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Darren S. Zimbelman, MD

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My specialty:
Pediatrics

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

It's no surprise that I am a pediatrician. When I was a teen, I was a patient at the Kaiser Permanente Lakewood Medical Offices and had a great relationship with my pediatrician. I was always drawn to helping kids and gravitated that way in medical school. You could say that I didn't choose pediatrics, it chose me! I grew up in Lakewood, Colorado, and attended the University of Colorado for college and medical school. I am married to a pediatric oncologist and have 2 wonderful boys. I was honored to be recognized as a 5280 Magazine Top Doctor in 2019.

About my practice

I practice general pediatrics and especially enjoy sports medicine and asthma care. Overall, I believe in providing the best treatment available for the best quality of life. My philosophy is to establish a great relationship with each family and provide comprehensive care for each individual.

How I thrive

When not working, I enjoy serving as a board member for a charitable foundation called Teen With a Dream. It's my way of helping children with cancer and giving back to the community. I also stay active with my family through running, hiking, swimming, and other sports. I try to live by the principles of a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Medical groups and plans

Colorado Permanente Medical Group

Pediatrics Department name
8383 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226
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  • HMO
  • Medicare Senior Advantage

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  • 303-338-4545

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Aurora , CO

Board certification

Pediatrics

AM BD of Pediatrics

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Medical training

Internship/Residency

Pediatrics

The Children's Hospital of Denver
Aurora , CO

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2004

Provider ID

015884
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03/28/2020