Dr. Jerald Zakem, MD

Dr. Jerald Zakem, MD

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Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o
(10)

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Dr. Jerald Zakem, MD is a rheumatology specialist in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine and specializes in rheumatology.

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Top Care Areas

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Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

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5

Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zakem has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zakem's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zakem to family and friends
2.1
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)

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4.2
based on 152 total reviews (19 with comments)
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Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Zakem's Performance

Trustworthiness
FAIR
Explains condition(s) well
FAIR
Answers Questions
FAIR
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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