Dr. Jerald Zakem, MD

Dr. Jerald Zakem, MD

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52 y/o
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Dr. Jerald Zakem, MD is a rheumatology specialist in New Orleans, LA. He specializes in rheumatology.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 5

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Dr. Zakem's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zakem's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Herniated Disc
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Zaken graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky and earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville. He completed his internship, residency and rheumatology fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa. A fellow...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

University of South Florida (Tampa)
Fellowship Hospital
University of South Florida
Residency Hospital
University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Internship Hospital
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Zakem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zakem

1.8

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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I saw him a while back at the suggestion of a family member who was then his patient. Every time i drive past his then office in Tampa, I can’t help but shudder at the inordinate amount of scripts he wrote with no resulting relief.
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I am a physician that has treated Internal medicine and rheumatology patients for 20 years. However, I saw Dr Zakem for a correct diagnosis of an autoimmune disease back many years ago. I always wondered why he was one of the worst medical experiences of my life. After all these years of having a private practice of my own I do not understand. Reading many reviews , I see he has not improved and I only read one positive review (from another physician 4/5 stars).
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I saw Dr. Zakem for unknown causes for uveitis. He came in asking dozens of questions without the time to listen for the reply . He has no patience for someone who has a hard time explaining symptoms. The end result was that he gave me a muscle relaxer for back pain . He did order many lab tests which were done . But I felt so rushed and misunderstood the whole time . Maybe he was having a rough or busy day but I would have appreciated more patience.
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I saw Dr Zakem today. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He speaks in a matter-of-fact tone, which I prefer, explaining why my symptoms have to be related to X and not Z. I entered his office with a list of issues and he reviewed them all. Being a healthcare professional myself, I felt that this doctor is very intelligent, caring and trustworthy. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Zakem spoke to me in a very rude, unprofessional manner. I drove from out of state to see him for my long-term fibromyalgia pain, degenerative disk disease, and testing for potential autoimmune disease with a referral from my neurologist who has watched the decline in my health over the past year, to include Sjogren's symptoms and flares of joint pain and swelling and facial butterfly rash. Rx'd a med I told him I don't do well on. Yelled loudly at me for asking questions, awful experience.
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Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Humana Veterans
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization

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Ochsner Medical Center

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