Dr. Timothy Zimmer, MD

Dr. Timothy Zimmer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Timothy Zimmer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

8700 Stony Point Pkwy Ste 130

Richmond, VA 23235

Contact Information

(804) 320-2700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 98% of peers
Foot Fracture
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zimmer "Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics"


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • 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
  • 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


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  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

1 Sanction
  • Unprofessional Conduct (2/4/2015)
    Action Taken: Consent Order
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Virginia
2 Board Actions
  • 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


  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Mayo Grad School Med Clin
    Residency Hospital | Completed

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zimmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zimmer to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Zimmer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Richmond, VA |
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.
Charlottesville, VA |
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
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 accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Parham Doctors' Hospital
7700 E Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23294
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