Dr. Timothy C. Simmons, MD

Dr. Timothy C. Simmons, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
70 y/o
15 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Our goal is to provide care that is second to none via physicians and staff who are knowledgeable in all aspects of gastroenterology. We believe that this care be delivered through compassion, confidentiality, and understanding of your need for service regardless of race, religion, or economic background.Read more

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Dr. Simmons' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simmons to family and friends
2.4
based on 15 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Simmons' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Long Beach, CA |
Office staff is terrible. They are friendly but completely unorganized. HUGE, LONG waits. You will see the doctor for one minute. The good thing is my colonoscopy went smoothly.
in Long Beach, CA |
Terrible why because it took me 8 months to set this all up and these girls in his office have you sitting in a waiting room for 1 hour. Who made up that rule that a patient has to ruin his whole day because a doctor wants to triple book to make money. Not me - .. Scale 1 to 10 2 GOOD LUCK
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Dr. Simmons' Care Philosophy

Our goal is to provide care that is second to none via physicians and staff who are knowledgeable in all aspects of gastroenterology. We believe that this care be delivered through compassion, confidentiality, and understanding of your need for service regardless of race, religion, or economic background.

Dr. Simmons' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Florida

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    Harbor Genl Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Wadsworth Va Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Wadsworth Va Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry