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Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat • Male • Age 43

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Dr. Simmons' Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Palmetto Health Baptist
Taylor At Marion Street
Columbia, SC 29220
Palmetto Health Richland
5 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Simmons

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Appointments & Offices

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Dr. Simmons' Appointment Availabilty

Accepting new patients?

Yes

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Carolina Cosmetic Institute and Plastic Surgery
Carolina Cosmetic Institute and Plastic Surgery
710 Rabon Rd Ste 203
Columbia, SC 29203
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    Dr. Simmons' Experience

    Dr. Simmons' Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ear, Nose, and Throat
    • Microsurgery
    • Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery
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    Dr. Simmons says...

    • Abdominoplasty
    • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
    • Botox® Injection
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Breast Lift Surgery
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Buttock Lift
    • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
    • Dermal Filler
    • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Fat Grafting to the Body
    • Fat Grafting to the Breast
    • Fat Grafting to the Face
    • Fat Reduction Procedure
    • Glossectomy
    • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
    • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
    • Liposuction
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mini Tummy Tuck
    • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
    • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
    • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
    • Skin and Tissue Reduction
    • Tracheal Surgery
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    • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
    • Wound Repair
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    Dr. Simmons says...

    • Apert Syndrome
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Skin Lesion
    • Breast Ptosis
    • Broken Nose
    • Cleft Lip and Palate
    • Craniosynostosis
    • Crouzon Syndrome
    • Dentofacial Anomalies
    • Deviated Septum
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • ENT Cancer
    • Facial Fracture
    • Fibrous Dysplasia
    • Gynecomastia
    • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
    • Hidradenitis
    • Jaw Fracture
    • Large Breasts
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Leukoplakia
    • Localized Adiposity
    • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
    • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
    • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
    • Oral Cancer
    • Orbital Fracture
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Salivary Gland Cancer
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
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    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Skin Cancer
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
    • TMJ
    • Tongue-Tie
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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    Background Check for Dr. Simmons

    Malpractice Claims not available

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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1998

    Internship Hospital

    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Complete in 1999

    Residency Hospital

    Louisiana State University / School of Medicine In New Orleans
    Complete in 2005
    Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
    Complete in 2003
    Plastic Surgery
    Complete in 2005
    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Complete in 2003

    Fellowship Hospital

    Johns Hopkins
    Complete in 2006
    Pediatric Craniofacial and Microsurgery
    Complete in 2006

    Undergraduate Schools

    University of South Carolina At Columbia
    Graduated in 1994
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Simmons & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Simmons' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Simmons has admitting privileges:

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    • Palmetto Health Baptist

    • Palmetto Health Richland

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Simmons

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simmons to family and friends

    20 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Simmons' Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    19 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    20 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    20 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 18 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Simmons
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    20 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    20 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    20 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    20 responses
    below
    national average

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    Office Locations

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    Carolina Cosmetic Institute and Plastic Surgery
    710 Rabon Rd Ste 203
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803) 736-6768 (Office)
    (803) 736-7592 (Fax)
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