Dr. Richard Simmons II, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Simmons II
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

West Georgia Cardiopulmonary

1551 Doctors Dr Lagrange, GA 30240

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Dr. Richard Simmons II, MD is a Pulmonologist in Lagrange, GA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Simmons II has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Respiratory-tract Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simmons II to book an appointment.


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Dr. Richard Simmons II, MD is a Pulmonologist in Lagrange, GA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Simmons II has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Respiratory-tract Conditions th...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1980
Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga
Medical School
Univ Hosp-S Tx Med Ctr, Pulmonary Diseases Univ Hosp-S Tx Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
Residency Hospital

Awards

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(706) 880-7222

Dr. Simmons II accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II treats Sleep Apnea more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II treats Sleep Disorders more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II treats Asthma more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 98% of their peers

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

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II treats Shortness of Breath more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II treats Asthma more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Bronchitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmons II treats Bronchitis more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Simmons II treats this condition more than 45% of their peers

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Dr. Simmons II' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Locations

West Georgia Cardiopulmonary

Wellstar Pulmonary Medicine1551 Doctors Dr Lagrange, GA 30240
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Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center

Lagrange, GA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2017)