Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD

Hematology & OncologyMaleAge 57

Dr. Zakari
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

AdventHealth Medical Group Oncology & Hematology at Orlando

2501 N Orange Ave Ste 689 Orlando, FL 32804

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Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Orlando, FL. Dr. Zakari has more experience with Pancreatic Neoplasms, Renal Neoplasms & Resection, and Gastrointestinal Neoplasms than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zakari to book an appointment.

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Make an appointment at Oviedo Medical Center today at (407) 818-1297.

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A red flag for me was the fact one of the employees went somewhere else for her treatment!
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Dec 20, 2020
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Apparently his case load is too much, or just doesn't care about his patients. We have ask and then begged to see him after a chemo treatment... all we got was the P.A. which she is very informative and helpful. Where is the DR? Not happy with his care for my husband, nor is he. When a life is on the line, you want care and attention. I would choose someone else. It suggests to email him... no response. Like I said, he is too busy with whatever... his ego.
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Impossible to get in touch with his office. Hours of waiting to be seen. Hard to understand and very condescending. Mistakes made concerning chemotherapy. Worst experience ever!
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May 01, 2020
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Dr Zakari is a very brilliant and compassionate Dr . He spent a lot of time explaining all the issues with my wife and I of her health issues and went above and beyond to get us the right course of action for a serious health issue. I can’t say enough to thank him.
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Jerry Lamb – Feb 06, 2020
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He and his team at Advent health (previously Florida Hospital) saved my life. Thank you Dr. Zakari
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Amy S. – Jan 31, 2020
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Good doctor with world's worst staff Using Dr. Zakari in coordination with a specialist oncologist at cancer specialty hospital in another state. He is executing the orders from the other oncologist and is the local reviewer and question answerer during chemo. When he's not rushed, he answers questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. He also responds to emails. His office staff is either overworked or just outright incompetent. Calls for appointment inquiries or changes go unanswered. Requests for prescription renewals aren't sent to the pharmacy without numerous calls begging (on voicemail since no one ever gets on the phone). The latest was they lost a blood sample and weren't even aware that they were supposed to get it to the lab even after numerous follow-up calls asking for the report.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Titaniumrx8 in Orlando, FL – Jan 21, 2020
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Excellent. My sons and me appreciate all he do, for our husband and father.
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Sep 01, 2019
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Very intelligent and kind Doctor. Looks for the latest treatments, explains everything and makes sure you understand.
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Mar 30, 2019
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Dr Zakari has been my hematologist and oncologist for the past 11 years. I have been extremely pleased with his care, research and custom approach to my diagnosis and treatment protocols. When the average doctor wants to jump to conclusions, he is thorough and doesn't hesitate to seek other specialist's input around the country to make sure he is correct. When I have had health problems, he digs in, solves and quickly gets you the right care. I completely trust him & highly recommend!
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Orlando, FL – Jun 29, 2017
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Randall King's review is spot-on. Take too much chemo, go die, and not a peep from Dr. Zakari after the fact.
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Jacksonville, FL – Apr 14, 2017
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He is the best Colon Oncologist in the United States. He listens and is patient with questions. Dr. Zakari cares about all his patients.
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Robert Clements in New York, NYcape Canaveral, FL – Jun 21, 2016
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Showboats with fluff info - any intelligent inquiry causes his fragile ego to crack and doesn't take long after that to become cocky - rude - and dismissive. All his diagnosis are based on rote memorization of text book statistics and flowcharts - which is a general gripe about non-customized onco treatments - but this explains why he is apathetic towards any questions about one's specific reactions/responses/symptoms. If you are given an unsuitable chemo cocktail, expect a shrug - go die.
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Randall King in Ocoee, FL – Mar 09, 2016
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Works closely together with surgeon and mad the right decisions
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Ahmed Zakari, MD, is a leading hematologist and medical oncologist with AdventHealth Medical Group’s renowned cancer team in Orlando. He is also...Read more

Biography

Ahmed Zakari, MD, is a leading hematologist and medical oncologist with AdventHealth Medical Group’s renowned cancer team in Orlando.

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
HEMATOLOGY, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1997
INTERNAL MEDICINE, Brookdale University Hospital, Brookdale, NY
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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What are Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zakari frequently treats Pancreatic Neoplasms, Renal Neoplasms & Resection, and Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Zakari specializes.

Where is Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD's office located?

Dr. Zakari's office is located at 2501 N Orange Ave Ste 689, Orlando, FL 32804. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Zakari speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Zakari

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Zakari treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Zakari treats other conditions, please contact the office at (407) 303-2024.

Pancreatic Neoplasms

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Pancreatic Neoplasms specialists.

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Renal Neoplasms & Resection

Renal oncology focuses on the management and treatment of kidney cancer through surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and chemotherapy.Compare with other Renal Neoplasms & Resection specialists.

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Kidney Cancer
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Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Neoplasms specialists.

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Colorectal Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
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Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Myeloma
Hodgkin's Disease
Nodular Lymphoma
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Dr. Zakari's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Melanoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Dr. Zakari accepts the following insurance:

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AdventHealth Medical Group Oncology & Hematology at Orlando

AdventHealth Medical Group Oncology & Hematology at Orlando2501 N Orange Ave Ste 689 Orlando, FL 32804
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Compare with other Hematology & Oncology Specialists

Compare Dr. Zakari with our nearby Hematology & Oncology Specialists at Oviedo Medical Center.

Make an appointment at Oviedo Medical Center today at (407) 818-1297.

These providers are on the medical staff of Oviedo Medical Center.