Dr. James Zimmer, MD

Dr. James Zimmer, MD

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Family Medicine  |  
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69 y/o
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Dr. James Zimmer, MD is a family medicine specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of British Columbia in 1973 and specializes in family medicine.

Blossom Ridge Medical Group

555 Knowles Dr Ste 203

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • PHCS

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Dr. Zimmer's Experience

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Dr. Zimmer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zimmer "It is a partnership in care that we attempt to maximize one's health. We communicate openly and fully with our patients to provide them with timely, quality and effective care for their health needs."
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

Dr. Zimmer does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Valley Fever
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Immunization
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of British Columbia Faculty Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • University Of British Columbia
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Highland General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Zimmer has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Zimmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zimmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zimmer to family and friends
4.6
based on 9 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Zimmer's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in San Jose, CA |
Dr Zimmer's kind and extremely knowledgeable care of my family for decades has saved lives (coronary care) , provided critical guidance (teenage crisis management), needed senior care for my mother, and neurological guidance for me ( M.S.) Being our family doctor has given our family peace of mind...more
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in Campbell, CA |
As an adult, I think he is the best physician I've ever had and had him for the past 15 years, I believe. He takes the time to answer questions, to ask questions, and to explain the reasons for recommending further testing. He had been recommended to me by a friend who had been his patient for...more
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in San Jose, CA |
Dr. Zimmer is one of the most thorough ,caring Dr.s I have ever been to, He has been my GP for over 30 yrs. No complaints only praises.!They didn't make them like him anymore!
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in New York City, NY |
I live in NYC and will never find a more caring man than Dr. Zimmer! He was my Dr. For most of the 90s and they don't come better than he. The best way to say this as well is there is a very short supply today of Docs as caring as Kirk Zimmer. Ric Scott SAGAFTRA NYC Branch
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in San Jose, CA |
I've been a patient of Dr. Zimmer's for about 30 years. I find him to be a dedicated, thorough doctor. He always allows time for questions and explanations. He covers all the bases to make sure he can diagnose correctly including tests if necessary or referrals to specialists. I am in confident,...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Zimmer accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PacifiCare Health Systems
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Zimmer has admitting privileges

Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
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John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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