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Nelson X. Simmons, MD

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Nelson Xavier Simmons, MD, FAFM

Dr. Simmons completed his specialty training in Family Medicine at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice Physicians, is a Fellow with the American Academy of Family Practice, and has been recognized as one of the thought leaders in innovative approaches to healthcare in Collin County. Dr. Simmons has been in private practice since 2000 and founded Personal MD in 2003.

Dr. Simmons is married and has three children; Justin, Rylie, and Evan.

  • Bachelors in Science: St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas
  • MD: Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, Texas
  • Residency: Scott & White Hospital, Temple, Texas
  • Internship: Scott & White, Temple, Texas
  • Board Certified: 2003 – 2024
  • Member American Academy of Aesthetics
  • Member of the Dallas Obesity Society
  • Provider in the indigent Collin County Total Access program
  • No history of law suits or complaints to the Texas Medical Board in 20 years of practice
  • 2003 Best Doctor of the Year
  • 2004 Innovative Doctor of the Year
  • 2005 Best Doctor Collin County
  • 2007 Best Doctor McKinney Living
  • 2008 Top 3 Primary Care Doctors Collin County
  • 2009 Total Access Recognition Award
  • 2012 Best Doctor
  • 2020 Top Three Primary Care Doctors in McKinney

I founded Personal MD with the goal of putting patients first. This philosophy is grounded by 15 years of treating patients in clinics, emergency rooms, hospitals, and even their own homes. Over those years, I have seen many different approaches on how to take care of people; some great and some poor.

One of the most important lessons I learned over this time is that many of my patients make the mistake of being healthy today as a given that he or she will be healthy in the future. In the rushed environment of modern medicine, many doctors struggle to treat the patients’ immediate needs and find the few extra minutes it takes to help someone understand the importance of preventative healthcare. This could include talking about the latest news on a medication, reviewing the exercise program discussed before, or taking a new approach to the challenge of how to stop smoking.

It is difficult to incorporate these discussions into a traditional practice. However, I know how important these moments can be, and I wanted to take care of people the right way. Over the past 10 years, my dream of putting patients first has been alive and well at Personal MD. With a personalized approach to patient care, our providers can take time to care for the whole person.