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Specializes in Rheumatology • Male • Age 60

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Dr. Simms' Specialties

  • Rheumatology

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Hospital Quality

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Boston Medical Center Corporation
1 Boston Medical Ctr Pl
Boston, MA 02118

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Boston University Arthritis Center
Boston Office
715 Albany St Ste 501
Boston, MA 02118
ROBERT LAFYATIS MD
ROBERT LAFYATIS MD
720 Harrison Ave Ste 401
Boston, MA 02118
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    Dr. Simms' Experience

    Specialties

    • Rheumatology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology
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    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    2
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • 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
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
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    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scleroderma
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spondylitis
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found 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
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Simms' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    4.5
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    4.5 out of 5

    Dr. Simms' Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.5 out of 5

    6 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.5 out of 5

    6 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.5 out of 5

    6 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    6 responses

    Experience with Dr. Simms

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.7 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.5 out of 5

    6 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.5 out of 5

    6 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.5 out of 5

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Boston University Arthritis Center
    Boston Office
    715 Albany St Ste 501
    Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 638-7460 (Office)
    (617) 638-7454 (Fax)
    B
    ROBERT LAFYATIS MD
    720 Harrison Ave Ste 401
    Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 638-7347 (Office)
    (617) 638-7454 (Fax)
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