Michael Zimmerman, MD

Primary Care
My Specialties: Family Medicine, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Mens Health, Adolescent Medicine
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    145 Ratings    69 Comments

Where I see patients

Call for an appointment

At any location below

Legacy Medical Group-West Linn

2020 8th Ave., Suite 100
West Linn, OR 97068
503-655-3320

About Me:

Dr. Zimmerman's goal is to provide thorough care for his patients' medical problems, and in that way to provide some peace of mind as well. Dr. Zimmerman earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then completed a residency in family medicine at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a residency in family practice at the University of Louisville. He relocated to Portland in 2007. Dr. Zimmerman is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for providing quality care to his patients with diabetes. Hobbies include: walking/hiking, reading, writing, music, traveling, spending time with family.

Education:
Medical School: University of Louisville, School of Medicine - Louisville, KY
Bachelor of Arts: Vanderbilt University
Year I Started Practice: 1978
Hospitals Served: Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Patient Rating

Legacy wants every patient to have great care, every time. To help measure and improve patient satisfaction, we send surveys to randomly selected patients after their appointments. We use this feedback from the surveys to improve and enhance the care we offer. It works like this: Real patients give us feedback through Press Ganey, a patient satisfaction survey company. They verify and confirm the results. National Research Corporation, an independent company, provides the technology to show the ratings and comments on our website
Learn more about our survey.

4.9 out of 5     145 Ratings     69 Comments

Sep 17, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
wait time to get in to see the doctors has been taking much longer this past year. They could use an other doctor et the clining.

Sep 11, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
all was good !

Sep 5, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Glad to see Dr Zimmerman arrive. it took awhile to replace Dr. Bengaard

Aug 14, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Zimmerman is an excellent communicator and I have every confidence in his professional skills.

Aug 7, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
He is a good doctor.

Jul 30, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
In reference to the question rating Dr. Zimmerman as a physician. I gave him a "9" only because I have no way of knowing if he is the "best possible" provider. I wouldn't give anyone a "10".

Jun 29, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
appreciate the doctor did not prescribe antibiotics for a virus. very empathetic manner.

Jun 18, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Zimmerman and his staff always answer question quickly when I use my medical line.

Jun 13, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
It was a pleasure meeting Dr. Zimmerman - nice man. Dr. Henry also came in & conferred w/Dr. Zimmerman. Dr. Henry is my reg. dr. She does a wonderful job & is very thorough.

Jun 13, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr M Zimmerman is a very good doctor very kind an sweet an respect full. Sueann his helper was great too. She explained every thing to me and then some which was great!

Jun 13, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
always a good experience

Jun 12, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Happy with the service provided.

Jun 1, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Doctor and staff were very good.

May 21, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Great people, curteous, informed and proffesioal.

May 15, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I have no complaints about the quality of the treatment, but I was irritated by being left for 20 minutes before the doctor came in, and then for another 20 after he left the room. There was also some confusion with the pharmacy, which received two prescriptions; the wrong one was cancelled, which resulted in my having to make a second trip to collect the right medication.

May 14, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Since I turned [age deleted] Dr. Zimmerman cannot order my Rx for 1 yr. I need to see him every 6 months. That is a WASTE of my time and his time. The appoint can be used for someone who is SICK.

May 14, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Excellent physician with good communication skills. Pleasant office staff.

May 7, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Overly impressed with the patient care that this office provides

May 4, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I have always felt that Dr Zimmerman listened and has a broad knowledge of medium and will make a referral if necessary.

May 4, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
very responsive and helpful

May 2, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
He did not listen to my chest, even though I filled out the question saying I had heart palpitations, and was interested in quitting smoking. I asked if ridges in my fingernails might be related to immobility of my arm and was told "We don't have time to go into that now." It felt as though he just wanted to give me referrals; mammogram, pap, colonoscopy & pain management; and get out of there. I was at the office for 1 hr. & 15 min. of which he spent 15 min. with me.

May 1, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
It is a professional medical office with good service.

Apr 30, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
The only concern I have is that the medical assistant didn't seem to know what she was doing- no protocol. She seemed uneasy during the gynecology exam and didn't offer any assistance. It was uncomfortable lying on the table when they weren't prepared to do the exam and then the light didn't work.. the stirrups needed readjusting.. all uncomfortable moments for the patient.

Apr 23, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
waited 45 min to see the doctor. he did not spend enough time with me.

Mar 30, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Discussion about health was pleasant and conversational.

Mar 30, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Zimmerman came in having read my record and correspondence with another doctor which is rare and was much appreciated. He also took my concerns seriously (also somewhat rare) and referred and ordered tests appropriately. I would recommend him.

Mar 30, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
inefficient

Mar 26, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
It was my 1st time here. New to this area. My experiance was awesome. Friendly staff all around. I felt heard and taken care of. He is my new primary care physician.

Mar 19, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
They seem to be concerned for my overall health. I like that! Thank You

Mar 16, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Helpful with care of my better health.

Mar 16, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
It was a first visit and I now know who to see from now on. I was pleased with the visit.

Mar 9, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
It was fine.

Mar 6, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
always just fine

Mar 2, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
one of the best health care providing facilities I have used. very pleased with the service

Mar 2, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
All contact with my doctor and his assistants was excellent.

Feb 27, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Zimmerman, was questioning my HR telling me I needed to get FMLA paperwork signed by my PCP. I had only missed a few days of work. His reaction aroused my suspicion that HR had made a mistake.

Feb 19, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
all good

Feb 19, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
accomplished the purpose

Feb 14, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I love this place

Feb 5, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Z was very helpful. I was in for a car wreck over the weekend. He showed me what to look out for in the coming days and a range of exercises to do every day.

Feb 5, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. Zimmerman and staff are the best.

Jan 30, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
As a new patient,,, it was my first visit,,, but I must say,, I was very impressed by the effectiveness of this operation and the considerate and respectful nature of my interractions, needs and concerns

Jan 30, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
all good thank for asking.

Jan 17, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Both clerks seemed to have better things to do. Had to walk back up to desk to get things started after 10 min. wait from 1st encounter. Very ho-hum attitudes.

Jan 9, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I have always had a good experience with Dr. Zimmerman. He always answers questions I may have with patience & wisdom. He is never in a rush with you.

Jan 5, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very pleased with doctor, nurses & front office people!

Jan 5, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr Zimmerman is a caring and understanding doctor and I have a lot if trust in his judgement.

Jan 3, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
allwas good

Jan 2, 2018
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Despite my own attempts to sabotage my good health by mis-reading and mis-dosing my new prescription meant to help cure a case of gout in one foot, my providers have kindly forgiven my brain fart and encouraged me to pursue taking the right daily dosage and realize that we're all human and occasional brain farters at heart. My foot is better now and I'm back taking my long walks again, and although I do wear two hearing aids I don't think I'm offending anyone right behind me on the trail. Wish me (and them) luck!

Dec 29, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
The medical assistant was terrific - loved her

Dec 26, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr. was able to run an extra test over a health concern I had. I am awaiting the results of this test. Total appointment (routine physical) took about an hour & 1/2.

Dec 22, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Never had a bad experience. Everything is "A+".

Dec 20, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Just a usual visit.

Dec 13, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Every thing was fine . . .

Dec 5, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I did not call the office about anything, but I did send messages on My Health, and get answers right away - and got test reports from there too. Very happy with the responds

Dec 4, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
you guys are all amazing- from front office staff to nurses and the Dr's. thank you

Nov 29, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
all went very well

Nov 27, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Dr did not seem to interested in my concern since he was not my DR. seems like a watse of money

Nov 27, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Great overall experience.

Nov 20, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
The lab person was in a foul mood. When I asked questioned why only 1 vial of blood was drawn when 2 or more are normally taken she got testy and told me only I was needed. 2 days later I got a call back with her telling me there was a "system error" and I had to come in and have more blood drawn. I always tell the dr. and PA that I DO NOT do electronic online medical records. I have not received test results for over a year.

Nov 20, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Great service, Dr. Zimmerman great learner in hearing, treating, medical issues that are to used to treat my medical problems.

Nov 20, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Like the clinic & Dr. Zimmerman. Press-Ganey is statistical gibberish.

Nov 17, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Would like assessment of out-of-range lab results - e.g., BUN;...

Nov 15, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
this was my initial visit with Dr. Zimmerman for a physica exam and I was impressed with the fact that on that first visit he took the time to review my history and chart a course of action, rather than just jump in and do an exam.

Nov 1, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
always good

Oct 24, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Blood lab tests for lipids were not done. I had to call and they used my frozen sample. I am now prescribed blood pressure medication and I felt that the addition of that medication was trivialized when I asked questions.

Oct 23, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
The whole visit went quite well. I had scheduled a normal 6-month checkup yesterday which my physician's team handled well. But I also mentioned two emergent physical complaints for the first time after I arrived (chronic impacted cerumen in both ears which inhibits hearing, and sharp pain in one big toe joint). Dr. Z. dealt with both issues with his usual dispatch, and in short order I was able to obtain a diagnosis of gout and obtain a prescription order and treatment plan. My ear canals were quickly irrigated by one of the doctor's team-members and so regained my remaining hearing and left my appointment in better condition than when I first arrived. I'm always very grateful for that!

Oct 20, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
I like Dr Zimmerman because he is very knowledgible and truly cares about my health. He listens and answers all of my questions .

Oct 17, 2017
Please comment on good or bad experiences related to your visit.
Very friendly staff.
View More