Dr. Timothy Zimmer, MD
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Dr. Timothy Zimmer, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Commonwealth Orthopedic Specialists 8700 Stony Point Pkwy Ste 130 Richmond, VA 23235 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics

Biography

Dr. Timothy Zimmer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Zimmer is affiliated with Parham Doctors' Hospital.

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Dr. Zimmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zimmer to family and friends
3.5
based on 24 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Zimmer'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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Richmond, VA |
I believe that he ruined my foot. I have had subsequent surgeries by a different surgeon to correct it.
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.
in Powhatan, Va |
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!
in Richmond, VA |
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.
in Buffalo Valley, TN |
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
in Richmond va |
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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Dr. Zimmer's Care Philosophy

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics

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 Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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  • 1
    Sanction

    Dr. Zimmer has received 1 sanction

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    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Unprofessional Conduct (2/4/2015)
    • Action Taken: Consent Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Virginia
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    Board Actions

    Dr. Zimmer has 2 board actions

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    • Disciplinary action in another state (6/13/2016)
    • Action Taken: Letter of Concern
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Florida
    • Unprofessional Conduct (2/5/2015)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Virginia
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Grad School Med Clin

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • X-Ray