Zachary Bittinger

Zachary Bittinger, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

4.8 out of 5
  • 171 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 72 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.
  • 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

7/1/2017 - 7/16/2020

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine


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.

171 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

    Fine physician.

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

    During our three face-to-face interactions, Dr. Bittinger has been pleasant, thorough, and efficient.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    It was a very good experience, and I recommend this provider to my family and friends.

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

    Dr. Bittenger came into the appointment very prepared. Even though I had only seen him once before, and it had been a year, he was up to date on my health record, tests, and medication. I was very impressed. He spends time listening and explains information well.

  • Reviewed on Feb 27, 2022

    This was the first time seeing this provider and I am extremely impressed with the care received and look forward to having him as my PCP.

  • Reviewed on Feb 26, 2022

    Knowledgeable and calm

  • Reviewed on Feb 20, 2022

    He took the time to listen and provide advice on my condition

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

    Pushed COVID-19 vaccine. Told him I did not want it.

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Bittinger has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Doximity