Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD

Critical Care Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD
Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD is a critical care medicine doctor who practices in Trumbull, CT. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Simkovitz is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Philip Simkovitz MD

5520 Park Ave Ste 202

Trumbull, CT 06611

Contact Information

(203) 365-0577

Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD

Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • 5 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Simkovitz

Dr. Simkovitz's Experience

Dr. Simkovitz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Critical Care Medicine
  • Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Dyspareunia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


Read More


  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Boston Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • U Conn Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • U Conn Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • McGill U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simkovitz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Simkovitz does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Simkovitz and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Simkovitz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simkovitz to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Simkovitz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Does not seem to care about his patients. Patient scheduled for a thoracocentesis the following day, a temporary procedure that in the past had been painful and draining for this 89 year old woman. We had the possibility of having a thoracic surgeon perform a more permanent procedure in 3 days. I wanted to know if it would be harmful to wait 2 days without the thoracocentesis. Dr Simkovitz refused to come to the phone, saying he would answer my question at our next appointment in 3 weeks.
San Rafael, CA |
Terrible bedside manner. Was verbally abused when I did not call and cancel my appointment however I was placed in the hospital for a life threatening problem. I do not recommend this guy at all!
in Bridgeport, CT |
I have gone to Dr. Simkovitch for 3 years. He has spent a total of 10 minutes with me. When I felt the Cpap machine was not working properly . He said it was and didn;\;t look into it any further. I do not find him to be competent or thorough. They make appointments one year out and staff does not call to remind patients. . I would never recommend him to anyone based on my experience with many Dr.'s I have seen many great Doctor' , He is dismissve and lacks bedside manner.
in Torrington, CT |
Dr. Simkovitz has been my primary physician for many years, and has always provided the very best care. He has developed and tested a regimen of therapies for me that have had great benefit for my health and quality of life. He has also recommended a great group of specialists for me that have helped with areas that are not his specialty. I would highly recommend Dr. Simkovitz to anyone.
in Trumbull, CT |
He would not call to advise me of the results of a CAT scan that he recommended.I had to request the report from the company that performed the scan which reflected a small nodule in my lung as well as a lesion . When I then called him to get an interpretation of the results i was told he does not call patients and I would have to wait for my next appointment in 6 months for him to explain. I was told phone calls take time and would have to pay for another visit if I wanted to find out sooner.
Have you seen Dr. Philip Simkovitz, MD?
Are you Dr. Simkovitz?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Simkovitz

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Simkovitz accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Simkovitz has admitting privileges

Griffin Hospital
130 Division St
Derby, CT 06418
View Hospital Profile
St. Vincent's Medical Center
2800 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06606
View Hospital Profile

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

Allergy & Immunology
Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine