Tony W. Simmons, M.D.
cardiac function, medical technology/devices
Academic: 336-716-4667 | Department: 336-716-4667
Shah RN, Simmons TW, Carr JJ, Entrikin DW. Primary cardiac lymphoma diagnosed by multiphase-gated cardiac CT and CT-guided percutaneous trans-sternal biopsy. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012;6(2):137-139.
Heatherly SJ, Simmons T, Fitzgerald DM, Mitchell M. Psychological effects of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads under advisory. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011;34(6):694-699.
Ahmad S, Simmons T, Varagic J, Moniwa N, Chappell MC, Lively M, Ferrario CM. Localization and metabolism of angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue [abstract]. Hypertension. 2011;58(5):e50.
Ahmad S, Simmons T, Varagic J, Moniwa N, Chappell MC, Ferrario CM. Chymase-dependent generation of angiotensin II from angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(12):e28501.
Ahmad S, Varagic J, Westwood B, Chappell MC, Strawn WB, Simmons T, Ferrario CM. Chymase-dependent generation of angiotensin II from angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue [abstract]. FASEB J. 2010;24(1 Meeting Abstracts):605.4.
Davis A, Zissleman M, Simmons T, McCall WV, McCafferty J, Rosenquist PB. Electroconvulsive therapy in the setting of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. J ECT. 2009;25(3):198-201.
Wannenburg T, Koide NS, Ntim WO, Fitzgerald DM, Haisty WK, Rubery BE, Benfield KY, Simmons TW. Intra-atrial conduction time is a major determinant of optimal atrio-ventricular delay in cardiac resynchronization therapy [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;49(9 Suppl A):29A.
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Cardiology (clinical), Electrocardiography, Electrophysiology, Tachyarrhythmia Devices
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Dr Simmons over pass my expectation as my care provider
Dr. Simmons is truly one of the best physicians I have ever seen, whether in primary care or any specialty. He was by far the most informed and up to date on my first visit and was accurate in his overall knowledge and assessment of my medical conditions and medical history to that point. It was clear to me that he had taken the time to review all of the information sent to him from my prior physician's offices. That instilled confidence as to his genuine concern for me AND the quality of care that I would receive from him. P.S. I am a retired P.A. having graduated from the Bowman Gray Physician Assistant Program, so I am speaking from personal experience from and with a multitude of physicians in all areas of specialty when I refer to Dr. Simmon's qualities as a medical provider.
No Bad experiences ever.
Good. I have total confidence in *Dr. Simmons.
Good provider but can't get an appointment or call back from his office very disappointed with his staff.
*Dr. Simmons involves ME in care decisions.
Every one was great, *Dr. Simmons is a great dr.
Seems rushed or pushed for time.
The health care provider made several suggestions about exercise which are being followed.
Calm, caring and professional.
I liked Dr. Simmons. He was helpful in describing the use of medication and seemed to know about my situation.