Dr. Josh Zimmer, DOM

Dr. Josh Zimmer, DOM

Acupuncture  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Josh Zimmer, DOM is an acupuncturist in Lakewood Ranch, FL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from East West College Of Natural Medicine in 2008 and specializes in acupuncture, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

8209 Natures Way

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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Dr. Zimmer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zimmer "I am originally from the Northeast and went to school in Boston. But I've been living in Florida for 20 years, initially as a reporter for the Saint Petersburg Times before changing careers to become a holistic physician and licensed acupuncturist. The shift followed a slow enlightenment that converged around an innate interest in natural health/lifestyle, skepticism regarding mainstream medicine and the early-death of my father, which prompted deep self-reflection about what truly makes us healthy human beings. Traditional Chinese Medicine for me is a way of life, so I constantly strive to integrate exercise, healthy food and a positive mental/spiritual outlook. My interests include dogs, music, the outdoors and gardening. I am a Big Brother."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zimmer "We're not machines. Our lives comprise strong and subtle energies that operate on a mind-body-soul plane. The sensitivity of the holistic approach in Traditional Chinese Medicine allows practitioners like myself to partner with patients on journeys that tap into the body's potent self-healing powers. I seek improved vitality and mind health without drugs and/or surgery."

7  Specialties

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Immunology
  • Nutrition
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Zimmer does not have any board certifications listed.

24  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Diet Counseling
  • Moxibustion
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Examination
  • Stress Management
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Brandeis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • East West College Of Natural Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Heilongjiang University Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Healthsouth Rehabilitation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zimmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zimmer to family and friends
10 total reviews (8 have comments)

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Dr. Zimmer's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Josh is my Acupuncturist since October 2017. Since then I have come a long way with his guidance and knowledge. I kept saying Josh I’m not stressed, he once said to me you cannot keep burning the candles at both ends. He made me open my eyes and see exactly what I was doing to my body by keeping...more
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Josh has been my acupuncturist for several months now, and during this time I have come to know him more as a person and a practitioner. I believe his healing comes from a deep sense of purpose and compassion, with a knowledge base that continues to grow. If you are struggling with ongoing...more
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I find each treatment very helpful in relaxing my body. I enjoy the time of quite relaxation. I find it easy to meditate & just let my body dance with the energy flow. When I have low back and hip pain, his treatments, which combine acupuncture with other modalities like homeopathic injections,...more
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Josh Zimmer has been a 5 -star acupuncturist in helping me heal from my 4 cancer occurrences and treatments, as well as from several sports injuries. His expertise and knowledge has facilitated my healing on a physical ,energetic and emotional level that has made him an amazing partner in helping...more
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The first time I met Dr Josh I was getting massage treatments at the Gabriel Center. I asked him if the needles hurt? Josh patiently showed me how harmless and flexible the needles were. I have really tight hips and all my stress goes to my shoulders. My first treatment I had acupuncture and...more
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