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Dr. Brandon Zabukovic

Family Medicine
South Bend, IN
20 years experience male

Locations

Beacon Neighborhood Health - Central Clinic

South Bend, IN

Beacon Neighborhood Health - Centennial Clinic

South Bend, IN

About

Bio

Received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University and medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency at the Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program in South Bend, where he served as Chief Resident. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Zabukovic has served as medical director for Memorial Neighborhood Health Centers since 2006. He practices at both the Centennial Clinic and Central Clinic, located at the South Bend Center for the Homeless. He has special interest in children and adults with developmental disabilities, HIV medicine, and obstetrics. He performs numerous outpatient gynecologic procedures. Outside of medicine he enjoys basketball and hockey, classic cars and spending time with his family.

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33 Answers
15 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Use barrier methods: If you stop your oral contraceptive on day 5, you are not protected from pregnancy and should use barrier contraception/condoms. There are many contra... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Not necessarily : To avoid spreading the virus that causes cold sores, be careful to avoid touching the area around the sore and practice good hand washing. If the cold... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: Standard therapy for carpal tunnel is: 1) night splints, 2) anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, 3) avoidance of the repetitive act... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Multiple factors...: Your doctor will take many factors into consideration when choosing your Insulin dosing. Factors include: 1. Glucose readings (fasting and after ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Measurement in cm?: You're right, expected length of an 8w fetus is roughly 0.6in. This is about 1.6cm. Wonder if this is just a matter of using different units to descri... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Possible: Though there are countless things that could cause these symptoms, if you are at risk for pregnancy, would certainly recommend a home pregnancy test.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Probably not: A localized rash on arms would be an unusual way for HIV to present. With that said, if you are concerned that you may be at risk for HIV infection, i... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
It's possible: It can be ambiguous as other things can mimic leakage of amniotic fluid like urine or normal discharge. Sometimes a small hole in the sack can be inte... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Other option better: No harm in it, really, but a prenatal vitamin may not contain the amount of other vitamins and minerals (like calcium and vitamin d) recommended for t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Non cardiac : Certainly sounds like you've had a thorough heart workup. There are a variety of other things that can be causing this including gastrointestinal issu... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Wellbutrin (also known as bupropion or Zyban) has evidence that it helps people stop smoking.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Won't kill you: Pineal cysts are common (seen in as many as 5% of brain MRIs), usually don't cause any symptoms, and are most often found when imaging studies are don... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Retest in 5-7days: Save your money and wait to retest until you are 14d late for your menses.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Nothing: I'd say 95+% of the time we say "diabetes" we are speaking of diabetes mellitus, a condition characterized by elevated blood sugar and associated meta... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Stay active/eat well: It is important to stay active and eat a balanced diet. Avoid taking in useless calories such as soda or fruit juice, instead drink a lot of water. Li... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Cardiology: Cardiologists would best handle a complicated issue. Many internists or family physicians can get things started.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Supportive Care: Push fluids. Rest. Take OTC pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Did I mention push fluids and rest? If other symptoms develop, or no i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
OTC hydrocortisone: To treat a mild contact dermatitis due to plants (including poison ivy) OTC topical hydrocortisone is usually sufficient. Make sure to wash all plant ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: This is not a way to destroy sperm.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: Depends on what you mean by "vaginal exam". It is routine to examine a child's genital area externally during a well child check. This typically amoun... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Weight loss, ?meds: For classic polycystic ovarian syndrome, we recommend weight loss. Also, would be reasonable to talk to your healthcare provider as medications are so... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: These meds have no significant interactions.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Prenatals can be taken at any time of day.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Retinopathy: Far and away, the most common diabetic eye complication is retinopathy. This involves a spectrum of retinal changes caused by elevated blood sugar an... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Diabetes does increase risk of heart complications. In fact, we consider diabetics to have similar risk to someone who has already had a heart attack... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
By change in vision: Common signs of cataract disease are: 1 - general decrease in vision or change in previously stable eye glass or contact prescription. 2 - difficul... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
By weight/reason: In addition to using your child's body weight and factoring in other medical problems such as kidney or liver disease, your doctor doses antibiotics b... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: Shingles is medical condition caused be reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox (varicella). Antibiotics (used to treat bacterial infections... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes, a little bit...: Interestingly, this is one of the issues pregnant women most fear. I field more questions about this as I do about pain control. Remember, deliverin... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Exam and discussion: My focus at the postpartum visit is to ensure any unresolved issues from the pregnancy (blood pressure, diabetes, c-section incision, vaginal tear rep... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Not concerning: This sounds like a normal finding. Nothing to be concerned about.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Weight loss, ?meds: For classic polycystic ovarian syndrome, we recommend weight loss. Also, would be reasonable to talk to your healthcare provider as medications are so... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Other option better: No harm in it, really, but a prenatal vitamin doesn't contain the amount of calcium and vitamin d recommended for a woman this age. A multivitamin spe... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zabukovic is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zabukovic is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you with your diagnosis for the rash I have. It has relieved the discomfort I was having! Thanks again!
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He said inches I asked twice:/ I'm going to a different doc in sept
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Thanks for your quick reply! I usually make the complicated list

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Albert Schweitzer Fellow
Bristol Meyers Squibb award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education
Board Certification, American Board of Family Medicine

Affiliations

American Academy Family Physicians
American Society of Colposcoy & Cervical Pathology
American College of Physician Executives
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