Dr. J. Kirk Zimmer, MD is a highly respected Family Practitioner currently practicing family medicine in Los Gatos, California. With a reputation for providing quality care, he delivers expert diagnosis and treatment for a wide array of conditions affecting patients across the age spectrum. Dr. Zimmer is noted for as one of the most experienced family practitioners in his area, and he is a specialist in treatment of upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, osteoarthritis, skin disorders, gastritis, and hypertension. He continues to serve patients within the Blossom Ridge Medical Group in Los Gatos, California, and he also maintains privileges with El Camino Hospital, the John Muir Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Zimmer's successful career in medicine spans over four decades. He attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada, earning his Medical Degree in 1973. After medical school, Dr. Zimmer completed his internship with Highland General Hospital and Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. He remains committed to staying current with the new developments, guidelines, and procedures in medicine. His patient centric focus and excellence in the field of family medicine makes Dr. Zimmer stand out. He says, “We communicate openly and fully with our patients to provide them with timely, quality and effective care for their health needs."
Education and Training
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine MD 1973
Highland General Hospital Internship 0
Alameda County Medical Center Internship 0
Dr. J.K. Zimmer's Expert Contributions
No, go to the ER, it may be pulmonary embolism. READ MORE
Different conditions may account for this but metabolic syndrome lack of adequate exercise and diet are common causes but other medical conditions as well and medical testing may be necessary READ MORE
It depends on individual and health concerns as it helps absorb calcium and too much could be of concern men usually 800-1000,women 1000-2000 READ MORE
Level of intake and burn up need to be synchronized. Eat a breakfast and switch bigger meal from dinner to lunch,working out needs definition 3x/ week minimum 20-30 minutes kinetic exercise advisable READ MORE
Short term only essential sugars fruits and vegetables and nuts are essential to our diet to prevent illness like scurvy etc. READ MORE
Aloe or calamine lotion and where approximate clothing and avoid dawn dusk and water ponds or lakes READ MORE
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Get to know Family Practitioner, Dr. J.K. Zimmer, who serves patients in Los Gatos, California.
Dr. Zimmer is a family practitioner serving Los Gatos and the surrounding communities. They are affiliated with Blossom Ridge Medical Group – a practice offering urgent care, physicals, primary care and office gynecology, referrals, and labs and x-rays.
Additionally, Dr. Zimmer is affiliated with El Camino Health where their nationally recognized doctors and care teams are committed to providing you with high-quality, excellent care. They aim to deliver a healthcare experience that is designed around your individual needs.
Dr. Zimmer graduated with his medical degree from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. After obtaining his medical degree, he completed his internship with the Alameda Hospital Alameda Health System.
His patients have excellent experiences with him, one stating, “Fortunately, Dr Kirk Zimmer has been my family doctor for many years and has kindly and knowledgeably cared for and saved lives (coronary care), made critical decisions ( a dangerous teenage depression), taken kind care of my mother to gracefully adapt to aging, and guided me through Multiple Sclerosis options for decades.. Dr. Zimmer is a master diagnostician and medical quarterback who has always found needed specialists that are so respected in their specialties. His kind and thorough medical management of my family has been a true source of peace of mind knowing that we have the best care possible.”
Another stating. “I was introduced to dr. Zimmer by a good friend of mine few years ago and have been seeing him ever since. He is a very experienced kind professional that has my health interest in mind. He always gives me several choices for specialist referrals and they have all been great. The office staff have always been professional and courteous. His nurse assistant Ray is very polite, thorough and professional. It has been a challenge to find a great doctor in my past 33 years of being in South Bay. Dr. Zimmer is the one for me. I highly recommend him and Blossom Ridge medical group.”
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. As a family practitioner, Dr. Zimmer focuses on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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