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Zakir Safdar


Amateur cook and nature lover

About me

Dr. Zakir Safdar is an internal medicine specialist who provides primary and urgent care for adults.

Safdar earned his medical degree at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine and served an additional year as chief resident.

  • Education

    UC Davis School of Medicine, MD, 2018

  • Residencies

    UC Davis, Internal Medicine, 2021

I like getting to know patients beyond the exam room, as their health is significantly impacted by their day-to-day lives.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    149 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 27, 2023
    I am a fairly new patient of Dr. Safdar (though not new to UCSF Health) and I am beyond pleased with the care he's providing me. He is kind gentle compassionate and listens carefully. He is very thorough and is looking at ways of quickly getting tests and care he feels I need at this time. He is an EXCELLENT care provider.
    Nov 10, 2023
    Nov 07, 2023
    I am so grateful to be Dr. Safdar's practice. I would follow this guy anywhere he goes. I hope Dr. Safdar has a long tenure with UCSF primary care.
    Nov 05, 2023
    Dr. Z is definitely a kind of doctor that cares about you as person rather than as a project. He was very empathetic about my recent traumas and made me feel seen and heard.
    Oct 15, 2023
    The Provider was Very attentive and engaged. He listened to me gave me choices and explained those choices. I never felt rushed. I felt at ease.
    Sep 30, 2023
    My care provider was sympathetic to my grieving the intentional loss of some bad health behaviors on my part by coaching me to view them as notable achievements.
    Sep 08, 2023
    He was a breath of sunshine. He was everything an experienced physician is. Very well qualified
    Sep 04, 2023
    It was my first visit with Dr. Safdar but my first impression was a very favorable one. He's a listener very sensitive to patient's comments very pro-active and goes out of his way to suggest solutions/alternatives to some problems of the current medical system (such as high drug prices.) He has a sense of humor and cheerful demeanor. All around 5 stars!!
    Sep 02, 2023
    This was literally the best experience I have ever had with a PCP at UCSF. Thanksgiving you Dr. Safdar
    Sep 02, 2023
    I have never felt as seen or as cared for as I did yesterday. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience.
    Sep 01, 2023
    Dr Safdar was professional and respectful
    Aug 05, 2023
    Very impressed with Dr. Zakir Safdar
    Jul 24, 2023
    Very thorough well informed and pleasant
    Jul 12, 2023
    Provider was extremely knowledgeable and very courteous!
    Jun 27, 2023
    Excellent clinician
    Jun 26, 2023
    Love my new physician!!!
    May 20, 2023
    Shared decision-making can be hard (which is the right route to go?) but it's very nice to be actively included in one's care.
    Apr 29, 2023
    Dr Safdar is great! Took the time to listen asked all the right questions and explained things clearly. More than anything I appreciate how real he is - open funny and totally approachable.
    Apr 11, 2023
    This was a first visit should had been scheduled for a longer time requires a follow up 2 days later I feel like a black pawn moved by the white moves.
    Apr 07, 2023
    Outstanding. First time meeting this provider. Caring thoughtful asked great questions listened well.
    Mar 24, 2023
    My visits w/ Dr. Safdar have been great. He listens is curious and is extremely helpful. I've needed a lot of followup with my visits and he's gone out of his way to accommodate my needs. UC is very lucky to have him!
    Mar 18, 2023
    Excellent experience with this lovely doctor
    Feb 27, 2023
    Dr Safdar's care was excellent he listened looked carefully at my ear and went with me over my medications. Excellent
    Feb 17, 2023
    I have had many providers change over the last 5 years. I am always worried with the numerous changes in providers. Dr. Safdar is professional kind communicative and thoughtful. I feel secure with him as my MD.
    Feb 10, 2023
    Excellent command of the subject and background info.
    Jan 21, 2023
    Dr. Z was very easy to talk with and very responsive to any concerns I had. He was respectful and informative.
    Jan 20, 2023
    He is a good doctor & very professional
    Dec 30, 2022
    Dr. Safdar was great!
    Dec 04, 2022
    One can not evaluate from the first visit which was as an introductory visit- always fine if one is healthy
    Nov 16, 2022
    This was a transition appointment from one PCP to another so was fairly general. I felt at ease and listened to; it went quite well.
    Nov 01, 2022
    He's the best!
    Oct 12, 2022
    This was my first visit with Dr. Safdar. I felt very comfortable and at ease with him and look forward to working with him as my new PCP. He exuded genuineness compassion and real empathy.
    Oct 04, 2022
    It was an excellent session. I was very encouraged by the doctor's attention and concern This was a first meeting
    Sep 23, 2022
    Feel very fortunate to have Dr. Safdar as my physician. He inquired/probed/offered theories about a number of health issues but withheld conclusions. Confident encouraging demeanor.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Appreciated that the doctor said patients are in charge of their healthcare rather than badgering me around completing some procedures I feel uncomfortable with as my previous doctors in this clinic have done. This approach gave me a sense of agency over myself and actually encourages me to do those procedures more than the previous method of other doctors.
    Sep 11, 2022
    I can't get an appointment with UCSF Urologist ASAP even if my family doctor informed of the Urology.

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