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Arleen A. Zahn-Houser
Patient Rating
4.5 / 5 (Based on 182 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

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.
March 26, 2018
I asked for a test to be done, the Dr looked at my records and saw this test had been done every 2 years, so she commented that maybe that's what I want the problem to be' it was pretty offensive to me, as I have never asked for this test before-she was the one who always had me tested, but when I actually felt like something was off in my body she dismissed it. I am thinking of changing providers.
March 19, 2018
she is the best doctor I have ever had
February 12, 2018
I really love how she knows my story and can fill in the blanks with what I am telling her about this new problem. She is a solver....
January 28, 2018
At this appointment in January my health issues have begun to be addressed. My complaint is that the issue was brought up by me at the July 2017 appointment and was not addressed. In my opinion if the problems were addressed starting with that July appointment I may not have needed hospitalization.
January 15, 2018
I have total confidence in my provider. She understands my family dynamics and I feel confident that she will---and has in the past---help me through situations. She includes me in my health decisions which I appreciate. I know she has my best health interest in mind with all she does for me.
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Provider's Contact Information

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