Dr. Gary D. Zweig

Doctor (MD)

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Specialty:Internist / Geriatrician
Practice: Gary Zweig MD
Hospital: El Camino Hospital
Stanford Hospital And Clinics
Med. School:Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Grad. Year: 1975

Answers Email: Y
Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 21/11/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 13 reviews. Dr. Gary D. Zweig has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Internist / Geriatrician-related: adult healthcare, general adult care, general adult medicine, primary adult care
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5433810
29/04/14 3 3 1 1 It's obvious that Dr. Zweig and/or a few fans are trying to paint a better picture of him. Yes, he absolutely would embarrass patients and he can be shockingly arrogant, judgmental, and condescending toward patients and colleagues. He is far from the caring great "healer" that one or two people would have you believe. He may get along with a few patients provided that they agree with everything and anything he has to say. Why would a physician his age have to advertise, claiming to be an expert on virtually everything? I am also a former patient and will never forget his hideous attitudes, judgments, and ridiculous statements (yes, without any scientific basis).  Respond
23/02/14 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 3633052
16/12/13 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Zweig and his staff to be attentive to my needs and concerns. Dr. Zweig takes adequate time to really listen and then responds with well thought out diagnosis based on supporting data. Dr. Zweig does not hesitate to recommend a specialist if he deems a condition to warrant it. In this day and age it is truly refreshing to find a physician that cares about me and my health.  Respond
RID: 3623837
03/12/13 5 5 5 5 As a long time patient of Dr. Zweig’s, I can recommend him highly and without hesitation. Consistently during my time with Dr. Zweig, I have found him to be: thorough; meticulous; unassuming; insightful; engaging; and, of course knowledgeable. He stays very current on new studies and information, as well as procedures across the spectrum, showing a rare ability to adapt to new data. When he has referred me to specialists, they have been uniformly excellent. He takes the health and welfare of his patients very personally and works very hard to insure our wellbeing. How has this worked? Dr. Zweig clearly saved my wife’s life once, and both she and I have benefitted immensely in several critical situations where his care has resulted in little impact to quality of life, where even a small oversight would have changed the course of that impact. If you are looking for an exceptionally high performing Internist to partner in your health and wellbeing, you will not find anyone better.  Respond
RID: 3617819
24/11/13 5 5 5 5 Years ago, determined to locate the best possible internist, an old-fashioned doctor of loyalty, patience, caring, and sincere involvement, I began canvassing my tennis-playing friends, physicians, dentists, Silicon Valley executives, business entrepreneurs, etc., for a name. Unequivocally, the response was the same: "If you want to live past a hundred, see Gary Zweig." Among those of us who are his patients, we agree that Zweig's qualities, first, as a man, and, second, as a doctor, are too well known on the Peninsula to warrant description. Nonetheless, what stands out is his gentleness, tactfulness, and, with his smile, a general good nature. As for his devotion to medicine, note Dr. Zweig is never economical with his words. He means to heal and preserve the dignity of his patient. In short, this is an internist who is nonpareil in precision diagnoses and accurate intervention. I'm one of those who plans to live well into the hundreds, and I'm thankful I found him. I'm indebted. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 3611602
21/11/13 5 5 5 5 Dct. Zweig is the best doctor I have ever had. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything in detail. He also is very available and caring, and has a great staff. I highly recommend him.- Brian R.  Respond
RID: 3610059
20/11/13 5 5 5 5 Gary Zweig is a top-notch doctor. I respect him for his knowledge, his sensitivity and compassion, and his connections within the medical community. He has always been there to help, after hours and weekends, and he answers emails promptly. 
Insurance: CIGNA
RID: 3609825
19/11/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Zweig is very thorough and helpful in figuring out what is ailing me. I have had some interesting diagnoses to figure out but he always stayed the mile and gotten me through whatever it is. He is very good about finding specialists and follows up with those referrals. I have been a patient for over twelve years and don't plan to change doctors until he retires (which I hope is far into the future).  Respond
RID: 3608791
18/11/13 5 5 5 5 Dr Zweig has been my doctor for 10 years. He is the best doctor I have ever had, smart, good guy. Knows what things are important, including detecting a cancer in me once which others missed, and can also quickly exclude things that are irrelevant. He also is incredibly responsive and available and will always help me get into a specialist quickly. Greg 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 3607805
17/11/13 4 5 5 5 Gary Zweig is an outstanding doctor. I have been a patient for over 15 years, and he has provided amazing care to my family and me. He is terrific both in general/routine care as well as working with the top specialists for specific issues. His attention to detail, expertise in healthcare, sense of urgency and compassion for his patients are amazing. Our family feels very grateful to have him as our doctor. 
Insurance: Anthem
Paid (or co-pay): $20
RID: 3606040
14/11/13 5 5 5 5 Wow! I am not sure the comments from the rating of 12/30/07 and 07/27/09 are talking about the same Dr. Zweig that I have been seeing for the last 6 years. I have found him to be kind, caring, knowledgeable, and passionate about helping patients in any way he can. Honesty is one of his many qualities, and I have never known Dr. Zweig to make any statements that were false; nor has he ever argued with me, criticize or make assumptions. If he feels a specialist is needed after checking you out, he is happy to find the best specialist available and arrange for a timely appointment. He actually arranged an appointment with a cardiologist for me by calling the doctor while I was in the room and discussed my case with him, and had an appointment before I left the office. He would NEVER embarrass or share any information about a patient. Having a physician that will call you back, text you, or email you with any urgent problem shows the commitment he has to his practice. He is the best.  Respond
RID: 3604983
13/11/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Zweig has ben my physician for 30 years. I have consistently experienced his focused attention, thorough explanations, empathic support and very generous time allotment, as well as the benefit current medical information and understandable explanations of that information. Two years ago I was unexpectedly hospitalized for 4 days , at a hospital with which Dr. Zweig was not affiliated. He came DAILY to consult with the doctor on my case and to spend time checking in with me! No amount of $$ can buy that level of commitment! I endorse and recommend him WITHOUT RESERVATION.  Respond
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Gary" to "Gary D." 
RID: 948483
27/07/09 3 3 1 1 I agree with the rating of 12/30/07 and I commend this patient for caring enough to warn people. For someone who is supposed to be scientifically based, it is surreal how fast Dr. Gary Zweig will make a judgment, assume with very little info. that he knows better (than even highly respected colleagues and specialists), and how fast he is to criticize or stereotype. Once he has spoken, if you should provide additional information or clarification, he will accuse you of arguing or becoming defensive. He will make statements that are false, outrageous assumptions or a snap prognosis. Then, he'll slap you on the way out with an unbelievable fee, may embarrass you by announcing something about your health to his staff - with patients nearby, but will often avoid having to do the real work, referring people out for common problems that an experienced internist would generally handle or monitor. No desire to listen or empathize; no inclination to be positive about anything but himself.  Respond
RID: 473472
30/12/07 2 2 2 3 Fairly knowledgeable technically; well regarded by other medical professional patients he likely treats with more respect. Totally uninterested in listening, typical "volume management dictated by insurer's contract" practice; utterly self-important, e.g.: when repeatedly confronted with explanations why his ever-unreliable front desk staff / voice mail system was not processing timely reschedule requests, he responded: either (a) you must be wrong because nobody else complains, or (b) I just practice medicine; I don't concern myself with such (boring, plebian, unimportant) things as whether my patients are improperly billed for no-shows. Interestingly, his front desk staff ultimately admitted that these were in fact their mistakes and that others had been treated the same way. Asked about sleep apena problems/possible value of sleep study or treatment, he dismssively rattled off canned 20 second speech why it wasn't worth bothering about as treatments were useless. Avoid like Plague. 
Insurance: CIGNA
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