David R. Zachary, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal is to manage and anticipate your unique healthcare needs. As an MDVIP-affiliated doctor, I will partner with you on a personal level to help you achieve the optimal health we all value. We will closely collaborate on what it takes to stay on the path to wellness. You will feel welcomed by the relaxed, individualizedĀ attention you will receive from everyone in our office.

Physician Profile


Pasadena College
Pasadena, CA
Bachelor of Arts 1968
Medical School
Creighton University School of Medicine
Omaha, NE
Doctorate of Medicine 1972
Oakland Naval Regional Medical Center
Oakland, CA
Oakland Naval Regional Medical Center
Oakland, CA
Family Practice 1973-1975


California Physicians and Surgeons

Professional Society Memberships

Member, American Academy of Family Physicians 1977-present
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians 1977-present
Member, California Chapter, AAFP 1977-present
Research Associates of Point Lorna Nazarene University
Sigma Phi Mu Scholastic Honor Society

Hospital Affiliations

Saddleback Medical Center, San Clemente Campus

Military Service

Navy Reserve, Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, U.S., Active Duty 1970-1979

Honors and Awards

Health Professions Scholarship 1970-1972
Meritorious Unit Commendation for providing medical care to returning POWs of Southeast Asia, NRMC, Oakland, CA 1975
Humanitarian Service Award for providing medical care to Vietnam Refugees, Camp Pendleton, CA 1975
Elected to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities 1968
Physicians Recognition Award from the AMA 1975 and 1978

Published Works

Websters New World Medical Dictionary, Contributing Author 2000
Medicinenet.com, Contributing Author


Fly fishing, hiking, reading


Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Joseph

    Dr. Zachary has been my personal doctor for over 30 years. I know I can count on him in times of medical need and always willing a...

  • Member: phyllis

    Dr. Zachary has a lot of patience with me and is always available, if not in office I have the option of calling him on his cell p...

  • Member: Charlotte

    Doctor David R. Zachary has been our family doctor for over 20 years. During that time we have relied on him to deal with many sma...

  • Member: Theresa

    My husband, Robert, has had very complicated medical issues in the last 3 years. Dr. Zachary has been there every step of the way...