Dr. John Simpson, MD

Dr. John Simpson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. John Simpson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Athens, GA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Indiana University / School of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat, sleep medicine otolaryngology, and more.

700 Sunset Dr Ste 103

Athens, GA 30606

Contact Information

(706) 546-0144

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Simpson "We believe in developing personal relationships with our patients, starting with a detailed history and explanation of the conditions we treat, with an emphasis on quality of life. Whether we recommend medication, observation, surgery or hearing instruments, improvement in quality of life is our top priority. "

4  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Hearing Instruments
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

71  Conditions Treated


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33  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hearing Aid
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • University of Evansville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Indiana University / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Miami Jackson Meml Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Miami Jackson Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Indiana University / School of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simpson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Simpson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simpson to family and friends
15 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Simpson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I LOVE Dr.Simpson. My entire family has been going to him for years. He spends a lot of time with you and makes sure you know whats going on. His staff is very friendly. I LOVE the family/friendly atmosphere there!!!
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Dr Simpson is the greatest ENT I’ve ever seen! He gave careful attention to my issues, spent a lot of time with me, and had great bedside manner! Highly recommend him!
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Dr. Simpson has a very off-putting manner. He's very rude, and he does not seem to care about his patients aside from their ability to put money in his pocket. I dropped him after a couple of visits because it was obvious that he was not at all interested in addressing my medical issues. He seemed...more
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Just love Dr and girls working with him. I recommend them highly/DrSimpsoons.
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I went to Dr. Simpson for hard painful bumps under my chin. He asked me if I had had reflex lately. I said a very minor episode 2 days before. He examined and said I had swollen lymph nodes due to the reflux. He touched my throat and said, "These are your salivary glands." What he touched, the ER...more
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