Anahita Zimmerman, MD

Internal Medicine



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Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA


Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL




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Dr. Anahita Zimmerman Is Rewarded by Patient Improvement

“I try to really listen and let my patients speak. No one knows better what’s going on than they do.”

Dr. Anahita Zimmerman knew she wanted to be a doctor since the time she was 3 years old. When it came time to choose a specialty, she selected internal medicine because of its continuity of care. “It seems like a lot of specialties don’t have extended contact with patients. I like seeing my patients regularly. It’s rewarding to see where they start and how they progress.”

She chose Vanguard because the practice is leading the charge in preventive and progressive care. “Vanguard is progressive, conscientious, thorough and responsive,” Dr. Zimmerman says. “Patients are at the core of what we do, and so we make sure to have excellent communications, from our patient portal to our nurse and physician follow-up. We return calls as soon as we get the messages, rather than holding them to return at day’s end.”

Dr. Zimmerman works frequently in chronic care, where physicians often are relegated to treating the illness after the fact. At Vanguard, she’s been able to put a preventive care “spin” on treatment. “Our focus is wellness,” she says, “and that’s the case whether I’m seeing a patient for a sick visit, to manage a chronic disease or for an annual physical. Some patients really want to take charge of their health, and others are more resistant and need to be encouraged. We work to build relationships so that they will trust us and our recommendations. As patients see the improvements and feel better, that’s great reinforcement.”

When she’s not working, Dr. Zimmerman enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her family. Born in Iran, she is trilingual and speaks Farsi and French as well as English. A former Floridian, she also used to be an avid surfer.

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Oct 27, 2017

Excellent care provided and information given.

Oct 21, 2017

I usually see another doctor but was happy with this appointment.

Oct 10, 2017

*Dr. Zimmerman really showed concern for my symptoms and provided the care I needed.

Aug 12, 2017

Love this doctor, asks lots of questions, really gets to the bottom of things!

Aug 08, 2017

I have seen *Dr. Zimmerman for several years and I like her very much. She has become an important care provider for me.

Aug 03, 2017

*Dr. Zimmerman is a very caring doctor.

Jun 13, 2017

The doctor was very attentive, explained everything, and reassured me when necessary. Her explanations, and all testing were done in a timely manner.

Apr 04, 2017

I have recommended *Dr. Zimmerman for entire family. She is very diligent and fully dedicated to her profssion.