Michelle A Simmons

Michelle A Simmons, MD

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Languages Spoken By This Provider:

English

Accepts New Patients

Telehealth Appointments Available

Asheville Women’s Medical Center: Asheville

143 Asheland Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 258-9191 Fax: (828) 253-7382

Asheville Women’s Medical Center: Arden

310 Long Shoals Road
Suite 202
Arden, NC 28704
Phone: (828) 687-2955 Fax: (828) 687-0302

Education

Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medical School: University of Florida School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Duke University

Hospital Affiliations

Mission Hospital

Dr. Simmons believes in delivering comprehensive women’s healthcare through all stages of life with compassion and respect. To accomplish this, she sees her patients as partners in health, whether the goal is preventative care or treatment of active disease.
Dr. Simmons is proud to offer patients the most current, safe, and clinically proven medical and surgical treatment options. Her special interests include family planning, contraception, infertility treatment and menopausal management. She specializes specifically in a minimally invasive surgery option called Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). Dr. Simmons is married and has one daughter. She and her family enjoy cycling, hiking, active vacations, ACC basketball, and their chocolate Labradors Bella and Mica.

Education and Training:
University of Alabama at Birmingham: Administrative Chief Resident 1999-2000, Internship and Residency, 1996-2000
University of Florida School of Medicine: Doctorate of Medicine, 1992-1996
Duke University: Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, 1988-1992

Work Experience:
Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Asheville Women’s Medical Center, 2000–present
Active staff physician, Mission Hospitals, 2000-present

Professional Organizations:
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Board Certification, 2002-present
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow, 1996-present
North Carolina Medical Society, member, 2000-present
Southern Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, member, 2000-present

Leadership Roles:
Managing Partner, Asheville Women’s Medical Center, 2015
Obstetrics Administrative Partner at Asheville Women’s Medical Center, 2006-2014
Physician Supervisor for AWMC Obstetrical Nurse Practitioner

Awards and Honors:
Administrative Chief Resident, University of Alabama Department of OB/GYN, 1999-2000
Award for Excellence in Endoscopic Procedures, University of Alabama Department of OB/GYN, 2000
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Student Education, University of Alabama Department of OB/GYN, 1997 and 2000

Patient Reviews

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Annual Well Woman Exam

Kind patient respectful staff

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

I have been a patient of Dr. Simmons for 13 years. I absolutely trust her and have always had amazing treatment with her. She is very caring and knowledgeable.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Short wait time & thorough exam!

Vaginal Ring | ESTRING® insertion / removal

Personal care/attention Dr. Simmons provides

Gynecological Exams

Michelle took the time to explain things clearly. I felt listened to.

Gynecological Ultrasound / Sonogram

Prompt, efficient, empathetic, thorough, kind.

Breast Ultrasound

I feel like all of the techs and my doctor are highly professional and caring.

Gynecological Exams

Everyone was kind and efficient. I felt well cared for.

OB Care

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I am always greeted professionally & in a friendly manner from the office staff. Plus I was called into my appointment a few minutes early! I have been a patient of Dr. Simmons for many years . She is very professional & compassionate. As a patient you want a doctor that you know can trust and one that will listen to you. I feel that I receive excellent care with her.

Pap Smear

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Gynecological Ultrasound / Sonogram

The staff was efficient, courteous and thorough Dr Simmons is wonderful. Very thorough and does a great job explaining what she sees and recommended procedures

Annual Well Woman Exam

Dr Simmons is fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and friendly.

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On time appointment, courteous staff, love Dr. Simmons.

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It’s Dr Simmons!! Plain and simple

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staff is always friendly and cheerful and Dr. Simmons never makes me wait We also have time to laugh and still discuss what's concerning me. She is the best.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Everyone was very polite, smiling, and caring. They introduced themselves to me so I know who each person I interacted with was. Dr. Simmons had already prepared my chart and had a game plan for us to discuss moving forward. She also ask me what I wanted to do and gave me options to choose from. She made me feel like I was her one and only patient. I can not say enough good things about my doctor and the staff!! They are rock stars!!

Mammogram

Dr Simmons is bright, articulate & cares for my whole person. She hears me & for that I'm grateful...that's a rarity & so very needed with regards to healthcare.

Mammogram

the care is outstanding! However, after getting upstairs and into a room, I spent 45 minutes waiting for the doctor. That seemed a very long time

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All questions were answered in detail. Dr Simmons took her time, not rushed at all.

Mammogram

Everyone there is always so nice.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Thorough, detailed explanations, set my expectations

Bone Density

Personal interaction

Gynecological Exams

Dr. Simmons is the best! She listens to what you are saying and provides guidance. She gives you time to express yourself and focuses on you.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Waited in waiting room no longer than 15 minutes! Professional staff!

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I love my doctor. Dr Simmons is very attentive and listens to my concerns and helps talk through all my health issues.

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Dr. Simmons is excellent. She’s been my doctor for 20 years. She’s very knowledgeable and is able to explain everything really well.

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Mammogram

Dr Simmons is a blessing. She is always willing to listen and help in anyway she can.

Office Visit / Follow-up

This was a follow up. I could have done thus consultation over the phone and saved $$.

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Dr. Simmons takes time to listen and makes sure you understand her guidance.

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Professional, on time, takes time with each patient