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Dr. Timothy Zimmer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 62

Dr. Zimmer

Commonwealth Orthopedic Specialists

8700 Stony Point Pkwy Ste 130 Richmond, VA 23235

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Dr. Timothy Zimmer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(804) 320-2700

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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Unprofessional Conduct (2/4/2015)View details
2 board actions Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (6/13/2016)View details
  • Unprofessional Conduct (2/5/2015)View details
No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Zimmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Foot Sprain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmer treats Foot Sprain more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Zimmer treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmer treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Zimmer treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
Ankle Arthroscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zimmer performs Ankle Arthroscopy more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Zimmer performs this procedure more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Zimmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • X-Ray

About Me

Care Philosophy

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mayo Grad School Med Clin
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School
1983

Dr. Zimmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zimmer

3.4

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr.Zimmer performed a surgery in 2017 from which I am still having complications. I suffered a serious infection after the surgery and when I went to the ER,I learned that he no longer had privileges at the hospital where he still represented himself as a practicing physician. Bad advice from him followed, as well as absolutely no regard for the complications and implications of this event. Recently had a second surgery (by another surgeon) to correct the nerve damage from what Dr. Zimmer did
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I have been a patient for many years and have complete confidence in the Dr. He is patient, kind and took the time to listen. I am sure that is why he was running late. Anything good is worth waiting for.
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Excellent care... able to operate on foot and give back use, mobility and pain free.. Orthopedic surgeons in Williamsburg said would have to live with arthritis from previous surgery on injured foot... he fixed the problem these Williamsburg witch doctors could not or would not do.
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I saw Dr. Zimmer in 2014 when I was having foot numbness and pain. My family physician suspected Gout and my visit was to verify that diagnosis. Dr Zimmer took a look, did not do any testing, said it wasn't Gout ... was in and out of his office in a couple of minutes or less. Was subsequently seen by another specialist who ran tests and confirmed the Gout diagnosis. Would never recommend Dr. Zimmer to anyone.
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I found Dr. Zimmer to be very caring & interested in my problem. He does what many doctors do not do today. He listens to you.
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Excellent experience with Dr. Zimmer. He was recommended to me by two of my physician friends that he is the best foot and ankle surgeon in town and I trust him and his judgement. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I also like that I see him and not just whoever is available in the office, I appreciate getting the care of a Mayo Clinic trained physician. He does not rush. I have had excellent results, and others I know who have seen him have had excellent results, with no complaints.
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He did a terrible surgery work on my foot I had to go to another surgeon to fix it. Even so the swelling for his surgery will not fully go back to normal Biggest mistake I made
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I believe that he ruined my foot. I have had subsequent surgeries by a different surgeon to correct it.
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Saw for a known problem, he found "problem I didn't have". My gut said no, why fix something that isn't broken? This 2nd issue required much post-op discomfort, recovery, and 2nd surgery. Apt. wait at least 30-45 min. & several times hour+. Best orthopod personality (most are robot/mechanics, I've seen more than 10) & good once you see him, but find 1 who values YOUR time & runs less of a "mill." Patients need to push back about wait times, not be sheep. Wish I'd seen healthgrades before.
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I saw Dr. Zimmer in 2014. He did foot surgeries on both feet, toe corrections. I'm now seeing another foot specialist who I totally trust to fix Zimmer's mistakes! I've met other people who had surgery by him, they are also seeking corrections due to his surgeries. No recommendation from me!
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Zimmer. He really impressed me in that he had clearly spent time reading my medical history and my charts before my office visit. He spent time with me explaining my options, he was totally focused on giving me the information I needed and he listened to all of my questions and answered everything I needed to know, he was very thorough and knowledgable. I was also very impressed with his office staff. They are kind, very capable and helpful. Five stars plus.
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I work in construction, fell fifteen feet straight down onto a concrete pad while setting windows in a snowstorm. In retrospect it was not a good idea, but at the time it was necessary. At the time Dr. Zimmer commented it was the worst heel fracture he had seen. The good doctor installed a plate and nine screws in my heel; a bone the size of a golf ball. While he cautioned me recovery may not be complete. I walk, I work, and I'm grateful every day for his knowledge and expertise. T Stanley
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Excellent diagnostician. Excellent surgeon-he cleaned up my messed up ankle -did not recommend fusion. Thank goodness. I was 73 years old- another surgeon recommended fusion based on my age! Not dr Zimmer -he was great! Three years later - still doing great.
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