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“I believe in providing compassionate care and advanced technological treatments to my patients.”

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Dr. John R. Simmons is a board certified radiation oncologist who specializes in providing the most advanced and evidencebased radiation therapy to cancer patients. He joined Marshfield Clinic Health System in the Fall of 2017.

Dr. Simmons has treated patients for 19 years and maintained a dual certification in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology and the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.

He completed a fellowship at the Seattle Prostate Institute thru the American Brachytherapy Society in 2006.

Over the years, Dr. Simmons has held several leadership roles at the local and national levels, and he has lectured numerous times at the national level with the American Osteopathic Associations.

Dr. Simmons also played an active role in writing the guidelines for residency training with the American Osteopathic College of Radiology.

“I am excited to be a team member of Cancer Care at Marshfield Clinic Health System, including the work done with the Cancer Care and Research Center,” he said. “Living in Northern Wisconsin allows me to enjoy all four seasons and the outdoor lifestyle I enjoy.”

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Lewisburg, WV, United States, D.O. 2001

    Internship
    West Virginia University Charleston, WV, United States, Rotating 2002

    Residency
    Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA, United States, Radiation Oncology 2006

    Fellowship
    Seattle Prostate Institute Seattle, WA, United States, Prostate Brachytherapy 2006

  • Professional Societies
    American Osteopathic Association American Osteopathic College of Radiology

    State Licenses
    Kentucky Michigan Ohio Virginia Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.6
out of 5 (61 ratings, 7 comments)
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.6
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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January 20, 2021
I enjoyed dr. pleasant disposition! He was a very positive person (happy looking) when he was in room with m e.
June 1, 2021
I had no questions or worries.
August 30, 2021
The staff made my journey so much easier.
September 22, 2021
Would always recommend Dr. Simmons to everyone. He truly cares about his patients and makes me so professionally comfortable at all my appointments.
January 11, 2021
Doctor was very good & polite.
June 11, 2021
I have nothing to compare.
February 16, 2022
I expect the doctors to make the decisions. I have no training or previous experience with [my condition].
January 11, 2021
Doctor was very good & polite.
June 11, 2021
I have nothing to compare.
February 16, 2022
I expect the doctors to make the decisions. I have no training or previous experience with [my condition].
January 20, 2021
I enjoyed dr. pleasant disposition! He was a very positive person (happy looking) when he was in room with m e.
June 1, 2021
I had no questions or worries.
August 30, 2021
The staff made my journey so much easier.
September 22, 2021
Would always recommend Dr. Simmons to everyone. He truly cares about his patients and makes me so professionally comfortable at all my appointments.
January 11, 2021
Doctor was very good & polite.
January 20, 2021
I enjoyed dr. pleasant disposition! He was a very positive person (happy looking) when he was in room with m e.
June 1, 2021
I had no questions or worries.
June 11, 2021
I have nothing to compare.
August 30, 2021
The staff made my journey so much easier.
September 22, 2021
Would always recommend Dr. Simmons to everyone. He truly cares about his patients and makes me so professionally comfortable at all my appointments.
February 16, 2022
I expect the doctors to make the decisions. I have no training or previous experience with [my condition].
February 16, 2022
I expect the doctors to make the decisions. I have no training or previous experience with [my condition].
September 22, 2021
Would always recommend Dr. Simmons to everyone. He truly cares about his patients and makes me so professionally comfortable at all my appointments.
August 30, 2021
The staff made my journey so much easier.
June 11, 2021
I have nothing to compare.
June 1, 2021
I had no questions or worries.
January 20, 2021
I enjoyed dr. pleasant disposition! He was a very positive person (happy looking) when he was in room with m e.
January 11, 2021
Doctor was very good & polite.

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