John Werdel

John Werdel

Dr. John Werdel has practiced OBGYN health care in Boise, Idaho, for 31 years and is the medical director for women's services at Saint Luke's Health System. He has served as chairman of the Ada County Medical Society and chairman of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists representing Idaho physicians.

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe V. Wade

Change is needed in Idaho’s abortion laws before it is too late

By: - March 7, 2023

To those who witnessed the fall of Roe v. Wade and the implementation of Idaho’s total abortion ban, the medical community accepts that broad access to abortion is no longer an option in Idaho. What most do not realize is the dramatic impact criminalizing medical care is having on recruitment and retention of physicians who […]

physician holds hand of patient

Abortion laws require revision to protect the health of Idaho residents

By: - August 23, 2022

I have been fortunate to serve our community as an obstetrician/gynecologist since 1991 and have cared for more than 6,000 women during my career in the Treasure Valley. During various points, I have worked at both Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s and currently serve as the medical director of women’s services for the St. Luke’s […]