|Address:||706 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606, USA|
|Working:||8:30AM–4:30PM 8:30AM–4:30PM 8:30AM–4:30PM 8:30AM–4:30PM 8:30–11:30AM Closed Closed|
I was not impressed with this office at all. I visited the Platt street location. The office is cold, white and felt like a school cafeteria. No nice furnishings, warm colors, a picture on the wall. Nothing. The wait was very long. The office staff is very kind. When I met Dr. Zakary I didnt really feel a connection with him as a provider. This is my 6th baby and he over explained everything. He has a very serious demeanor, no smile, not particularly caring and not lighthearted or warm at all. He gave me a DO NOT list and a DO list (Do not drink alcohol, do not eat sweets, do not take anything over the counter, do eat a healthy diet, do exercise) just like that. I also found him to be extremely arrogant.("Im the best Dr around.") When it came to the exam, I pray to the lord that I never have another experience like the one I had with this Dr. EVER AGAIN! Let me just start off by saying, Im 30 years old. I have been pregnant 7 times and I have had MANY, MANY exams throughout my lifetime and by several different providers. First I put my legs in the stirrups he tells me to scoot way down, I do. I am (like I always do) not flopping my legs apart. Normally the providers will tell me " go ahead and let your legs drape apart or they will very gently guide them open. Not Dr Zakary! That was actually the first thing about the exam that was off to me. He roughly pushes my legs open and says nothing to me. It only got worse from there. He says NOTHING as he starts the exam as most doctors do.( "youre going to feel my touch" or "heres the speculem" or "little bit of pressure") he just rammed the speculem in.HARD.Hard enough that I flew up on the table! He hurt me! He was incredibly, rough! I told him just that, and that he needed to be gentle. He then opted to skip the exam. Thank god. When it came the ultrasound he gave me the wand for me to insert myself and I did. Once the ultrasound started he once again said NOTHING not..." Hes your little baby" or "Heres the heart beating, isnt that neat" or " everything looks great!" Not one word! Not the way I would expect someone that works in this field (and actually enjoys the work) or truly realizes what an amazing thing growing and giving life to a new human is. Then he yanked the ultrasound wand out faster than a NASCAR driver drives on race day. After, he apologized to me, but I didnt feel that it was sincere. He blamed the pain I experienced on the " size of the speculem" I guess maybe he assumed I had a big vagina or something? And then went back to his arrogant comments " I have been doing this 29 years, Im the best at what I do" blah, blah, blah. The exam experience I had with Dr. Zakary was extremely troubling to me. Now if I hadnt have had so many exams and vaginal ultrasounds done to compare this experience to, I wouldnt feel inclined to comment or share my experience. However thats not the case, and this truly was the most painful, rough pelvic exam I have ever experienced. I will never go back. There are lots of great OB/GYNs out there who genuinely LOVE what they do, and are great Drs. They will give you a good experience,with kind, warm,compassionate, care. Their actions and behavior will show that they know how special and exciting pregnancy is. If you want a Dr like that dont waste your time with Dr. Zakary.
Amazing Doctor and Man in general! This man truly takes pride in what he does and how he does it! He delivered my son December 10th, 2002 and another one of my boys emergency cesarean at 27 weeks on 11/06/2015. I cannot express my appreciation to him enough, there needs to be more doctors like him! Dr. Zakhary took my high risk pregnancy as serious as I did, maybe a little more serious than I assumed it was. He admitted me to TGH for bedrest at 26 weeks, came to see me everyday with a smile on his face with high hopes for me and my baby!!! Unfortunately, my water broke at 26 weeks, he had to remove my cerclage and I ended up in labor at 27 weeks with an umbilical prolapse so he had no choice but to do an emergency cesarean on me. (cleanest incision Ive ever seen) If it was not for him taking my pregnancy as serious as he did- ripping cords out of the wall. throwing everything off of my bed, pulling my hospital bed through the halls and even through the NICU of TGH basically by himself just to get me to the OR, my little Mateo or myself probably wouldnt be here right now. If I could hug Dr. Zakhary everyday and tell him Thank you", I would. No matter what insurance you have, he makes you feel like you are the ONLY patient, and I like that, everyone is treated equally and thoroughly ... Over the last 12 years Ive always recommended people to go to him and am so thankful I had the pleasure to have another memorable and life changing experience with my care, my life and my miracle babys life in his hands!!!! Every time Dr. Zakhary would see me in his office hed always start off by asking me "How I was doing/feeling?" before getting into ANYTHING ELSE!!! Im going to continue to see him as my GYN from here on out. He is literally Gods gift to women! :) I will be eternally thankful for him! -Tara Page
I read the reviews before I decided to come to this doctor and was impressed by all the positive comments. However, looking back after actually going to this doctor I am confused by the positive reviews. The wait time is extremely long and unacceptable. I waited almost two hours to see the doctor and when I got into the room I was in there for less than 5 minutes. He does not take his time explaining things to you. He is very quick to run out of the room. At one point I had to stop him from leaving because I had questions that I needed to ask him. He doesnt care about your understanding of the situation or your concern. Not once in my 2 visits to him did he ask me "do you have any questions?" I went in for BC and he offered me only two options but when I came home to do my research discovered there were a lot more options to choose from. He also insinuated that I could gain some "much needed" weight from one of the suggested options. Im at a healthy weight for my size, so Im not sure why he would say something along those lines. And if he really was concerned, he should have said it differently. I dont think anyone should leave a doctors office thinking "did he really just say that?" Definitely looked and found a new doctor that treats me well and informed me on all options. So happy that I decided not to continue with this one.
ms April Nelson
June 2017 I suffered a tubal pregnancy in which my left tube had burst leaving me with serious internal bleeding which was the most painful experience I had ever encountered remind you I have 5 kids but the pain I experience that day was unbearable. Dr Zak has been my doctor since 2005 or so before this tubal pregnancy in 2017 I hadnt seen him in 2 years but he didnt hesitate to come to the ER AND SAVE MY LIFE AND HE NEVER GOT PAID MY INSURANCE DIDNT PAY HIM. HE WASNT IN THE NETWORK WITH MY INSURANCE but it didnt matter my life was important to him .THANK YOU DR. ZAKHARY MY KIDS AND I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.