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Dr. David Simmons, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Simmons

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 and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1989 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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Choice Plus POS II
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Simmons' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Dr. Simmons treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Simmons treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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very high

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Dr. Simmons treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Simmons treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Simmons treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Simmons' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Simmons' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simmons

2.5

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
53.333333333333336%
(8)

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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Biography

Dr. David Simmons, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Winter Haven, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1989 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Med College Of Georgia
Fellowship Hospital
1992
University South Fla
Residency Hospital
1990
University South Fla
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Florida
Medical School
1994
1992
1990
1989

Awards

Media & Publications

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

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Winter Haven Hospital

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