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Scott Zimmer, MD

Scott Zimmer, MD

(4.9) , 46 Reviews
  • Specialty: Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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  • Primary Location: 13170 Ravenna Rd (21 mi.)
    Other Locations
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Office Locations

LHPG Ohio Hand to Shoulder Center (21 mi.)

13170 Ravenna Rd
Ste 200
Chardon, OH 44024
216-844-2273

LHPG Ohio Hand to Shoulder Center (6 mi.)

25501 Chagrin Blvd
Ste 200
Beachwood, OH 44122
216-844-2273

DO 7580 Auburn (22 mi.)

7580 Auburn Rd
Ste 214
Concord, OH 44077
216-844-2273

LHPG Ohio Hand to Shoulder Center (22 mi.)

7590 Auburn Rd
TriPoint Medical Center Physician Pavilion
Painesville, OH 44077
844-542-6363

Biography: Scott Zimmer, MD

Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fracture Care
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hand, Arm, Elbow, Shoulder Problems
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Trigger finger
  • Ulnar Nerve - Cubital Tunnel
  • Upper Extremities

Certifications & Memberships

  • Hand Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Hand Surgery - Orthopaedic
Hand Surgery - Orthopaedic - Shands At The University Of Florida (2003 - 2004)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Mount Carmel Medical Center (1998 - 2003)

Medical Education
Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine (1998)

Undergraduate
Miami University (1994)

About

Scott M. Zimmer, MD, provides expert care for all disorders of the hand, elbow and shoulder from fracture care to joint replacement, including the latest arthroscopic treatments.

Dr. Zimmer completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with honors. He graduated first in his class from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, and advanced training in surgery of the hand, elbow and shoulder at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital.

Dr. Zimmer is a board-certified member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, a select group of top hand surgeons in the US.

Dr. Zimmer has been a leading hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgeon in Northeast Ohio for more than a decade. He has been named one of Cleveland's best orthopedic and hand surgeons for the last several years by his peers in the medical field. Dr. Zimmer serves as President of Medical Staff at UH Beachwood Medical Center.

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5
- based on 229 Ratings
(5)
3/1/2024

He is excellent doctor. He did surgery 10 and 12 years ago which is another reason for returning to see him for this problem.

(5)
3/1/2024

Rate Dr Zimmer and staff a10. ***

(5)
3/1/2024

Always very professional! Best of the best!

(5)
3/1/2024

Dr Zimmer is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.

(5)
3/1/2024

Zimmer is the best around

(5)
3/1/2024

Good

(5)
3/1/2024

Excellent

(5)
3/1/2024

Great doctor!

(5)
2/1/2024

Excellent doctor

(5)
2/1/2024

Dr Zimmer is a very caring doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone

(5)
2/1/2024

Dr. Zimmer and staff were wonderful.

(5)
2/1/2024

Experience was acceptable under the current state of volume at that time. It was concise and efficient

(5)
2/1/2024

Great service, great Dr

(5)
2/1/2024

Dr Zimmer is an amazing doctor very caring his PA Shelly is awesome

(5)
2/1/2024

Dr. Zimmer listened to my concerns and observed the issues I was having with my wrist. He provided clear explanation of treatment and ways to decrease the pain and prevent further injury.

(5)
2/1/2024

Dr Zimmer is awesome - and I've recommended him to several of my friends

(5)
2/1/2024

I want to personally Thank Dr. Zimmer and the staff at the office. They are very professional but yet, they treat you like family,make everyone comfortable.I have recommended them to many families and friends.

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr Zimmer is the best around

(5)
1/1/2024

Very pleased with everyone involved . They were all very knowledgeable and helpful

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr. Zimmer was excellent one of the best doctors that I've seen in years. Thorough, actually read my chart and knew about my appointment and why I was seeing him. Extremely knowledgeable about my condition and took the time to explain everything that he did on that visit and about upcoming appointments. Would highly recommend him to anyone.

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr.zimmer and staff have taken extra steps for me with my insurance company to help me get procedures done in a quick manner by call the insurance an asking to follow through with allowing procedures.

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr. Zimmer was friendly, pleasant Dr. He explained to me what was going on with my medical concern. He was an outstanding Dr.

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr. Zimmer's PA saw me not him but he is amazing as well as all his staff. The office is the best I have ever experienced and you feel like family when you go. Although Dr Zimmer did not examine me this time he did talk to me in the hall and was very professional yet kind, caring and even funny. I wish all my care was like this.

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr. Zimmer and his clinic staff were nothing short of amazing during the course of my treatment for a wrist fracture. They are friendly, caring and knowledgeable; I couldn't have asked for any better care than that which I received. Thank you Dr. Zimmer.

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr Zimmer is amazing. Already referred a family member to him.

(5)
1/1/2024

Dr. Zimmer, his PA and all his staff is awesome. They are professional, knowledgeable and very helpful weather I am in for a visit, procedure or just calling to schedule something. His bedside manner is awesome because he assesses your level of knowledge first then talks to you on that level.

(5)
1/1/2024

Overall it was a good visit! The staff were in good spirits, as if they loved their job. I feel safe under Dr. Simmer's care.

(5)
1/1/2024

My experience was very good every one was so nice.

(5)
1/1/2024

Scott Zimmer is thorough , intelligent, and caring. I consider myself very fortunate to have him as one of my doctors.

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr. Zimmer and the staff at this office are amazing! I feel confident with how we will move forward with my hand issues and how quickly care was provided and will be provided. Dr. Z 'doesn't beat around the bush' with his explanations but is also very caring and explains things in a manner that is understandable and thorough. I'd recommend him and his staff to anyone who needs help with the health of their hands!

(5)
12/1/2023

Awesome doctor!!!

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr Zimmer & his staff are super competent, ultra efficient, and without question they are the best orthopedic practice I have ever been to!

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr Zimmer is the greatest! It just seems like he's in a very big hurry. I know he has many patients.

(5)
12/1/2023

Dr Zimmer was awesome he talked to me like a friend not like a doctor, which I like because it makes you comfortable to ask questions and get an answer I can understand. I would recommend him to anyone.

(5)
12/1/2023

My whole experience was very good

(5)
11/1/2023

Excellent doctor

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr Zimmer is the best. A great physician and a great person.

(5)
10/1/2023

Dr Zimmer and PA *** are extremely knowledgeable and informative. My carpal tunnel surgery went smoothly with no complications.

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr. Zimmer is personable and an excellent physician

(5)
9/1/2023

Dr. Zimmer is an outstanding physician. He surgically replaced my shoulder 11 months ago. His bedside manner is great. He is concerned and caring. He is also efficient and thorough.

(4)
6/1/2023

Excellent

(4)
5/1/2023

Dr. Zimmer and his team are known for getting patients in and out in a timely manner. They also put the needs of the patient first.

(4)
5/1/2023

Great Doctor!

(4)
5/1/2023

Dr. Zimmer has helped me with both wrist & elbow problems, he found the problem with my wrist when another doctor didn't, even after that doctor had me get an MRI. I would highly recommend Dr. Zimmer

(4)
5/1/2023

Dr. Zimmer took the time needed to explain my shoulder issues as well as do an on the spot X-ray and give me the results before I left. I know Dr's have a limited amount of time to spend with patients but Dr. Zimmer does a good job making sure everything is understood and all questions are answered. Time with patience is key.

(4)
5/1/2023

Saw p.a.....she is excellent

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As of December 31, 2016, Scott Zimmer did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.