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Melvin Simien, MD

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Accepts New Patients
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About Melvin Simien, MD

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
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
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 HMO
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 - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
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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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
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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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
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 - CHIP
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 HMO+
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 - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice. Baylor Scott & White Health does not manage the insurances accepted for this doctor. Please contact the office directly to confirm coverage.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: 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: Therapeutic Endoscopy, 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 Aug 25, 2020, Melvin Simien, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (87) for Melvin Simien, MD

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Sep 9, 2022
He showed me my records and advised me accordingly His office was prompt and courteous
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Sep 2, 2022
Excellent communication
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Aug 31, 2022
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Aug 21, 2022
He explained everything in great detail to where I understood.
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Aug 20, 2022
Excellent treatment and skills as physician
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Aug 19, 2022
Dr Siemen is fantastic!
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Aug 18, 2022
Excellence
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Aug 12, 2022
Very professional and felt like he actually cared. He listened to what I had to say. And was informative about my condition and things I didn't know.
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Aug 3, 2022
Very kind, explained everything really well. I had a wonderful experience.
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Jul 31, 2022
Dr. Simien truly cares for his patients and their health
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Jul 29, 2022
It was okay im getting my problems worked out .
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Jul 29, 2022
Great doctor
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Jul 22, 2022
Very professional
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Jul 22, 2022
Dr Simien truly cares for his patients personally and health wise. He he does not waste time but he takes all the time necessary to go over every question on my list and he addresses and explains until I understand and am satisfied. I am privileged to be his patient and I highly recommend him.
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Jul 20, 2022
Great doctor and staff.
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Jul 16, 2022
Awesome
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Jul 16, 2022
Great first visit he was so knowledgeable. Looking forward to my next appointment.
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Jul 15, 2022
Very caring and listen to me then came up with a plan of care. Great doctor
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Jul 15, 2022
Everything about our recent experience with this provider was excellent.
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Jul 14, 2022
He was very knowledgeable and professional.
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Jul 8, 2022
Friendly, courteous, professional and knowledgeable to the nth degree. Couldn't have been a better experience for a medical appointment.
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Jul 8, 2022
Dr. Simien wasn't rushed and took his time to explain everything and to make sure I was comfortable with the diagnosis and treatment. It was a breath of fresh air.
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Jun 25, 2022
Good
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Jun 9, 2022
New patient so limited interaction so far but good experience so far
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Jun 1, 2022
Courteous and friendly
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May 28, 2022
Dr. Simien is very respectful and listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions. I'm very happy with him as my Doctor.
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May 24, 2022
Excellent service. Thank you very much.
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May 19, 2022
Very personable and easy to talk to.
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May 18, 2022
Great
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May 14, 2022
Overall great experience
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May 13, 2022
The provider has the right level of confidence I needed to hear. He suggested things I asked other providers about, but they did nothing. After the first visit I am very confident I will get the answers I am looking forward to good or bad.
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May 13, 2022
One of the best doctor I have ever seen in my life time.
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May 11, 2022
Excellent care and utmost professionalism!
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Apr 29, 2022
Very educated
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Apr 27, 2022
I felt listened to and cared for by all the staff, Dr. Simmieon was awesome.
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Apr 24, 2022
I appreciate his confidence. Care and candor.
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Apr 20, 2022
Knowledgeable CaringProfessional and Friendly
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Apr 16, 2022
I love Dr. Simiem, he's great but felt he was in a rush
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Apr 15, 2022
Great
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Apr 14, 2022
Staff, nurse and doctor were all very nice and knowledgeable. I was a first time patient seeing this provider and he spent an hour with me, which was over the 30 minutes they allow for visits, bit he didn't make me feel bad about going over and honestly I didn't realize it was an hour. I would like to suggest that for first time patients you need a scheduled hour. Thirty minutes is not enough time to discuss medical issues. The doctor was very nice to both me and my husband.
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Apr 13, 2022
Very knowledgeable doctor, great customer service, high quality care
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Apr 13, 2022
I during my cancer journey I could of met my Dr sooner, as to how rare my bile cancer was I believe it would helped me faster in my recovery, but love the Dr and the face hes a comic nerd like me lol
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Apr 12, 2022
Very informative, also putting patient at ease. Staff front and back very helpful, informative, and friendly!
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Apr 1, 2022
Very professional & took time explaining everything I asked about.
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Apr 1, 2022
He listened to me as I gave him the information pertaining to my concerns
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Apr 1, 2022
Dr Simien is very knowledgeable and advised me exactly what I needed to do to get better. He's very friendly and seems like he is very passionate about his patients. Would highly recommend this practice.
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