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Melvin Simien, MD

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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About

Dr Melvin Simien is a dual board-certified gastroenterologist and Internal Medicine physician as well as an advanced therapeutic endoscopist who believes in utilizing his unique skillset to optimize his patient’s health and well-being.

After graduating from LSU Medical School in Louisiana, Dr. Simien completed his internal medicine residency at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, TX. During residency he became fascinated with the digestive system and therapeutic interventions. He completed his GI fellowship at UTMB in Galveston, TX and continued on for a sub fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy under the mentorship of world-renowned experts at GI Associates in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Simien has presented research at national conferences, published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, authored questions for a review book and proctored for a hands on course sponsored by American College of Gastroenterologists. Currently he continues to attend and participate in national conferences as well as hands on workshops. 

Dr. Simien believes in putting the patient first while providing them with the information necessary to make the best decision. His interests include Barrett’s esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, liver pathology, disorders of the bile duct, large polyps, GI cancers, pancreatic cysts, pancreatitis, pseudocyst drainage, pancreatic necrosectomies, and Celiac disease. Endoscopically he is interested in non-surgical bariatric endoscopy, all aspects of interventional endoscopy including enteroscopy, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), fine needle aspiration (FNA), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), BARRX radiofrequency ablation (RFA), cricopharyngeal myotomy, Zenker’s diverticulum, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), and endoscopic mucosal dissection (ESD.) Most importantly he enjoys thinking outside of the box for difficult cases.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.
Background
Education
  • Education: Lsu Health Sciences Center(Shreveport) (2009)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University Medical Center; Lafayette, LA (2010)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Methodist Health System (2013)
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston (2016)
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, GI Associates; Milwaukee, WI (2017)
Certifications
  • Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Med/Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Melvin Simien, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(57)
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Sep 9, 2020
The Dr. was very detailed showing and explaining everything to me with great bedside manner.
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Aug 26, 2020
Absolutely amazing care. Very knowledgeable and provided excellent explanation. Expressed empathy and concern for my situation which gave me a sense of relief.
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Aug 21, 2020
very good
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Aug 20, 2020
Great!
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Aug 11, 2020
The thing that most impressed me about the doctor was his willingness to translate medical terminology to layman's terms once he was aware I didn't understand them.
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Aug 9, 2020
VERY PROFESSIONAL!
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Aug 4, 2020
Dr Melvin Simien made me feel very comfortable about what our game plan is and was very thorough with all of his explanations during our appointment. I loved that he cared about trying to figure out what is going on with me, he not once rushed us in the appointment. Wonderful bedside manner and loved his sense of humor!
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Jul 31, 2020
very easy to talk to
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Jul 30, 2020
He took a lot of time with us to explain my problem and what the procedure will be it fix it
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Jul 19, 2020
he listened very closely and was honent IMO
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Jul 15, 2020
the most friendly and professional doctor. explained everything to me in a very easy way to understand. Great experience!
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Jul 12, 2020
Dr. and nurses were very friendly.
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Jul 3, 2020
very knowledgeable of my condition. explained everything
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Jul 3, 2020
Dr. Simien is very knowledgeable and professional. With patience explains all and shows the best course of action.
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Jun 18, 2020
actually read my medical history before the consultation
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Jun 17, 2020
very informative, knowledgeable and caring
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Jun 8, 2020
very down to earth yet obviously an expert in his field
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May 15, 2020
One of the best physicians I've seen in years. Listened to me and talked to me in a way I could understand. Included me in my plan of care and made sure I was comfortable with everything he was explaining to me before continuing.
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May 13, 2020
liked him
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May 13, 2020
he listened. which is paramount to me. stilled confidence and didnt rush me
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