Dr. David Simmons, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Simmons
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

David B Simmons MD

320 1st St N Winter Haven, FL 33881

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(863) 299-5300

Dr. David Simmons, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Simmons has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Poinciana Medical Center and Winter Haven Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simmons to book an appointment.

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Dr. Simmons is affiliated with Poinciana Medical Center Kissimmee, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Simmons

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Simmons treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Simmons treats other conditions, please contact the office at (863) 299-5300.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Simmons treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Simmons
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Dysphagia
Heartburn
Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Simmons treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Simmons
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Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Hemorrhoids
Esophagitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Simmons treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Simmons
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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
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Dr. Simmons' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Simmons accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Simmons' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simmons

2.7

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(6)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
1 Star
50%
(9)
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (9)
  • Office environment (8)
  • Wait times (3)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Office environment (4)
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Dr. Simmons and his wonderful staff has given me the greatest GI services over many years.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 25, 2021
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He knows what he's doing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jun 12, 2020
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Not listening? No, it is failure to ask the right question or to delve. Think about it, someone sets up an appointment to see the doc. Who wants to dole out that money to just answer a question or 2, to have their heart listened to or to get a script or sample? No, the patient expects the professional to do their job. C’mon, do you due diligence doc! Nah, not recommending!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lu in Winter Haven, FL – Aug 03, 2019
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My experience has been awful. I have been medically neglected by this office. I sought help from a "specialist" for a very unpleasant and painful illness. I am left still sick and now very angry and upset. If you are looking for someone to help you and advocate for you, please look elsewhere.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 12, 2019
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My best friend has been through 3-5 rounds of C diff (October through April), clearly a case of recurring or continuous illness. Never advocated for her (with the insurance company) to have FMT surgery and HIS mistake cancelled the first one. Zero stars would be appropriate. She now has transferred to another doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 12, 2019
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Dr. Simmons Nurse Michelle is extremely rude and abrupt with her patients. She took my BP 120/68 and I told her it is never that low, can you retake it? I have high BP and it never runs below 150. As I was speaking to her she walked out of the room and closed the door without even answering me. I know she fudged my vitals. Called and asked a question about a colonoscopy prep and she could not answer or would not answer my question just kept repeating,"you can have clear liquids" Unbelievable!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Auburndale, FL – Feb 10, 2017
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I came to this practice with severe gallbladder problems. After recommending several very expensive tests on my stomach, which were negative, Dr. Simmons reluctantly agreed to send me to a surgeon for the gallbladder to be removed. I found Dr. Simmons to be sarcastic and condescending and as far from empathetic as he could be. I am amazed this man is a medical "specialist". His true specialty is making his patients feel silly and stupid for seeking relief from horrible digestive maladies.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Haines City, FL – Jan 08, 2017
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Dr Simmons was very kind & extremely patient with us. He clearly explained everything & answered all our questions. His office staff was efficient & very helpful when we had more questions after the fact & returned our calls promptly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mike C in Winter Haven, FL – Oct 22, 2016
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Waited for 2 hours and 15 minutes for him to tell me that he could not treat me for crohn's because my cancer i had in 2013 has complicated my treatment. Suggested I go to IBS specialists. Thought I was going to a specialist. Wrong Had all my info ahead of time and then asked me why I'm there? I have been through a lot in the past three years and have never been treated like I was some kind of lepper.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Winter Haven, FL – Mar 18, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Simmons, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Simmons has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Med Coll Of Ga Hosp & Cli, Gastroenterology James A Haley Vet Hosp, Internal Medicine
Residency Hospital
1989
Internship Hospital
1994
Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Media & Publications

  • >Achalasia in Patients Over 65, 1997
  • >Fluconazole in the Treatment of Hepatosplenic Candidiasis., 1992

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Simmons, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. David Simmons, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Simmons frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Simmons specializes.

Where is Dr. David Simmons, MD's office located?

Dr. Simmons' office is located at 320 1st St N, Winter Haven, FL 33881. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Simmons is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Poinciana Medical Center

Kissimmee, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Winter Haven Hospital

Winter Haven, FL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received