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Specialty

Internal Medicine;

Language(s) Spoken

English

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

July 2001

Accepting New Patients?

Current patients only

​​​​​​​Professional Background

Dr. Victor Simms is Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. 

​Dr. Simms graduated from Baylor College of Medicine’s medical school in 1996. Following his doctorate, he completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor. He continued his education at the school with a fellowship in Primary Care Research. In addition, he earned a Master of Public Health degree from The University of Texas School of Public Health.​

Professional Associ​​ations 

Dr. Simms is President of the Texas Chapter of American College of Physicians Services and is a fellow of the organization. In addition, he is a member of the American Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.

Hobbies and Inte​rests

Dr. Simms considers medicine a calling. When not caring for patients, he enjoys weight training, golf, reading and mentoring disadvantaged youth. He is active in charitable organizations and serves on the board of directors for Hope Through Grace, a non-profit organization that screens uninsured patients for colorectal cancer. He is also active in the Wellness Ministry at Brookhollow Baptist Church.​​​

My philosophy of patient care is a combination of compassionate care for patients and the science of medicine. Part of what we do is not just to tell people the nuts and bolts of the science of what’s going on but also to walk with them through the process. I think most fear comes from not knowing. So the first thing we do is educate the patient about the disease and then I tell them how that’s going to affect their life and the things that we need to do to better them. In addition, I tell them I’m going to be going through the process with them. Whether that means they need to call me to ask questions, schedule extra visits to educate them or find other avenues of support for them. I think when people feel supported they know what they’re dealing with and the worry and feel about their illness dissipates. 

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Awards & Recognitions

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Dr. Simms has been recognized with a presti​gious national certification for excellence in carin​g for diabetic patients, awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Certification through NCQA’s national Diabetes Recognition Program comes after a comprehensive, individualized review process to verify a physician’s adherence to national standards of excellence in caring for patients diagnosed with diabetes.
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  • The Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) honored Victor Simms, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Internal Medicine specialist, as the inaugural recipient of the “Young Physician of the Year” award on April 11, 2013. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by a physician member in the areas of academics, leadership and/or advocacy for the field of Internal Medicine.  Learn more about Dr. Simms’ high honor.
  • Dr. Simms has been recognized with a prestigious national certification for excellence in caring for diabetic patients, awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Certification through NCQA’s national Diabetes Recognition Program comes after a comprehensive, individualized review process to verify a physician’s adherence to national standards of excellence in caring for patients diagnosed with diabetes. 
  • Dr. Simms is also the recipient of the 2011 Patients' Choice Award on Vitals.com. Patients' Choice recognition reflects​ the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of their patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores as voted by patients. According to Vitals.com, of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, only 5 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2011.   ​