Dr. Sara Simmons, MD

Dr. Sara Simmons, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryFemaleAge 49

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(941) 269-6615

Dr. Sara Simmons, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Simmons has more experience with Hand & Wrist Surgery than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota and Blake Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simmons to book an appointment.

Locations

Coastal Orthopedics

Pointe West6015 Pointe West Blvd Bradenton, FL 34209
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Lakewood Ranch Medical Office Building I8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Ste 300 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Simmons is affiliated with Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota Sarasota, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Simmons' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simmons

4.6

Based on 21 ratings

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Dr Sara Simmons has treated me several times for Arthritic issues with my thumb joints. She is caring and professional in her treatments.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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BeachRN9 – Sep 26, 2021
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Dr Sara Simmons is a very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional Dr who is extremely talented and trustworthy. She does not rush you and shows genuine interest and concern for your problem and she how can help you. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best; I would give her a 15 for her gentle nature, abilities and human nature in caring for you.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jylle Pearson – Oct 31, 2020
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My family and I just moved away from the Bradenton area and one of my biggest regrets is losing Dr. Simmons as my orthopedic physician. I suffer from chronic trigger finger (five surgeries and counting) and arthritis. Dr. Simmons was the absolute best doctor and surgeon I ever encountered. Period. She is brilliant, personable and caring. She lightens an examination room with her warm professional manner. Most importantly her work is, without exception, effective an efficient. Count yourself lucky if you are assigned Dr. Simmons as your orthopedic doctor.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Robert T Monica – May 08, 2020
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I couldn't bend my finger at all and had been in significant pain. I was terrified to go to a doctor, knowing I needed a shot in my tendon. When I finally went, Dr. Simmons was so caring. She went out of her way to make me comfortable and she administered the shot so expertly, I wondered why I'd been so afraid. Within a day I had full use of my finger, and now, months later, it still works smooth as silk. She is a wonderful doctor... highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bradenton, FL – Mar 23, 2019
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Dr Simmons tried every non invasive approach to the pain in my thumb before proceeding to surgery Dr Simmons has given me hope that I will regain full use of my thumb
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Deborah Boyle in Bradenton , FL – Nov 15, 2018
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Explains everything, very knowledgeable, caring, excellent, and tops it all off with a great sense of humor. Excellent Staff as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anastasia Homick in Sarasota, FL – Jun 23, 2018
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She is Excellent highly Recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Yvette sanford in Bradenton fl – Mar 22, 2018
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Absolutely the best! I had a very bad infection on my fingernail & Dr. Simmons took care of it. She explained everything thoroughly & I could not have asked for any better treatment. Her staff was wonderful. I would definitely recommend Dr. Simmons to all my family & friends. Chris Rudacille
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christine Rudacille in Holmes Beach, Fl. – Nov 07, 2017
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It was a wonderful experience. I felt very confident at Coastal Orthopedics. It was my first time visiting Dr. Simmons, but I have been to Coastal Orthopedics in the past and have seen other doctors in the practice. Dr. Simmons explained everything very clearly and seemed very gentle in my exams. I would and have highly recommended Dr. Simmons as well as Coastal Orthopedics as a practice!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marilyn W. in Bradenton, FL – Aug 16, 2016
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Highly recommend ! Dr. Simmons is my Doctor and should be yours too.she is thorough , and has a great bedside manner Dr. Simmons was highly knowledgeable in her field .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Bob H in Bradenton, FL – May 20, 2016
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Dr. Simmons addressed me in a way that allowed me to relax and feel comfortable with her expertise! She was actually really easy to talk to and she went over my options without trying to push me in any particular direction.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Dave in Palmetto, FL – Apr 28, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Simmons

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Simmons treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Simmons treats other conditions, please contact the office at (941) 792-1404.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

Dr. Simmons is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Simmons
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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
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Check Dr. Simmons' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Simmons' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ataxia
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Simmons accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
Employer Group PPO
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Freedom Health
Freedom Network
Golden Rule
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MCM Maxcare
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
NALC Health Benefit Plan
Oxford Health Plans
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are a world-class healthcare organization specializing in the care and treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system, including: orthopedics, sports...Read more

Biography

Dr. Simmons is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist surgery. She is especially interested in traumatic,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Tufts New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
John Peter Smith Hospital
Residency Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internship Hospital
Sackler School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

Media & Publications

  • The Classification and Treatment of Kienbock’s Disease: The State of the Art and a Look at the Future., 2010
  • Enlarging and Reconstructing the Flexor Tendon Sheath Reduces Gliding Resistance; Abstract Accepted for Poster Presentation by the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2009
  • The Classification and Treatment of Kienbock’s Disease: The State of the Art and a Look at the Future., 2010
  • Lunate Revascularization with Artery Implantation and Bone Grafting., 2009
  • Primary Tendon Sheath Enlargement and Reconstruction in Zone 2: An In Vitro Biomechanical Study on Tendon Gliding Resistance., 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery, Member
  • Manatee County Medical Society, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Sara Simmons, MD?

Call (941) 269-6615 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Sara Simmons, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Simmons has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Sara Simmons, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Sara Simmons, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Simmons' profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Sara Simmons, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Sara Simmons, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Simmons frequently treats Hand & Wrist Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Simmons specializes.

Where is Dr. Sara Simmons, MD's office located?

Dr. Simmons' office is located at 6015 Pointe West Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Simmons is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Blake Medical Center

Bradenton, FL

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Lakewood Ranch, FL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Manatee Memorial Hospital

Bradenton, FL

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received