Dr. Steven Writer, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 72

Dr. Steven Writer, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Boise, ID and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Writer has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from St Louis U, School of Medicine medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Writer to book an appointment.

Dr. Writer

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

6140 W Curtisian Ave Ste 200 Boise, ID 83704
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Writer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Writer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Writer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (208) 302-0000.

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Writer is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Atrial Septal Defect
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
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High
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Very High
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Writer is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Heart Disease
Hypertension
Cardiomegaly
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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High
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Writer is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
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High
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Very High
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Congenital Cardiac Conditions

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Conditions specialists.

Dr. Writer is experienced in the area of Congenital Cardiac Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Writer
Similar Providers
Atrial Septal Defect
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Septal Defect
Mitral Valve Stenosis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Writer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • 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 Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Writer accepts

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(208) 302-0000

Dr. Writer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Trinity Health Plan
Altius Health Plans
Altius Health Plans HMO
Altius Health Plans POS
Altius Health Plans PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho HMO
Blue Cross of Idaho POS
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Corizon Health
First Choice Health
First Choice Health HMO
First Choice Health POS
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net POS
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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

Dr. Writer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Writer

4.7

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
89.47368421052632%
(34)
4 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
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3 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
5.2631578947368425%
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (31)
  • Staff friendliness (31)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (31)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Definitely would recommend. Dr. Writer is thorough, answers questions, and is genuinely interested in your health.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 08, 2021
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I met Dr Writer about 25years ago during my first heart attack. From that point on he has been my primary heart doctor and over the years he has kept me above ground. His skill and bedside manner is at the top of any rating chart. I literally owe him my life.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Forever grateful – Apr 04, 2021
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I am always very grateful to have Dr. Writer for my heart doctor. I think he rates at least 5 stars if not more.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 21, 2020
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He is an excellent cardiac physcian--very cler and precise in his instructions and teaching; he also is very kind and considerate, personable while still being professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Elaine F. Peck – Sep 04, 2020
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A very experienced heart specialist. Great communicator.
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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Drew Wahlin – Jul 30, 2020
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I visited Dr. Writer for my semi-annual check-up.
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
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Mar 02, 2020
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Dr. Writer is an excellent, kind and caring physician. He first saw me a few years ago after I had a very mild stroke. He was called in to perform a procedure to possibly determine if the stroke might be related to a heart issue. I have seen him once a year since that time and have always found him to be exceptional in his relationship with his patients. He is the best!
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jim DiNucci – Jan 04, 2020
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It was my yearly check up Dr Writer always explains thing thoroughly and makes sure i understand all the whys and where for. totally happy with him and his office
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
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Barb – Dec 08, 2019
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My husband and I feel very lucky to be patients of Dr Writer since 2010. He has seen us through heart surgery and pacemaker implantation. He always explains our issues at length and he is one Dr we look forward to seeing every year. R
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Writer is one of the best physicians I have ever know. Not only does he explain things in an understandable manner but he actually listens to your complaints or concerns.
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
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Nancy Parry, M.D. – Aug 09, 2019
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Writer to friends and family. I wholeheartedly trust his judgment for my medical care!
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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Joe Mena – Jun 07, 2019
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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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May 03, 2019
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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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Apr 24, 2019
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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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Apr 13, 2019
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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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Mar 19, 2019
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Excellent doctor!!!
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
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Lynn in Twin Falls , ID – Feb 18, 2019
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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??!!
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
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Beatrice Jordan in Boise, ID – Feb 01, 2019
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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.
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
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James in Garden City, ID – Dec 14, 2018
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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.
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
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Wilfried Matschke in Nampa, ID – Dec 13, 2018
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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.
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
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wendy janin in boise, ID – Sep 20, 2018
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional 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
St Louis U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Steven Writer, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Writer has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Steven Writer, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Steven Writer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Writer frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, Heart Conditions, and Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Writer specializes.

Where is Dr. Steven Writer, MD's office located?

Dr. Writer's office is located at 6140 W Curtisian Ave Ste 200, Boise, ID 83704. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group6140 W Curtisian Ave Ste 200 Boise, ID 83704
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    • 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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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Writer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario

Ontario, OR

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, ID

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received