Dr. Deandrea Sims, MD

General SurgeryFemale

Dr. Sims
Accepting new patients

Dignity Health Medical Group - Stockton

1901 N CALIFORNIA ST Stockton, CA 95204

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(209) 946-6800

Dr. Deandrea Sims, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Stockton, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities San Joaquin General Hospital and St. Joseph's Medical Center Stockton. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sims to book an appointment.

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Dr. Sims is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center Stockton Stockton, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sims' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pelvic Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sims treats Pelvic Abscess more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Sims treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Incisional Hernia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sims treats Incisional Hernia more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Sims treats this condition more than 84% of her peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sims performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Sims performs this procedure more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Sims' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Sims accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Pathway X Direct Access PPO
Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Sims' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sims

4.7

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (23)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (23)
  • Explained conditions well (23)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr sims just did surgery on my head she is such a good doctor she is so kind i lived with pain for a long time and now im free of it thank you doctor sims for being so kind if i ever need a sugeon again i would definitely ask for her again not only is she a good doctor but she is kind and caring i really like her
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Julia Leon – Feb 21, 2021
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I recently had hernia repair surgery performed by Dr. Simms, and she has my strong recommendation to anyone in need of surgery. The care she provided from start to finish was outstanding, and offered in a compassionate manner. I have had several significant surgeries over the course of my life; none have offered the outstanding medical care and case management as provided by Dr. Simms
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
No results
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COL(retired) Thomas W Boggs – Mar 20, 2020
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I had a cyst that was found that had to be removed. She was very professional and had a great sense of humor. I was very pleased with the surgery and the recovery.
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
No results
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Linda – Mar 09, 2020
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This Dr. Is awesome she takes time to hear what your problems are she's not an in an out Dr. I wish she was a pcp she would definitely be my dr.
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
No results
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Debra Berkland – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr. Sims is a wonderful doctor and took care of my mother like she was family. My mother had hernia surgery and for the time she was in the hospital Dr. Sims and her staff were checking in frequently with us making sure my mom was comfortable. So not only did she bring my mom through a very scary surgery unscathed but continues to care about her and her well being you don't find good doctors like this everyday.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Emily in Stockton – Feb 22, 2019
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First time I met her I already felt comfortable with her. She is very gentle and caring doctor. I had my lumpectomy surgery and it went very well. She is an angel sent from up above. I will recommend her to everyone. One of the best in her field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
8 people found this helpful
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Stephanie Calip in Stockton, Ca – Jan 23, 2018
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Dr. Sims did my gallbladder surgery and she did amazing job. She is a great physician and I would definitely recommend to her to everybody. She is a very kind and caring physician
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
7 people found this helpful
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Kathy J – May 12, 2017
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Dr. Sims is an excellent surgeon. I will never forget how compassionate and knowledgeable she was and made me feel at ease about my surgery. Highly recommended. You're awesome Dr. Sims!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
5 people found this helpful
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Brenda Cote – Mar 08, 2017
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Today, I was informed of a story that was very upsetting. Although there was no interaction with Dr. Sims the office staff did enough to ensure that a patient feels belittled and uncomfortable. Professionalism and respect is important in a large majority of industries. The medical profession should be no different but it seems that these Carrington/Heald College graduates must not receive that as part of their education which lands them in a just above min. wage job but they still feel entitled
What went well
  • Wait times
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
2 people found this helpful
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Daisy Dickens in Stockton, CA – Sep 16, 2016
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Very friendly and matter of fact consultation . Intelligent and articulate . She was on the spot for my procedure and recovery "hernia & mesh repair" While I was being checked for another procedure she was asked to review my condition and gave me a quick consultation and when to follow up on her expertise . Thank you Dr Sims.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
1 person found this helpful
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e jackovic in ca – Sep 13, 2016
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I was admitted to the hospital with gallstones and need gallbladder surgery. She came in at 12:00 am and introduced herself, explained the surgery. She has such a sweet personality and felt very comfortable. She is amazing, I would recommend her to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Rita Zavala in Stockton, CA – Apr 08, 2016
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I felt she was very competent and her demeanor allowed me to feel comfortable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Jeffrey Schmidt in Stockton, CA – Feb 07, 2016
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My experience with Dr. Sims was amazing! She is an expert in her field and I had full confidence in her recommendations for my care and treatment. I would recommend her to all of my friends and family! We are very fortunate to have her in our community.
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
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Stockton, CA – Jan 31, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I believe that people's concerns and illnesses are as unique as they are. Through discussion and understanding we are able to accomplish the best outcome...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

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What are Dr. Deandrea Sims, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sims frequently treats Pelvic Abscess, Incisional Hernia, and Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sims treats.

Where is Dr. Deandrea Sims, MD's office located?

Dr. Sims' office is located at 1901 N CALIFORNIA ST, Stockton, CA 95204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Dignity Health Medical Group - Stockton

DHMG - Stockton Surgical Specialty1901 N CALIFORNIA ST Stockton, CA 95204
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

San Joaquin General Hospital

French Camp, CA

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

St. Joseph's Medical Center Stockton

Stockton, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)