John "Caleb" Simmons, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Ear and Hearing LossThyroid and ParathyroidNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxHead and Neck Cancer
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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.

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.

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.

Nasal, Septal, and Sinus Surgery

Nasal, Septal, and Sinus Surgery

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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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.

Voice Care

Voice Care

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

Voice Disorders (Diagnosis and Treatment)

Voice Disorders (Diagnosis and Treatment)

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
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
    • Member, Texas Medical Association
    • Member, American Medical Association
    • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology 
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Member, American Academy of Young Physicians
    • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, Gamma Chapter
    • Resident Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine Otolaryngology-HNS
    • Texas Monthly Super Doctor "Rising Stars" - 2020, 2022 
    • Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 2022

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on the helpfulness of the doctor's nurse and/or medical assistant (MA)

4.7out of 5
  • November 22, 2022

    The doctor did a wonderful job, and quickly.

  • November 22, 2022

    Dr. Simmons is always very personable and makes sure to answer questions and discuss options.

  • November 20, 2022

    It was a challenge to know what biolding and which department I was in due to lack of signs or name placards for ENT. Once in the clinic nurse and Dr Simmons were extremely efficient! Really personable and still professional. They were very careful to ensure I understood the process & procedure. I really appreciate how comfortable they made me.

  • November 18, 2022

    Dr. Simmons is very good at fully answering questions and providing guidance on what will best serve my sleep health. I am very happy that he is on my sleep apnea care team!

  • November 17, 2022

    My dr is wonderful as is his staff and front desk.

  • November 15, 2022

    Dr. Simmons was thorough in his explanation of my medical issue and did so in a very caring manner.