Dr. Simmons earned a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College followed by a medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He recently completed a residency with Providence Oregon Family Medicine Residency.
His passions include empowering patients to reduce the number of medications they take, as well as providing education and resources for body-based treatments for chronic pain.
He chose to join Samaritan partly to be re-united with Rick Wopat, MD, who was one of his in-clinic trainers during medical school.
“I want to continue Dr. Wopat’s tradition of the community-based medical home model of care,” Dr. Simmons said. “For 20 years, Samaritan has been on the cutting edge of creating healthy communities and making quality health care accessible to the mid-valley. I’m looking forward to being part of this mission.”
Away from the clinic, Dr. Simmons enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing piano and doing crossword puzzles.
Dr. Simmons can be reached for an appointment by calling 541-451-6960.