Paul Simmons, MDUrgent Care

300 W Ottley Ave
Unit 3
Fruita, Colorado, 81521

Meet Paul Simmons, MD

Solving the puzzles presented by illness in his fellow Coloradoans is what motivates Dr. Paul Simmons. The pressures that come with having to care for the acutely ill, and caring for people across the wide variety that family medicine offers in different settings, is what motivates him about healthcare at Family Health West. Joining the FHW team after working as a hospital- and clinic-based family physician at St Mary’s for over a decade means he will be more focused on improving patients' quality of life and getting them back to good health through his work with the FHW Urgent Care Clinic, the FHW Emergency Department, and the FHW Hospital Inpatient unit. Dr. Simmons received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and then attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine, completing his medical residency in Greeley, Colorado, in 2002. By 2010, he was living and practicing in Western Colorado after practicing rural family medicine in Western Wisconsin and Eastern Colorado.

Born and raised in Colorado, Dr. Simmons is committed to improving patient’s health in Western Colorado. He’s also committed to a thorough spoiling of his three dogs and two cats that he shares with his wife, Stephanie. Together they also enjoy growing succulents in his time away from medicine.

Dr. Simmons is proud to be part of the Family Health West team and looks forward to meeting you!

Experience and Training

  • Baylor University, BA in History
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine, MD
  • Residency in Greeley, Colorado, Family Medicine
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Faculty for the AAFP's Urgent and Emergency Care Course since 2012
  • Contributor, Primary Care Reviews and Perspectives medical podcast since 2018

Insurances Accepted

Family Health West accepts Aetna
Family Health West accepts Humana
Family Health West accepts Cigna
Family Health West accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Family Health West accepts Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Family Health West accepts United
Family Health West accepts Medicare
Family Health West accepts Medicaid
Family Health West accepts Monument Health
Monument Health Plans
Family Health West accepts UMR
Most Major Insurance
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