Dr. Michael Zakem, DO

Hematology •  Male • Age 67
  
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 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Zakem has more experience with Blood Disorders, Blood Cancers, and Lymphatic Disorders than other specialists in his area. 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 accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Spectrum Health

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Practice Areas

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Blood Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Anemia more than 100% of their peers

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

Bleeding Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Bleeding Disorders more than 98% of their peers

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

Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia more than 98% of their peers

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

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Nodular Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Nodular Lymphoma more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Lymphatic Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Nodular Lymphoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Nodular Lymphoma more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Hodgkin's Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zakem treats Hodgkin's Disease more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Zakem treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

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Dr. Zakem's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • 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 Treatment
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • 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
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • PET Scan
  • Plasmapheresis
  • 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
  • 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
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

Dr. Zakem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zakem

3.7

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
64%
(16)
4 Stars
4%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
4%
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1 Star
28%
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  • Appointment scheduling (18)
  • Staff friendliness (18)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (23)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
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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!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bill M in Grand Rapids, MI – Oct 15, 2018
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Poor interpersonal skills. Does not explain things well. If you are fighting for your life you want to understand the treatments.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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M – May 31, 2018
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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.
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Grand Rapids, MI – Feb 02, 2018
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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.
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charlotte, mi – Apr 08, 2017
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He's an awesome doctor and I trust him completely.
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Linda Soderberg in Grand Rapids, MI – Jan 18, 2016
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About Me

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 open communication and am dedicated to collaborating with specialists and the entire care team to provide the best care for patients.

Specialties

  • Hematology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Education

1980
Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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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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Metro Health Hospital

Wyoming, MI

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Spectrum Health United Hospital

Greenville, MI

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)