Dr. Kathleen Shimp, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Female • Age 45
  
Dr. Shimp
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Physicians Primary Care Southwest FL

9021 PARK ROYAL DR Fort Myers, FL 33908

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(239) 432-5858

Dr. Kathleen Shimp, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from University Of Florida in 2001 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.


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Dr. Shimp accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Humana
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Gynecologic Care

Gyncologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect any part of the female reproductive system, such as vaginitis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Perimenopause
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp treats Perimenopause more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Shimp treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pregnancy Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp performs Pregnancy Test more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Shimp performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp treats Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Shimp treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Obstetric Care

Obstetric care specialists focus on the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy and through labor and delivery, including prenatal screening, treatment of complications, and vaginal or C-section delivery.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp treats Encounters for Normal Pregnancies more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Shimp treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Rh Incompatibility Screening
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp performs Rh Incompatibility Screening more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Shimp performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp performs Vaginal Delivery and VBAC more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Shimp performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted disease specialists diagnose and treat infections caused by bacteria, parasites and viruses that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
HIV Screening
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp performs HIV Screening more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Shimp performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp performs Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Shimp performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Syphilis Screening
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp performs Syphilis Screening more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Shimp performs this procedure more than 70% of their peers

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Dr. Shimp's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Perimenopause
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp treats Perimenopause more than 98% of her peers

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

Pregnancy Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp performs Pregnancy Test more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Shimp performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimp treats Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea) more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Shimp treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome

Dr. Shimp's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Shimp's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shimp

4.1

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Dr Shimp is the best doctor!! She is kind, caring and patient. She never rushes you and listens to your concerns. My doctor retired and she referred me to Dr Shimp and I am so glad she did-she's the BEST!!
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KATHLEEN M ANDREWS – Nov 19, 2019
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I was deferred to Dr. Shimp after my usual doctor retired from practicing. Dr. Shimp is a breath of fresh air! She's incredibly knowledgeable and well informed in the latest treatments and medical advancements. With every visit she really takes the time to talk with me, going over any concerns or questions. It's a busy practice but I've never felt like a number or that I wasn't important. Dr. Shimp and her staff are professional, friendly and very well organized. I would highly recommend them to anyone who inquired. Exceptional!
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Lori Beth Kidd – Nov 06, 2019
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Dr Shimp is caring, knowledgeable, interested in her patient and takes time to listen to ones concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Shimp
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Oct 04, 2019
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It has been two years now but she just happened to be the OBGYN on call as I was miscarrying my son at 16 weeks. Other doctors on call refused to see me but Dr. Shimp acted on my needs as a patient. I was so thankful for her care, compassion, and education on what was happening to my body. I suffered an infection and placenta removal but because of her it was not worse than it could have been. I switched to her as my primary after that, so thankful.
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Mar 27, 2019
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Dr Shimp was very attentive, answered all my questions, didn’t make me feel stupid. I really liked her manner and care. She seems very knowledgeable and kind while direct. Has a good sense of humor.
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Jennifer in N Ft Myers, FL – Jan 10, 2019
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I had an appointment booked for over 2 months as a high risk patient to see this doctor. A week or so before my appointment as a new patient her staff calls me to move the appointment. I waited 20 minutes for someone to answer to call them back to reschedule and she cancelled my new patient appointment for a "supposedly c-section scheduled surgery time". Pretty sure Doctor was taking a vacation and not having surgery and her staff was less than impressive so I will not waste my time here.
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Nov 02, 2018
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I love her....Dr shimp very cara and patient.good recommend
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Fun metty in Lehigh acres – Jan 05, 2018
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Dr. Shimp is sweet and sincere. I was originally scheduled to see another physician. After waiting 12 weeks to get in for my first OB visit, the Dr I was scheduled to see called in sick. They offered to reschedule but it was another 12 weeks. Dr. Shimp had an opening available and offered me an apt THATS day. Needless to say, I LOVED HER! I decided to keep going to her. She always allowed adequate time for me, and answered all my questions. So thankful for her!
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Erin in Cape Coral, FL – Aug 17, 2016
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She was very rude seemed anmoyed and very dismissive of any basic questions. Even in a serious setting as a biopsy, after being a patient. At ppc for 8 years i will. Be going elsewhere. Triage staff also very rude and inadequate at document got a call back hours later by a triage nurse that had a totally different. Message. In her computer than i gav them.Dont waste your time go elsewhere.
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Biography

Dr. Kathleen Shimp, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from University Of Florida in 2001 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

2001
University Of Florida
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Locations

Physicians Primary Care Southwest FL

Physicians' Primary Care of SWFL9021 PARK ROYAL DR Fort Myers, FL 33908
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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)