Dr. Howard Zhang, MD

Dr. Howard Zhang, MD

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Dr. Howard Zhang, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY in 2000 and specializes in gastroenterology.

75 Arch St Ste 301

Akron, OH 44304

Contact Information

(330) 253-1800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Zhang accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Frequently Treated by Dr. Zhang

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Zhang treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Zhang treats other conditions, please contact the office at (330) 253-1800.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

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Pancreatitis
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High
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Zhang treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

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Liver Damage from Alcohol
Viral Hepatitis
Cirrhosis
Liver Function Test
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High
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Very High
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Zhang treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Esophageal Varices
Hemorrhoids
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High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Zhang treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Dysphagia
Esophageal Varices
Nausea
Reflux Esophagitis
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High
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Dr. Zhang's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Zhang, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY in 2000 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Howard Zhang, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Zhang specializes in Pancreatic Disease, Liver Disease, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Howard Zhang, MD treat?

Dr. Zhang frequently treats the following conditions: Abdominal Pain, Dysphagia, and Diarrhea. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Howard Zhang, MD's office address?

Dr. Zhang's office is located at 75 Arch St Ste 301, Akron, OH 44304. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Howard Zhang, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Zhang provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Howard Zhang, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Howard Zhang, MD is affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Summa Health System - Akron Campus.

Is Dr. Howard Zhang, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Howard Zhang, MD holds board certifications in Internal Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Howard Zhang, MD have?

Dr. Zhang has over 22 years of healthcare experience.

Dr. Zhang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zhang

4.5

Based on 17 ratings

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Dr. Howard Zhang is a wonderful Dr. & he listens & answer questions & he scheduled me for colonoscopy & made sure I was fine. He makes phone calls to make sure you receive results
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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Anna M Callaway – Nov 11, 2021
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Dr. Zhang is a first-rate, outstanding GI doctor. I have been seeing him for many, many years and thanks to his diligent and excellent care, he successfully brought my UC into long-term remission. As a result, I have been symptom free and in good health now for more than a decade. I still see him for follow up visits annually and surveillance colonoscopies. I travel a significant distance to do so after a medical facility near me closed -- that goes to show how highly I value his medical expertise and professional, friendly bedside manner. He is very friendly and easy to talk to and takes the time to explain everything thoroughly. He keeps track of the latest research in the GI field which he shares with me as well as the latest and best treatment options. He really cares about his patients. I would definitely recommend him.
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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Henry – Sep 22, 2021
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Dr. Zhang is always kind, professional and caring. My overall health has improved since I have been seeing him.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jeff – Jul 31, 2021
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Dr. Zhang has been the best GI doctor I have ever had.
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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Shanna – Jul 23, 2021
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I'm so glad to be a patient of Dr. Zhang. In the last six years his care has helped to save my life by correcting several serious conditions. He treats you as a friend and makes medical conditions understandable. Great Dr.!
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
  • Long wait times
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May 07, 2021
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Dr. Zhang saved my life. He corrected my medications and identified the real problem I was facing. His explanation was detailed and precise. My health improved at once.
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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Nancy Welker – Apr 22, 2021
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He was very kind and understanding. Made me feel more as if I was talking to a friend than a doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Anonymous – Apr 21, 2021
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Outstanding
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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I B Grant – Apr 20, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Zhang for the past 6 yrs. I am very lucky I have him as my head GI doctor. I had my whole large intensities taking out back in 2009 and they rebuilt a new colon from my small intensities called a J-pouch. There are not to many doctors around that have experience with my situation. Dr. Zhang is an expert when it comes to the GI area. I am so lucky to have him. I have been to a lot of GI doctors over the past 12 years and his is one of the best. He always follow-up with me. He is a very hard working doctor who cares about his patients.
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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mark graziani – Mar 24, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Zhang's since around 2014. He has always provided exemplary care to me. There was a time when I thought my life would have been a constant, painful struggle. However, Dr. Zhang's treatments and guidance have enabled me to return to a normal, symptom-free life. I hope I am lucky enough to have him as a trusted specialist I can talk to for the rest of my life. I would recommend anyone needing a specialist in regards to digestive medicine to schedule an appointment with him. I tell everyone that asks how good he is, even to other physicians! Good bedside manner, and willing to answer and explain any questions you may have in an understandable manner.
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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Matthew S. – Mar 23, 2021
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I have seen Dr. Zhang 2 years ago when I was in the hospital and after for follow up.And again recently twice.He was so kind and knowledgeable about my problem. He solved both of my needs. He was very caring. He answered all my questions and never seemed hurried .His staff also were caring and efficient. I recommend him for any gastric and more problems. As a retired registered nurse I appreciate his professionalism and yet very humanism.
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 Ann Collatd – Mar 09, 2021
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Locations

Summa Health Medical Group

Christopher P Sullivan MD75 Arch St Ste 301 Akron, OH 44304
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Marymount Hospital

Garfield Heights, OH

65% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Summa Health System - Akron Campus

Akron, OH

70% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

29 Awards Received