Zachary Bittinger

Zachary Bittinger, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 81 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 33 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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.

81 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 11, 2021

    This was my first time meeting Dr. Bittinger. I just moved to Columbus and had been with my previous PCP for more than 20 years. I felt very good about having Dr. Bittinger as my PCP.

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2021

    The doctor was great. He was attentive and listened. he checked areas of concern, assessed his knowledge and offered options. He was honest when he didn't know & referred me to someone who could help.

  • Reviewed on May 01, 2021

    Dr.Bittinger was very professional and showed concern for my health and overall wellness. Thank you Dr. Bittinger for being so great!

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2021

    Dr Bittinger was very patient and thorough in answering all my question.

  • Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2021

    Very kind and professional.

  • Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

    Knowledgeable, responsive vie MyChart.

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

    spent time with me and listened to me and was concerned

  • 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.

Load More Comments

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.