Dr. Steven Writer, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Writer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group

6140 W Curtisian Ave Ste 200 Boise, ID 83704

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(208) 302-0000

Dr. Steven Writer, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Boise, ID and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Writer has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Congenital Cardiac Disorders, and Cardiac Care 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.


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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
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
PHCS Network 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
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Practice Areas

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

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 Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Writer treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Writer treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Heart Murmur
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Writer treats Heart Murmur more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Writer treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Mitral Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Writer treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Writer treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Congenital Cardiac Disorders

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 Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 93% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Septal Defect
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Writer treats Septal Defect more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Writer treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Congenital Heart Defects
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Writer treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Writer treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Writer treats Heart Disease more than 98% of their peers

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

Hyperlipidemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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Dr. Writer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • 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, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • 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
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Hypertension

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I visited Dr. Writer for my semi-annual check-up.
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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!
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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
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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
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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.
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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!
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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!!!
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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??!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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wendy janin in boise, ID – Sep 20, 2018
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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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Carol Ingalls in Boise, ID – Jul 29, 2018
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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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Boise, ID – Mar 24, 2017
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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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William Courtright in Meridian, ID – Apr 19, 2016
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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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Linda Ohlsson in San Diego, CA – Feb 18, 2016
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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
  • 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

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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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Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario

Ontario, OR

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, ID

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average