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About Dr. Leigh H Simmons
Dr. Leigh H Simmons, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA. She has 14 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Simmons is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Simmons has received 5 awards. She speaks English.
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Dr. Leigh H Simmons has the following 1 specialty
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Leigh H Simmons has the following 6 expertise
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This past winter I was critically ill and Dr. Simmons has stayed in touch almost every day, visiting me in the icu, co-ordinating my specialty appointments and always being there to address my symptoms and concerns. It is not only the depth of her medical knowledge but her compassion that sets her apart. She is truly the best physician who has ever cared for me.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Dr. Simmons is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
14 Years Experience
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2004
Dr. Leigh H Simmons accepts the following insurance providers.
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Leigh H Simmons
Leigh Simmons, MD, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she served as a chief resident in 2007. Her clinical practice is with the Internal Medicine Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she focuses on the care of the medically complex patient. Her research interests include patient engagement in care and shared decision making. Dr. Simmons is a physician fellow at the John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation (www.stoecklecenter.org) where she studies the use of video decision aids to help patients and clinicians in the shared decision making process. her clinical and research interests, Dr. Simmons serves as a medical student educator and directs the outpatient internal medicine clerkship for Harvard Medical School students at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Locations & DirectionsMASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL, 15 Parkman St, Boston, MA
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