Leonard Zimmer is a nurse practitioner at the National Spine and Pain Centers’ office in Glen Allen, Virginia with over 16 years of experience as a medical professional. His comprehensive knowledge of acute and chronic pain management allows him to treat each patient’s needs with the highest quality care and attention.
Zimmer is a board certified nurse practitioner with skilled experience with family practice, plastic surgery, pain management, and occupational health. His background in occupational health provided a good foundation for a career in pain management. Having practiced acute and chronic pain management for over 15 years both in the outpatient and inpatient settings, Zimmer has experience in medication management, trigger point injections, pain pump management, and joint injections. While working in various practices throughout his career, Zimmer has provided patients with a myriad of services, including perioperative pain services, preoperative evaluations and testing, pain management education, and developed treatment plans.
After working in occupational health for a number of years, Zimmer chose the path towards pain management. “Pain management is rewarding when you can help patients improve quality of life and help minimize negative or unwanted side effects of treatment. It’s important that patients understand the significance of the various treatment modalities before a plan of care is established. I believe in listening to patient’s concerns and the importance for the provider to develop a partnership with the patient to help establish and work toward goals of treatment.” Zimmer states.
Zimmer obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at University of South Florida, in Tampa, FL. He started his nursing career in a postoperative cardiac surgical unit and transitioned to oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center while he returned to University of Tampa to obtain his Masters of Science in Nursing.
In his spare time, Zimmer enjoys dabbling in home renovations and watching NASCAR or college basketball.
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