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Carl W Zimmerman, MD


Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

4.9 4.9 293 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Urologic Surgery
Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certificates

Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1978


MD - University of Tennessee Memphis, 1972
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1976
Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1973


Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health
Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 27100
Nashville, TN 37204

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Zimmerman needed to see pictures of prolapse before he could offer what he would prescribe - to come later. I liked this - he would not guess - a very good sing of a GREAT doctor.
Patient | February 13, 2017

Very good.
Patient | February 6, 2017

Dr. Zimmerman has one of the best "Bedside manners" of any doctor I have ever seen in my almost 69 yrs. He is very knowledgeable, & caring. I normally prefer female doctors, but I will never see any other GYN. I trust his capabilities & skill implicitly.
Patient | February 3, 2017

very pleased w/ his understanding and explaining each question in detail.
Patient | January 30, 2017

Dr. Zimmerman always listens and explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. He is very kind and compassionate every time I am in his office. He's the best!
Patient | January 27, 2017

I have been going to Dr. Zimmerman for 32 years. He is an excellent doctor.
Patient | January 24, 2017

Dr. Zimmerman was amazing from start to finish and I would definitely recommend him to others.
Patient | January 24, 2017

there is no better provider than Dr. Zimmerman.
Patient | January 23, 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Zimmerman for 38 years - that says it all!!
Patient | January 9, 2017

Would highly recommend Dr. Zimmerman.
Patient | January 7, 2017

Dr. Zimmerman is great doctor who genuinely cares about his patients. He is professional, understanding & takes his time answering all your questions -he is thorough & follow thru. I trust Dr. Zimmerman & would recommend him to my family & friends.
Patient | December 12, 2016

Dr. Zimmerman is one of the nicest Dr. I ever had.
Patient | December 1, 2016

Was made to feel comfortable.
Patient | November 17, 2016

Patient | November 17, 2016

Dr. Zimmerman has been my gynecologist for over 8 yrs and I have felt confidence in his expert care.
Patient | October 20, 2016

I entered in an online survey regarding my surgery Dr. Zimmerman and his Staff and the Health Care Team at Vanderbilt really worked as a Team and were EXCEPTIONAL. I don't know if everyone got my letter of gratitude for their outstanding care.
Patient | October 11, 2016

Love Dr. Z. known him for 35 yrs. He delivered my child in 1982. Excellent dr.
Patient | September 22, 2016

Great care!
Patient | September 2, 2016

I would highly recommend Dr. Zimmerman to anyone - he is absolutely GREAT - great doctor & person.
Patient | August 31, 2016

Very good. Excelent doctor & nurses and entire staff.
Patient | August 26, 2016

Excellent in EVERY WAY!
Patient | August 23, 2016

I believe that my bladder has dropped again & the doctor says it hasn't. He is an excellent dr. But, I know it is not like it was after surgery because I can feel it & also hear the 'squash' sound it made before surgery.
Patient | July 28, 2016

Great experience as always!!! Dr Zimmerman best doctor!!!!! Very kind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Patient | June 23, 2016

Patient | June 1, 2016

I thought every one from start to finish was A 1.
Patient | June 1, 2016

we need more like him!
Patient | May 1, 2016

Love Dr. Zimmerman!! Excellent physician!!
Patient | April 26, 2016

Good experience/very good.
Patient | April 6, 2016

Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Zimmerman is the BEST.
Patient | April 1, 2016

I've been under dr. Z's care for 3 + years. He is the best -
Patient | March 30, 2016

Very little to say for improvement.
Patient | March 14, 2016

Very thorough - listens well & cares about how patient feels.
Patient | March 10, 2016

He was a very nice person easy to talk to about my problem & explaining to me what he was going to do. I really like him -
Patient | March 7, 2016

I wish all OB-GYNs were like Dr. Z. he is wonderful - respectful, understanding, good @ explaining things, helpful, and extremely highly competent. 9. Sufficient.
Patient | March 3, 2016

Dr. Zimmerman is awesome, his care and concern for me was genuine. He is an exceptionally wonderful doctor.
Patient | February 16, 2016

I have had only positive experience in my healthcare with dr Zimmerman and his staff.
Patient | January 29, 2016

I am confident in Dr. Zimmerman enough to let him to perform a surgery on me.
Patient | January 4, 2016