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Melvin Paul Simien

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - CAC Plan
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - PPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
Accepts New Patients
Imagine Health - EPN
Accepts New Patients
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
Accepts New Patients
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)
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gi Associates; Milwaukee, Wi (2017)
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Of Texas Medical Branch Galveston (2016)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, Methodist Health System (2013)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University Medical Center; Lafayette, La (2010)
Certifications
  • Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Medicine/Gastroenterolgy
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
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 Nov 13, 2019, Melvin Paul Simien  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

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