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About Dr. Robert T Simmonds

Dr. Robert T Simmonds, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Simmonds has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

49 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert T Simmonds is Excellent. Dr. Robert T Simmonds has been rated by 49 patients. From those 49 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert T Simmonds is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Upmc Magee Womens Hospital

300 Halket St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Specialties

Dr. Robert T Simmonds has the following 1 specialty

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Menstrual Pain
  • Child Birth
  • Menopause
  • Birth Control
  • Infertility
  • Hot Flashes
  • C-section
  • Pelvic Exam
  • Women's Health
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy

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Five Stars

Best doctor!!!!!!

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brusque, unprofessional, doesn't return phone calls in emergency situations

Maybe I caught Dr. Simmonds on a bad day, but I'd been having bleeding on and off for a month straight---a total of 20 days of bleeding. He seemed unconcerned, did the fastest pelvic exam of my life, and said I needed to be on a new form of birth control. I showed him where part of my abdomen was distended and he said nonchalantly, "I have no idea what causes that" and offered no further help or referrals. My bleeding didn't stop for three more days. I called his office the next morning because I was having labor-like pains. I went through 36 hours of natural, unmedicated labor, and the pain felt like some of my strongest contractions. It was all on my lower right abdomen, where my abdomen was distended. I doubled over in the shower and started "labor" breathing. Did I mention I'm not pregnant? We almost called an ambulance. We called Dr. Simmond's office and I was sent in for an ultrasound to check my ovaries, which ended up being OK. At first the receptionist said I would receive a call within the hour. I called after two hours and she said "Dr. Simmonds will get back to you today." Well, he never did. Thankfully my pain went away but I still wanted a call-back and a referral for a kidney ultrasound (the ultrasound office, which was across town, ONLY checked my ovaries and said they'd need a referral for something else.) All I wanted was ONE phone call that was promised and an explanation for the excruciating pain. I have PCOS, had a baby this year, and have other mitigating health problems that require care. If it happens again, what should I do? I guess call 911. That would have been more effective, even though I'm pretty sure it was an extreme reaction to changing birth control pills. I am not a hypochondriac, am very professional and can withstand large amounts of pain (like I said, 36-hour unmedicated labor. On Pitocin.) This was the most incompetent OBGyn I have ever had in my life, and his office staff was not much more helpful either. I will never return. I'm glad seeing the other reviews that he's not this irresponsible with all his patients. A week later and I'm still waiting for my phone call.

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Five Stars

I had a great visit. Dr. Simmonds talked to me the whole time I was with him. He diagnosed me and has me on the right track to correct minor issues. I have always felt very comfortable with him. I am truly upset about the health insurance issue that is going on. Now I could possibly loose him as my doctor.

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Five Stars

I have been to Dr. Simmonds for several years and have found him to be very knowledgeable, compassionate, and easy to relate to. He always takes time to answer my questions without making me feel rushed. I trust him explicitly and that is the most important part of medical care.

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The worst in the practice

We see him at Magee, he is easily the least personable of the three doctors in the practice. He hardly spends any time, is very rough and does not come across as very caring.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2011, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2009, 2016)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2012, 2015, 2010, 2011)

    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 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

    Graduated in 1977

  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert T Simmonds accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark KeystoneBlue
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC Partner Network Plans
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Locations & Directions

Upmc Magee Womens Hospital, 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh, PA
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