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Barklie Zimmerman, MD

Dr. Zimmerman is a surgeon in Greater Richmond Region. He is affiliated with Bon Secours St Mary's Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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162 doctors
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162 doctors
Top 5%
81 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in Greater Richmond Region in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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18 doctors
Top 15%
18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw more swelling patients than 85% of similar doctors in Greater Richmond Region in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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113 doctors
Top 15%
114 doctors
Top 5%
56 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in Greater Richmond Region in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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119 doctors
Top 15%
119 doctors
Top 5%
59 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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40 doctors
Top 15%
40 doctors
Top 5%
20 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw more cerebrovascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in Greater Richmond Region in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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33 doctors
Top 15%
34 doctors
Top 5%
16 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw stroke patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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9 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.
Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw arteriosclerosis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw varicose veins patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
5 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw aneurysm patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
12 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw thrombosis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Zimmerman saw abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
11 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Zimmerman saw aortic aneurysm patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
37 doctors
Top 15%
36 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
11 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.
Top 25%
12 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw biliary tract disease patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
105 doctors
Top 15%
106 doctors
Top 5%
52 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw gallstones patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Top 25%
12 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Zimmerman saw hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Greater Richmond Region. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Zimmerman accepts.
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $7,082 – 17.2k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,652 – 12.2k
Liver biopsy $4,353 – 6,274

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic procedure rate

Dr. Zimmerman’s laparoscopic procedure rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Zimmerman’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 22%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Zimmerman’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Zimmerman’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Zimmerman’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Zimmerman’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Zimmerman’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
67%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Zimmerman’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Zimmerman’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Zimmerman’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Zimmerman’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Zimmerman sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
7611 Forest Ave
Henrico, VA 23229
98 miles away
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Credentials
  • Deaconess Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1980

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Zimmerman is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Bon Secours St Mary's Hospital
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    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Henrico Doctors Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Rappahannock General Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Optima Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield