Dr. Mark Simonson, MD

Dr. Mark Simonson, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Mark Simonson, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Soldotna, AK and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University of Hawaii At Manoa in 1994 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine.Read his story

240 Hospital Pl # 103

Soldotna, AK 99669

Contact Information

(907) 260-5455

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Coccygeal Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Simonson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Simonson "Dr. Mark Simonson specializes in the nonsurgical relief of back and neck pain symptoms. He is Board Certified in two medical specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), and Pain Medicine. Dr. Simonson received his Doctor of Medicine degree, with Honors, from the University of Hawaii in 1994. He completed his specialty training in the evaluation and nonsurgical treatment of neck and back pain in the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. While at the Mayo Clinic, he was named the national resident representative on the Board of Directors of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports & Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR). Prior to medicine, Dr. Simonson was co-founder, designer and president of the world-leading Cybex line of fitness and rehabilitation products."


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2  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Upper Back Pain


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12  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • st. olaf college
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University of Hawaii At Manoa
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Mayo Grad Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Grad Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simonson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Simonson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simonson to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Simonson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

The first appointment with Dr. Simonson left us feeling almost in an adversarial situation: he was rushed, gruff, blunt, had not reviewed any imagery beforehand, and in general he exhibited a poor attitude in this initial visit. Left a bad impression on us that hasn't improved after the second...more
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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. First and foremost, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you as well as any miscommunication from our staff. Above all else, providing excellent medical care is our main goal. Given the opportunity, I would like to learn more details about your experience. Please contact me at your convenience. Sincerely, Kenai Spine Dr. Mark Simonson 907-260-5455

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