Dr. Deborah Simkin, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 70

Dr. Simkin
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Deborah R Simkin, MD

4641 Gulfstarr Dr Ste 106 Destin, FL 32541

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(850) 243-9788

Dr. Deborah Simkin, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Destin, FL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans medical school in 1987. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simkin to book an appointment.

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Dr. Simkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood Test
  • Detailed Stool Analysis
  • Genetic Testing
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Inflammatory Cytokines
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vitamin B12 - Adverse Effects
  • Vitamin D - Adverse Effects

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Explained conditions well (14)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (14)
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  • Long wait times (13)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
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Dr. Simkin is the most intelligent, caring, honest Doctor I have ever seen. I have been her patient for 8 years and I trust her medical option 100%. I am so thankful I started seeing her.
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for walton beach, FL – Sep 30, 2017
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She is an excellent physician with great insight, knowledge and people skills. We took our son there for years and she is an excellent diagnostician. She took him off meds that he did not need and he has done very well under her care. I would recommend her without reservation.
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Orlando, FL – Jul 18, 2017
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You may have to wait a while past your scheduled appt time as one reviewer stated but it's because when dealing with mental issues you can not know from one day to the next how much time any one person may need to speak with Dr. Simkin. She does more to try to help her patients than most psychiatrists do. She doesn't rush them out because their 15 minutes are up. Several other psychiatrists in the surrounding area do rush you out at the 15 minute mark and your no better than when you went in.
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Loveland, CO – Mar 02, 2017
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and so I have knowledge of the mental health profession. I chose Dr. Simkin for my adolescent daughter after much research. We gladly drive over 2 hours to see her. I have very much appreciated that Dr Simkin takes a "whole child" approach to treatment before jumping straight into psychiatric medication. We were able to complete a hormone workup, sleep study and genetic testing which all proved helpful for the most accurate treatment of depression.
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Winter in Houston, TX – Oct 19, 2016
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Bottom Line -It is likely you will have to wait an hour or more after your scheduled appointment time to see her -Office staff is very rude, unhelpful, and can be difficult to contact -You will be charged around $300 each time you visit -You will be required to make more office visits than you would with other physicians (which I feel is more for financial profit than your wellbeing) -I have tried to give them the benefit of the doubt many times but I am always left with a bad taste in my mouth
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Simkin teaches Functional Psychiatry at Emory Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Simkin will look for underlying problems that can...Read more


Dr Simkin is board certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. She is also certified in Functional and Integrative Medicine and Neurofeedback....Read more


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Functional Medicine Psychiatry
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Neurofeedback

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


McLean Hospital
Residency Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center
Internship Hospital
LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans
Medical School


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Dr. Simkin frequently treats Adjustment Disorder , Anxiety, and Autism. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Simkin treats.

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Dr. Simkin's office is located at 4641 Gulfstarr Dr Ste 106, Destin, FL 32541. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Deborah R Simkin, MD4641 Gulfstarr Dr Ste 106 Destin, FL 32541
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