John Simmons, MD

John (Caleb) Simmons, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Ear and Hearing LossENT Pediatric CareHead and Neck CancerNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxThyroid and Parathyroid
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Accepting new patients ARC South 1st Specialty and Pediatrics Ages seen: 0 - 99 Joined ARC: 2019

About John (Caleb) Simmons, MD

  • Dr. Simmons is a native Texan, born in Houston and raised in San Antonio, spending time on his grandparents’ Angus cattle ranch near Lampasas in Central Texas. He has two young children and says, “being a father is the best job I’ve ever had.” Dr. Simmons enjoys reading history and fiction, and writes novels and children’s stories in his spare time. He and his wife love to travel and sample other cultures and cuisines. He also loves a good joke! One of his favorite local spots is Lake Travis, where, he says, “it’s hard to find a more beautiful or peaceful sunset… than out there.” Dr. Simmons and his wife also enjoy Fredericksburg for “a good meal and the quiet.”

While volunteering at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston during college, I saw science put into practical action and how that could help children, and that motivated me to choose medicine. After going to medical school in Dallas, I really enjoyed surgery, which offered the ability to fix a problem for a patient. Otolaryngology was a surgical specialty that treated children, and it offered a great variety of different surgeries and delicate anatomy that fascinated me. I am a listener first, and really enjoy learning about my patients and their families. I believe in evidence-based medicine, making recommendations in the context of what each patient and family needs, including surgery when it is needed.

Services

Advanced Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Advanced Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Treatment may include oxygen, behavioral changes, surgery, therapy, or the use of a CPAP machine.

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Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is minimally invasive and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. ENT doctors can open up blocked sinus passageways and drain mucus buildup in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms by using a flexible balloon catheter.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders

Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders

Our ENT specialists can help treat your voice problems through consultation, medicine, or surgery (if necessary).

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Ear Surgery

Ear Surgery

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, can correct deformities and improve the shape, position, and proportion of the ear.

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Ear Tube Surgery

Ear Tube Surgery

Ear tube surgery reduces the risk of ear infections. The tubes are placed into your eardrum by an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon and help drain fluid from the ear.

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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure to open the passages of the nose and sinuses to treat long-term (chronic) sinus infections.

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Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

Eustachian tube balloon dilation can be used on patients who require ear tubes or want to avoid multiple ear tubes.

Evaluation and Management of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer

Evaluation and Management of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer

ARC offers evaluation and management of thyroid nodules and cancer.

Frenulum Clipping

Frenulum Clipping

Frenulum clipping is the procedure in which the lingual frenulum is cut. It is done when the frenulum seems unusually short or tight.

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Head and Neck Cancer (Diagnosis and Treatment)

Head and Neck Cancer (Diagnosis and Treatment)

There are a lot of different cancers covered under "head and neck cancers." These cancers can start in the sinuses, mouth, tongue, throat, tonsils, salivary glands, and voice box.

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Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Surgery for cancers in the head and neck area, including oral, throat, thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary gland areas.

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Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment

Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment

Inspire Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation is an FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that opens up your airway while you sleep, without a mask. This small device is placed using an outpatient procedure, and the recovery process is short and easy compared to other sleep procedures. You will use a remote to control the device on your own schedule. While you sleep, Inspire allows you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully using nerve stimulation.

Nasal and Sinus Surgery

Nasal and Sinus Surgery

Nasal and sinus surgery is a procedure used to remove blockages in the sinuses and relieve symptoms associated with nasal polyps and sinusitis.

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Nasal, Septal, and Sinus Surgery

Nasal, Septal, and Sinus Surgery

Surgery to correct the nosal, septal, and/or sinus areas.

Other Disorders of the Head and Neck

Other Disorders of the Head and Neck

ARC offers treatment and care for disorders of the head and neck.

Otology

Otology

Otology is a branch of medicine that studies the ear and diseases, diagnosis, and treatment associated with the area.

Septoplasty

Septoplasty

Septoplasty is a procedure aimed to alleviate symptoms from a deviated septum.

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Sinus Care

Sinus Care

Treatment and care for acute and chronic sinus conditions.

Sleep Apnea (Diagnosis and Treatment including CPAP & Oral Appliance)

Sleep Apnea (Diagnosis and Treatment including CPAP & Oral Appliance)

Our ENT specialists diagnose and treat sleep apnea through medicine and medical devices such as a CPAP machine.

Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery can help regulate the body's metabolism. Surgery aims to help alleviate disease and cancer symptoms and remove tumors.

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Tongue Tie Clipping

Tongue Tie Clipping

A frenulum clipping involves a doctor cutting the frenulum, allowing the tongue to move normally.

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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies are surgeries to have the tonsils and adenoids removed. Often the tonsils and adenoids are removed at the same time. But sometimes, only one or the other is removed.

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Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Thyroid

Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Thyroid

An ultrasound-guided biopsy of thyroid can help locate a nodule or abnormality within the thyroid.

Ultrasound of the Head and Neck

Ultrasound of the Head and Neck

Ultrasounds can be used to assess head and neck disorders.

Voice Disorders (Diagnosis and Treatment)

Voice Disorders (Diagnosis and Treatment)

ARC ENT providers offer diagnosis and treatment for voice disorders.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Otolaryngology
  • Medical School
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, 2011
  • Residency
    Baylor College of Medicine, Bobby R. Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Houston, TX, 2016
  • Education
    BA in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Cum Laude, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2006
  • Professional Positions
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, Gamma Chapter
    • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology
    • Member, American Academy of Young Physicians
    • Member, American Medical Association
    • Member, Texas Medical Association
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 2022
    • Resident Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine Otolaryngology-HNS
    • Texas Monthly Super Doctor "Rising Stars" - 2020

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • May 10, 2024

    Dr. Simmons very thorough and knowledgeable and professional. Excellent Patient experience

  • May 10, 2024

    The location hard to find

  • May 7, 2024

    Dr Simmons and his staff are always wonderful. Glad to have him as my doctor, he saved my life.

  • May 7, 2024

    Dr. Simmons was very helpful in diagnosing the issues on my ear he answered all my questions

  • May 3, 2024

    Dr. Simmons was very caring. He explained to me everything that he was going to do as he was doing it. Always made sure that I was okay.

  • May 3, 2024

    Many thanks to Dr. Simmons and to the receptionist for making sure I was seen today!!

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