Dr. Gerald N. Sims Jr, MD

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Specializes in Rheumatology • Male • Age 57

1301 Pleasant Valley Rd Suite 500
Owensboro, KY 42303
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Dr. Sims Jr' Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
1201 Pleasant Valley Rd
Owensboro, KY 42303

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Accepting new patients?

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Owensboro Health Rheumatology
Owensboro Health Rheumatology
1301 Pleasant Valley Rd Suite 500
Owensboro, KY 42303
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    Dr. Sims Jr' Experience

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    Specialties

    • Rheumatology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology
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    • Joint Drainage
    • Steroid Injections
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Gout
    • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis & Golf Elbow)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Lyme Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
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    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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    Background Check for Dr. Sims Jr

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Louisiana State University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1985

    Internship Hospital

    Naval Hospital
    Complete in 1986

    Residency Hospital

    Naval Hospital
    Complete in 1988

    Fellowship Hospital

    Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Complete in 1994
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Sims Jr & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Sims Jr' Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sims Jr to family and friends

    12 responses
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    Dr. Sims Jr' Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    12 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    12 responses
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 12 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Sims Jr
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    12 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    12 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Sims Jr accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Owensboro Health Rheumatology
    1301 Pleasant Valley Rd Suite 500
    Owensboro, KY 42303
    (270) 417-7900 (Office)
    (270) 417-7909 (Fax)
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