Dr. George Zimmerman, DO

Dr. George Zimmerman, DO

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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57 y/o
(30)

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Dr. George Zimmerman, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Blacksburg, VA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.

LewisGale Physicians

825 Davis St Ste A

Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zimmerman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Drainage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Zimmerman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

149  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Acute Gout
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Antalgic Gait
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Wrist Fracture

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49  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Washington and Jefferson College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St.Joseph Healthcare System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • St. Joseph Healthcare System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zimmerman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zimmerman's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zimmerman to family and friends
30 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Zimmerman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

PT and Drs do not talk- when there is a delay getting an appointment, the patient is accused of not following through. When they do not know how to fix the pain they send you to endless rounds of physical therapy. Stop going to him a few months and he thinks he cured you and wants to know why you...more
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I thought he was very short and not very considerate as a doctor or a person. I would not recommend him at all for your orthopedic needs.
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Dr. Zimmerman Set up my surgery before getting my insurance approved . Sent me to pre-op testing and accepted my payment then called and told me my insurance denied my surgery then refused to talk to my insurance company. its all good though because i will get a refund in 12 to 14 weeks. No clue...more
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I do not have insurance and broke both of my ankles. He saw me onexplain time and sent me for an MRI. After paying $400 for the scans he would not see me again until I paid his Balance off as well of $700.
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