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Kathleen Zeller, MD

4.6 out of 5 (195 Ratings)


Internal Medicine / Primary Care

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About Kathleen Zeller

Dr. Zeller is an internal medicine physician at Linden Tree Family Health Center in Portsmouth, R.I.

Dr. Zeller received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York.

She completed her internship in internal medicine at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., and her residency in internal medicine from the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Her clinical interests include preventive health and wellness, type 2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), thyroid disease, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), depression and anxiety.

She is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Kathleen practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Internal Medicine

2444 East Main Road Lindentree Building
Portsmouth, RI 02871

P: 401-683-4817

Get Directions 41.5967057 -71.2523324

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (48)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Very thorough

  • Dr. Zeller was, as always, very thorough and knowledgeable... She is, by far, the best primary care physician I have had the pleasure of working with over the years...

  • I appreciated the MMSE review to watch for potential memory loss and the opportunity to make health improvements without medication. An improvement would be to offer handouts for specific health-related exercises rather than suggesting I find them online. Dr. Zeller is always attentive, thorough and professional. I feel well cared for.

  • My appointment was on time. The receptionist was pleasant & informative. My doctor was attentive & helpful.

  • Doctor Zeller is amazing! I'm so happy I found her

  • I was impressed with the amount of time she spent with me

  • The office followed close safety protocols. Were upbeat in their attitude, kind in their efforts and professional in every aspect of their service.

  • Dr. K. Zeller was, as always, a caring professional who I trust has my best interest at heart. She listens to my health concerns and wisely recommends the treatment and encouragement that I need.

  • The doctor I saw for my sick appointment didn't listen to me and seemed to be looking for an infectious diagnosis. This person was not my usual doctor. I will not see this person again for a visit of any kind.

  • I appreciate how thorough my Dr is and doesn't rush

  • Dr Zeller listens carefully and is very thorough.

  • I was pleased with my visit

  • Dr. Kathleen Zeller was outstanding; she really listened to my concerns and clearly answered each of my questions. She was thorough in her examination and very patient-oriented.Dr. Kathleen Zeller is the consummate medical professional; I am recommending her to all my friends and acquaintances. The health practitioner who weighed me, took my blood pressure and other vitals was welcoming, professional, and able to answer each of my questions.

  • Dr. Zellar and staff are great. Keep up the great care of your patients!

  • Dr. Zeller was great!

  • Explain what my test results showed. I couldn't understand what the results showed.

  • All is fine.

  • I truly can't think of a thing! Dr. Zeller is an outstanding Dr she always makes me feel so cared for and she's very proficient! I just LOVE her.

  • A reminder for an annual Medicare examination was sent to me and I received an early appointment. Office staff and medical assistant were courteous and efficient. Dr. Zeller provided a thorough and detailed checkup, answered my questions, offered advice and renewed my prescription order.Thank you to Southcoast Health Family Medicine, I am pleased to have found this healthcare provider.

  • I was very impressed but the appointment booking people. They were very courteous and helpful over the phone. The girl who did the covid screening was friendly and kind but spoke a little too fast to understand and was very loud. Front desk staff was nice and so was the doctor.

  • The way the front office screened folks coming in was very streamlined, and social distancing was easy. I felt safe and well-taken care of. This provider, Dr. Zeller, does the most comprehensive physical exam and verbal health history that I have ever received. She is also kind and listens well.

  • When I find someone as thorough as Dr Zeller I just pray they don't leave. I stay well informed about my health and get the time necessary for covering all my health needs and overview.

  • I was concerned going into the office because of coronavirus, but once I was there, I felt assured when I saw all the precautions that were being taken.

  • The people in the office are really nice and my provider is very good and can always explain things in an easy way that I can understand.

  • Dr zeller, takes the time to listen and provide the knowledge and experience.

  • Dr. Zeller is one of the best primary care doctors I’ve ever had. She took the time to listen to my concerns understood what I needed and completed my exam with care and compassion.

  • Dr. Zeller is a thorough, compassionate professional who listens and hears what is not being said. She has cared for me and my husband for 6 years, knows our history and is eager to ensure we have the best opportunities to enjoy a healthy life. Well done!!

  • Very thorough exam and ease of completing paperwork for a new patient.

  • really pleased with Dr. Zeller, new patient visit. Dr. Zeller was thorough, caring, pragmatic and non-judgemental. I felt like she really cared about me and and considered the different aspects of my health and my healthcare and really listened to me. Office staff thorough and pleasant and efficient.

  • Dr Zeller is very personable knowledgeable and thorough

  • I was truly thankful for my first visit to your facility. Dr. Zeller was friendly, informative, and I could tell she cared about my health issues.

  • I very much enjoyed my visit. I felt that safety precautions were adequate, my provider knew who I was and remembered prior conversations (despite only seeing me once a year for my annual checkup) and all of the nurses were friendly and courteous.

  • Provide personnel to type visit data into computer while provider is conducting the appointment

  • Easy process

  • The tele visit was so easy, thorough, accurate & personal. A great alternative to waiting in the office.

  • Time spent was very good. Doctor was very interested in what I had to say.

  • Dr. Zeller is a caring and personable physician who is thorough, compassionate, and easy to relate to. She exudes confidence which puts me at ease and I know she is really interested in my health.

  • Normally I would be very happy with my doctor, but my doctor was not in and even her office seemed very confused the day I called. There was a lot of miscommunication. I called in the morning and didn't get it straightened out until after 3:30pm. Some of it was office and some was the doctor on call.

  • This was a first appointment, to connect with a new primary care provider. I think both the doctor and I would rather have been able to have an in-person appointment but with Covid, this was a good substitute. We have scheduled an in-person appointment in the fall.

  • This was the first time I met with Dr. Zeller because my regular primary physician was not available. I found Dr. Zeller to be very professional, attentive and just very nice overall. She listened to my concerns, answered my questions, and I felt comfortable and secure when my visit ended with her. I would not hesitate to see her again whenever my primary physician is not available.

  • Dr Zeller is always thorough and encouraging when I see her. I feel respected and listened to.

  • Staff was professional, friendly, and helpful. I was a new patient and I felt the doctor was thorough and listened carefully. There was some rushing near the end of the appointment, probably because I took longer than expected, and when I asked for the doctor to call in a refill on a medicine I was running out of, I was shrugged off a bit and I had to call after I got home to ask for the prescription to be filled. Otherwise this was a very good experience. I felt the doctor and staff were practicing excellent precautions due to COVID-19 as well.

  • Always helpful, clean office. Not always fast service, but always corteous

  • Dr. Zeller has always been so patient with me, helping me understand my own care needs and helping me manage my care plans. She remembers things about me, showing that she is invested in me as a person and not just prescribing pills and treatments to be rid of me. If I needed a med refill, a referral, or a non emergent question answered, Doc Z was on it like white on rice. Dr. Z is the first to notice positive changes in me, and encourages me to keep my head up, even when my health has occasionally been a challenge for me. I’m grateful for her care.

  • This was a telemedicine appt which is always unique in its play-out. Dr Zeller was both extremely professional and personable especially with dealing with a sensitive issue that was the focus of my visit. While seeing a doctor over a computer with masks on and not having met in person before is extremely impersonal, I felt comfortable and listened to the whole time and appreciate the action she took and confidence she gave me in the plan going forward and referrals needed. I am thankful for the hard work being done by doctors and their office staff to meet needs while juggling public health and being proactive in technology options. Also, the office was extremely quick in finding me a referral appt and getting me into it and communicating with me.

  • I thought Dr. Zeller was very informative very pleasant.

  • It worked well. FaceTime Medicare wellness with Dr Zeller.She ordered necessary bloodwork and prescription refills.

  • Dr. Zeller is extremely careful to listen to what I say and to make sure she understands what I say before she answers. I truly appreciate the experience of working with Dr. Zeller.

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