Dr. Deborah Sims, MD

Dr. Deborah Sims, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 60
(6)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Deborah Sims, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Windber, PA. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

600 Somerset Ave # Joycemurthabreastcarecente

Windber, PA 15963

Contact Information

(814) 467-3080

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 20 More

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
high
more than 80% of peers
Cancer
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
10

Conditions Treated

  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Nipple Conditions
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Urinary Disorders
12

Procedures

  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Stereotactic Procedure
  • Stereotaxis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Lenox Hill Hosp New York
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Henry Ford Hlth System
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Henry Ford Hlth Scis Ctr/Henry Ford Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sims has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sims' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sims to family and friends
4.3
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Sims' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Duncansville Pa |
I have never met a doctor that has so much care and concern for her patients as Dr. Sims!! She spent so much time with me and explained everything to a T!!
Altoona, PA |
After canceling ONE appointment very near the end of the year due to illness, I received a nasty letter signed by Dr. Sims that they had to "go through the bother and hassle of getting preauthorizaton, trying to contact you". At the ONE follow up call I received, I explained that my insurer had changed so I would need to go through preauthorization again. You would think a doctor would be more understanding.
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Same Day
Next Day
Dr. Sims accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Sims has admitting privileges

Windber Medical Center
600 Somerset Ave
Windber, PA 15963
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