Dr. Robert W. Simms, MD

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Specializes in Rheumatology • Male • Age 59

715 Albany St Suite 501
Boston, MA 02118
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Dr. Simms:

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Dr. Simms' Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Boston Medical Center Corporation
1 Boston Medical Center Place
Boston, MA 02118

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Simms

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Boston University Arthritis Center
Boston University Arthritis Center
715 Albany St Suite 501
Boston, MA 02118
Boston Medical Center Clinic RHEUMATOLOGY
Boston Medical Center Clinic RHU
720 Harrison Ave Suite 401
Boston, MA 02118
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    Dr. Simms' Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Rheumatology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine, 1985
    • Rheumatology, 1988
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    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Steroid Injections
    • Trigger Point Injections
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease (CPPD)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Gout
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Low Back Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spondylitis
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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    Background Check for Dr. Simms

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Massachusetts.
    • 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

    University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
    Graduated in 1980

    Internship Hospital

    North Shore Hospital
    Complete in 1981

    Residency Hospital

    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Complete in 1985
    North Shore Hospital
    Complete in 1982

    Fellowship Hospital

    Boston University Med Center
    Complete in 1987
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Simms & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Simms' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Boston Medical Center Corporation where Dr. Simms has admitting privileges:

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    • Boston Medical Center Corporation

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Simms

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simms to family and friends

    4 responses
    above
    national average

    Your participation
    is confidential

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    Dr. Simms' Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 4 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Simms
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    4 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    4 responses
    above
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

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    Appointments & Offices

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Simms accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    Office Locations

    A
    Boston University Arthritis Center
    715 Albany St Suite 501
    Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 638-7460 (Office)
    B
    Boston Medical Center Clinic RHEUMATOLOGY
    Boston Medical Center Clinic RHU
    720 Harrison Ave Suite 401
    Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 638-7460 (Office)
    (617) 638-7454 (Fax)
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