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Ginelle Zimmerman, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Family Medicine
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    • Accepting New Patients

    What I Do
    My interests in both science and serving others led to my decision to choose family practice. I believe that health care involves caring for the whole person. This involves looking at an individual’s lifestyle, social involvement, and medical needs. I like to spend time getting to know my patient and looking at their goals, then working together towards accomplishing them.

    Why I Love My Work
    The ability to be involved in many different types of medicine made Family Medicine a good choice for me. I like having the opportunity to work with patients in the clinic, hospital, emergency, and obstetric settings. Family Medicine, along with other specialties, is a journey of life-long learning. I appreciate the ability to get to know my patients over time, to better guide them towards fulfilling their health goals.

    Getting to Know Me
    I grew up in the Paynesville area. Being able to live and practice in my hometown community, and to be closer to family, is exciting. I love the outdoors and enjoy biking, hiking, traveling, sewing, and cooking. Being able to partake in my hobbies and activities, surrounded by the supportive feeling of a close-knit community, is what I am looking forward to.

    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota, Duluth
    • Residency
      Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire
    • College
      University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Professional Memberships

    American Medical Association
    American Academy of Family Physicians

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO