Doctors of internal medicine focus on adult medicine. In contrast to family practitioners, Internists are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and handle, severe chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses my strike at the same time.

When other medical specialists, such a surgeon or oncologist are involved, they coordinate that patient’s care and manage difficult medical problems associated with that care.


Diabetes is a common health concern that can alter a patient’s lifestyle and quality of life.
Here at Gail Zimmerman, MD, we specialize in treating patients with diabetes and helping them manage their condition to best experience a happy and healthy life. Whether you are experiencing chronic fatigue, frequent urination, or suspect you may have nerve damage, we are here to help.
We provide diagnostic testing and various treatment options to help our patients manage their blood sugar levels.
For more information on diabetes and our treatment options, contact our office at (732) 899-9440.

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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can be a dangerous condition as those who have it typically do not display symptoms. While those with high blood pressure may not experience any pain or discomfort, their condition could still be life-threatening.

Here at Gail Zimmerman, MD, we are proud to provide services to best identify and address this issue in our patients. We can help you make the necessary lifestyle changes and prescribe medication to aid in the management of your condition and prevent stroke, heart attack, or other health complications.

For more information on high blood pressure and our treatment options, contact our office at (732) 899-9440.

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Skin Cancer

There are three major types of skin cancer: basal cell cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Each of these skin cancers is primarily caused by too much exposure to the sun, but genetics may also play a role in increasing your risk for skin cancer.

Skin diseases and cancers are most effectively diagnosed through a biopsy that can be performed in our office and sent to a specialist or lab. For early-stage skin cancers, a biopsy or the surgical removal of the affected area can stop cancer from spreading. Depending on the progression of the cancer, there are several options when treating skin cancer including:

  • Creams: If caught early enough, certain skin cancers can be treated with medicated creams and ointments that can be applied at home or in our office.
  • Excision: Excisions cut out the tumor and affected area to make sure the cancer is entirely removed from your body. This procedure can be done in our office with the use of numbing cream or local anesthetic.
  • Cryosurgery: This procedure is similar to wart removal where we apply liquid nitrogen to the affected area to freeze the tissue, causing the cancer cells to die.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is used to destroy cancer cells and can be administered either through intravenous therapy (IV) or in oral pill form.
  • Radiation therapy: Uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells or shrink the size of tumors.
  • Targeted therapy: Medication that targets and kills the cancer’s genes, proteins, and the tissues that contribute to cancer’s growth.

The earlier you detect skin diseases or potential skin cancers, the more treatment options and higher success rates you will have. For more information on melanomas or to request an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (732) 899-9440.

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2nd Opinions

Sometimes an initial visit to your doctor can leave you with more questions than answers, and you may be curious to know if your doctor’s recommended treatment is the right one for you. At Gail Zimmerman, MD, we are happy to provide second opinion appointments to patients seeking more confidence in their diagnosis and treatment options.

When seeking a second opinion, you shouldn’t worry about offending your doctor. In fact, most doctors welcome input from other medical professionals. Your overall wellbeing and the ultimate success of treatment is always the goal for a reputable medical professional, so having opinions from more than one qualified source can never hurt when you are trying to make an informed decision.

Be sure to request any lab work results, diagnostics, medical records, x-rays, and MRI images from your current doctor before making an appointment so that we can best assist you in providing a thorough second opinion.

We welcome new patients and are always looking to improve the lives of those in our community. If you have questions about your current medical care, or would like to schedule an appointment for a second opinion, contact our office today at (732) 899-9440.

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