Dr. Richard Zelner, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 63
(19)
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Dr. Richard Zelner, MD
Dr. Richard Zelner, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Zelner is affiliated with Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Richard A Zelner MD

18111 Brookhurst St Ste 6700

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Dr. Richard Zelner, MD

Dr. Richard Zelner, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Zelner's Experience

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Dr. Zelner's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
1

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
67

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zelner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zelner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zelner to family and friends
3.8
based on 19 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Zelner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Fountain Valley, CA |
I cannot explain enough the incompetence I observed at this office. Dr. Zelner explained procedures hastily and did not answer any questions with any degree of specificity; rather, his expertise extended to the generalities of a google search. He did not order any tests until my husband asked for them. After each test he never explained the results. The only thing we would say is "you're fine."I wasn't fine then, and I'm not fine now. Stay clear of this doctor.
fountain valley |
Excellent physician and very caring
in Huntington Beach, CA |
Dr Zelner takes time in visits, explains everything well, and has provided me with most excellent care for over ten years now. Plus kept my ulcerative colitis under the best control in my lifetime. I highly recommend Dr Zelner.
in mission viejo, ca |
This was the WORST experience I have ever had with a doctor's office. They incorrectly coded the pathology report to the insurance company and I was being billed for going out of network and for an elective procedure. The person doing the billing is only in two days a week and has no voice mail or email. So she was impossible to contact. In the meantime I was being contacted by a collection agency. It took several months to resolve. No thinks to his office. Will never go back!
in Fountain Valley, CA |
I was referred to Dr Zelner due to a problem swallowing. He recommended I have endoscopy and colonoscopy which I was nervous to have. He was very patient and thorough with his explanations, putting me at ease. Today I had my follow up appointment which again he took plenty of time to explain the results and to answer my questions. I highly recommend Dr Zelner!
in Huntington Beach, CA |
I do not have an issue with Dr. Zelner, however, when his Physician assistant doesn't believe you have had colon cancer this is a major issue for me. Additionally, without naming names (but would be happy to if needed), he has some very rude and inept personnel.
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Dr. Zelner accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Zelner has admitting privileges

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
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Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
18111 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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