Ratings for Dr. Richard J. Zangara
He is curt, unprofessional, and argumentative. He is always rushing and therefore doesn't listen to the patient, will talk over you when you are answering a question, and is not comfortable with the patient taking notes to make sure he understands what is being said.
Dr. Z is a bright physician. His duties as Dir. of Lex. Lahey sometimes conflict with his duties as a prim. care phys.. I bring a list of things I want to discuss (average 2/3 items) when I see him, and usually don't get all my concerns addressed. I'm sure it's true with most Dr.s these days but Dr Z never seems to have enough time for the actual patient meeting. There's very little follow-up from his office. When I became obese I was mailed an unreadable, horribly overphotocopied "package" about recommended life-changes, but I might as well have not existed after that. I didn't read the package, I addressed the problem with diet/exercise. He saw me years later and boldly took credit for my weight loss. Dr. Z once saw me 2x in 2 months and said (with my chart in his hand) "I haven't seen you in a long time." I said "Yes you did, just 2 months ago." He replied, "Oh right." Dr. Z prefers to prescribe statin drugs rather than encouraging life-changes to combat mildly high cholesterol.
Dr. Richard J. Zangara's Credentials
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- University Of Maryland School Of Medicine (Grad. 1977)
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