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Dr. Steven Writer, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Writer

Dr. Steven Writer, MD is a cardiology specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in cardiology.


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(208) 302-0000

Dr. Writer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Trinity Health Plan
Altius Health Plans
Altius Health Plans HMO
Altius Health Plans POS
Altius Health Plans PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho HMO
Blue Cross of Idaho POS
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Corizon Health
First Choice Health
First Choice Health HMO
First Choice Health POS
First Choice Health PPO
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net POS
Health Net PPO
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Idaho Physicians Network (IPN)
LifeWise
Medicaid of Idaho
Medicaid of Oregon
DMAP
Moda Health
Gold
Silver
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PacificSource
PHCS
PHCS EPO
PHCS POS
PHCS PPO
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon PPO
Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance
Wise Provider Networks
Wise Provider Networks PPO

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Dr. Writer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Writer treats Chest Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Writer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Writer treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Writer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Hyperlipidemia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Writer treats Hyperlipidemia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Writer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to Arg3500 Mutation of Apo B-100
  • Hypercholesterolemia Due to LDL Receptor Deficiency
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Dominant
  • Hypercholesterolemia, Autosomal Recessive

Dr. Writer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherectomy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • 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
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Hypertension

About Me

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 developme...

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

1984
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1979
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1975
University Of Southern California La
Internship Hospital
1974
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
1979
1975
1974

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Writer

4.6

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I am always treated with respect and I trust Dr. Writer and associates with their expertise and guidance. I saw my Dr. (Lisa Kern) today, but she had not yet received notations from Dr. W or results of the nuclear medicine heart test on 4/29. The only downside at Heart Institute is the lengthy wait time (once inside the exam room, while waiting longer, would appreciate at least having some magazines to peruse. Crystal Taylor
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Dr. Writer has been my Cardiologist for over 35 years,he is a very caring individual and spends all the time necessary to inform the patient of all aspects of the problems and the recommended solutions. I leave every appointment satisfied that I am in good hands.
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It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Writer, as he is very thorough with his exams and always explains what he is looking/listening for and, if he finds something amiss, he explains his findings and recommended course of action and/or options, and also encourages questions from the patient. On this visit he also explained what he looks for when he views a patient's EKG. Interesting stuff for sure.
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Dr Writer is a professional and top in his field of cardiology. Good bedside manners and able to communicate with his patients. A great man.
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Excellent doctor!!!
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Dr. Writer seems to really care about his patients. He takes his time and answers all your questions thoughtfully and patiently! He listens to your concerns. I feel that he is also very knowledgeable, warm and I enjoy his sense of humor??!!
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I was glad to find Dr. Writer to replace my previous cardiologist who had moved. Dr Writer took time to get to know me, understand my history and what I am doing to stay healthy. He explained some things that I did not previously understand. He was thorough, thoughtful, and caring about my history and attitude toward my care. He reinforced those things I was doing correctly and made some suggestions that will benefit me. Dr. Writer will be an excellent person to have on my medical team.
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I have been Dr. Writer's patient for quite a few years. I never met a more compassionate doctor; he takes time to explain, to answer questions, spends as much time as is needed, has a great attitude. His demeanor is positive with every visit. I would surely recommend him.
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Doctor Writer is very professional and a very thorough doctor that listens to my concerns and gives me a lot of confidence in improving my health. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!
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Dr. Writer was the first Doctor to listen to my concerns about high blood pressure even with meds. It took some time to get the right combination but finally have it under control. He also spent a great deal of time inquiring about a newly diagnosed heart condition and scheduled me for an ablation adding years to my life. I am blessed to have him as my cardiologist.
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Dr. Writer is as fine a man and doctor as I have ever known! He’s kind, compassionate, and never in a hurry! Most importantly, he is an exceptional heart doctor! His 34 years of working with heart patients gives me complete confidence in every aspect of his care! Boise has been blessed to have Dr. Writer!
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Correctly diagnosed my condition within just a few minutes, and performed a procedure the same afternoon that corrected my problem. Extremely personable, and always takes all of time necessary to listen to, and address all my concerns.
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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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Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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