Frank J. Zimmerman

Frank J. Zimmerman, M.D.

1675 Dempster Street

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

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Frank J. Zimmerman, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology

1675 Dempster Street

3rd Floor

Park Ridge, Illinois 60068



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About Me

  • Medical Specialties: Pediatric CardiologyPediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Primary Area of Focus: Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Gender:
  • Age: 56
  • Years in Practice:
  • Board Certifications: Pediatric Cardiology



  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital at Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Residency: University of Chicago, Wyler Childrens' Hospital
  • Internship: University of Chicago
  • Medical School: Northwestern University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Ratings and Comments

Frank J. Zimmerman, M.D.

5 out of 5

86 Patient Ratings

Gives easy to understand instructions

5 out of 5

82 Patient Ratings

Explains in a way you understand

5 out of 5

86 Patient Ratings

Listens carefully to you

5 out of 5

86 Patient Ratings

Knows your important medical history

4.8 out of 5

86 Patient Ratings

Shows respect for what you say

5 out of 5

86 Patient Ratings

Spends enough time with you

5 out of 5

86 Patient Ratings


Explained health issues and concerns in a way I could understand. Addressed most issues and concerns that I had. The glass screen on the Medtronic defibrillator machine they used to check my defibrillator was cracked. I hope the machine was working okay.

Reviewed on November 23, 2019 12:16 PM

Good talked about getting a primary & setting goals.

Reviewed on October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Very thorough & caring. Took time to help us understand condition, causes, etc.

Reviewed on October 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman is an amazing Doctor. He takes his time and explains what's going on with my heart and my heart rhythms. He explains it, so I can understand. He also always asks how I'm doing, and I appreciate that.

Reviewed on September 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Wonderful -> was a consultation for an ablation. Dr. Zimmerman talked us through the procedure in detail and had times for many questions.

Reviewed on August 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman was very caring and concerned for my daughters recovery one year after surgery. He is very friendly and talks to her like she's a friend. We love Dr. Zimmerman.

Reviewed on July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman is a excellent doctor and is good with kids & adults. Makes you feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on July 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman simply gave us EXCELLENT care. We have seen him in the past and he has performed an ablation for X. He is VERY good to us and we are grateful for his amazing care of X.

Reviewed on July 15, 2019 7:00 PM

it's was good.

Reviewed on July 7, 2019 7:00 PM

We were pleased to get in to see Dr. Zimmerman quickly - although that required us to contact our pediatrician to get her to call us in - as the 1st appointment we were offered from his receptionist when we called from the EMERGENCY ROOM was over a month away!

Reviewed on June 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Wonderful experience.

Reviewed on June 2, 2019 7:00 PM

The best and his truly understanding and comforting.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019 7:00 PM

X always enjoys going to see Dr. Zimmermann. Everyone in his office has always treated him with the utmost respect and concern.

Reviewed on April 29, 2019 7:00 PM

As usual Dr. Zimmerman gives time for patients to think about their problems, listens carefully, and explains carefully until completely understood.

Reviewed on April 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on March 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Everyone was wonderful. We came after an abn. EKG for YH4L. X (sorry on sp.) was very pleasant. Dr. Zimmerman was so helpful and took his time and not only made sure my questions were answered. But also my daughter's. I was nervous my daughter is 17 yrs. old. And not used to male health care workers. - So when a male echo tech came in the room - I was concerned how she would be. - He was very respectful and allowed her to keep her modesty with a towel to cover herself - she did well. I am a cardiology RN and know that many times modesty is an after thought with echoes. I appreciate Dr. Zimmerman and all the staff who so quickly took care of X. Thank you.

Reviewed on November 15, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman is so patient and will make sure I & her family understood everything before we leave. I also have lung issues, so he has been instrumental in making sure my pacemaker is working w/my lungs. Dr. Zimmerman is also is extra careful about my health condition. Thank her Dr. Zimmerman!

Reviewed on September 29, 2018 7:00 PM

I trust Dr. Zimmerman with my heart as he did heart surgery on me several years ago. I am extremely thankful that even though I am now an adult & he mainly sees younger patients that he was willing to meet with me for a check-up. Dr. Zimmerman has been kind caring & friendly & I would recommend him to family & friends. Thank you Dr. Zimmerman!

Reviewed on September 13, 2018 7:00 PM

It was a good follow-up on an existing family condition for my child.

Reviewed on September 11, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman communicated better than all other doctors I have seen in the past 20 years.

Reviewed on September 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman has the best bedside manner! He is informative, polite and respectful. He is the example other doctors should aspire to.

Reviewed on July 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman is an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, empathetic doctor. We are very fortunate to have found him for the cardiac care for our son, X. I hope that you can personally extend to this doctor the recognition he clearly deserves and warrants. Your medical group is extremely fortunate to have Dr. Zimmerman on board!

Reviewed on July 10, 2018 7:00 PM

X was in for a cardiology/pacemaker checkup. He always enjoys seeing Dr. Zimmermann and X. He is always treated with respect (he is 35 with Down Syndrome) and they talk to him and ask him many questions. I am just there for backup.

Reviewed on May 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman was AWESOME so glad Dr. X gave us the referral. I would definitely recommend Christ Children's Hospital to family and friends. I have 10 children 2 of them have been seen at Luries (Children's Memorial) and I rate Dr. Zimmerman's care up there with Luries Children's hospital. Thank you! GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!

Reviewed on May 7, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Frank Zimmerman is the best doctor ever!!!!!!

Reviewed on April 29, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman is the doctor that I consider the best and most educated on my care team. He never fails to listen to my concerns and always answers my questions to the best of his knowledge. He has provided me the most care out of any of my other physicians, and has even aided me in a referral to another doctor that he thought would be beneficial to my care. I always leave his office feeling satisfied that my concerns are being addressed. It is evident that Dr. Zimmerman truly cares about the well being of all of his patients. Thank you so much Dr. Zimmerman!

Reviewed on April 23, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman is very helpful and supportive in my health. He is very smart and we make decisions together regarding my health, which I appreciate. I'm so glad he is my doctor.

Reviewed on March 12, 2018 7:00 PM

It was a great visit. They are always helpful!

Reviewed on February 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Very good!

Reviewed on January 31, 2018 6:00 PM

Amazing staff. I trust them with my life.

Reviewed on January 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Everyone in the office was very kind & very professional. Dr. Zimmerman was especially kind, welcoming, concerned & helpful.

Reviewed on December 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman sets the bar!

Reviewed on December 8, 2017 6:00 PM

We love Dr. Zimmerman. He is kind, brilliant, patient, caring, terrific!

Reviewed on November 4, 2017 7:00 PM

Dr. Zimmerman is amazing. he's always on time for appointments & never rushes the visits. He answers every questions & genuinely cares about his patients. His team is also amazing, especially X!

Reviewed on November 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Great doctor and staff! Thank you!

Reviewed on August 31, 2017 7:00 PM

We love Dr. Zimmerman & his staff!

Reviewed on August 8, 2017 7:00 PM

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Medical Areas of Expertise

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Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Electrophysiology


  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP MedicareComplete Plus HMO - POS
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Choice POS
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Access POS
  • Aetna Open Choice POS
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select Choice EPO
  • Aetna Select POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO - POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Cross PPO - Advocate Associate Medical Plan
  • Blue Precision Bronze HMO
  • Blue Precision Gold HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • Blue Precision Platinum HMO
  • Blue Precision Silver HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna C - 5 POS
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Health Partners PPO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus POS
  • Cigna Open Access Plus State of Illinois POS
  • CIGNA Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry One Select PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry Workers Comp PPO
  • First Health Network EPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • Harken Health Choice Plus
  • Harken Health Compass Plus
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Healthlink PPO
  • HealthSpring Medicaid ICP
  • HealthSpring Medicare HMO
  • HealthSpring MMAI
  • HFN Platinum EPO
  • HFN Total Care PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Gold Plus Integrated-Medicare-Medicaid Plan
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Humana Illinois Platinum HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicaid Managed Care Plan
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana National PPO
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • LLH Adventist Silver PPO 3000
  • LLH Family Health Network Silver PPO 3100
  • LLH Swedish Covenant Silver PPO
  • Meridian
  • Meritain Health PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • NALC (Natl Assn of Letter Carriers) Health Benefit
  • PHCS Savility PPO
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare POS
  • Tricare PPO
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete Focus HMO
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Healthcare Charter
  • United Healthcare Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare Compass HMO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Solutions PPO
  • United Healthcare MedicareComplete Plan 1 HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare Navigate POS
  • United Healthcare Nexus
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select HMO
  • United Healthcare Select Plus POS


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