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Arleen A. Zahn-Houser
Patient Rating
4.5 / 5 (Based on 172 Reviews)

Arleen A. Zahn-Houser, MD, FAAFP

Specialty: Family/General Practice

Areas of Interest

Adolescent medicine, diabetes, diet and lifestyle education, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, pediatrics, preventive medicine and women's health.

Year began practicing: 1990

Year joined staff: 1996

Education and Training


Medical College of Wisconsin, Doctor of Medicine


Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Family Medicine


Gundersen Lutheran, Family Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians; Iowa Medical Society; Iowa Society of Medical Examiners; Linn County Medical Society


American Board of Family Medicine; Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Personal Interests

Activities with her children, jogging, reading and stitchery.

Patient Reviews

February 05, 2019
Never a bad experience in 30plus years.
February 04, 2019
very caring provider
December 22, 2018
Wouldn't recommend to anyone else, I will be getting a new care provider the next time I need one.
November 12, 2018
I don't feel like she spent as much time with me as I was expecting on a first visit. She seemed to rush me out the door, and I'm sure she was busy, but it was frustrating for me because I've spent years now hoping to get these issues resolved and it didn't seem like she wanted to discuss other options with me. She seems pretty set in her diagnosis which was frustrating.
November 10, 2018
Dr. Zahnhouser always takes the time to listen to concerns and is very compassionate
September 22, 2018
I would recommend Dr. ZahnHouser to everyone, she's very involved and really cares about her patients. She goes the extra mile that a lot of other providers don't. I really appreciate that as a patient.
September 17, 2018
Dr. Zahn-Houser has been my doctor for 24 years. She is very easy going, kind and makes me feel comfortable. She is a good doctor.
August 18, 2018
I am very happy with the care I receive from Dr Z-H and intend to stay with her as my primary care doctor as long as she is in practice
August 06, 2018
I have seen this care provider for YEARS and always had good experiences until recently. Recently, both the nurses and provider have been "on my case" and just incessant and pushy about have a couple of screenings done that I've respectfully declined multiple times. Each appointment gets worse and worse, causing great anxiety over even coming to the appointment. I feel that this provider is not doing a phenomenal job of respecting my rights as a patient to decline these tests and to say "no." It seems that anymore my "no" is not good enough and that she pushes and pushes and pushes even after I've already clearly communicated my answer. It has become a huge problem with this provider for me.
July 16, 2018
My doctor is very caring and actually provides me with the care and attention needed to work on my issue.
July 11, 2018
Dr. Zahn-Houser is a very good doctor. It feels like we are collaborating re: my healthcare, rather than she dictating to me how to managed my health.
June 26, 2018
Provider spoke about politics and some personal ideas regarding politics . I found this unprofessional. Also spoke about a mutual acquaintance somewhat negatively. I was surprised as this had never occurred before.
June 04, 2018
Dr. Zahn-Houser makes you feel like you are the only patient she is seeing for the day. Full attention provided to you during your visit.
May 30, 2018
This is not a bad thing, but I would love it if we able to ask more questions we were told we only do what you for your appointment for. I sometimes have other questions that come as were talking.
April 16, 2018
I'm happy with Dr. Zahn-Houser. I feel confident in her expertise.
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Provider's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 319-373-8708
  • Fax: 319-373-8774