John Simmons, M.D., FAAFP, a Texas A&M Physician and assistant professor of family and community medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine, has been named to the 2012 “Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars,” to be published in the July issue of Texas Monthly.
Dr. Simmons is ranked in the top 2 percent of Texas physicians, as determined by peer recognition and markers of professional achievement. Selections are made using point totals from ballot surveys, candidate research and a blue ribbon panel review. Doctors practicing 10 years or less with the highest point totals are published in the Texas Monthly special section, showcasing the top Texas physicians in more than 30 specialties.
Dr. Simmons received his Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 2002 from Harvard University and his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2006 from the University of Alabama. In 2009, he completed his family medicine residency at the TAMHSC-College of Medicine, where he received numerous awards, and joined Texas A&M Physicians. He has since been voted the outstanding family medicine faculty member by both the medical students and residents and authored 11 chapters in the seventh edition of Swanson’s Family Medicine Review.
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Simmons holds hospital privileges at St. Joseph Regional Health Center, The Physicians Centre and College Station Medical Center. He specializes in high-risk and operative obstetrics, advanced ultrasound, and endoscopy. He also is a staff physician at Health For All (a free clinic in Bryan) and spends one month a year as a volunteer physician in Africa. He is currently welcoming new patients of all ages and ailments to his practice.