Dr. Ronald Sims, MD

Dr. Ronald Sims, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(30)
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Dr. Ronald Sims, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Dubuque, IA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

2140 John F Kennedy Rd Ste C

Dubuque, IA 52002

Contact Information

(563) 583-1558

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WEA Trust
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 95% of peers
Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University Of Tennessee / Memphis / College Of Medicine & Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Tn College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sims has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sims' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sims to family and friends
2.8
based on 30 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Sims' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Davenport, IA |
Dr. Sims was the most condescending doctor I have ever met, and I've seen a lot of doctors as a patient suffering from MS for the past decade. Dr. Sims' solution to everything is sleep, because he specializes in sleep. DO NOT go to Dr. Sims if you want real health care. If I could give a negative star rating, I would. Absolutely disgusted.
Dubuque, IA |
Dr. Sims and nurses Mary and Janet practice kindness, attentive listening, thorough evaluation, and personalized, evidence-based treatment. We discuss treatment options, including the benefits and risks.They answer questions clearly and carefully. Dr. Sims asks me how I've been feeling and asks me if there is anything I want to talk about. He prints a written summary of each visit and sends a copy to my other providers. I feel that Dr. Sims values my well-being.
Dubuque, IA |
My sleep specialist had moved and I started to awaken during the night. Dr. Sims did not listed to my symptoms (awaken during the night with pain) or request (for an auto CPAP machine), only wanted to give me medications. Eventually, I saw a new sleep specialist in town who listened and we solved the problem.
in Dubuque, IA |
Dr. Sims listens closely and always gives me options. He spends a lot of time with me during our visits. His nursing staff is excellent.
Dubuque, IA |
Absolutely the most unprofessional person, let alone a Dr! If you are unsure about the medication he PUSHES on you, he won't listen to what you feel or think. He does not clarify, or try to help you understand what is going on or not going on. The worst experience with a so called doctor ever. The staff is great but the doctor they work for is a terrible doctor. I can not strongly recommend enough that you find a compassionate understanding person to treat y
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sims accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Elderplan
    Medicare HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • WEA Trust
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Sims has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque
250 Mercy Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001
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The Finley Hospital
350 N Grandview Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Jackson County Regional Health Center
700 W Grove St
Maquoketa, IA 52060
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