Dr. Steven Writer, MD

Dr. Steven Writer, MD

Cardiology | Male | 67 years old

My decision to become a physician started with a desire to provide comfort and care...Read more

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group
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My decision to become a physician started with a desire to provide comfort and care by using the many and...

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  • Cardiovascular Diseasenull
  • Interventional Cardiologynull
  • Internal Medicinenull
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  • Medical School
  • Internship Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
  • Other Education
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Writer's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (11)
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      in Meridian, ID |
      ER patient, Dr. Writer indicated William see him this week and to call his office and talk with his Nurse fo insure an appointment. After a promise to call me back failed, talked with Janie who indicated Danny would be put on the line, after being on hold for 15 minutes I was sent to new patient information Desk and was informed the next available opening with Dr. Writer was May 11. Danny indicate William was not a priority or Dr Writer would have returned her call. wow..
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      From day one, Dr. Writer made me feel that I had found a supportive, knowledgable, and caring physician. He has answered all my medical inquiries, explained the pros and cons of every medication and procedure, and given me a path/plan to address my medical situation. Most of all, he helped me focus on realistic and positive outcomes and how to get there. His calming positive support and understanding are in themselves reasons he has earned my trust and appreciation.
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      Specialties

      • Cardiology
      • Interventional Cardiology

      Board Certifications

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      • Cardiovascular Disease
      • Internal Medicine
      • Interventional Cardiology

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm of Heart
      • Angina
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Ectasia
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Chest Pain
      • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Coronary Artery Dissection
      • Endocarditis
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Murmur
      • Heart Palpitations
      • Hyperlipidemia
      • Hypertension
      • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Hypertensive Heart Disease
      • Hypotension
      • Limb Swelling
      • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
      • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Pericarditis
      • Peripheral Artery Disease
      • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
      • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Edema
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Secondary Hypertension
      • Septal Defect
      • Syncope
      • Thrombosis
      • Tricuspid Valve Disease
      • Vascular Disease
      • Venous Hypertension

      Procedures Performed

      • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
      • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
      • Angiography
      • Angioplasty
      • Atherectomy
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac Imaging
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Cardiovascular Stress Test
      • Cardioversion
      • Cardioversion, Elective
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Ultrasound
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Coronary Stenting
      • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
      • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
      • Impella Device
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Radiofrequency Ablation
      • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thrombolysis
      • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
      • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
      • Ultrasound
      • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
      • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Saint Louis University School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1974

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Southern California La

        Completed in 1975

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Washington School Of Medicine

        Completed in 1979

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Utah School Of Medicine

        Completed in 1984

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Cardiology
      • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Writer's Care Philosophy

      My decision to become a physician started with a desire to provide comfort and care by using the many and growing therapies and technologies to help those who are sick and to also prevent illness . In cardiology we have the privilege of the development of advanced technologies in the treatment of the acutely ill. Maintaining health and the prevention of illness is also a great calling and focus through education and counseling and treatment. My goal for my patients is to provide a groundwork for wellness through discovery and treatment. The patients, their families, the staff and I share in some remarkable journeys that sometimes span decades. That is a solemn and precious trust that I treasure.