Dr. Darlene Zanker, MD

Dr. Darlene Zanker, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
49 y/o

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Dr. Darlene Zanker, MD is a family medicine specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 20 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

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Dr. Zanker's Experience

Dr. Zanker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zanker "I enjoy practicing with a holistic, patient-centered approach, addressing lifestyle and emotional issues prior to medical ones."

3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

11  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University of California, San Francisco
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Sutter Med Center Of Santa Rosa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zanker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zanker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zanker to family and friends
16 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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  • 1

Dr. Zanker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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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...more
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