Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD

Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD

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Oncology

Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD is an Oncology Specialist in Altamonte Springs, FL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Zakari has extensive experience in Pancreatic Neoplasms, Renal Neoplasms & Resection, and Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. He graduated from Universite Mohammed V Souissi--Rabat, Faculty Of Medicine & Pharmacy Of Rabat in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventhealth Orlando and AdventHealth Altamonte Springs. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

AdventHealth Medical Group Oncology and Hematology at Altamonte Springs

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AdventHealth Medical Group Oncology and Hematology at Orlando

AdventHealth Medical Group Oncology & Hematology at Orlando2501 N Orange Ave Ste 689 Orlando, FL 32804
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zakari

2.9

Based on 44 ratings

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In remission thanks to Dr Zakari
I have been in remission since June of 2013. Dr Zakari and his team saw me thru 8 rounds of chemo and 2 yrs of maintenance chemo. He is informative and compassionate.
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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Roberta Fox – Sep 14, 2022
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My husband was referred to Dr. Zakari because of his blood test results. Dr. Zakari's P.A. informed him he had either CLL or CMLleukemia and did additional blood work to determine which type. This was on a Friday. Our weekend was spent agonizing over the future, researching treatments & life expectancies of CLL and CML and breaking the bad news to our family. We waited all week for a call with the blood test results. Finally, on Friday, a full week later, my husband called her and she said one of the results was "blurred". We then received a voice mail this morning (Monday), in which she said "Everything is normal". We are stunned and appalled that a supposed medical professional would tell a patient they had leukemia with absolutely no basis in fact. My husband's already high blood pressure sky-rocketed & I was so devastated & stressed I thought I was going to have another heart attack. There is no excuse for this negligent & dangerous behavior.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Linda Brooks – Feb 15, 2022
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I have been a patient of Dr Zakari since 11/2018. I found & find him to be very knowledgeable, compassionate & he listen intently to all of my questions & concerns. I also feel the front office & care team are some of the nicest people I have ever met. With gratitude Agnes Davis
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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Agnes Davis – Jan 14, 2022
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I've been a patient of Dr Zakari for many years, he's respectful, kind,caring, thoughtful, listens well,allows me to speak without interruption, make very good decisions about my overall health care, but leaves the final decision up to me.my number 1 doctor thanks for your great care
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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MARY HUTTO – Apr 30, 2021
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He is knowledgeable but unfortunately doesn't care about his patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Paula White – Mar 18, 2021
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A red flag for me was the fact one of the employees went somewhere else for her treatment!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 20, 2020
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • 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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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
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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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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Excellent
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Mar 28, 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!
What went well
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Jerry in Clermont, FL – Feb 16, 2016
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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) 987-2763.

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.

Dr. Zakari is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatic Cancer
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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.

Dr. Zakari is experienced in the area of Renal Neoplasms & Resection. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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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.

Dr. Zakari is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Colorectal Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
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High
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Very High
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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.

Dr. Zakari is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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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
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Evaluation
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer Screening
  • 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
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • 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
  • Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma Evaluation
  • 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
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • 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
  • Skin Screenings
  • 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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD is an Oncology Specialist in Altamonte Springs, FL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Zakari has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown Univ Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Brookdale University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
HEMATOLOGY, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
Fellowship Hospital
1997
INTERNAL MEDICINE, Brookdale University Hospital, Brookdale, NY
Internship Hospital
1991
Universite Mohammed V Souissi--Rabat, Faculty Of Medicine & Pharmacy Of Rabat
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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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 894 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ahmed Zakari, MD speak?

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

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Adventhealth Orlando

Orlando, FL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

46 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

AdventHealth Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs, FL

45 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

AdventHealth East Orlando

Orlando, FL

45 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)