Tony W. Simmons, M.D.
Heart Atria; Atrial Flutter; Cardiac-Gated Imaging Techniques; Tomography, Spiral Computed; Heart Neoplasms
Academic: 336-716-4667 | Department: 336-716-4667
Primary cardiac lymphoma diagnosed by multiphase-gated cardiac CT and CT-guided percutaneous trans-sternal biopsy. Shah RN, Simmons TW, Carr JJ, Entrikin DW.. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012;6(2):137-139.
Psychological effects of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads under advisory. Heatherly SJ, Simmons T, Fitzgerald DM, Mitchell M.. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011;34(6):694-699.
Localization and metabolism of angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue [abstract]. Ahmad S, Simmons T, Varagic J, Moniwa N, Chappell MC, Lively M, Ferrario CM.. Hypertension. 2011;58(5):e50.
Chymase-dependent generation of angiotensin II from angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue. Ahmad S, Simmons T, Varagic J, Moniwa N, Chappell MC, Ferrario CM.. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(12):e28501.
Chymase-dependent generation of angiotensin II from angiotensin-(1-12) in human atrial tissue [abstract]. Ahmad S, Varagic J, Westwood B, Chappell MC, Strawn WB, Simmons T, Ferrario CM.. FASEB J. 2010;24(1 Meeting Abstracts):605.4.
Electroconvulsive therapy in the setting of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Davis A, Zissleman M, Simmons T, McCall WV, McCafferty J, Rosenquist PB.. J ECT. 2009;25(3):198-201.
Intra-atrial conduction time is a major determinant of optimal atrio-ventricular delay in cardiac resynchronization therapy [abstract]. Wannenburg T, Koide NS, Ntim WO, Fitzgerald DM, Haisty WK, Rubery BE, Benfield KY, Simmons TW.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;49(9 Suppl A):29A.
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Electrocardiography, Tachyarrhythmia Devices, Cardiology (clinical), Electrophysiology
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My care provider went the extra mile to review past doctor notes and stress test result to have complete picture of my heart issues.
I have been going to *Dr. Simmons for years - My report was excellent & I look forward each time for my review.
I like this Doctor.
*Dr. Tony Simmons is, without doubt, the finest physician I have ever encountered. My quality of life, after seeing another electro-physiologist in Pinehurst for 15 months, was DISMAL. *Dr. Simmons immediately recognized my problem, told me it could be "fixed" and proceeded to do so. That was seven years ago. I seem him periodically for a check up. Thank you *Dr. Simmons.
*Dr. Simmons is a very caring doctor. I have complete confidence in his ability to advise and care for me.
Dr. Simmons is an excellent physician and I can say that after more than 20 years as a Physician Assistant myself, I choose my physicians based on the overall patient care I receive from them. I am so glad to have Dr. Simmons as my Cardiologist and trust him completely with my heart health.
*Tony Simmons is a first rate doctor. If he leaves, I'm following him.
*Dr. Simmons is a great doctor.
He's a great doctor!
*Dr.Simmons explained all my test results thoroughly and patiently, as well as my condition. He outlined all possible treatment and answered all questions in a way I could understand. Best of all, he was very reassuring. He is an exemplary physician!
Outstanding care. Professional, thorough and up to date with latest research findings.
*Dr. Tony Simmons was the most comforting, helpful with information on the surgery. Such a nice gentleman.
Greatest doctor ever with his nurse *Teresa -
due to this physician's natural gift in attending to my general health as well as the specific health concern, he is above average in delivering excellent care; he communicates his interest in me so well that we do not need a lot of time in the office.
MY PROVIDER IS EXCELLENT - HIS COMMUNICATION SKILLS ARE ABOVE - HE CLEARLY IS ONE IF THE BEST CARTIOLIGISTS I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH!
I came to Dr Simmons on the recommendation from a friend and a referral from my primary care physician. He solved a heart issue for me that my former electrophysiologist was unable to solve. His care saved me much anguish and I am doing fine six years later. Woo Hoo Dr Simmons!!!!