Dr. Darlene Zanker, MD

Dr. Darlene Zanker, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
50 y/o

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Dr. Darlene Zanker, MD is a family medicine specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. She specializes in family medicine, preventive medicine, and more.

Dignity Health Medical Foundation

2018 Mission St

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Zanker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Biopsy
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Obesity
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal

About Me

Care Philosophy

I enjoy practicing with a holistic, patient-centered approach, addressing lifestyle and emotional issues prior to medical ones.


  • Family Medicine
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

Board Certifications


Sutter Med Center Of Santa Rosa
Residency Hospital
University of California, San Francisco
Internship Hospital
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School


  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Darlene Zanker, MD
Dr Zenkar's primary concern is for her bottomline not your Health or Safety! As the on-call doc in my group she choose to deny calling in a common and desperately needed flu med prescription insisting I make a dangerous public appearance and pay her hundreds of dollars for a visit. Despite paying enormous amounts in medical insurance she forced me to call in a competent third party that after paying $45 for a phone consultation was able to get me a prescription for Tamiflu. Teladoc. com
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Dr Zanker has been my physician for almost 6 years. She and her staff keep excellent records and notes, and she is amazing at looking at the big picture. Discussing my ongoing depression and fatigue at my last physical, she recommended a sleep study. Sure enough, I have moderate sleep apnea. and now - with a CPAP machine - my sleep is better, and my fatigue and depression are lessening. She is attentive and compassionate, listens well, and has a gentleness and good humor that are reassuring.
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dominican Hospital

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