Dr. John D. Zipperer Jr., MD

Dr. John D. Zipperer Jr., MD


Interventional Pain Medicine | Male | 46 years old

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Dr. Zipperer is originally from Savannah, Georgia. He studied at Emory College in Atlanta, followed by the Medical College of...Read more

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Patient Reviews (7)
wasilla, AK |
Always had great caring service from here not always about meds. Its about injections that really help too
in Chugiak, AK |
I had an appointment for a RFA proceedure on my spine, was given and took Valium, was "prepped", laying facedown in a gown, and waited...and waited...and waited, only to be told 45 minutes later that his staff had "got ahold of Dr. Z. (at 10:45 am!) but that he is sick at home and won't be in today". At 10:45 he hadn't shown up for work and hadn't contacted his staff. Really? This after leading me into a 6 figure debt to his office by telling me he was writing it off...until he decided not to.
Alexandria, VA |
This doctor left my wife in tears after telling her he would no longer treat "you people for free" use this doctor and you will wind up sorry or dead.
in Fairbanks, AK |
I have had numerous pain management doctors over the years, and Zipperer Medical Group is by far the best I have had. Instead of throwing pills at a problem and not trying to fight the source, the focus at ZMG is finding and directly targeting the source of pain and controlled supervision of pain medication if necessary. I would recommend anyone who has chronic pain to this clinic. It is often difficult to find a good pain management doctor and I am relieved to have such great service available
Fairbanks,AK |
I have been seeing doctor Zipperer for over a year now and he has changed my life for the better I can never thank him enough before I met him my home life was a mess I was miserable and unhappy and so was my family since he has helped me with my pain and addiction issues everything is 100% better
fairbanks ak |
He tells you one thing. Then lies about telling you to do it. He try's to coerce you into something You cannot do. Says he's pain management but only does that one way
in Fairbanks |
Thank u so much for all u have done for me. Dr. Zipperer is the most compassionate Dr. I have ever seen over the past 25 years or so . I appreciate u taking time to actually listen to me and treat the problem not just medicate. However knowing recovering addicts have real pain issues also, not just looking for a fast medicate.but being ok with medicate under supervision while treating the pain issues!
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Dr. Zipperer is originally from Savannah, Georgia. He studied at Emory College in Atlanta, followed by the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Florida in Gainesville. He holds Board Certification in Internal Medicine. Since starting full time in September 2012 as Founder and CEO of Zipperer Medical Group, his clinics have had phenomenal growth. ZMG clinics now encompass 4 locations: Wasilla, Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Soldotna.

He is a member of The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He has many years of experience dealing with the sickest and most challenging internal medicine patients but is currently focusing his attention on his interests in pain management and addiction medicine. He continues to see general medical patients as well.

Dr. Zipperer also has started a 12 Step Fellowship for those who suffer from opiate addiction and are on medication assisted treatment. He believes Spirituality to be essential in the battle against addiction. The program Buprenorphine Anonymous is well attended with new groups starting soon.

Dr. Zipperer is a proud husband and father of two wonderful children. He pursues recreational interests including aviation and fishing. Dr. Zipperer was a recipient of a scholarship from the Georgia Country Doctor Program and spent several years in the rural parts of Georgia paying back his commitment. He brings this "country doctor" philosophy to his practices here in Alaska.

Dr. Zipperer Jr.'s experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1998

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection