Dr. Rhonda Simons

Family Medicine
17 years experience female

Locations

Image Evolutions-Wellness & Beauty

My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

844-404-1010

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

Due to my own medical problems, I presently am only doing aesthetics--Dysport & fillers because it makes my right brain happy. I was also an art major back in college. I also do consultations in regards to a genetic folate deficiency (MTHFR genotype) that is effecting 84% of us, and the MANY illnesses and problems that it makes worse, or directly causes. I do the Aesthestics by appointment only, so please text my cell: 816-585-8580. Please visit my website, www.DrSimonsSays.com for practice and MTHFR info!

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine

Clinical Genetics

Licenses

United States: Missouri

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

319 Answers
212 Agrees
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possible...: Probably should have a doc look at it and take a culture of the sores. AND, if you want to avoid any worry of STD's or accidental parenting in the fu... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: Babies that age are programmed to breast feed about every 2-3 hours, or formula feed every 3-4 hours. Don't expect to get much sleep during the first... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Ignore: To make dental implants seal in, ask your dentist about using Forteo to secure bone around implants.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Swallowing lots of snot can cause nausea. The post nasal drip and runny nose could be from the increased dry air due to the heat being on all the tim... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
The "skin tags": Could possibly be hpv infection--genital warts. On men they are frequently flat, slightly raised papules, and can be very different sizes and textures... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Peeing all the time!: Urinary frequency in pregnant women usually happens a little in the first trimester with the change in hormones (for some women) but more significantl... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Men can get: Breast cancer too. If one breast is very different from the other, he might need an ultrasound, mammogram or mri.....See your physician! I do not th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Everyone is tired of being pregnant around 38 weeks! you are anxious for it to be over, and hold baby on the outside, and get back to tying your shoe... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Pregnant?: The first thing i would think about is pregnancy. I would take a home pregnancy test right away if you have been sexually active. If you have not be... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Migraine with aura: You could have had a visual or ocular migraine (with aura). Many times these do not involve head pain, just visual symptoms: sparkly, pulsation color... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
It's pretty!: The static that builds up is a normal occurrence when the heat is on in the winter. If it really bothers you, lower the thermostat in your house to l... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Inflammation: An elevated CRP means that somewhere in your body, there is inflammation. Smoking is one big cause of an elevated CRP in someone as young as you. Yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Oh YES!: Just wait a couple of days and try again. Urine pregnancy tests are much more sensitive than they used to be, but if you are trying this early, you n... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
It's REALLY hard: To tell if someone ejaculated in you when you are in the hot tub...If your goal is to never get pregnant or get an std, i would recommend at least a c... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
It can also be: Medications that you take. Metformin does this to many people. A low gallbladder ejection fraction could also cause similar symptoms if meals are fa... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
CHF: Having the bnp number go down, is the most important thing! compared to 8000, 227 is pretty darn good! control factors like blood pressure, wear comp... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
It depends..: Many kids would be able to know their letters, numbers, shapes, ; colors at that age if their parents would spend the time every day to go over those ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Unprotected sex: At any time always has the chance of becoming a pregnancy, and/or one of many various std's: hpv (which can cause cervical cancer), herpes, gonorrhea,... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not likely: Women tend to "run a bit more wet" when they are pregnant. Can get to the point of needing a panty liner. As long as no itching or discharge, usually ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
I wish that: The company that makes viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) could mix with metanx so we could see more people go into remission.84% of the population i... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
MTHFR?: Have they tested for the mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotypes yet? It is a very common cause of infertility and neural tube defects leading to miscarriages. Th... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
If done correctly: ..And taken around the same time every day. The pill is about 99% effective. If you are concerned about being that 1%, (which i would be if he hasn't ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Possible Allergy!: You might want to think about the foods you ate when these symptoms were happening. Some of the most dangerous food allergies are peanuts and shellfi... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Oral herpes: Can be spread to the genital area through oral sex. You might inquire if she ever gets cold sores, as she might have given them to you.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not likely: A sprain implies there is a muscle to be sprained. Generally if a deformation is present, it is likely a fracture of the cartilage or nasal bone frac... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Controlling fat: If i knew how to control where fat decides to go, i'd be a very wealthy person. Fat usually distributes itself according to a genetic predisposition.... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
YES...but...: But, the Nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler is even better. It is nicotine vapor only--invisible! the only catch is you have to puff more like a cigar... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Would contact neuro: Generally when syringomyelia starts to effect the bowels and/or bladder, and lumbar pain gets worse, it's time to check in with your neurologist. You... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
I would wait: To give your body a rest and go through at least once cycle. 10-14 days after your cycle, you should be ovulating again. I would also recommend testi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Tired all the time: Daytime fatigue can be caused by many different things: sleep apnea, obesity, vitamin deficiencies, mthfr genetic defects, a busy stressful schedule, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Enjoy butterflies!: Because when they become kicks, they can keep you up at night! good luck!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
SOME discomfort: Is to be expected if it is the day of, or right after surgery. I would first read your discharge instructions, and take any meds told to.It should te... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Hopefully not now...: As you are describe it, it sounds like it would be highly unlikely; however, it is probable that it will get more difficult to keep that much distance... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not BIGGER: But they could get swollen and temporarily look bigger if there was too much friction. No way to control the outcome though!
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Up All Night: One all-nighter will probably not affect your total growth; however, your body does secrete growth hormone when you are sleeping, so, pulling too many... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
TSH is WAY high!: Must get on a higher dose of synthroid (thyroxine). This can be life threatening, get treated asap, ! other thyroid tests need to be done to know wh... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
They are both: Processed through the cyp2c19 metabolic pathway. You can be tested to see if you metabolize drugs via this pathway too slow, too fast, or just right... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Many issues: Going on here. Using Ritalin (methylphenidate) as an appetite suppressant can get you into big trouble with addiction rebound fatigue, ; hypoglycemia... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
If it doesn't bother: You. Go for it! coughs can last for way more than 7-10 days. Sometimes they can last up to a month or more depending on what the cause was. If you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Only in the case of: Alopecia. And usually a stimulating scalp massage INCREASES blood flow to the scalp, and does NOT cause hair loss. Every hair goes through 3 cycles.... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Raynaud's Disease: Is one of the reasons that fingers can become pale and then blueish afterwards. This can be due to autoimmune issues such as lupus, or scleroderma. T... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Topical pain creams: Such as p34x with ketamine 10% that you can get from bellevue pharmacy in st louis can really help with any pain anywhere without increasing your risk... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Barometric pressure: If you've had a bit of a cold, or eustacian tube dysfunction, that can cause a "popping" in your ear. Also, if you are a swimmer, water retained in t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Genital Herpes: Is usually caused by type ii of the herpes simplex viruses. The virus that causes cold sores is usually herpes simplex i. You can get ii in your oral... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Not usually: Most allergy-related symptoms are sneezing, dry cough, watery eyes, itchy eyes or throat. If you have an asthma component to your allergies, you can ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
MTHFR genotype: 677 ; 1298 is an inheritable issue that could cause problems with fertility. This can easily be tested for free through HDL labs. Just need to find a... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Hyperhydrosis: Sometimes you can have over active sweat glands in your hands. You can try topical liquid anti-perspirants, and now botox/dysport injections can last... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: It will not turn back "negative" after turning positive. If it was negative and you still think you might be pregnant, wait a week and take again wit... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Check MTHFR: 677 ; 1298 genotypes to give implantation and to prevent neural tube defects. If +, treat with l-methylfolate, p, and methylcobalamin. Avoid regular a... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Could be gallbladder: Reflux, ulcers, constipation/obstipation, diverticulosis, mittleschmertz, and a bunch of other things. Resubmit your question and give details on loc... Read More
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Mar 29, 2014
Dr Simons is a great asset to Health Tap--her answers demonstrate her knowledge of the latest innovations in medicine, using genetics to help determine treatment, which is the future. I am learning fr...Read More
Mar 25, 2014
Dr. Simons gives thoughtful, concise and knowledgable answers to a wide- range of medical questions.It's a pleasure to read her articulate answers.
Aug 22, 2014
Great to find a knowledgeable and caring physician!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, I didn't know there were other prescription meds that could help me with my issue. I might ask my doctor about singulair :-)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I do have high triglycerides. But my doc said it could be from the pcos I take meds for that as well
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I did get tested for herpes but I didnt know it could be somthing else

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER LAKEWOOD

Awards

Makes KCUMB a friendly place-Peer awarded
Excellence in Biology Award--University of MO KC
Cum Laude Graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences

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