Dr. Lance Simkins, MD

Dr. Lance Simkins, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
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59 y/o
(22)

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Dr. Lance Simkins, MD is a cardiology specialist in Tamarac, FL and has been practicing for 28 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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Simkins' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simkins treats Aortic Valve Regurgitation more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Simkins treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Mitral Valve Stenosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simkins treats Mitral Valve Stenosis more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Simkins treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
Cardiovascular Stress Test
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simkins performs Cardiovascular Stress Test more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Simkins performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Simkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Impella Device
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

About Me

Care Philosophy

At Tenet Florida Physician Services, we have a commitment to care promise. This commitment extends to the communities we serve, the patients we heal, and the employees that make up our extraordinary team. Our values and mission are the cornerstones to that promise. We are committed to care. We are committed to you.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Simkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simkins

4.7

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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  • 10 – 15 minutes
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Simkins & Joanna take their time listening to your concerns and educate you; they also give you time to ask questions and they make sure you know what is going on. They definitely do not rush you out of the office! The office is very clean. The staff is very warm and caring. Denise was able to schedule me in right away; she was so friendly on the phone and in person. Lisa, the nurse was also very friendly and very on point. I HIGHLY recommend them!!!
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For the past 25 years, Dr. Simkins has treated my entire family, (parents, siblings and husband). Dr. Simkins is an excellent and caring physician who not only listens to his patients, but takes his time and never rushes you. My family always feels safest in his care. Joanna Dinan, ARNP, Lisa, (with Dr. Simkins from the beginning!) and Carmen are the kindest, most professional staff you will ever have the pleasure to know. They truly treat you like family.
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provider takes his time to educate
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Dr Simkins is very patient and caring but his office is terrible. They've made four very important mistakes on my records and in getting records from hospitals. It's like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. I fear the next mistake will make me leave this doctor and his office.
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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 sharing valid and important information to the patients who are obese, and is intentional in having them be a part of the solution process. He is a very good doctor.
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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 a life long commitment not just something to do for a few months. He helps me with a plan to get rid of the weight & have better health to live longer. I learn a lot from this great, special doctor.
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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, my family & myself, have seen Stephanie, his excellent physician assistant, I can understand why she works as Dr. Simkins' right hand gal. Nurse Lisa is a blessing & he has a wonderful staff as well.
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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 questions. He made sure I understood all aspects of my medical issues & we worked on a plan just for me to deal with losing the weight in a healthy way. I have lost over 60 lbs, exercise & feel great!
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Assurant Health
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
MagnaCare
Medicaid
Medico
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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