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About Dr. William R Timmerman
Dr. William R Timmerman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Mechanicsville, VA, with other offices in Richmond, VA and Henrico, VA . He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Timmerman is affiliated with Memorial Regional Medical Center. Dr. Timmerman has received 6 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. William R Timmerman has the following 1 specialty
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal surgeons are doctors who perform surgery in order to correct problems with the anus, rectum or colon. These physicians perform colonoscopies, and other diagnostic procedures, in order to identify any issues that require surgical intervention. They then determine what type of surgical procedure would be best. The specialists also care for these patients post-operation to ensure proper healing and recovery.
Dr. William R Timmerman has the following 13 expertise
- Rectal Pain
- Endoscopic Ultrasound (Fetoscopy)
- Rectal Bleeding
- Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
- Bowel Resection
- Colorectal Surgery
- Abdominal Pain
- Colon Cancer
Dr. William R Timmerman has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. William R Timmerman is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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He's a very busy because he's an excellent physician, making it worth the wait. Appointments are frequently cancelled due to surgery schedule but because his reputation precedes him his patient load is high. He has a great bedside manner and makes you feel very comfortable with his expertise. His office staff is not the most efficient so you have to be persistent with requests and follow up calls.
So happy I had Dr. Timmerman do my surgery. He knows what he is doing and is kind. He spent plenty of time with me. Being the nerd that I am I went in with a list of questions. He had answered most of them before I ever got a chance to ask and had me go down what was left on my list and answered them all.
I developed the disease, I Ulcerative Colitis in the year 2000. I had a big bleeding and infected ulcer about the size of a golf ball in my large intestine that would not go away . It was located just above my rectum. This is a horrible disease. I had never heard of it before. I managed to put it in remission two times before the third time it came back and it would not heal. I suspect this is because they treat Ulcertive Colitis with Prednizone. After taking prednisone for several months my body would not heal because Prednizone shuts down your immune system. None of the medicines were effective at removing the ulcer and I had lost 40 pounds within a couple of months and I was in intense pain throughout the day having to go to the bathroom 10 to 12 times a day . My stools were bloody with puss and I developed dumping syndrome which is the urge to have bowel movements when you really don't have to go. I was referred to Dr. William Timmerman by the in house gastroenterologist at Regional Memorial Hospital. I met with Dr Timmermanand right away I knew that he was very knowledgable about this disease ,ulcerative colitis , and I later found out that he was a top doctor in the line of defense against irritable bowel disease. He was the best doctor that I have ever met in my life. I couldn't work because of this disease and I was broke and unemployed. He took my case on knowing that I had no money to pay him and he told me, " don't worry about it, let's just get you well ." He immediately admitted me into the hospital and began a barrage of tests to make sure that I actually had ulcerative colitis and not Crohn's disease or some other irritable bowel disease. It took a couple of days of testing and biopsies but it came back positive that I definitely did have ulcerative colitis. He braced me for the bad news that I would have to have my large intestine removed and have a J Pouch constructed out of the end of my small intestine. A J Pouch is a make shift resevoir that acts as a colon. He was great through and through and he assured me that I would be well and not have to suffer anymore with this disease after the surgery. It was a hard pill to swallow because I really didn't want to have a large car running up my belly. The procedure consisted of a two-part surgery and he was there for me the whole time make sure that I was absolutely 100% on track. He was so good at explaining exactly what had to be done and he also made my parents feel at ease too , because this was a major surgery . Everyone that I came in contact with that was involved with my surgery assured me over and over how lucky I was to have such a good doctor as Dr. William Timmerman. They were right he is the most professional talented surgeon I have ever come in contact with. I am so grateful to him because he actually saved my life. If anyone reads this and is looking for a professional gastroenterologist please contact Dr. William Timmerman with Colon and Rectal Specialist at their Mechanicsville office .
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
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Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2017, 2018)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
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Dr. Timmerman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
39 Years Experience
University Of Minnesota Medical School
Graduated in 1979
Hennepin County Medical Center
Dr. William R Timmerman accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 1
- Coventry - Southside Tier 2
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
- PHCS PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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