Dr. Steven Simmons, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(11)
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Dr. Steven Simmons, MD
Dr. Steven Simmons, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Slingerlands, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Simmons is affiliated with Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital.

1240 New Scotland Rd Ste 201

Slingerlands, NY 12159

Contact Information

(518) 475-7300

Dr. Steven Simmons, MD

Dr. Steven Simmons, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simmons to family and friends
5.0
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
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 (5)
in Amsterdam NY |
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.
in Hancock, NY |
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 world of him and praises him all the time, Dr. Simmons is an asset to the medical field and is extremely talented. At the same time he is very humble and knows what humility is.
in Oneonta, NY |
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.
in Delhi, NY |
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 conscientious and demonstrates care and concern for his patients.. I recommend him wholeheartedly. Dr. Simmons is so busy because he is an exceptional physician who you know will do his very best for you.
in Schenectady, NY |
Dr. Simmons is a very caring doctor. Upon my first visit I felt very confident I was in good hands. His expertise was very obvious. He was very thorough and did not rush my appointment times. I saw him many times after my glaucoma surgery. He made me feel very comfortable throughout the surgery process. I would highly recommend Dr. Simmons.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Simmons accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Simmons has admitting privileges

Albany Medical Center Hospital
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12204
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