Dr. Lance Simkins, MD

Dr. Lance Simkins, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lance Simkins, MD is a cardiology specialist in Tamarac, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

Tenet Florida Physician Services

7421 N University Dr Ste 101

Tamarac, FL 33321
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Ambetter
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • MagnaCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Simkins performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Heart Disease
more than 60% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 57% of peers
Heart Palpitations
more than 52% of peers

Dr. Simkins's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

23  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Tampa General Hospital and Tampa Veterans Administration Hospital, University Of South Florida
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Tampa General Hospital and Tampa Veterans Administration Hospital, University Of South Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • State University Of New York At Stony Brook
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simkins has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Northwest Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Simkins is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Simkins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simkins to family and friends
18 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Simkins' 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 (4)

Dr. Simkins cares a lot about me as his patients and tells me the truth about my medical conditions. He is very deliberate in pointing out the issues he feels are important for me to know, such as the high blood pressure, the weight and lifestyle changes including exercise. He is dedicated to...more
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I love Dr. Simkins. He has helped me so much & is very patient with me. I ask a lot of questions & he answers each one with a lot of concern & great advice. He really cares about my health. & wants to help me lose the weight I need to lose so I can be healthy my whole life. It is not easy but it is...more
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I am a 7 bypass cardiovascular patient. I feel complete confidence in Dr. Lance Simkins & know that he is always there for me, when needed. He has always taken the time to look over all of my prior medical records, to gain an excellent understanding of my extensive medical situation. Additionally,...more
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I am writing to say what an outstanding cardiologist Dr.Simkins is. I was having a hard time in reference to weight issues & had lots of anxiety about it.. I was worried how the extra weight would effect my heart & my overall health. Dr. Simkins was so patient with me, as I do ask a lot of...more
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