Commonwealth Orthopedic Specialist, a solo practice specializing in disorders of the foot and ankle, was founded by Dr. Timothy Zimmer in 1999 after 11 years of group practice. Our practice treats a wide range of orthopedic problems including hammertoes, bunions, arthritis, fractures, Achilles and other tendon ailments.
The Richmond office located across from Stony Point Fashion Park is well appointed and modern, offering patients the convenience of X-ray services and an outpatient surgical facility all under one roof. The environment is warm, comfortable and supportive, thanks to our exceptional staff. Because the staff does not include physician assistants or nurse practitioners, all patients are evaluated by Dr. Zimmer.
The new Charlottesville office is conveniently located off Route 250 and Route 20 North. Surgeries are performed at Martha Jefferson Hospital and the Monticello Community Surgery Center. Physical Therapy is prescribed at several convenient locations.
X-ray technologist Connie Baybutt, who was born and educated in Norfolk, transitioned from hospital employment to a large orthopedic practice in 1985. When Dr. Zimmer founded Commonwealth Orthopedic Specialist in 1999, she became a founding staff member.
Through the years with Commonwealth Orthopedic Specialist, Connie has gathered a tremendous variety of experience. (She wears many hats here in the office.) In addition to her primary focus as an X-ray technologist, she handles many additional functions that keep Commonwealth Orthopedic Specialist running smoothly and efficiently
The best part of the job for Connie is the patient interaction. She enjoys making a difference for her patients on a daily basis – something she finds more easily accomplished working in a small practice setting like Commonwealth Orthopedic Specialist.
Connie has one son and lives in Richmond’s West End.
- Member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists
- Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- Holds an unlimited license to perform Radiography in Virginia
- Graduate of DePaul school of Radiologic Technology in Norfolk, VA
Lifelong Virginia resident Linda Martin received her LPN from St. Mary’s School of Practical Nursing. She began her career with Retreat Hospital in Richmond, where she became a certified operating room technician. She worked in the OR there for 13 years as a scrub nurse and surgical assistant.
Linda went on to join a busy ophthalmology practice in Richmond, working for seven years as an office nurse and surgical assistant. She first worked for Dr. Zimmer in 1993 when he was with a large group practice and followed him to Commonwealth Orthopedic Specialist when the practice was established in 1999. Linda also wears many functional hats in the office and is well liked and respected by our patients.
Linda is married with two children and four grandchildren. She lives in Goochland County.
- Certified operating room technician
- Graduate of St. Mary’s School of Practical Nursing, Richmond, VA