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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - UMKC Consortium for Health Ed Allopathic
Kansas City, MO USA
Internship - Lakeside Osteopathic Hospital
Kansas City, MO USA
Medical School - Kansas City Univ.of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City, MO USA
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Non-operative Orthopaedics; Occupational; Sports; Expert Witness; Impairment; Disability; Expert Witness/Forensic; Spine; Pain
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 7/18/2018, Dr. Zipper has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Fiduciary Role. Dr. Zipper serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:
- Independent Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, P.A.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
117 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018
dr was very caring and thorough. very knowledgeable
Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018
arrived early and got in early to appointment. doctor and I had thoroughly discussed all issues- very generous with his time. superb technique and outcome.
Reviewed on May 22, 2018
Cleveland Clinic should have more doctors like Dr. Zipper! He did not rush through anything!! Most doc's do-- get them in, get to the next one- that is usually how you feel. This health issue is a chronic issue, and required much conversation and history. Dr. Zipper was a very good listener! Even though I had to drive down town, park 2 blocks away, this doctor was worth it.
Reviewed on May 21, 2018
Dr. Zipper repeated several times the importance of how to take the medication he prescribed.
Reviewed on May 21, 2018
This was my first time seeing Dr Zipper. He was excellent. He listened to me and understood my concerns. Dr Zipper explained why I had issues and pain. Dr.Zipper explained what can be done and what results can be expected. I recommended him highly.
Reviewed on May 14, 2018
Dr zipper was very helpful and I appreciated him explaining everything and being friendly. I have already recommended him to an older family member.
Reviewed on Mar 1, 2018
Dr. Zipper gave me a very thorough exam, he had reviewed my medical record - entirely prior to my appt. I was very impressed that he had done this so he was aware of all my health issues. I would definitely recommend Dr. Zipper to everyone. He took the time to explain why I was having the shoulder pain and neck pain. He explained the injection/medications he gave me and prescribed so that I was fully informed. I am very happy with the visit and with his care. I was very pleased I was able to get in to see him and completely satisfied with care and entire visit start to finish.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018
I so appreciate that Dr. Zipper took my medical history into consideration and asked for additional information before making recommendations
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2018
The pain medication doesn't work for my pain. I told my doctor over & over. Only problem i have
Reviewed on Dec 4, 2017
he gave several good options for post care
Reviewed on Sep 8, 2017
all can say is...everything was fine...introduced himself, let me know the results he saw on my tests, and what he wad going to do about it with my permission. A good experience.
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2017
I saw the provider for a second opinion on the need for a knee replacement. He was so informative, knowledgeable and thorough that I was disappointed that he no longer performs surgery or I would have changed surgeons and asked him to perform my knee replacement.
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2017
Dr. Zipper is an excellent physician. By the comments he makes, you KNOW he has looked at your medical record thoroughly and knows you. He is knowledgeable, has a great sense of humor, caring, and one of the best providers I have had over the course of my 30+ years seeing Clinic physicians. He is simply super!
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