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About Dr. Steven L Zacks

Dr. Steven L Zacks, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chapel Hill, NC, with another office in Charlotte, NC. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Zacks is affiliated with Unc Memorial Hospital. Dr. Zacks has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Steven L Zacks is Good. Dr. Steven L Zacks has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Steven L Zacks is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University North Carolina Campus Health Services

320 Emergency Room Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Carolinas Medical Center

1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Dr. Steven L Zacks has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Steven L Zacks has the following 11 expertise

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Celiac Disease
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Dr. Steven L Zacks has 0 board certified specialties

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Proactive doctor.

Dr. Zacks was very proactive. He made sure I was tested for everything, since my blood work came back so crazy. Turns out I have a very rare disease that he had talked about before, but wanted to make sure, that I really had it. He fought for me to be put into a special program, with new meds just for my rare condition. Also to get these meds for free. He saved my life.

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:-) Brilliant but!!

I was referred to Dr. Zacks office by my GI because l soon or later was in need of a liver transplant, and she thought it was time for me to see a Doctor at UNC. My first visit was fine he explained all the steps involved and took all the time that was needed,it does help to get some knowledge in the matter upfront,makes the visit more productive,I can only recommend it.Shortly after I started to receive my appointment schedule for the class and all the testing that needed to be done to be able to get on the transplant list. Dr. Zacks has great knowledge in his field of expertise in my opinion, and I am a patient that was active involved in my treatment and fallowed all instructions given to me,as best as I could and still am . I always felt very well taken care of by him and my Coordinator . All my questions were always answered, and when I needed a quick appointment due to my health declining I had no problem getting one. Sure he can get impatient sometimes ,as mentioned by others, who doesn't at times ,he has a high responsibility toward his patients but at the same time he can also be very patient explaining things to you.I have experienced both and he definitely doesn't sugarcoat anything, but he doesn't give you bad news with the sledgehammer either witch was fine by me I rather be informed anyway , good or bad . To make a long story short my health declined rapidly,I was admitted and Dr.Zacks was left with the task to get me ready for a possible transplant . Due to my messed up blood levels , I was on an inactive level on the list, at the time being . I was no candidate for Surgery,yet I was never scared . I had enough convidence in my doctors ability to get me through this, :-) and since you reading my review I think you can guess what the outcome was . So for my conclusion Best Doctor Ever!!! Many Thanks from a great full patient.

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My dad is a pt with this Dr. and this Dr. has been nothing but rude and very disrespectful to my dad. My dad has been in severe pain and Dr. Zacks just told him it was part of his illness and he just needed to deal with it. My dad is never one to complain about pain but his pain has been so severe that he cant even get out of the bed at times. My dad ask Dr. Zacks about if they would check and see if hehad cancer because it ran strong in his family Dr. Zacks said you dont even have cancer so dont even worry about it. My dad is in Stage 4 Cirrohosis and he knows that he is dying and he was talking to Dr. Zacks about it and the dr. didnt even have the guts to look him in the eye. He just totally ignored him like he wasnt even there. Dr. Zacks has done absolutely nothing for my dad . I would not recommend him to anyone.

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Poor bed side manner

I brought my father to see Dr. Zacks for a second opinion and because we were not satisfied with the care we were getting from another doctor. Dr. Za ...

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Zacks is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Accepted Insurance

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