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Dr. Barbara Simmons

Obstetrics & Gynecology
MARIETTA, GA
35 years experience female

Locations

northwest womens group

MARIETTA, GA

Address

833 Campbell Hill street # 400, MARIETTA, GA, US
Directions

Fax

(770) 528-0269

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

Medicaid

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

WellCare Health Plans

About

Bio

I was trained at NYU Medical Center in New York. I have been practicing OB/Gyn in Atlanta since 1991 with a primary focus on comprehensive care for women throughout their complete life-cycle. This includes contraceptive care, pregnancy care, infertility treatment, general gynecologic care and care of the menopausal women. I have a special interest in the treatment of fibroids and in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. This includes vaginal surgery as well as Robotic surgery. I have travelled exptensively, and have a very diverse patient clientele, thus am very culturally sensitive. I believe good medical care is a partnership between patient and physician, thus provide as much information as possible so that patients can participate fully in their health care.

Specialties
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Georgia, New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Dx of dvt: order D- dimer, to see if it is elevated. An elevated level suggests thrombosis
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Birth control: Doctor -patient relationship should be collaborative. Tell your doctor what you are interested in using, allow him/her to discuss the pros/cons, and t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
PREGNANCY: If you have unprotected sex, there is always the possibility of pregnancy.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Bloating: After a pregnancy ends ( miscarraige or otherwise), menses can return in 4 weeks. These symptoms may be pre-menstrual symptoms
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Edema: Lower extremity edema ( pedal edema) is very common in pregnancy especially during the final weeks. It is due to the pressure of the gravid uterus on ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
?pregnancy: You may have been in the fertile zone when you had unproteected sex. Your HCG level should be followed closely to determine if this is a normal pregna... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Samples: Contact the pharmaceutical companies directly. Often times they will fax you a form that you fill out with your DEA # and license #, they will then se... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Pain with urination: Consult your physician and have an exam. The exam will analyze your urine for infection and inspect your vulva for lesions
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Endometriosis: If this is the diagnosis, treatment to be considered will be hormonal contraception such as pills, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Nexplanon, Depo-prover... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
FIBROIDS: Fibroids sre solid muscular growths on the uterus. If they are large, they can be felt through the abdominal wall as a firm mass/masses by the patient... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
FERTILE ZONE: The fertile zone is typically about 5 days a month. Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the next menses. For example if menses starts 1/1 and next start... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Pills: If you are bleeding while taking the active pills, this is considered break-through bleeding. The pill is still effective in preventing pregnancy, s... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
?pregnancy : Do a blood pregnancy test for early answer, or wait 2 weeks and do a urine pregnancy test
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Breast pain: Pregnancy occurs with penetration. Common symptoms include absent menses, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, breast tenderness. Best confirmed by a pregnancy ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Miscarriage: Miscarraige is the termination of an intrauterine pregnancy. A documented pregnancy should have occured, followed by bleeding and the drop in blood ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Vaginal discharge: some vaginal secretions are physiologic, however, any discharge that is of concern to a patient should be evaluated by speculum exam.Consult your phy... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Pregnancy sxs: Pregnancy symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, may persist thru out pregnancy in some women. Check your hemoglobin level at your prenatal visit and eat g... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Early pregnancy: at 9000, your pregnancy should be visible by vaginal u/s. Progesterone levels of about 15 generally signify a healthy intrauterine pregnancy. Your MD ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Swelling: With significant swelling in pregnancy BP should be evaluated. Please consult your physician
A male asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
20 weeks: First time pregnancies show at 20 weeks or ( 4 1/2 months). You can feel the hard uterus just under your belly button. If you have been pregnant befo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Amniontic sac: Fetuses are well protected in the amniotic sac cushioned by amniotic fluid. An ultrasound can confirm that there has been to injury to the placenta an... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Vaginal odor: Bacterial Vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection It is due to an overgrowth of a normal vaginal bacteria named Gardnarella . It causes vagin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Early pregnancy: It is quite common to experience cramping in the first weeks of early pregnancy. An ultrasound can verify that the pregnancy is developing normally
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Preterm labor: The best way to tell, is by a cervical check and toco monitoring. This can be performed in the doctors office or in the hospital.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
sugar in pregnancy: Yes, you can develop diabetes in pregnancy. This is the meaning of gestational diabetes. As a result, it is standard practice to screen all pregnant ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
1ST TRIMESTER BLEED: Please obtain an ultrasound quickly to document a viable intrauterine pregnancy vs ectopic pregnancy. Avoid sex or strenous activity at this time. You... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Bartholins: They need to be incised and drained with a catheter placed ,to allow continuous drainage until the cyst is empty, then closure of the opening over sev... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Birth control pill: Microgestin FE is birth control pill containing estrogen and progesterone. Plan B is a progestational agent. There is no need for extra coverage if yo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Simmons
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Fertile zone: A women is capable of getting pregnant about 5 days a month. 2 days before ovulation the sperm will live to meet the egg on ouvlation day, On the ac... Read More

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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
HealthTap member
Apr 3, 2015
Excellent!! I couldn't have asked for more.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thanks for taking the time to answer, I appreciate it very much.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! But for ammenoriae my dr prescribed me cant i get preg?
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Thanks for your quick reply! I was really worried. I'm not so worried anymore! Thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER
Completed 1991

Affiliations

Georgia Obstetrical & Gynecological Society
National Medical Association
American College OBGYN
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