John Zipperer, MD specializes in interventional pain management at Renova Pain & Recovery Clinics in Fairbanks, Alaska, offering advanced treatments that effectively relieve pain by targeting its precise source.
Patients benefit from Dr. Zipperer’s expertise and ongoing support to help them manage chronic pain, whether in their back, hand, abdomen, or elsewhere.
Dr. Zipperer also works closely with patients who have become addicted to opioids. In addition to providing medically assisted treatment that relieves withdrawal symptoms and cravings, you can count on him to properly manage your progress and help you maintain pain control without the need for opiates.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Emory College in Atlanta, Dr. Zipperer received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He continued his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville and subsequently obtained certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He holds active membership in the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
After many years of experience helping patients deal with the most challenging internal medicine issues, Dr. Zipperer decided to focus his attention on pain management and addiction medicine. He started a 12-step fellowship for people with an opiate addiction who are receiving medication-assisted treatment. He believes spirituality is essential in the battle against addiction. His program, Buprenorphine Anonymous, is well attended, with new groups constantly forming.
As the recipient of a scholarship from the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce Country Doctor Program, Dr. Zipperer spent several years in the rural parts of Georgia providing comprehensive health care and brings this “country doctor” philosophy to his practice in Alaska.
Dr. Zipperer is a proud father of two beautiful children. In his free time, he enjoys recreational interests like aviation and fishing.