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Karl Ziermann, DO

Clinical Interests

Concussion Management, Osteoporosis Management Specialist

Located In

Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction


Dr. Ziermann is board certified in internal and primary care sports medicine, including fellowship training in concussion management and non-operative sports medicine. His practice also includes osteoporosis management and treatment. Dr. Ziermann holds dual degrees in exercise physiology and MS Clinical Nutrition.

The guiding principal of his practice is for patients to receive the highest quality of care. Under his care you will find focus is on developing an individualized, comprehensive diagnostic treatment regimen. This includes a patient centric approach that allows each patient to be empowered to make informed decisions about their healthcare.  His extensive background provides patients with a comprehensive and holistic treatment protocol, creating a whole patient approach.

Dr. Ziermann is also the team physician for Vassar College Athletics and several local high schools in the Hudson Valley. In addition, he is team physician for FC Pathfinder and local elite soccer clubs.

He is married with 2 children, enjoys sports, and outdoor activities.

  • Commercial Plans
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem / BCBS (Non-NY)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
  • Commercial, CHP, Exchange, Medicare HMO & PPO
Cigna / Great West
  • Commercial CT, MetroNY
  • Cigna MetroNY
  • Commercial (including Exchange)
  • Managed Medicare
  • GHI: CBP, National, Tristate; Bridge, Network Access, Medicare Choice PPO
  • HIP: Prime, Premium, Select Care, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime/Bold/Reserve
  • With Connecticare: HMO/PPO/POS and Medicare Choice / Passage
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Commercial and Exchange (except for connection and connection exchange)
  • Managed Medicare
  • Medicare, Medicaid, CHP, Exchange, Essential

  • Exchange, Individual, Essential Plans
New York Medicare

New York State Health Insurance Program
  • Empire Plan
New York State Workers Compensation

No Fault

TriCare East- Humana Military

United Healthcare
  • Commercial Charter, Choice, Core, Navigate, Nexus, PPO, Select and Doctors plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Managed Medicare
United Healthcare Oxford
  • Oxford Commercial Liberty, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Metro Plan

Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County (OADC) accepts most major insurance plans. Please see the list of accepted insurance plans below and confirm that OADC participates with your plan prior to scheduling an appointment. If you have additional questions, please call our offices at (844) 982-0241 and our team will be happy to provide additional information.


Fellowship in Sports Medicine: University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Medical School

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA


Residency in Internal Medicine: NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island, Mineola, NY

  • American Board of Sports Medicine: Certification in Sports Medicine

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Team Physician Responsibilities
  • FC Pathfinder, Team Physician
  • Vassar College Athletics, Team Physician