Zachary Bittinger

Zachary Bittinger, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 58 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 25 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

As a physician, I’m passionate about family medicine for several reasons: (1) It allows me to help everyone from newborns to elderly patients, from all walks of life, and to manage a wide range of acute and chronic problems. (2) I enjoy how family medicine encourages me to be the coordinator for diverse, talented interprofessional teams, including specialists, pharmacists, therapists, dietitians and other providers. (3) I love building long-term relationships with my patients because I can celebrate, counsel, grieve and overall play a small but hopefully important role in their life’s journey.

I want to help patients understand their health better and make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones. My role is not always to order every test or prescribe every medicine, but to find the right balance of care for each individual patient. I specialize in preventive medicine, which I believe is the essence of family medicine. My goal at every visit is to work with my patients to prevent the onset or progression of various conditions so that my patients can experience their lives to the fullest.

Since I attended The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Indiana University for my education, I have seen firsthand the power of having academic resources at your fingertips. Additionally, when patients run into learners during their visits to my office, I encourage them to recognize the impact they’ll have on a student’s journey toward being a better, smarter, more caring provider!

In my free time, I love reading a wide range of fiction novels, listening to music and attending concerts, competing in and watching sports (Go Bucks!), playing trivia, and spending time with my wife and two beautiful children.
Highlights
  • AAFP National Conference Poster Presentation, 2019
  • Former staff member of Indianapolis Student Outreach Clinic (a student-led, interprofessional, free community clinic in which residents are primary staff and overseen by a physician)
  • Contributed to “Dysphagia: Looking Beyond Common Etiologies as a Primary Care Provider”
  • Class President, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Men's Health
  • End of Life Care
  • Health Services for Transgender Persons
  • Intrauterine Devices
  • Hypertension
  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health
  • Asthma
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Practice

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
MD
8/1/2013 - 5/31/2017

Residency

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

7/1/2017 - 7/16/2020

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

58 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 08, 2021

    I thought everything went ok and he understood my concerns, I felt good when I left even though I was a little emotional towards the end, but once I felt he understood my feelings about my over all health, I felt happy when I left, but later I went into my mychart and read the doctors notes and how he felt about the visit things he said, I was concerned, confused and upset

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

    Made eye contact when speaking with me & not just looking at the computer. Respectful of my use of complementary health care - herbs.

  • Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

    This was first visit w/this provider & he spent a lot of time talking about my health issues, meds, etc. Excellent experience.

  • Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

    He is always very responsive to messages and good about following up.

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

    Compassionate, professional, and extremely easy to talk to.

  • Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

    he is the best provider I have . I have been three providers before , however , Dr, Zachary M Bittinger is the best

  • Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

    He was extremely easy to talk to, patient, well-versed in my medical history, and took time to answer all of my questions without seeming rushed in any way. It was a very positive experience!

  • Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

    he listened to my concerns and answered my questions

  • Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

    He was very patient and willing to listen. i was very impressed because he knew my whole medical history.

  • Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

    All around excellence...while not my regular provider, I was treated like a patient whom he had a long connection with. He put me at ease, gave me full explanations to his diagnosis and treatment goals, and showed real concern in helping me to deal with pain.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Bittinger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.