Pollack Zachary T

Zachary T. Pollack, M.D.


Specialties
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
5350 Tallman Ave. NW
Tallman Building, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
206-781-6161
206-781-6208

General Information


Biography
I believe that good medical care and the best outcomes for mothers and babies are achieved by listening to patients and respecting their needs and concerns. I see my role as an educator and strive to create a personalized plan of care for all my patients. I emphasize preventive health and view pregnancy as a normal and natural part of a womans life cycle.
Specialties
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Residency: University of California San Francisco at Fresno
Languages
  • Spanish
  • English
Personal Interests
Spending time with my family, Violin, Rock climbing, Skiing and Travel

Publications

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal cerclage
  • abdominal cramps
  • abnormal pap
  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • abortion
  • abortion information
  • adolescent gynecology
  • amenorrhea
  • anemia of pregnancy
  • annual gynecological examination
  • anovulation
  • anovulatory bleeding
  • asymptomatic bacturia
  • atrophic vaginitis
  • atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance
  • atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance pap smear
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • bartholin's cyst
  • benign breast lump
  • benign neoplasm of skin
  • bicornuate uterus
  • birth control
  • bladder disease
  • bladder prolapse
  • bladder training
  • breast diseases
  • breast examination
  • breast lump
  • candidiasis of vagina
  • cervical biopsy
  • cervical conization
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • cervical polyp
  • chlamydia-female only
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • colonoscopy
  • colposcopy
  • condylomata acuminata
  • contraception
  • cryosurgery of cervix
  • cystitis
  • cystocele
  • delayed menarche
  • delayed puberty
  • dermoid cyst
  • detrusor instability
  • diabetes in pregnancy
  • diabetic and newly pregnant
  • dilation and curettage
  • dyspareunia
  • dysuria
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • endometrial ablation
  • endometrial biopsy
  • endometrial hyperplasia
  • endometrioma
  • endometriosis
  • endometritis
  • enterocele
  • essure contraceptive
  • fallopian tube disorders
  • family planning
  • female anorgasmia
  • female genital problems
  • female urinary incontinence
  • fibroid removal
  • fibroids
  • follicular cyst of ovary
  • galactocele
  • genital herpes, female
  • genital warts
  • gestational trophoblastic disease
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hot flashes
  • human papilloma virus
  • hydatiform mole
  • hyperemesis
  • hysterectomy
  • hysteroscopic adhesiolysis
  • hysteroscopic myomectomy
  • hysteroscopy
  • imperforate hymen
  • implanon
  • incomplete abortion
  • incomplete emptying of bladder
  • incomplete uterovaginal prolapse
  • increased frequency of micturition
  • intrauterine device
  • irregular menstruation
  • labial adhesions
  • laceration of vagina
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • laparoscopic lysis of peritoneal adhesions
  • laparoscopic myomectomy
  • laparoscopy
  • leiomyoma
  • lichen sclerosis
  • loop electrosurgical excision procedure
  • mastodynia
  • menometrorrhagia
  • menopause
  • menorrhagia
  • missed abortion
  • missed periods
  • multiple gestations
  • nexplanon
  • oligomenorrhea
  • operations on cul-de-sac
  • oral contraceptive counseling
  • osteoporosis
  • ovarian cyst
  • ovarian cystectomy
  • ovarian failure
  • ovarian mass
  • ovarian torsion
  • overflow incontinence of urine
  • painful periods
  • pap smear
  • paratubal cyst
  • partial hysterectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • pelvic floor exercise
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • pelvic mass
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • pelvic pain
  • pelvic surgery
  • pelvic varicose veins
  • perimenopause
  • perinatal mental health
  • permanent sterilization
  • pessary
  • placental disorders
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • post partum check-up
  • post partum mastitis
  • postcoital bleeding
  • postmenopausal bleeding
  • preconception counseling
  • preeclampsia
  • pregnancy
  • pregnancy counseling
  • premature adrenarche
  • premature ovarian failure
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • prenatal care
  • prenatal testing
  • preterm premature rupture of membranes
  • primary amenorrhea
  • prophylactic oophorectomy
  • recurrent urinary tract infection
  • routine gynecological care
  • salpingo-oophoritis
  • selective estrogen receptor modulation
  • septate uterus
  • sexual dysfunction
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • sling procedure
  • spontaneous abortion
  • squamous intraepithelial neoplasia
  • surgical sterilization
  • tubal ligation
  • tubal ligation reversal
  • tubo-ovarian abscess
  • unicorneate uterus
  • urge incontinence
  • urinary incontinence
  • urinary retention
  • urinary stress incontinence
  • urinary tract infection
  • urinary urgency
  • uterine abnormality
  • uterine bleeding
  • uterine fibroid embolization counseling
  • uterine lining removal
  • uterine myoma
  • uterine polyp
  • uterine prolapse
  • uterine surgery
  • uterovaginal prolapse
  • vaginal abscess
  • vaginal atrophy
  • vaginal biopsy
  • vaginal birth after caesarean section
  • vaginal bleeding
  • vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy
  • vaginal candidiasis
  • vaginal discharge
  • vaginal dryness
  • vaginal hysterectomy
  • vaginal infections
  • vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
  • vaginal irritation
  • vaginismus
  • vaginitis
  • vaginoplasty
  • vasomotor symptoms
  • vulvar abscess
  • vulvar disease
  • vulvar dysplasia
  • vulvar vestibulitis
  • vulvodynia
  • vulvovaginitis
  • water birth
  • water birth information
  • women's health

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.4 out of 5 (67 Ratings, 19 Comments)

90

09/27/2016
Again, this was not a planned appointment or procedure. Dr. Pollack explained very clearly what a miscarriage is. He sat in silence for 2-3 minutes at a time waiting for my husband and I to think of a question. He explained the procedure very thoroughly and also explained other options very thoroughly. He was very kind and genuine when he was speaking about the cause of miscarriages and it has been very helpful thinking about the examples that he gave.
70

09/12/2016
15 Minutes is not adequate to have questions answered and provide care that is confidence inspiring. Dr. ZP makes an effort to answer all questions but time does not allow. We wish we had selected the midwives or a practice that is more focused on providing care leading up to delivery.
40

09/04/2016
Dr. Pollack was respectful but very hurried and nervous-seeming. My usual provider spends more time with me and doesn't seem uncomfortable in the way that Dr. Pollack did. the visit felt rushed and the doctor spoke so hurriedly and in a tone my husband and I both had to strain to hear. he just seemed uncomfortable.
100

08/28/2016
Dr. Pollack is the best! He really is compassionate about his patients and his work.
100

08/19/2016
Dr Pollack was amazing, compassionate and thoughtful. He took the time to explain in great detail and also wanted to follow up with further test results in a very delicate situation. He's fabulous.
90

08/01/2016
On Pollack is great!
100

07/12/2016
Dr. Pollack is great!
90

06/28/2016
The doctor is very nice, very friendly, and very knowledgeable. However, I am deaf in my left ear, and sometimes he is very hard to understand. He talks very fast, and [...] sometimes I have difficulty understanding what he says to me.
90

06/08/2016
Dr. Pollack is not my usual provider & I was uncertain about seeing a male OB/GYN but he was great & I really respected him. He did a wonderful job explaining my questions.
100

06/06/2016
I was very pleased and appreciation with my appt. This was my first appt with Dr. Pollack. He was thorough, professional, explained everything very well and seemed interested in my overall health. He and [...] work very well as a team.
100

06/05/2016
Dr. Pollack is a great doctor. You can tell he has genuine care for his patients.
100

05/31/2016
[...] my IUD placement did not go smoothly. Dr. Pollack prepared me for the procedure and explained everything he would be doing before it happened. [...] the measuring of my uterus and placement of the IUD was more painful than I expected - not his fault at all. I was visibly in pain, and he asked several times if I was okay or if I needed a break. At that point, I just wanted it to be over so I said no. I appreciated his concern. After the IUD was in place, he wanted to check the placement with an ultrasound because I had been in so much pain. [...] The ultrasound revealed [...] it had to be removed. [...] Dr. Pollack was very compassionate and expressed his apologies [...]. I could tell he felt genuinely sorry for the distress I was in. I wanted to understand what had gone wrong, and he took his time explaining it to me and making sure it all made sense. I never felt that he was in a rush to be done with our appointment [...]. He offered to talk about other forms of birth control, and we discussed that at length. [...] I know that things like this happen and I trust Dr. Pollack to do everything he can to minimize my discomfort. [...] I am happy to have Dr. Pollack as my OB-GYN. A lot of women I know are not comfortable having male providers, and I am always quick to share from my experience, which has been wholly positive in spite of my most recent visit.
100

04/17/2016
Dr. Pollock is awesome! He is very caring and gives clear explanations in terms that are easy to understand. He's very thorough and takes time to answer any and all questions. He was the only OGBYN to catch that I had migraines with auras and couldn't take certain kinds of birth control. I would recommend him to anyone!
80

03/01/2016
My husband and I were both very confident about Dr. Pollack's knowledge and his empathy, and he did his best to communicate the situation very clearly to us and answer all our questions to our satisfaction. However […], he seems to have a little difficulty with the speed of his speech. […], we were prepared for this and it didn't impact our visit, but I would unfortunately feel some hesitation in recommending him to a friend or family member because I think if […] we had not both been ready to listen very attentively and feel confident in asking clarifying questions when needed, or even if we were not both relatively well-educated and used to complex terminology, we might have had difficulty his speech patterns, or even felt stressed by them. We both got the sense that he was a great doctor with an otherwise fantastic manner, […]
90

02/23/2016
Dr Pollack speaks extremely quickly and mumbles a bit. He is very conscientious and I trust his medical judgment, but communication could be strengthened by just slowing down a bit.
60

02/15/2016
He was running a little behind....no big deal. Entered the room and dove right into things, speaking a little too fast. He needs to take the time to slow down a bit and create a more calming, relaxed environment. [...]
90

01/26/2016
I experienced considerable upper abdominal bloating after the medical procedures which lasted 2 days. I was not informed this may occur and researched online to find the information on post-procedure side effect.
 

12/15/2015
He was great! And found out that a medication I have been taking for YEARS put me at increased risk of stroke because I have [...]. My previous OBGYN and NP both missed this [...].
100

12/08/2015
Dr Pollack is one of the best doctors I have routinely seen. He is friendly, very knowledgeable, and will explain things throughly. I highly recommend him.
5350 Tallman Ave. NW
Tallman Building, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
206-781-6208
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