Dr. Curtis Simmons

Family Medicine
Kalamazoo, MI
30 years experience male

Locations

CentraCare

Kalamazoo, MI

Address

445 W. Michigan, Suite 220, Kalamazoo, MI
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(269) 488-3615

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Care Network of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

CHAMPUS

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Medicaid

Medicare

PHP

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am a specialist in Family Medicine which provides care of patients from infancy to the elderly and I practice in Battle Creek, Michigan. I earned my bachelors in science from University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio and earned my medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. I completed my residency in Family Medicine at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. I am board-certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. I hold memberships in the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Michigan State Medical Society, and Calhoun County Medical Society. I am also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. I am also the Section Chief in Family Medicine at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. I am married to my beautiful wife of 22 years, Brenda and we have four wonderful daughters. Outside the office, I am currently the Pastor of our local church in Jackson, Michigan and am a semi-professional musician.

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

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
136 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Hard to say: Symptoms of people who may have MS are the same symptoms for other medical conditions. No 2 people with MS has the same symptoms. Here are a few thing... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Many: You can use Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin/Advil, of Excedrin to help treat headache. If your headache does not improve after these treatments, see y... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
?Lipoma: The question that needs to be answered is how long have you noticed the lump there. If it feels spongy, it could be a fatty tissue tumor or "lipoma" w... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Many possible things: It's hard to say...it could be irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease(reacting to the gluten in your diet), possible irritation or ulcer in your sto... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
A viral infection: Many viruses cause a multitude of symptoms that affect the ears, nose, throat, upper airways and chest, and gastrointestinal tract along with genera... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Post-traumatic stres: You most likely are suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. The stressful situation (robbery) you unfortunately went through can affect you emo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Possibly IBS: You may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Patients may have alternating diarrhea/constipation, symptoms of incomplete evacuation, vague generalized... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not really: Good news that the pathology report showed no cancer. Your doctor will monitor you closely over the next months and examine your skin from head to toe... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Multiple things: I would like to know if you are having any other symptoms. Pleurisy(irritation of the inner chest cavity) which is caused by a virus can be a cause. C... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not likely: Boil water order is done to kill bacteria in DRINKING water. As long as you did not drink the water you should be ok. Also you used the universal prec... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: An antibiotic loses its effectiveness (ability to treat infections) after it expires. You need to see your doctor for evaluation to see if you need to... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Various reasons: Many questions need to be answered. Have you been tested for mononucleosis if the tiredness is related to fever, sore throat, swollen glands? More com... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Are you pregnant?: You need to make sure you are not pregnant. I assume that you took a pregnancy test. If that is negative, then you may need to have an exam by your do... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Viral infection: Your daughter's symptoms are most likely due to a virus. This can be treated with fluids and rest, saltwater gargles for sore throat, Tylenol (acetami... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
?Allergic Reaction: You may have had an allergic reaction to something you may have eaten. Did you eat anything that you have not eaten before? It is very important that ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No endometriosis: Endometrial implants can only be seen by direct visualization either by laparoscopy (small camera inserted into abdomen) or by opening up the abdomen(... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Very concerning!!: Based on your body mass index (BMI) which is 13.8, you are at an unhealthy weight. Normal BMI should be in the 22-24 range which should put you at a w... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Muscle Spasm: It seems like he had a muscle spasm sometimes called a "charlie horse" where the muscle without warning suddenly forcibly contracts. Most of the time ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
At risk for bleeding: Platelets are the cells in your blood line to help your blood to clot. When they are low, you may bruise easy and it may take longer for bleeding to s... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
May be diabetic: Many people with recurrent boils that are not healing have to be checked for diabetes. Diabetics are subject to developing infections that slowly heal... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Antacids, raise head: Try any of these medications from the drug store to help lower acid production in the stomach: Pepcid AC, Tagamet HB, Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, Zantac (... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: Mixing Xanax (alprazolam) with sedatives like ambien or restoril is not safe due to additive effects of drowsiness and sedation both meds can cause. T... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Gastric reflux: You are probably having reflux(backing up) of stomach acid into your food pipe(esophagus) which is causing the belching. It is happening right after e... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Could be inflamed..: You may have strained muscle in your shoulder, the tendon that connects shoulder muscles to the bone or the ligaments that hold the bones of the shoul... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Pregnancy Test: Your girlfriend needs to take a pregnancy test to see if she is pregnant. Of course, you should always practice safe sex.
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A male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
You don't have strep: As long as you don't have a sore throat, trouble swallowing, fever, swollen glands, headache, you most likely do not have strep. If you have any of th... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Possibly yes: Usually it takes time for an elbow contusion (bone bruise) to feel better after a direct blow because there is very little padding between skin and bo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
What are you eating?: Your symptoms may be due to what you are eating. It may be due to sensitivity to dairy products or gluten(found in breads and pasta). You will need to... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Reaction to bite: You are having an allergic (inflammatory) reaction to the bite. When you were bit the insect "injected" really tiny amounts of dirt, feces, and other ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See doctor for tests: It could be a number of things. First of all, I see you are taking NSAIDs which can irritate your stomach. You may also have heartburn from reflux of ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Potentially can die: Your father is unfortunately in a very tenuous situation. If he has received blood transfusions, I would assume his liver has been compromised and is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: With temporal arteritis, there would be palpable tenderness in the temporal area of your head where the artery is located. Your doctor would have done... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Viral Illness: These symptoms may be the result of something more generalized due to a viral illness. I suggest you see your local doctor to be evaluated.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: It could be non-cardiac (musculoskeletal) or cardiac cause of your pain. You need to see your doctor to be examined.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Block hair follicle: You have a blocked inflamed hair follicle (folliculitis). It is caused by old skin debris, sebum (natural body oil), and colonized bacteria and/or fun... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ice/Benadryl: Apply ice to area and give child Children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If it is not any better, see pediatrician.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes, by tracing only: It is an abnormal ekg by reading of the tracing but what is most important is the ekg in relation to a good history and clinical exam. Questions to as... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Reaction to bite: This is an allergic reaction to a bug bite. A bug/insect bite is like "injecting" foreign material (superficially) into your body. Your immune system ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Possibly yes: MRI can show soft tissue injury (ligaments/tendons). It would be helpful to know if your MRI mentioned injury to tendons or ligaments. Most of the tim... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Usually not: Heart palpitations are not one of the "common" adverse reactions caused by Lisinopril, but that does not mean Lisinopril never causes this reaction. D... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not necessarily: Pleurisy is a viral infection that affects the lining of the chest cavity causing inflammation and irritation. The pain during inspiration is caused b... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes.: As long as you are not allergic to Cephalosporins (Ancef), there should not be any problem. The only issue to look out for is symptoms of a vaginal ye... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No..see your Doc: You will need to see your doctor for evaluation of your withdrawal symptoms so he can offer medical treatment. If your symptoms are really severe, you... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Try to wait it out: As long as you did not dislocate the finger (which would have showed an obvious deformity) or fracture it, your finger will get better on its own with... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Probably not: There could be a number of reasons why your flow is heavier and painful. It may be hormonal or a delayed complication from the procedure. You will nee... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Simmons
Family Medicine 30 years experience
High carbs, high fat: Food that has a high amount of carbohydrates(sugar/starch) as well as foods high in fat/cholesterol (especially saturated fat) is junk food. These foo... Read More
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Nov 12, 2014
Dr. Simmons was responsive and proactive in planning out a course of action with my perennial chronic rhinitus.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simmons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simmons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for valuable insight and answer. I am seeing my doctor soon. I do have high blood pressure and take 3 pills a day to control it,again thanks
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Thank you for your encouragement. I start to feel so defeated! 2 surgeries and I went from feeling great to horrible after the flu. So frustrated!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the clarification. He only see's a PA & the ER Dr. would not elaborate.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTERS

Awards

Provider Distinction Award, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Patient Centered Medical Home Distinction, Blue Cross Blue Shiled
Grand Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American Medical Association (AMA)
American Academy Family Physicians
Michigan State Medical Society
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