all my questions and had a great bed side manner. I was very pleased with the entire experience. He and the entire staff were professional and thoughtful in making sure I was comfortable.
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
No results
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Monica – Dec 25, 2019
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Dont ever go to doctor severson. My mom is is terrible pain and told us that nothing would work he did not recommend any medication. My mom can barely walk and he said there is nothing he could do. He said medication wont help, he said injections wouldnt help. He told my mom that she was morbidly obese and she needs surgery but no surgeon would touch her unless she lost weight and he would not manage her pain in the mean time while she is trying to lose weight. He didnt even make a suggestion. He told her to just tough it out and maintain a poor quality of life until she can get surgery. This guy treated us like we were drug addicts looking for drugs. Wont give her an anti-inflammatory, wont give her a mild pain pill like tramadol. I dont know what this guys problem was but he treated my poor mom like crap and had a bad attitude and forced us to walk out with no suggestion no referral no nothing. This guy is worthless, please dont go to him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Aug 07, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Severson for diagnostic shots in my lower back. I have been dealing with pain for many years. Have tried all conventional methods and nothing has worked. I'm in horrible pain all the time and can't take pain meds because they gave me an ulcer. From the get go this Dr. was rude, dismissive and condescending. He disparaged chiropractic care. Said it was "crap". Told me I was an anxious person and shouldn't be in so much pain and should get mental help. UNBELIEVABLE!! He did n
What went well
No results
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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none – Oct 23, 2018
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Front office Staff is the most unprofessional I have ever dealt with. Never answer the phone, do not return calls. My husband and I are are in an URGENT need to continue our treatments. Our Dr from CA can not even get a response.
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Debra and James Kenney in Yoruba Linda – Nov 10, 2017
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Doctor Severson is just great. He took the time to really try to evaluate where pain was being generated and to work on a solution. I had a very difficult situation to resolve and he was determined to do all possible to help reduce pain. Great doctor and a very caring, nice man. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Jack in Meridian, ID – Jun 01, 2017
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Extremely close minded to alternatives to heroin alternatives prescribed to me like Norco. Do not see this arrogant doc getting you hooked on opiates. Find relief with mild homeopathic meds
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Michael McMurtry in Meridian, ID – Mar 25, 2017
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It took a bit to get an appointment with the Dr initially. But, once a patient, response and follow up on calls is exceptional. The doctor went out of his way to work me in for an injection I needed badly. Office staff is thorough, respectful and kind. Dr is willing to listen and respond according to what you want to accomplish. Not a pill pusher, a problem solver. Highly recommend.
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
3 people found this helpful
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JanetSith in Eagle, ID – Sep 13, 2016
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not a doctor! all he can do is push pills, leaves the impression that he is able to provide other treatments but is only licensed to preform one procedure in Idaho related to the spine. in looking at his abilities as a doctor it appears as he has 43 other fields he is trained in????? but i believe those are only related to pain medications. i was led to believe that he was licensed for much more then pushing pills.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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peter tousignant in Boise, ID – Jun 10, 2016
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Dr. Michael Severson, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Meridian, ID and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Education

Childrens Hospital Oakland
Residency Hospital
Ucla Med Ctr/ucla D Geffen School
Residency Hospital
2008
University of California Irvine Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE / CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE & SURGERY
Medical School
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What are Dr. Michael Severson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Severson frequently treats Low Back Pain, Steroid Injection, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Severson treats.

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Dr. Severson's office is located at 520 S Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83642. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Severson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Severson treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Severson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Steroid Injection
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Severson performs Steroid Injection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Severson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Severson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Severson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Severson's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(208) 947-2266

Dr. Severson accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

St. Luke's Clinic - Pain Management

St Luke's Clinic Pain Management520 S Eagle Rd Meridian, ID 83642
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