Dr. Edith Simmons, MD

Nephrology •  Female • Age 49
  
Dr. Simmons
Accepting new patients

Austin Kidney Associates

3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 635 Austin, TX 78705

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(512) 451-5800

Dr. Edith Simmons, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Austin, TX and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Simmons has more experience with Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy and Nephrological Conditions than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Mississippi medical school in 1997. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Seton Hays and Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simmons to book an appointment.


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(512) 451-5800

Dr. Simmons accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Practice Areas

Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis/Nephropathy specialists.

Typically treats 49% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nephritis and Nephropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons treats Nephritis and Nephropathy more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Simmons treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Nephrotic Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons treats Nephrotic Syndrome more than 7% of their peers

Dr. Simmons treats this condition more than 7% of their peers

Nephrological Conditions

Nephrological conditions specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys, including chronic kidney disease, kidney injury, kidney stones, and lupus nephritis.Compare with other Nephrological Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 54% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons treats Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Simmons treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Nephritis and Nephropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons treats Nephritis and Nephropathy more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Simmons treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Renal Hyperparathyroidism
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons treats Renal Hyperparathyroidism more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Simmons treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Simmons' conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Purpura
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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      Johnzebub in austin tx – Feb 27, 2018
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      Have had a very good experience the last 3/4 years I've had her as my doctor.??????
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      gloria garcia in austin, texas – Feb 02, 2018
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      I love coming to see Dr Simmons. I learn more with each visit. Although it's daunting to find out you have chronic kidney disease. Seeing Dr Simmons makes it easier and less stressful. She reassures me when I have not been the perfect patient.
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      Lori in Austin, TX – Oct 06, 2017
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      Austin, TX – Apr 12, 2017
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      Dr. Simmons is the best Nephrologist, (in my opinion.) She was my husband (Raymond Cox) Doctor for approx. 8 years. We chose her because of her passion for her patients. She gives so much to see that her patients have the best of care. Raymond and our four adult children loved her. I recommend Doctor Simmons for your Care. Thanks, Janell Cox
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      Janell Cox in Buda Texas – Apr 01, 2017
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      I have been a patient of Dr. Simmons for over 10 years and her professionalism, kindness and dedication to her patients is wonderful. She is truly an amazing person.
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      Austin, TX – Mar 31, 2017
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      Austin, TX – Mar 31, 2017
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      Dr. Simmons is the best.
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      Austin, TX – Mar 27, 2017
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      Dr Simmons is a very good doctor she is concerned about the well being of her patients and takes time to evaluate each one on a personal and professional level I highly recommen her.
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      Austin, TX – Mar 24, 2017
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      Very personalized, professional services. Thorough workup prior to appointments. Pleasant staff and very clean and pleasant office (St Davids).
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      Richard Barnett in Leander, TX – Mar 22, 2017
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      She is always so thorough with our visits and she listens to all of our concerns and addresses it or makes recommendations. We can't say enough good things about her and how she managed our care and concerns. Other doctors could learn a lot from her!!!
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      Austin, TX – Mar 17, 2017
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      Dr. Simmons is the very best physician. She listens, doesn't interrupt, takes time and asks questions.
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      Judeene Blankenship in Austin, TX – Feb 17, 2017
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      amazing doctor super patient and helpful i trust her completely
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      amina nciri in Austin, TX – Feb 04, 2017
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      Austin, TX – Jan 25, 2017
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      Dr. Simmons is one of the first doctors that I felt actually cared about my overall health, and really followed my care and condition closely.
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      ceissler in Austin, TX – Jan 25, 2017
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      Dr Simmons is the first conventional doctor that I felt actually cared about me and went the extra mile.
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      cari in Austin, TX – Jan 20, 2017
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      She is super nice, friendly, and approachable. She's been my doctor for a long time and I feel th st she truly cares about my health and keeping my kidneys healthy.
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      Austin, TX – Jan 20, 2017
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      Dr. Simmons is a knowledgeable and very well practiced doctor. She works with me patiently in listening mode to help me with my problems. She keeps it real with people and let's you know the facts in a diplomatic Way. She's the epitome of a hard working health care worker.
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      Tim in Austin, TX – Jan 13, 2017
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      I have always had a positive experience with Dr. Simmons and always felt she has taken the proper steps in providing care for my problems
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      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      My goal is to help patients achieve quality life. My mantra is to treat patients as I would want my own family treated. I pride myself on spending quality time with patients to assure they have a thorough understanding of their health problem as well as their options for treatment.

      Specialties

      • Nephrology

      Board Certifications

      • Internal Medicine
      • Nephrology

      Education

      1997
      University of Mississippi
      Medical School

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      Austin Kidney Associates

      Austin Kidney Associates3000 N Interstate 35 Ste 635 Austin, TX 78705
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      Austin Kidney Associates

      South Austin321 W Ben White Blvd Ste 205 Austin, TX 78704
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Ascension Seton Hays

      Kyle, TX

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

      Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

      Austin, TX

      72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

      St. David's Medical Center

      Austin, TX

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
      • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

      St. David's South Austin Medical Center

      Austin, TX

      71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)