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Dr. Paul H Zimmering Is this you?

About Dr. Paul H Zimmering

Dr. Paul H Zimmering, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wallingford, CT, with another office in Southington, CT. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Zimmering is affiliated with Gaylord Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul H Zimmering is Good. Dr. Paul H Zimmering has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Paul H Zimmering is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Comprehensive Orthopaedics

85 Barnes Rd Ste 302
Wallingford, CT 06492
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Comprehensive Orthopedics

98 Main St Ste 201
Southington, CT 06489
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Specialties

Dr. Paul H Zimmering has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    30 Expertise

  • Gout
  • Sports Medicine
  • Herniated Disc
  • Microsurgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Knee Surgery
  • Back Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Infections
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Spinal Injections
  • Arthroscopy
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Laminectomy
  • Bone Fracture
  • Wrist Injury
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Joint Replacement
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck Injuries

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Reviews

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Orthopedic surgeon with the worst personality.

Seems like he likes his reputation as a short, bad tempered orthopedic surgeon. The rumor in the office is that three nurses quit because he is such a tyrant. Isn't it time for such an immature person in a doctor's outfit NOT to be tolerated? ACT like a real doctor...your job is to treat and comfort people who are sick. Your day-to-day mood swings should not be the issue of the patients who are there because THEY are sick not You who seems to have a sick personality. I am sure there are other doctors that are just as competent if not better. I am not tolerating Paul Zimmering's abusive temper and bad manners !!!

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Good surgeon with a bad personality

I heard him, through an open door, screaming at another patient about the patient hurting his staff members feelings. I knew that staffer, and she's insane, very difficult to carry on a conversation with; I felt bad for the patient. I think this guy is an average surgeon, but hearing that outburst really bothered me. I didn't like following up with Dr Zimmerings APRN; her pain control philosophy is borderline cruel. Sadly, I will go elsewhere for further surgery, if required; Midstate Hospital does not use a baseline/ maintenance IV med for pain control, so you have to push the self- medication button every 8 minutes for a teeny bit of pain med. NOT my idea of a fun time for a total hip replacement. In summary, a good surgeon ruined by a bad temper.

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Terrible Experience

This is the first time I have ever commented on a doctor. But, after the experience I have had I feel compelled. After getting misdiagnosed by Dr. Zimmering, which caused further pain and healing time, he sent me a bill for that mistake. Then, after 2 more visits, each lasting about 5 minutes, he was unable to supply any direction regarding the recovering process. Especially since it is a fractured heel and effecting my ability to walk, I owe that information to my employers and FMLA regarding my recovery process. He doesn't give you the time of day and when you do ask questions, he is short and even went as far as opening the door during an appointment saying I won't answer any more questions, closing the door and cursing to his staff. No good!

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Five Stars

ACL and MCL reconstructed surgery

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Opinion of an RN

I've been with this group a long time - over 20 years. Zimmering has a pretty good bedside manner, to me. Smiles, jokes, serious when he needs to be. His diagnoses are accurate, and he gives me the options for treatment, the chances of success of each one. The wait time in the office varies; I have waited there as little as 5 minutes, with one awful wait of 96 minutes but that was unusual. Dr Willett's office staff recommended Zimmering to me, and I've been happy with him (and his recommended treatment).

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Zimmering is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Paul H Zimmering accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
    • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
    • Connecticare Passage
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Healthy Connecticut
    • HealthyCT
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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