Dr. Steven Simmons, MD

Dr. Steven Simmons, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 63
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Dr. Steven Simmons, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Slingerlands, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry in 1981 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1240 New Scotland Rd Ste 201

Slingerlands, NY 12159

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Simmons performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 97% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Chalazion
high
more than 89% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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15  Procedures

  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Dilation of Outflow Canal
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Albany Med Center Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simmons has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Simmons' Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simmons to family and friends
12 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
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Dr. Simmons' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

This Dr has taken excellent care of my elderly friend and in that respect I recommend his services. However I have never waited so long at an office. This time and another we waited 2+ hours. Ridiculous. When I asked the rude receptionist said basically too bad that's normal. The rest of the staff...more
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I would recommend Dr.Stevens to anyone who has glaucoma. He has seen me on saturdays. I wish my former eye drs spent the time with me like he does. Recently had surgery that went well.
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Dr. Simmons is by far the best Doctor of any kind I have ever been to. Other physicians should use Dr. Simmons as a role model because he knows how to treat a patient with respect and dignity. Unfortunately that is hard to find in most Doctors of today's assembly line mentality. My son thinks the...more
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I can not imagine trusting my eyes to another Doctor. He is an excellent surgeon, very caring and a real gentleman. He has performed many surgeries on my eyes, all of them were successful. He is the best.
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Dr. Simmons is an exceptional doctor. I have the utmost confidence in him. This is crucial when you are dealing with your eyes and vision. He is very knowledgeable, and dedicated to his patients. He has performed a number of surgeries on me, which have been successful. Dr. Simmons is very...more
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