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Dr. Muhammad Behzad Zafar, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

“I chose a career in Gastroenterology because it provides me with a specialty where I can interact with and help my patients in various ways… screening for colon cancer, removal of colon polyps, control of acid reflux, work-up of chronic abdominal pain, treatment of hepatitis (B or C), diagnosis & management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis), endoscopic procedures & therapies, and clinical management of multiple other gastroenterological disease processes. Having done all my post-graduate training in Houston's Texas Medical Center, I have grown to love this city, its people and its culture. I hope that I continue to have the opportunity to serve my patients here to the best of my ability and expertise.” Dr. Zafar performs: - Screening for colon cancer & colon polyps (including Colonoscopy) - Heartburn / acid reflux & peptic ulcer disease (including Upper Endoscopy) - Capsule Endoscopy of small intestines - Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease / Ulcerative Colitis) - Treatment of viral hepatitis (B / C) - Evaluation and treatment of hemorrhoids (including band ligation) - Evaluation of anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding - Diverticulosis and diverticulitis - Evaluation of chronic abdominal pain and nausea/vomiting - Evaluation of abnormal liver function tests

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Aga Khan University Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • Houstonia Magazine: Top Doctor 2014
  • Texas Super Doctors® Rising Stars Edition 2017
  • Houstonia Magazine: Top Doctor 2016
  • Houstonia Magazine: Top Doctor 2015
  • H Texas Magazine: Top Doctor 2017

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1427293075

Office locations

Medical Clinic Of Houston

1701 Sunset Boulevard

Houston, TX 77005

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This was my first time coming to this clinic and seeing Dr. Zafar. It sucks you have to pay for parking but the office is very nice and spacious. Everyone was very nice although the front desk ladies could have beenmore inviting. Dr. Zafar came in right away after my vitals and listened to everything I had to say. He was very understanding and I felt like he set me on a good path to feeling better.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Zafar was absolutely fantastic. He was patient, answered all of my questions, and explained everything I wanted/needed to know in detail. He truly listened to my concerns and offered different solutions and plans for my health moving forward.He made me feel like a valued patient and I would highly, highly reccomend him to anyone! The office was very nice and clean, and they were right on time for my appointment, which I appreciated immensely. I booked the appointment online and was able to get in so quickly! After my appointment, I had to schedule a CT scan and the office staff made it simple, quick, and were even able to get me in for the next day. Both the reception staff and the nurses were kind and positive, also something I very much appreciated. Dr. Zafar and his staff made the experience wonderful and he certainly derserves 5 stars!
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I like Dr. Zafar as he is very approachable regarding what most consider a difficult subject.
Less than 3 months ago
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First visit, Dr Zafar put full attention to my concerns. Made a plan of action to find an answer to my pain. He was very diligent about explain thinking process and next steps of action.
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Very attentive!
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Bright, thorough and cool all in one, what more could you ask for!
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She is great! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
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Very caring doctor! I was amazed at his attentiveness. I loved how he spent time reviewing what was wrong and explained everything to me. Didn't rush through anything at all. I'm so glad I chose his office to take care of me
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He is very concerned about the patient. He is a good doctor.
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Dr Zafar and his staff were very impressive!
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Professional, thorough, was able to get me scheduled promptly for procedures.
More than 1 year ago
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He was direct and efficient but very attentive which was great. Made me feel comfortable and asked all the right questions.
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The appointment went very well very comprehensive.
More than 1 year ago
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He takes the time to talk to the patient Questions are very good He is a good listener I like his diagnose and the explanation of the tests to verify diagnose
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Doctor was knowledgeable and heard my concerns patiently, he was obviously worried about my healthcare and recommended a primary care doctor for me. It was very polite of him to make a physical exam appointment for me. On the other side,nurses were rude with an attitude. Blood was drawn from my arm by "drilling" the needle in my vein , I was screamed no with pain.. need to change nurses!!
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Prompt, explanatory, and professional. This includes the whole staff!
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Very thorough and professional. He dilligently tried to get to the bottom of my issues and developed a clinical approach that was thoughtful and data based. I really liked him.
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Dr. Zafar was WONDERFUL! He was very patient while listening to me and was very thorough in asking questions in order to gain a better understanding. He had a very personable and caring demeanor and I will definitely be coming backto him for all my gastro needs in the future! Thank you to Dr. Zafar and his wonderful team!
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Everyone in Dr. Zafar's office is so polite and cheerful!
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Seemed unsure of his diagnosis. Had to get a second opinion.
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Had a great visit and he was quick to get to the bottom of my issues and ordered tests right away. I think if anyone will get to the bottom of my issues he will. Also loved the building, much nicer than having to go to med center.
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Excellent
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Very pleasant and kind, helpful in describing and empathetic
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My experience was terrible the doctor was rude. I had An allergic reaction to one of the meds and had to go to the hospital nobody from his office returned my call till the next evening his office staff was verynice so was the nurse but I will never come here again
More than 1 year ago
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This was a great doctor's office experience. The office itself is very nice and all of the staff are very friendly. The people to check me in and out, the nurse, and Dr Zafar all exceeded expectations. I would definitely recommend him to others.
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He was gentle mannered and kind. He took the needed time to fully understand the history before deciding on a course of treatment.
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Very organized. Reccomended
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Excellent in explaining medical condition/overall situation. Highly recommendable.
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Dr. Zafar was very nice. He explained everything thoroughly and made sure I understood. His staff was kind.
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Great doctor! No words to describe how nice and professional. I was very lucky to fond such good doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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This guy is awesome!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Zafar is awesome, he listens really well and takes his time and gives you his full attention. Everyone is always friendly and doesn't make you feel awkward when talking about your GI issues. I would highly recommend!!
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Very impressed with fast pace and efficiency of attentive support staff. Doctor is very friendly, compassionate and picks up on many signals to help choose correct prescription.
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Dr. Zafar, I believe, is a "people person". He treats you like another person and not just a patient. He does little extras for you that other doctors don't,i.e., he checks with the pharmacy about the drug he is about toprescribe and found out it is out of network for us, therefore our cost would be higher. He then prescribes a less costly drug to do the same thing.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Zafar. He took the time to answer all of my questions and address my concerns in detail. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.
More than 1 year ago
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Muhammad Zafar is amazing!!! He is super patient, understanding and explains things to your understanding. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a GI Doc. His staff is mega amazing as well.
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Dr. Zafar made me feel very comfortable speaking to him about my concerns. He is personable and knowledgeable and made sure he explained everything in detail so that I had a clear understanding of what we discussed. I was a bitnervous going in but upon leaving, I was at ease & felt empowered with a wealth of information and options.
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I was able to communicate with Dr Zafar. He listened to me and understood what my concerns were. I am glad I choose Dr Zafar.
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The facilities appeared very clean and well kept. The staff was polite and professional and processed my visit quite quickly. Dr. Zafar too was very polite and professional and gave clear and concise information. Would highly recommend.
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I found Dr. Zafar on ZocDoc simply by chance and he happened to have an availability soon for my needs. He was very friendly and to the point for my treatment plan. His follow up and communication during initial visit, post-procedureand recurring visit were excellent. I highly recommend Dr. Zafar
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Dr. Zafar was very thorough in his explanation of what he thought my problem may be. I was getting a second opinion, and he definitely put my mind at ease. I'm going in for a follow-up and I know it willbe a pleasant experience. I think anyone needing a GI doc should check Dr. Zafar out!
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Dr. Zafar was very informative and had great bedside manners. I was seen immediately upon arrival and I was out of the office within 30 minutes.
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Dr. Zafar is amazing! His bedside manners are impeccable and he thoroughly explains everything in lay terms. The medication he prescribed was too expensive for me so he went the extra mile to find me an affordable alternative.
More than 1 year ago
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