Dr. Michael Zakem, DO

HematologyMaleAge 68

Dr. Zakem
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

The Cancer Center at Metro Health Village

5950 Metro Way SW Wyoming, MI 49519

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(616) 252-8100

Dr. Michael Zakem, DO is a Hematology Specialist in Wyoming, MI and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities Metro Health Hospital and Spectrum Health United Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zakem to book an appointment.

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Dr. Zakem is affiliated with Metro Health Hospital Wyoming, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Zakem's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Anemia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Secondary Malignancies
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Secondary Malignancies more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Pancytopenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Pancytopenia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Zakem's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Evaluation
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Risk Counseling
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • PET Scan
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Dr. Zakem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zakem

3.5

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
59.25925925925926%
(16)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(9)
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Very rushed very poor bed side manor doesn't answer questions he may be a great dr but he treats my husband just like a number sad
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 11, 2021
One of the worst experiences with a clinician in my entire life. He had zero compassion, awful communication skills, do not think he even was familiar with my husband just that he was terminal. He objected however when we wished to switch to a different physician. We did albeit with difficulty. That evening my husband ended up in the ER. Because their paperwork indicated that he was still his primary, they contacted Zakem. He refused to help and left us in the ER without referring him to his new physician or assisting with that. Didn't he take an oath to help people? His pride was injured and he chose to make my husband suffer, literally, because of it.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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TerminalBrainCancer'sWife – Nov 28, 2020
I was led to Dr. Zakem and he has more than fulfilled his part in keeping me healthy. Brilliant, to the point, yet compassionate - I love him and highly recommend him. The staff, from office to nurses, to Debbie at the front desk also go above and beyond. You walk in the door to a big, genuine smile. I'm so thankful!
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
2 people found this helpful
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Bill M in Grand Rapids, MI – Oct 15, 2018
Poor interpersonal skills. Does not explain things well. If you are fighting for your life you want to understand the treatments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
8 people found this helpful
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M – May 31, 2018
Dr. Zakem has been wonderful to me and my family during my ongoing journey with multiple myeloma. He listens, provides information, questions, and supports during challenging times. I’m grateful for his care.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Grand Rapids, MI – Feb 02, 2018
I'd never wish anyone to have to see him but if you have to fight for your life be glad he's on your side. He made the hole cancer treatment go very smooth and was nice to have someone be a straight shooter about everything and his team was very helpful with everything that I was going through. I'm glad he was my DR through this life event.
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
3 people found this helpful
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charlotte, mi – Apr 08, 2017
He's an awesome doctor and I trust him completely.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Linda Soderberg in Grand Rapids, MI – Jan 18, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe each patient plays a key role in their health and work with them to develop an individualized plan for their treatment and recovery. I value...Read more

Biography

I am a physician at The Cancer Center at Metro Health Village in Wyoming, MI and specialize in oncology and hematology. I am passionate about providing...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Education

1980
Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Zakem, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Zakem has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Michael Zakem, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Michael Zakem, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Zakem frequently treats Anemia, Secondary Malignancies, and Pancytopenia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zakem treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Zakem, DO's office located?

Dr. Zakem's office is located at 5950 Metro Way SW, Wyoming, MI 49519. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

The Cancer Center at Metro Health Village

The Cancer Center at Metro Health Village5950 Metro Way SW Wyoming, MI 49519
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Metro Health Hospital

Wyoming, MI

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Spectrum Health United Hospital

Greenville, MI

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)