Dr. John Zipperer Jr, MD

Dr. John Zipperer Jr, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. John Zipperer Jr, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Eagle River, AK and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med in 1998 and specializes in interventional pain medicine and addiction medicine.Read his story

12641 Old Glenn Hwy Ste 101

Eagle River, AK 99577

Contact Information

(907) 770-2606

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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more than 81% of peers
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more than 76% of peers

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Dr. Zipperer Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zipperer Jr "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."
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2  Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

43  Conditions Treated

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15  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Emory
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Zipperer Jr's Reviews

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59 total reviews (7 have comments)

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Dr. Zipperer Jr's Performance

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  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Always had great caring service from here not always about meds. Its about injections that really help too
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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
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