Dr. Jerald Zakem, MD

Dr. Jerald Zakem, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
50 y/o
9 reviews

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Dr. Zakem specializes in Rheumatology and practices in New Orleans, LA. He practices at 1 location.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
New Orleans, LA |
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.
*Dr. Zakem & everyone in his office has always treated me with respect. *Dr. Zakem is a great dr. he will sit in the exam room with me until all of my questions or concerns have been answered.
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New Orleans, LA |
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.
in Ocean Springs, MS |
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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Dr. Zakem's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Herniated Disc
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate