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Dr. Rhonda Simons

Family Medicine
16 years experience female

Locations

Image Evolutions-Wellness & Beauty

My office hours

Wednesday: 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Aesthetic Medicine

Clinical Genetics

Licenses

United States: Missouri

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

319 Answers
212 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Gently moisturize: Your skin with a non-comedogenic moisturizer. Retin-a can be very drying. You also should be avoiding the sun, or wearing a hat, sunglasses, or suns... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Make sure: You know (and are treating), your mthfr genotype status. At 35, you are at high risk. 84% of the population has at least one gene problem which causes... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
YES!!: Let other people help you! hubby, kids, friends. With abd surgery you need to follow your discharge instructions to the letter! you don't want your ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
It should not.: It could cause inflammation which could cause an increase in temp; however, a temp is not a fever until it is 100.4 F.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Bartholin's Cyst: If they aren't completely removed, can tend to recur...An option is having a catheter placed that has a small balloon in it to allow your body to make... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Sort of...: It can be very painful as the abdomen does not like any other fluid in it! not blood (why a tiny amount of endometriosis is so painful), and not cyst... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Molluscum Contagiosu: Molluscum contagiosum is a disease of day care in children. After they are infected, it itches, so they scratch. They look like little whiteheads, t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Yes! Looks great!: Hopefully it will stay that good the WHOLE time! Good luck! Keep your legs elevated when you can. Do NOT wear flip flops-only good supportive shoes t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Mittleschmertz: Breast tenderness and cramping-type pain can happen during ovulation, as a little bit of blood from where the egg is released into the abdominal cavit... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Discharge Papers: You should have received discharge instructions after the procedure. I would imagine if you are not having any trouble with bleeding, you could resum... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Gallbladder: Get your gallbladder checked out! if symptoms are worse after eating fatty or fried foods, it could be that. They will do an ultrasound first, and if... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Can't hurt, but: Most importantly, give any future babies the best chance of a "normal" nervous system by using l-methylfolate 15mg instead of regular folic acid. Onl... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Anxiety vs CP: I have found that anxiety can cause palpitations and chest pain, and that palpatations can cause the feeling of anxiety and then chest pain. If you a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Probably not now...: As long as you kept your leggings and undies on, it would be highly unlikely; however, it is probable that it will get more difficult to keep that muc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
You can try the pill: If you are a non-smoker, have tested negative for factor v leiden, and mthfr genotypes (which can make your body more susceptible to clots), going on ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
If your resting: Heart rate is often over 100, consider getting checked out by a cardiologist who does electrophysiology. You might need some basic tests done to rule... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Chronic Insomnia: Is caused by many factors:an abnormal mthfr genotype (low melatonin production), anxiety, sleep apnea, mania (from bipolar d/o), working night shift (... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Ignore: To make dental implants seal in, ask your dentist about using Forteo to secure bone around implants.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Pregnancy possible: "pulling out" is one of the least effective methods of birth control and std protection that is out there. Please wear a condom if you are trying to ... 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!
HealthTap member
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

Affiliations

AAFP
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